The First Congregational Church of Marion, Massachusetts

Where All Are Welcome!

28 Main Street Marion, MA

Office: 144 Front Street Telephone: 508-748-1053Hours: Tuesday through Friday 9am-2pmSaturday, Sunday,Monday - ClosedEmail:

Reverend Richard H. Woodward,

Interim Minister

Read more about Pastor Rich here.

Romans 12:12

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer”

Creator God, we pray for our world which continues to struggle with the effects of the pandemic. We ask for wisdom in making decisions to help lessen any harm the virus may bring. Grant us the strength to be a force of good in combating this disease. We seek ways to be of help to our neighbors, and all people who may be affected. May we be mindful to walk in faith and act in love, both in times of joy, and in times of challenge. Amen.



July 3, 2022 ~Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

This week's service will offer in-person and live stream options. The live stream option can be found on our YouTube page. Please find the link at the bottom of this web page (click the YouTube icon). Please note that the service is broadcast live and is taped.

Richard Woodward, Minister ~Beverly Peduzzi, Organist

This Week's Scriptures

Old Testament Lesson -Psalm 126: 1-6

Epistle Lesson -Galatians 5: 13-15

Gospel Lesson -Luke 4: 16-22

This Week's Sermon: "The Call of Freedom" by Rev. Richard Woodward

Wrap up your children's summer this year with an exciting one-week Vacation Bible School (VBS). The 1st Church of Marion invites parents & grandparents of their children entering grades Kindergarten through 6th grade this fall 2022 to register them for VBS. This year's theme is "Make Waves", emphasizing our beautiful beach communities. VBS will run from August 15th through 19th from 9am to Noon at the 1st Church Community Center, 144 Front St., Marion Center. Registration forms are available at the church office in the Community Center and under EVENTS on this website (use dropdown menu in upper left corner of this page). Registration fee is $25 per child.

Creative arts & crafts, exciting storytelling of Bible Stories, fun-filled games, healthy snacks & let's not forget, music with dance. All this will give your child an unforgettable VBS experience. Come join us at VBS this year to "Make Waves" and discover when we put our trust and faith in Jesus, God will help us change the world . The ripple effect that turns simple acts of kindness, love, & patience into waves of positive change will change for our world. Register soon to reserve your child's spot.

For more information, please contact the church office at 508-748-1053 (Tuesday -Friday 9am -2pm).



Sunday, July 31, 2022, is the date for The First Congregational Church of Marion Summer Yard Sale! This is a community wide event, hosted by the church. It happens from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM in the parking lot at 144 Front Street (between The Marion General Store and Kate’s Simple Eats).

Members of the community are invited to reserve spaces in the parking lot to sell their household goods, crafts, toys, nautical items, garden equipment and more. The cost for a 10 x 10 space is $20, which also includes a table plus two chairs.

Our church thrift shop, Penny Pinchers Exchange, will be open during the Yard Sale!

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The Church Bake Tables will be filled with delicious desserts, homemade pies, cakes, cookies, gluten free baked goods, candy and more from our church’s best cooks.

Find treasures of all kinds – antiques, household items, boating and gardening equipment, children’s toys and games and so much more at the Church Yard Sale Tables.

Enjoy fresh grilled seafood – catch of the day – for a special lunch or mid-afternoon snack! Of course, there will also be family favorites of hamburgers and hot dogs, along with assorted beverages.

If you want to rent space at the Yard Sale, email the First Congregational Church of Marion office at: Please include your name, address, phone number and the number of spaces you wish to reserve. Participants need to contact the church office and pay their $20/space in advance of the Yard Sale.

This community event has something for everyone and for all ages! Come sell some items and make some extra money. Come for lunch, then browse and find some special treasures for your home, yard, and boat.

Parking is available at the Island Wharf public lot (Front Street across from Music Hall) and on streets surrounding the parking lot and church.


Come and shop our new selections to find your treasure.

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am to 1pm.

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