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Class on issues surrounding homelessness & housing to be offered at FPC

January 9, 2020

Class on “Housing First” approach to homelessness to be held at First Parish Church UCC in Brunswick and co-sponsored by the Maine School of Ministry.  Members of the community are invited to participate in a new class exploring the “Housing First” approach to issues of homelessness and affordable housing. The course, “Finding Home: Transforming Lives,”… MORE



Advent & Christmas Schedule

December 2, 2019

December 1 Communion; Mary Baard preaching: Forgiving Self; Adult Choir December 8 Francesco Marshall preaching; Adult Choir Family Advent-ure party & carol sing in Fellowship Hall, 10:00 am, followed by a pot-luck lunch. December 15 Christmas Cantata: Telemann’s German Magnificat; Adult Choir, Westminster Choir, Orchestra, Liturgical Dance Fellowship Breakfast @ 8:15 am in Fellowship Hall… MORE



Halls of Holly Fair: Sat, Nov. 16

November 10, 2019

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 9:00 AM — 2:00 PM MUFFIN BAR 9-11  SOUP & BREAD 11-1 CHRISTMAS TABLE – CRAFTS  GREENERY – KNITTING JEWELRY        AMERICAN GIRL TABLE – COOKIE WALK BAKED GOODS & HARVEST TABLE JOIN US AND CATCH THE SPIRIT OF THIS WONDERFUL TIME OF YEAR FMI: 207 729-7331 Take a ride in our… MORE



Half-Wild Retreat with Renewal in the Wilderness: September 14

August 14, 2019

Come explore the confluence of wilderness and spirituality! You are invited to join Renewal in the Wilderness for a morning retreat immersed in Portland’s Presumpscot River Preserve. This experience is designed to make space in a hurried world for us to slow down and heed the simple rhythms of wild nature. We will hike, saunter,… MORE



Youth Choir Schedule

August 7, 2019

No rehearsals Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. Extra pageant rehearsals will be held on Friday, December 20th from 3:45-5:30 and Saturday, December 21st from 9:00-noon. No rehearsals on Wednesdays, December 25th and January 1st and no rehearsals on Thursdays, December 26th and January 2nd.  Normal Wednesday evening rehearsals will resume on January 8th. Our next youth and… MORE



Finding Home: Transforming Lives

July 30, 2019

Join us for “Trust the Whisper,” a talk by Kathy Izard, author of The Hundred Story Home Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7:30 pm First Parish Church, UCC 217 Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine Kathy Izard was an award-winning graphic designer for twenty years in Charlotte before launching the pilot program Homeless to Homes for the interfaith Urban… MORE



Clothing Sale: June 28 & 29

June 14, 2019

Clothing Sale: Now is the time for cleaning out, reorganizing, and recycling those things in your closet that you have not used in the past year! We will be collecting items Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27. Volunteers are needed! Please call Jane Primmer (725-8912), Melon Patrick (729-6042), Nancy Damiani (721-9324), or Dottie Cattelle… MORE



Family Pentecost Service @ the Labyrinth in the Woods

June 9, 2019

Pentecost is a Christian holiday that takes place 50 days after Easter, and celebrates the pouring out of the Holy Spirit onto the apostles. Since Pentecost marks the beginning of the ministry of the apostles, it is often referred to as the “Birthday of the Church.” This year, as Senior Pastor Mary Baard was on… MORE



Pizza & Movie Night: Neither Wolf Nor Dog

May 13, 2019

Join us to watch Neither Wolf Nor Dog, a deeply moving film about a Lakota elder in South Dakota who summons a white writer to visit him and write a book about his people. This movie is adapted from the acclaimed novel by Kent Nerburn, which was featured in the Windows On Celtic Spirituality program… MORE



Holy Week 2019

April 8, 2019

April 14: Palm Sunday 10:00 am Sanctuary Service with Palms April 18: Maundy Thursday 6:15* pm Communion Service with soup & bread in Fellowship Hall (*note change from Pilgrims’ Progress listing) April 19: Good Friday 7:30 pm Tenebrae Service in the Sanctuary April 21: Easter Sunday! 6:00 am: Sunrise Service @ the Brunswick Bike Path… MORE



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