The First Congregational Church of Marion, Massachusetts
Where All Are Welcome!
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer”
Creator God, we pray for our world now facing a global pandemic. We ask for wisdom in making decisions to help lessen any harm the Coronavirus 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.
Our Response to Coronavirus Concerns
From the Executive Council of the First Congregational Church of Marion, Massachusetts
As a faith community, we have a special responsibility to care for those in our church and community. Our leadership has been actively developing a response to the heightened focus and quickly changing status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We are using information from the United Church of Christ (UCC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to inform our decision making. Links to these sources can be found under “Helpful Links” in our web site navigation menu. We advise people to rely on information from the same, or other authoritative sources such as their doctor. Information from unknown sources circulating on social media may not be based on scientific fact and actually undermine efforts to limit the effects of the virus.
We would like to assure everyone that our intention is to follow health and government recommendations at the federal, state, and local levels. The safety and health of our members, visitors, and local community are our top concerns.
Locally, the Town of Marion is requesting food donations to establish a food bank for Marion residents in need. They intend to begin distribution next week. Donations are needed IMMEDIATELY. Food donations can be delivered to the Police Station, Fire Station #1, and the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center on Mill St. (donations there can be left at any time in the outside container). Check on Facebook (Town of Marion, Massachusetts / @Marion1852) for a list of needed food items.
To read a list of the ongoing actions we are taking at the church, click here for Coronavirus Updates or use the link in the navigation menu. As changes occur, we will post updates to that page.
Check out the latest edition of the Sunday School Times by clicking here or using the navigation menu to go to Youth Ministries.
Check out our new YouTube page by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.
So Much For Which to Be Thankful
Our 2019 Congregational Fair was a wonderful success! Our annual event brings together church members, friends, the greater community, as well as visitors from afar. Even the weather was cooperative! Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun by attending or contributing to this traditional Marion summer event.