May 21 – Save the Date

New Member Sunday, Membership Celebrations, & Annual Meeting

We will be welcoming new members into our church during worship as well as celebrating some major membership milestones (plus the orchestra plays, a full Sunday for sure!).

Join us after church to review a full year of ministry, vote on next year’s budget, hear what’s going on, and say “thank you” to all the volunteers who make it happen.

Please contact the office with any questions at

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Book Group Meets May 2

We will be reading Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny.

A rueful, funny examination of love, marriage, infidelity, and origami. Simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking, this sensational debut will appeal to fans of David Nicholls, Nick Hornby, Nora Ephron and Lorrie Moore.

FCCR’s Book Group meets every first Tuesday of the month at 7:30PM on Zoom to discuss a different book of their choosing. Email the office to be added to the email list.…

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Yarning to Care

Yarning to Care meets next week on Monday, April 24, at 1PM in the Parlor.

Join us on Monday to knit, crochet, and be in fellowship together. Yarning to Care creates prayer shawls for those going into the hospital or grieving, baby blankets for baptism, and more.

Please contact the church office at or 781-944-0205 for more info.…

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Spring Work Day

Spring Workday is this Saturday, April 22

Please join family and friends on Saturday April 22, for our annual Spring Work Day. We will gather at 8:00 AM and work until noon. The Property Committee has prepared a list of projects that folks of all abilities can work on. Refreshments will be served. We hope to you there!…

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Town Wide Flea Market April 29, 10am-1pm

Do you miss the White Elephant sales? Are “treasures” cluttering your house or garage? Are you a crafter with fabulous creations to share? Join us for a town wide Flea Market, April 29th, from 10am to 1pm at the First Congregational Church of Reading in downtown Reading at the corner of Woburn and Sanborn Streets.

Sellers must register to reserve booth space (about 10’ x 10’ for $20) by April 21st . One table can be included, or you can bring your own; just let us know. Partner with a friend and share the space. Bring the family! Crafters are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Sellers sign up at

Shoppers are welcome starting at 10am Saturday morning. Plans include crafts,

household items, antiques, tools, toys, books and more. This will be an opportunity for everyone to become treasure hunters. The market will close promptly at 1pm, so allow plenty of time to check everything out.

We cannot accept dropped-off items. Booth renters must take any unsold items with them at the end of the market.

We hope to see everyone at the Flea Market on April 29th from 10am-1pm

at First Congregational Church of Reading.

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Easter Sunday 2023

Join us for worship on Easter morning at 10 AM on Sunday, April 9 in the Sanctuary with Brass Ensemble, Choir, and Handbells

Are you visiting for the first time? Click here for tips on where to park and other notes.

Children’s activities will be available at our PrayGround area and table. Children are welcome to stay with their parents in the pews, sit at the table, or parents may accompany children to sit at the table too. Activities and books will also be available at the back of the church if children prefer to sit with their parents.

Easter Egg Hunt after Worship

Join us after church on the lawn on Sanborn Street for an Easter Egg Hunt! All are welcome. Worship will end around 11 AM, and the hunt will begin soon after that (about 11:15 or 11:30 AM). A lighter version of our fellowship hour with coffee will be available in the Library after worship for those who would like to stay. …

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Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Potluck Soup Supper at 6:30 PM downstairs in the Dining Hall
(Accessible entrance available through the driveway on Woburn Street. Park in the driveway and enter the building through the lower door there if you cannot use stairs)
Service at 7 PM downstairs in Guild Hall

Good Friday

Friday, April 7, 2023

Good Friday Vigil Service at 7 PM at Old South United Methodist Church
6 Salem Street, Reading, MA (Parking available on the street, behind the church by the food pantry entrance, or in the Town Hall Parking Lot)…

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