Honoring the past,
Celebrating the present,
Leaning into the future.

First Church is celebrating 350 years in 2015 and will kick off our year-long celebration in May!
See our Our 350th Anniversary plans!

Join us in worship each Sunday at 10 am in our historic Meetinghouse. All are welcome.

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The regular Sunday Service is at 10 am in the Meetinghouse.

Order of Worship (bulletin) – Sunday, March 29, 2015 – Palm Sunday

WGCH Radio (1490 AM) – hear the live broadcast of the Church Service

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News You Can Use

  • 10 am Worship Service each Sunday in the Meetinghouse.
  • The Mask You Live In Film Screening: Tuesday, March 31, Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas, 2 Railroad Ave., Greenwich. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets $10 in advance at http://www.ywcagreenwich.org/events/womens-leadership-seminars/mask-live-movie-screening/. $15 at the door. $5 for 18 and under (film not suitable for children under 13 years). First Congregational Church and First Church Preschool are partnering with the Greenwich YWCA and The Junior League of Greenwich to present this very important new documentary film by Jennifer Siebel Newsome, director of Miss Representation. The Mask You Live In is an exploration of young American masculinity and asks the question, “Are we failing our boys?”
  • FCCOG Volunteer Day at Neighbor to Neighbor: Saturday, March 28, two shifts, 8:30 to 10:30 am or 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Please contact Rosemary Lamie at ext. 20 or RosemaryL@fccog.org for more info or to sign up to volunteer. Neighbor to Neighbor needs you!
  • Holy Week at First Church: March 29-April 5

Palm Sunday: March 29 – 10:00 am Palm Procession in the Meetinghouse; child care available
Maundy Thursday: April 2 – Supper and Communion service in Auditorium at 6:30 pm sharp (doors open at 6:00 pm so come early to get a good spot). Ends at 8:00 pm. RSVP requested. Email barbaraw@fccog.org or call the Church Office.
Good Friday: April 3 – 12:00 pm Youth Cross Walk to Greenwich Point; 8:00 pm Good Friday Concert featuring First Church Chancel Choir and Chamber Ensemble; Dr. Craig Scott Symons, conductor; Requiem by John Rutter; Free-will offering.
Easter Saturday: April 4 – 10:00 am-12:00 pm in the Daniels Center; Egg coloring (you bring the hard boiled eggs ready to decorate and we’ll supply the rest!) and other family activities.
Easter: April 5 – 6:15 am Sunrise Service at Greenwich Point; 9:00 and 11:00 am Festival Services in the Meetinghouse with choirs, brass and timpani; child care available.

  • Greenwich Rally for the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington: Saturday, March 28 at Greenwich Town Hall, 12:30-2:00 pm (inside if rain).  Join the Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence at its second annual Greenwich Rally for the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington. Show your support for Team 26 on its 400 mile ride from Newtown to Washington, D.C. to honor victims of gun violence and raise awareness for gun safety laws. This year’s rally is being held in partnership with CT Against Gun Violence. Scheduled speakers include Senator Blumenthal, Congressman Himes, a domestic violence victims advocate and state and local officials. Reverend Maxwell Grant, Second Congregational Church, will lead participants in a moment of silence. Questions: GreenwichCAGV@icloud.com
      • Hats Off Book Discussion Group: Meets Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 am in the Lounge. Current book, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.
      • Moms’ Group:  If you have a baby, toddler and/or 2 year old, join us for an opportunity to meet and relax with other moms and their young kids.  The group meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Next gathering this month is March 27 from 9:30–10:30 am in Room 104. For more information, contact Kristen Jacks at kmj33z@yahoo.com or call her at 203-344-1961.
      • Kettle Quilters: Mondays 9 am- 12 noon and Tuesdays 7:30-9 pm in Room 203. All interested in quilting are welcome.
      • Tai Chi: Classes held Wednesdays 8 am and Thursdays 9 am in the auditorium. Only $10/class. Drop-ins are welcome.
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