The First Church in Weymouth

Honoring Jesus Christ,
Following the Congregational Way,
Since we first Gathered in 1623

Rummage Sale

     Our annual Rummage Sale will take place on Friday October 19th (7 to 9pm) & Saturday October 20th (9am to 11am). You will find a wide variety of gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories for all ages youth to adult! We are pleased to announce that this year there will also be a White Elephant Table! Be sure to check out this addition to the sale for unique and useful knick knacks and gift items. All items at our Rummage Sale are priced at extremely reasonable prices, and you're sure to find something you can use. Coffee & donuts will be available at a nominal cost, also. (No early birds, please!)

The Life & Legacy of Abigail Adams

     Abigail Adams, First Lady, Patriot, and Weymouth's National Treasure, died on October 28, 1818. As The First Church in Weymouth was such a significant part of Abigail's life, we will acknowledge the 200th anniversary of her death in our October 28th Sunday Worship Service. Cathy Torrey, Board Member of The Abigail Adams Historical Society, will deliver the sermon.

     We hope you can make plans to join us that Sunday, to worship the Lord, hear God's Word, and celebrate the life of an amazing woman!

Adult Education

     This year the CE Committee is making our Confirmation Prep program available to any adults who would like to review and discuss some of the basics of our faith life and church membership! These informal classes will be offered on Sunday mornings from 11:30am to noon. You're invited to grab some coffee and treats from coffee hour, and then meet in the church small hall for an interesting discussion of that day's topic. Check the 'Calendar' section of this site for dates and topics. There are 19 sessions scheduled between October 14th and April 14th, including open 'make up' dates.

     Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of these classes; attendance will not be taken. This is the same series of classes Confirmation candidates take, and the final exam will be made available at the end for those who'd like to take it just for fun. For more information, please speak to Pastor TC.

Weymouth Food Pantry Pop-Up

     We are happy to announce our new partnership with the Weymouth Food Pantry! The First Church in Weymouth will soon be a host for one of the Pantry's weekly Pop-Up sites, distributing food to those in need. Exact times are still to be determined, but the Pop-Up Pantry will be held at our church Tuesday mornings, beginning in November 2018. Please watch this space for details concerning the exact date and time. And please visit the Weymouth Food Pantry site for information concerning eligibility and how you can help!

"Bells of Peace"

     On November 11, bells will be rung across the USA to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, in a collaborative project announced by the US World War I Centennial Commission. "Bells of Peace" is aimed at bringing together churches, schools, town halls, and community organizations in a nationwide act of remembrance. In Washington DC, the National Cathedral bells will toll at an interfaith service commemorating all those who served, and the 116,516 Americans who never came home.

     At the invitation of the Weymouth Veterans Council, The First Church in Weymouth will participate in "Bells of Peace." Towards the end of our Worship Service on Sunday November 11th, we will ring our steeple bell - at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, a total of 21 times.

Church Fair & Turkey Dinner

     Be sure to join us for our Annual Holiday Fair and Turkey Dinner! On Saturday November 17th we will host our fair from 9am to 2pm in the church hall. The fair will feature many craft and gift items, a Christmas Attic, baked goods & fudge, Gene's famous spice rubs, jewelry, cheeses, pies, snack bar, and raffles for our assorted gift baskets!

     In the evening, at 5pm, our Homestyle Turkey Dinner will be served. Tickets should be purchased in advance as this dinner routinely sells out early! Please watch this space, as well as the weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter for ticket info. After dinner, be sure to have all your raffle tickets handy as we draw the winning numbers for all the gift baskets!

Breakfast with Santa!

     Join us on Saturday December 8th at 9am for Breakfast with Santa! We will provide the pancakes & sausage, juice and coffee, and the Christmas music! You provide your own camera, and bring all your little ones to meet Santa! You are welcome to take your holiday pictures with Santa, free of charge, and without the hassle of the mall crowds. Plus, you get free breakfast! (Donations are cheerfully accepted.)

     This is a relatively new event that is quickly growing in popularity. You are sure to have a good time. All are welcome!

Parish Post Newsletter

     Eleven times a year (each month from September to June, plus one combined July/August issue) we publish our church newsletter, The Parish Post. The newsletter is mailed out to all households on our church mailing list. Contact the office if you would like to be added to the mailing list.

     The newsletter contains important news, dates, and details about upcoming events, as well as schedules for coffee hour, offertory counting, communion servers, etc.

     Those who want to receive it electronically may do so by clicking the link below. You can read the newsletter online, download it to your computer, or print it at home for handy reference! Please contact the office if you have any items you would like added to the newsletter.

     Read the October 2018 Parish Post Newsletter here.

Photo courtesy of Valerie A. Russo