Within Our Congregation

Stewardship Sunday, November 17, 2019

This year's theme: "How Is the Church Becoming a Beacon of Light? By Guiding Those in Need to a Safe Place! By Being a Church That Serves and Cares! By Sharing the Gospel of Christ!"

As you consider a pledge for 2020, please think about what the church has done for so many. Together we can continue to grow in our stewardship in the world around us, and of each other. Together united. Pledges are welcome at any time, but are encouraged to be returned on Pledge Sunday to help us in our planning for the year ahead.

Potluck Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Come and enjoy a traditional church potluck. Everyone brings something to share and that is the fare. Fellowship is always the best item of the evening! All are welcome!

Friendship Table Meal, Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 4:15 pm

Menu includes: Appetizers - Cheese and Crackers Entre - Roast Turkey Breast, Gravy, Potatoes, Carrots/Butternut Squash, Cornbread, Cranberry Sauce Dessert - Assorted Pies

Within Our Greater Community

Southeast Area Fall Fellowship, Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 2 pm

Barnstable ~ Old Colony ~ Pilgrim Associations meet at the First Congregational Church of Fairhaven, 34 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm: - Association Meetings

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: - Keynote Speaker, Diana Butler Bass. "What's Gratitude Got to Do With It? Why We Need 'Thanks' Now More Than Ever." - Presentation is free and open to the public. Info/RSVP:

4:30 - 5:00 pm: - Book signing (books for sale at event)

Marion Step Recovery and Support Programs - Ongoing

Several meetings are held throughout the week in Marion at the First Congregational Church or St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church. Find a schedule and general program description, as well as contact information here.

The Kitchen Table Conversations

A grief support program for those who have lost someone to suicide will start on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at the First Congregational Community Center 144 Front St. Marion, MA from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Kitchen Table Conversations will continue the fourth Tuesday of each month. This is not clinical. It's a peer-to-peer gathering open to anyone ages 19 and over who has been impacted by the loss of a loved one, friend, co-worker, etc.... Read the full press release here.

Healthy Eating Initiative - Ongoing once monthly

No cost distribution of fresh produce sponsored by the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center for the Greater Boston Food Bank is held monthly at a Wareham site. Click here for more details.

Looking Ahead....

Holiday Stroll ~ December 8th

Gather with friends in the Marion community to stroll in the village center and enjoy the hospitality offered by businesses and organizations. What a wonderful way to begin the holiday season.

Holiday Luncheon and Cookie Walk ~ December 14th

Held the same day as the Woman's Club Holiday House Tour, the Holiday Luncheon in the Community and Cookie Walk are a great way to take a break during the activities of the day. Relax for a light lunch and pick up a gift-boxed dozen of cookies to share with friends and family or to give as a special gift.

Christmas Choir Concert during Worship ~ December 15th

All three choirs: the Children's Choir, the Adult Choir, and the Bell Choir will be offering special Christmas music to celebrate the season. Join us for this special program.

Potluck Supper ~ December 15th

There's nothing better than the fellowship and food at a potluck. Bring something to share and take away good memories of a fun time.

Children's Pageant during Worship ~ December 22nd

A highlight of Worship during Christmas is the reenactment of the Nativity story. The tradition continues on courtesy of our children with a little help from some grown-ups.

Special Christmas Eve Service ~ December 24th

Candlelight, music, and scripture readings that mark the special moment of promise and good things to come.


Together, As One (TA1)

View the Anticipated Timeline 2018-2020 document of the creation of a new conference in the United Church of Christ.