World Day of Prayer
The 2018 WDP service will begin at the first sunrise on Friday, March 2nd 2018, in the Pacific region, and following the Earth’s orbit, will spread all around the world!
Join other churches in Holliston for this annual service which will be held at 10:00am at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1162 Highland Street, on March 2nd. All are welcome! (Snow date is March 9th)
Celebrate Exsultet's fifth anniversary season
with a concert of choral favorites on Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 PM. If you've heard us before, you'll hear vibrant performances of cherished pieces. If you're new to us, you'll love this rich variety of music sung by an angelic choir. Advance tickets are on sale for $15 (general admission) and $12 for seniors/students and can be purchased on our website: www.exsultet.us.
CHRISTIAN FAITH BASICS STUDY SERIES
MARCH 4, 11 & 18
Lead by Rev. Bonnie and Ted Lansdale, this series explores what it means to be a Christian in the 21st Century. This class is designed for everyone, particularly those who have questions, those who have struggled answering their child's questions about religion and God. This is a forum for questions and open discussion. It is a no judgment zone. If you are not "Churchy" or a "Bible Thumper," this class is for you! If you do not know your Epistles from your elbow, this class is for you. Using the book, "Living the Questions" as a framework, Rev. Bonnie and Ted will explore topics such as:
WHERE: TBD, either at Ted or Bonnie's house
READING: We will be studying several chapters from "Living The Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity" by David Felton Jeff Procter-Murphy. Please purchase a copy before the first class. It's available on Kindle or in paperback from Amazon for about $11 Link: https://goo.gl/GR9Kpe
RSVP: Email Paula to let us know if you're in.
Racism Dialogue Movie Nights
Our church’s racism dialogue group has scheduled two movie nights, and you are warmly invited to join us. We try to learn, listen and talk about difficult realities with compassion and humility – and we laugh sometimes too! Save the dates; locations to be announced soon.
Friday March 9th: Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. In this 90-minute documentary, first-time filmmaker Katrina Brown documents her discovery that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in US history. She and nine fellow descendants set off to retrace the Triangle Trade, uncovering the vast extent of Northern complicity in slavery.
Friday May 11th: Thirteenth. Director Ava DuVernay takes an unflinching and thoroughly researched look at the
American system of incarceration, and specifically at the devastating effect of differential law enforcement on
communities of color.
Palm Sunday Concert
Start off Holy Week with a concert of sublime music performed by our own Chancel Choir and the choirs of Christ the King Lutheran Church and Church of Christ, Congregational of Millis. We will be performing in our sanctuary on Sunday, March 25 at 4pm. We hope the music will inspire people as we enter into the solemnity of Holy Week. The concert will include anthems performed by each choir separately, as well as some anthems performed with all three choirs together,
Sharing Our Abundance With Our Neighbors the First Sunday of Every Month
The first Sunday of each month is "Food Pantry Sunday" at our church. When you come to church each Communion Sunday, please bring items for the pantry and place them in the baskets at the back of the sanctuary. Suggested donations for the Food Pantry this month are: Paper Towels, Progresso Soups, Canned Tuna, Canned Turkey, Cookies, Cereal and Snacks for kid’s lunches. The food we bring will be brought to the food pantry each month. Thank you so much for spreading the love of God in Holliston!
Meet our Minister
Are you new to FCC? Have you been wanting to catch up with Bonnie to share a thought or idea? The first Sunday of each month, Bonnie will be in the ladies parlor during coffee hour to hang out with whomever would like to stop by.
Grab a cup of coffee and come in. No agenda, just a time for us to get to know you better. Hope to see you there!
Altar flowers are needed for Sundays: March 4, 11, 18, 25. Please contact Bev McCloskey if you are interested.
The Caring Connection Contact person for February is Verna Hobson.
Tuesday Morning Women's Group
Every Tuesday morning from 9:30am to 12:30pm there is a women’s fellowship group that meets in the Fellowship room. Come for half an hour, pack a brown bag lunch and stay the whole time. You can join us each week or once a month..... come make some new friends and enjoy the fellowship and companionship of women at FCC.
Racism: A Dialogue
Join us for an honest and open discussion of racism in our country, our community, our lives. This group is for those who seek to make a difference.
We will meet after Sunday morning worship, from 11:15 – 12:30, exploring the topic via TED talks, short articles and lots of conversation.
Schedule: March 4, April 8, May 6, June 10.
Please contact co-leaders Kitty Baker or Dawn Durning-Hammond for more information or to let us know you are coming.
Men's Bible Study
The Men's Bible Study meets on the 4th Monday of each month. Our next meeting will be on February 26th at 7:30 PM in the Ladies Parlour. While the discussions are all based on Biblical passages, and/or other theological texts, the meeting is also about men’s fellowship, and as such, all men are welcome. We will be discussing John 1:1-5. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Harting. Visit Adult Programs for more information.
First Congregational Church, Holliston
725 Washington Street, Holliston, MA
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