Within Our Congregation
Ash Wednesday Service - Wednesday, March 6
Mark the beginning of Lent by attending a service at 7 pm. Lent is a time for reflection, prayer, and seeking ways to be closer to God. This is a wonderful way to begin the season. Imposition of ashes will be available and is optional.
Sundays throughout Lent, March 10, 17, 24, 31, and April 7
"Pastor's Pasta Sundays" at 5 pm and ending at 7 pm Pastor MaryAnn will be doing the cooking and invites everyone to come for a pasta meal. Please sign-up by responding to the email invitation or calling the church office so she will know how much pasta to prepare. There will be conversation, reflection, and a spiritual time geared to all ages as this is an intergenerational event. Come and join in on the fun!
Wednesday Study Group - Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27
"Wingin' the Word" at 7:00 pm offer reflection and discussion on Scripture in small groups. Come and join in at any time to learn together. *Please note that no study group will be held on Ash Wednesday (March 6).
Friendship Meal - Thursday, March 21, 2019
Doors open at 4:15 pm, Dinner served at 5:00 pm. in the FCCM Community Center Hall. Featuring Chef Colby
Appetizer: "Chef's Choice" Cheese and Crackers Entrée: Corned Beef and Cabbage, Potatoes, Carrots, and Turnips (of course), tossed salad, and Irish soda bread. Dessert: Assorted pies.
Penny Pinchers Exchange will be open from 4:30-6:30 PM on the nights Friendship Meals are served in the Community Center. Food and shopping!
Within Our Greater Community
Friday, March 1 - World Day of Prayer
World Day of Prayer was founded on the idea that prayer and action are inseparable in the service of God's kingdom. Services begin at sunrise on Friday in the Pacific and follow the sun across the globe. This year two services will be held.
Friday, March 1, 2:00 pm at The First Congregational Church, 11 Gibbs Ave, Wareham
Sunday, March 3, 3:30 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 235 North St, New Bedford
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.
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.
April 14-20 ~ Holy Week
Beginning with Palm Sunday watch for special services or worship activities.
April 21 ~ Easter
Come and celebrate the Resurrection with the greater community at the ecumenical Sunrise Service at Silvershell Beach and with the church family at 10:00 am worship. Easter egg hunt to follow!
Together, As One (TA1)
View the Anticipated Timeline 2018-2020 document of the creation of a new conference in the United Church of Christ.