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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

Rehearsals for these choirs begin on Thursday, September 12th.  The opening of the season pizza party will be Thursday, September 5th at 5:30.   The Westminster Choir – THURSDAYS 4:30-5:30 p.m. – is for youth in 6th through 12th grades.  We sing on 9/22, 10/27, 11/17, 12/15, 12/24 (Pageant), 1/26, 2/23, 3/15, 4/12 (Easter), and 5/10…. 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

Windows On: Celtic Spirituality

February 26, 2019

First Parish Church of Brunswick will be holding special worship services and events celebrating Celtic spirituality throughout the month of March.   March 3: The Maine-based musical duo Castlebay will play in the worship service at 10:00 am, and hold a question and answer session after the service at 11:00 am. 217 Maine St., Brunswick…. MORE

Spirituals: Songs of the Soul Concert March 31 @ 3:00 pm

February 17, 2019

Please mark your calendars and plan on attending the Spring Concert, Spirituals: Songs of the Soul on Sunday, March 31st at 3:00 p.m.  The Adult Choir, Westminster Choir, Junior Choir, Cherub Choir, and World Percussion Ensemble will perform a spirituals concert with Metropolitan opera tenor, Michael Forest; acclaimed soprano, Angelique Clay-Everett; and internationally renowned opera… MORE

Advent & Christmas Schedule

November 20, 2018

Join us in this season of anticipation as we await the arrival of the Christ child. We invite you to take time out of the whirlwind of the holidays to gather, rest, and remember. Hear again, with the fresh wisdom that another year brings, the stories and music that fill you with that ageless Christmas… MORE

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