News and Updates

Reading Cares Food Pantry Donations

“When did we see you hungry, or thirsty…?”  The Reading Food Pantry serves approximately 100 households.  The demand has not slowed but rather increased.  Your donations of both food and household items, along with financial support, are needed.  Please consider picking up at least one item for the Pantry each week when you shop for your household.  Donated items along with your checks may be left in the basket in the hallway outside the Music Room. 

Check out the Reading Food Pantry Facebook page for current needs.

Never Doubt It.  You are welcome here.

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone is welcome here. EVERY. ONE. Are you a vet? Welcome. Never served? Welcome. Gay? Straight? Trans? Searching? Married? Divorced? Single? Widowed? With kids? Kids grown? No kids? YOU, are welcome here. Join us. Experience the warmth of an open and affirming, and faith-full community.

Our Church is part of a community effort supporting Reading POWR.  Reading People Organized to Welcome Refugees is a non profit organization preparing to welcome a refugee family into our community.  They are raising funds, and soliciting needed items.  Check out their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RefugeesReadingMA/.  We are excited to be a part of this opportunity.

FCCR Newsletter

Our monthly news piece.

Available Monthly Issues

Happy New Year! Read Our January 2018 Newsletter!  Find the January Calendar of Worship and Events at FCCRand so much more: http://conta.cc/2FeKjPe

Past Issues:

December 2017 Newsletter! http://conta.cc/2AL7FNq

November 2017 Newsletter! http://conta.cc/2h4e6De

October 2017 Newsletter! http://conta.cc/2ykZu9o

September 2017 Newsletter!    http://conta.cc/2gp2bza

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June 2017

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April 2017

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February 2017

January 2017

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This Sunday morning our seminarian Renee will be preaching. Her sermon is titled "Follow Me!" It will probably be a good idea to come and hear it, because one does not want to follow just anyone... The vocal choir will be providing special music, we will welcome new members, and the children will have the first of several sessions on their own "follow me" curriculum. As is our habit, we will have a time to visit over coffee after worship, as well as to welcome the newest members among us!

Wondering about who we are?

First Congregational Church of Reading, United Church of Christ has had a long and faithful presence in this community. As the world and our society change, the church is also changing.   Many people aren’t aware that there is a church like ours, which is both Christian and progressive – or even what some would call “socially liberal.”  We believe that all people are created and loved by God just as they are, so have declared our church “open and affirming”, meaning we “embrace people of all races, ethnicities and ages; mental, emotional and physical abilities; gender identities and sexual orientation; economic and social standings, and family and religious traditions.” And we back that up with our actions.  We are a church family rooted in welcome, a deep sense of community, and a passion for justice.


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