“Are you going to church on Sunday?” If this question were asked of New Testament Christians, they would not know how to respond. That’s because the word for “church” in New Testament Greek, ekklesia, means “called out and gathered together.” Church was not a place or a building but the people who were followers of […]
Advent is the beginning of the church calendar year. We are beginning Year C of the lectionary cycle. The word advent is derived from the Latin word, adventus, which means “coming” or “arrival.” Traditionally, Advent candles have been purple, associated with royalty. This color symbolizes the sovereignty of Jesus, descendant of David, coming to usher […]
Join us for our upcoming Sunday School Pasta Supper When: Saturday, October 24 6:00pm Where: Gordon Hall at First Baptist Church Adults: $8.50 Children 5-12 yrs: $5.00 Children under 5: free Basket raffles! Advance tickets necessary Please call the church office or speak to Linda Bogosian or Lisa Lindquist
Some might wonder why I marched in the Worcester Pride Parade on Saturday, September 12. The simple answer is that I wanted to join my presence in a march with others that acknowledges the full dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons. Some might say, “Why do they need to march every year? After […]
An Ash Wednesday Service will take place on February 18 at 8pm in Davis Chapel. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent. During this service we will, if we choose, receive ashes on our forehead (or back of the hand), hear a brief message from Pastor Gary, and receive Holy Communion. Every is encouraged to […]
The Lenten Series during the Sundays of Lent (February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29) will feature episodes from The Twilight Zone. The Twilight Zone was one of the most influential programs in television history. For five spellbinding seasons (1959-1964), it kept audiences on the edge of their seats with its unique brand […]
On July 13, 2014, Park Congregational Church and First Baptist Church held a joint Blessing of the Animals Service. The service was well attended by dogs, cats, goats, hamsters, birds, fish and their owners. We’re hoping to make this an annual event. The video below includes highlights from the day.
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