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Emergency Cleanup Buckets Needed

September 7, 2017

In response to the devastating storms in Texas and the Caribbean, and with churches throughout the country, the Outreach Team invites you to join us in creating Emergency Cleanup Buckets for those affected. These important supplies go to help individuals and families as they recover from the damaging rain and floods in and around their… MORE



One Light, Many Candles: An Evening of Multifaith Word and Song

August 2, 2017

On Saturday, September 23rd at 7pm, The Rev. Betty Stookey and Noel Paul Stookey come to First Parish Church of Brunswick to share, One Light, Many Candles: a program of readings and music that reflect the diversity and integrity of individual faith while seeking a global spiritual community. Their performance comes as a part of First Parish Church’s 300… MORE



Ray Cornils Retiring – Celebrations and Blessings

June 19, 2017

On Sunday, June 18 we held a service of worship to celebrate Ray Cornils’s 30-year ministry with us as Minister of Music, and to release him from that ministry into his retirement with our thanks and love. (You can listen to Mary’s sermon from that service, “Garments of Grace.”) Following the service there was a reception… MORE



Campaign Kickoff – And we’re off!

May 3, 2017

Thank you to all for a wonderful kick-off event for the Connecting our Community campaign. Stay tuned for more news and excitement! You can watch the introductory video for the campaign below. Special thanks: Video Production: Alec Salisbury Voice: Cassie McKarns Script: Paige Mangum Production Support: Geoff Parker



Scholar Diana Butler Bass to Explore “Spiritual Revolution”, May 6-7

April 5, 2017

The spiritual revolution, finding God in the world, is an invitation to new birth, most especially for religion. …It is time for the church to wake up. There is nothing worse than sleeping through a revolution. – Diana Butler Bass, Grounded   Diana Butler Bass, nationally known author, speaker, and scholar of religion and culture, joins First… MORE



Connecting Our Community Campaign Underway!

April 1, 2017

The Connecting Our Community $2,500,000 capital campaign is underway! We are excited to be moving forward with the first phase of visiting would-be donors in the congregation starting in April. Our theme, Connecting Our Community, gets to the very heart of what these building projects – and our church’s mission – are all about. As… MORE



Holy Week Worship Schedule

March 29, 2017

We hope that you will join us as we journey through the challenge and transformation of the Holy Week and Easter story again this year. April 9 – Palm Sunday 10am – Geoff Parker preaching: “Gates and Cornerstones” Adult Choir, Cherub, Junior and Westminster Choirs, Parish Ringers April 13 – Maundy Thursday 6:00 pm – Communion with Soup and… MORE



Jane Hagness Welcomed as New Minister of Music

March 12, 2017

On Sunday, March 12, The Minister of Music Search Committee announced that Dr. Jane Hagness will be the new Minister of Music for First Parish Church. She was the unanimous selection of the committee and will join the staff on July 1, 2017. Jane is a conductor, organist and lyric soprano. She has earned a… MORE



Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Vision Alive

March 8, 2017

On Sunday, March 5th, First Parish continued the celebration of the church’s 300th Anniversary by exploring a vision from our church that has become a cherished part of the church’s history and shaped the history of the U.S. Harriet Beecher Stowe was a guest in pew 23 of First Parish Church in 1851 when she… MORE



First Parish Embarks on Capital Campaign

February 6, 2017

From Margo Knight, Church Council Chair, to the First Parish Community: On January 29, our congregation voted to enter our fourth century with a bold step. We will undertake a $2.5 million capital campaign to update our facilities in order to help fulfill our mission and our strategic plan. As you are aware, our congregation… MORE



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