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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

Christmas Cantata: Bach’s Wachet Auf

November 19, 2018

Join us on Sunday, December 9th in worship at 10:00 am, for the Adult Choir presentation with orchestra of the Bach cantata, Wachet auf (Sleepers Awake!).  Soloists for this work are Randall Anderson, bass; Dr. Jane Hagness, soprano; Rick Horton, tenor, Jean Shaw, soprano.  Instrumentalists are Harold Stover, continuo organ; Mark Paxson and Trevor Peterson,… MORE

Advent: Creative Waiting

In our season of awaiting the arrival of the Christ child, we invite you to engage in creativity as a spiritual practice. How might the themes of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love inspire you to write, paint, collage, craft, take photos, etc.? Throughout Advent we will offer prompts and inspiration by email, and those who… MORE

Capital Campaign Ground-Breaking Ceremony: Nov 18

November 7, 2018

On Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 11:15 a.m, First Parish Church will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new elevator addition to Pilgrim House on Cleaveland Street in Brunswick. The elevator will make the building more accessible and allow greater use of the large gathering space, Fellowship Hall, on the second floor. Construction, managed by… MORE

Church School Starts September 9

August 27, 2018

Weekly church school and nursery care will begin on Sunday, September 9th! After worship, we’ll hold a special family coffee/lemonade hour out on the Pilgrim House green to kick-off the church school year. Parents are welcome to bring children in the nursery through 1st grade to their classrooms in Pilgrim House (across the street) before… MORE

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