The Memorial Service & Celebration of Life for Robert L. Fuller will be held in the Sanctuary at First Congregational Church of Reading. The service will also be streamed online on Zoom. A small collation reception will follow the service in the Chapel. Click here to view the obituary for Robert Fuller.
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Visitation Wednesday, May 25, 2022 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Douglass, Edgerley & Bessom Funeral Home 25 Sanborn St. Reading, MA 01867
Memorial Service Thursday, May 26, 2022 11:00 AM First Congregational Church 25 Woburn St. Reading, MA 01867
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!
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 September 11, 2022 September 18, 2022 September 25, 2022 All dates through November 13 are open
During the summer months (mid-June, July, August), volunteers are welcome to sign up to bring arrangements from their own garden. If you would like to sign up and make sure the donation is attributed the way you desire, contact the church office.
Join us April 10 through April 17 for Holy Week services to celebrate these sacred days. All services will be both in person and online.
Palm Sunday 10 AM Worship in the Sanctuary in-person & online with palms
Maundy Thursday 7 PM Worship in the Sanctuary in-person & online, reading the Gospel of John as we hear the story of the Last Supper and Jesus’ arrest. This service also includes “tenebrae” (which means “shadows”) where we extinguish candles with each reading. There will also be Communion & interactive prayer stations. Easter Sunday 5:55 AM Sunrise Service – informal and brief service with Communion at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Meet at the entrance of the cemetery behind Old South Church at 5:55 (for sunrise at 6 AM).
10 AMWorship in the Sanctuary – Traditional worship service with brass quintet in the Sanctuary both online and in-person. …
Ten million refugees have now been forced to leave their homes in Ukraine. Some with only the clothes on their backs. We can help in a small but important way with the collection of Hygiene Kits. These kits could mean the difference between sickness and health for these struggling families.
The Kits contain the following seven items:
1 Hand towel (15×28 to 16×32)
1 washcloth Wide Tooth Comb (with at least 6″ of teeth)
Fingernail or toenail clipper
Bath size bar of soap (in package)
1 toothbrush in the original package
10 standard size bandaids
All items should be packed in a gallon zip lock bag and left in the collection box outside the church office.…
We are collecting new white socks for the homeless and unhoused during the month of March. These will be distributed to groups like Outdoor Church and Common Cathedral, who work directly with the unhoused populations in Harvard Square and downtown Boston.
To donate, you can drop off socks in the box outside the church office and music room. …
This month we are collecting new and gently used linens, towels, and washcloths for Emmaus Inc. Shelter and Services in Haverhill, MA. Emmaus is in particular need for twin sized sheets. Additionally, small packaged snacks (like chips, cookies, etc. in individual serving bags) are needed.
We will be collecting the above items throughout the month in the box outside the office door by the music room.…
Each year, we host a day of service with Reading Cares. It’s a morning of activities on the Saturday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday weekend, where volunteers from all over town, of different ages and backgrounds, come together to spend time working on different projects to give back to various local organizations. When we couldn’t meet last year because of COVID, Reading Cares found a way to create a virtual socially-distanced way to give back. Instead of one morning, we have 21 days of service. Click the button below to read about the various projects you can sign up for. Once you select the project(s) you’d like to participate in, a volunteer will contact you with more details.