Worship is central to life at the First Congregational Church of Reading. Each week we gather as a faith community to share a common experience as we individually and collectively love and magnify God. We invite you to join us this Sunday for a worship service that can provide both a joyous and reflective setting for our busy lives.
Sunday worship begins at the First Congregational Church at 10:00 a.m. As you enter our historic sanctuary, you’ll be greeted and welcomed into our worship of God. The weekly bulletin will guide you through the service which includes:
Greetings, announcements and opening worship music.
Childrens' message: A chance for children and youth to participate in worship in their own language.
Music: The service integrates varied and inspiring music; may include traditional and newer hymns; organ, piano, and instrumental music; as well as musical selections from our chancel, hand bell, children’s and youth choirs.
A sermon by one of our Pastors that applies scripture to our everyday lives.
Prayers and concerns of our congregation.
Maundy Thursday: March 28
- Soup Supper at 6:00 pm
- Service of the Last Supper & Tenebrae at 7:00 pm
Good Friday: March 29
- First Congregational Church Sanctuary open for Meditation & Prayer
- 7 am- 9 pm, readings will be available
- Ecumenical Good Friday Service, 12:15 pm, First Congregational Church
Easter: March 31
- Worship Celebration, 10 am
- Music:First Congregational Orchestra, Chancel Choir and Handbell Ensemble
- Rev. Lisa Stedman, preaching Worship followed by Coffee Fellowship
- Easter Egg Hunt for All Children
No matter where you are on life's journey
The First Congregational Church of Reading, United Church of Christ welcomes you. Whether you are new to the Reading area, searching for a place where you belong, or are perhaps at a crossroad on a personal journey, our church offers you and your family a spiritual home.
We invite you to joyously discover the vitality of an active, friendly congregation committed to our local and world community. Learn more about a place for people of all ages and backgrounds. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
Join us this Sunday!