What’s Coming Up in January Worship

Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day

10 AM at Old South Church UMC

Jan. 8 – Epiphany Sunday

10 AM Brunch Church downstairs

Food Pantry Collection Sunday

Jan. 15 – MLK Jr Weekend

10 AM in the Sanctuary

Sunday School Activity Sunday; Card Ministry & Zoom Fellowship after church

Jan. 22 – Stewardship Season

10 AM in the Sanctuary

Recognition & celebration of birthdays & anniversaries during worship

Jan. 29 – Stewardship Season

10 AM in the Sanctuary…

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Christmas at First Congregational Church

You’re invited to join us in celebrating the Christmas Season! Here’s what’s going on:

  • December 18, 2022 – Pageant & Orchestra Sunday celebrating the 4th Sunday of Advent at 10 AM in the sanctuary and online on Zoom & Facebook
  • December 20, 2022 Winter Solstice Pressing Pause Meditation – In the busiest weeks of the year, come and “press pause” for 5 minutes or a whole hour. Each 3rd Tuesday of the month we open the sanctuary with quiet music, candlelight, and space to just sit and be in quiet from 6:30-7 PM. Following that time, a guided meditation is offered with a different theme each month from 7-7:30 PM
  • December 24, 2022 – Christmas Eve services (see below) in the sanctuary and online on Zoom & Facebook
  • December 25, 2022 – 10 AM Christmas Day service with carol sing, choir, children’s story, poetry. All are welcome to wear a tacky Christmas sweater or Christmas pajamas to church! Members of Old South UMC are invited to join us for worship this Sunday in the sanctuary and online on Zoom & Facebook
  • January 1, 2022 – We’re invited to celebrate a New Year’s Day service at Old South UMC (6 Salem St., Reading, MA) at 10 AM. No services at FCCR.
  • January 8, 2022 Epiphany Sunday Brunch Church – Brunch Church returns after its long pandemic hiatus! We celebrate worship together over brunch downstairs, joining together at a table instead of a pew. Bring a potluck brunch item or come and enjoy. We’ll celebrate the arrival of the Wise Ones who followed the star.

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Sign up to Volunteer on Sundays

There’s all kinds of ways to volunteer to participate in church! If you (or your household or family) want to volunteer sign up below. When you sign up below, please indicate what date and what you would like to help with. Thank you for volunteering!

DateScripture ReaderFellowship HourGreetersFlower Delivery
1/29 ✔︎Volunteer neededVolunteers neededVolunteer needed
2/5 ✔︎✔︎Volunteers neededVolunteer needed
2/12✔︎n/a (Brunch Church)Volunteers neededVolunteer needed
2/19Volunteer needed✔︎Volunteers neededVolunteer needed
2/26Volunteer neededVolunteer neededVolunteers neededVolunteer needed

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Sign up to donate altar flowers

Sign up to contribute flowers for the altar on Sunday mornings. Fill out the form below. The cost of the flower arrangement is $45. If you’re donating a check, please make it out to FCCR with “Altar Flowers” in the memo.

Sundays available for Altar Flower Donation
February 12
February 19
February 26
March 5
March 12
March 19
March 26
April 2

Contact the office for future advance Sundays office@churchofreading.org

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