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This Week In Worship
January 19, 2020
The Second Sunday after Epiphany

Worship:  8:30 & 10:00 AM 
10:00 AM:  Sunday School & Childcare 
Sermon:  “Behold, Take Hold, Be Bold!”  Rev. Ken McGarry
Music:  Decibells & Chancel Choir

  Bulletin 01-19-20

                        

Worship With Us!

 Tuesday Evening Chapel Vespers- 7:30-8:00PM  

Resumes on January 14, 2020 in Shaw Chapel
Revs. Andy, Ken, and Jami will share this ministry and bring their own approach to each gathering. Services will vary week to week, but most will include scripture, meditation, a simple message, prayer, silence, music, and an invitation to healing. No need to sign up, we’ll be there. Come as you are and feel free to bring a friend.

Sunday Worship

8:30AM-9:30 AM-Worship: No Childcare No Sunday School
10:00AM-11:15AM Worship: Childcare  Sunday School

Worship Service

Sunday worship at First Church happens at 8:30 AM and 10 AM. The first service at 8:30 AM is more intimate and aims for 50 minutes.
The second service is energetic with a children’s message and additional music. Both services consist of hymns and anthems; liturgy, prayers; an offering; scripture and sermon. We consider worship to be the heartbeat of our faith and listen for God’s leading in our lives. We believe God’s Word speaks to our contemporary needs, problems, and opportunities, both in our lives and in the world around us.

The Sacraments

First Church Nashua is a member of the United Church of Christ. We are a Protestant community, which means we observe two central sacraments. They are Baptism and the Eucharist (also called communion or the Lord’s Supper). These practices are given to us by Jesus in the Gospels. By employing common things of the earth & water, bread, and the fruit of the vine & the sacraments are outward signs of an inward grace which have sustained Christ’s disciples for over two millennia. First Church practices open communion and celebrates the sacrament monthly on the first Sunday of each month.

How to Find Us

First Church is located at the northern most end of Main Street in Nashua NH, where Main meets Amherst Street and Concord Street.  See our information page for more details, including a map.

Where To Park

There is a parking lot behind the church, most easily accessed from Concord Street, but it is also accessible from Lock Street and Orange Street. On Sundays, parking is available in the Front Door lot at 7 Concord Street, and also in the parking lot behind Eaton & Berube Insurance, at 11 Concord Street. There is ample on-street parking in the area as well.

Accessibility

First Church is handicapped accessible; there is an elevator at the court yard entrance which is located in the link between our education and sanctuary buildings. The court yard opens onto the main parking lot. The elevator provides access to all levels of both the education building (the Walker Building) and the sanctuary building.

What To Wear

Come as you are! There is no dress code, but most people probably wear what might be considered ‘office casual’.

Children And Youth

Children and Youth are always welcome at First Church!

For our youngest friends (ages 0-2), we have a state of the art nursery located in the basement of the main building; follow the signs or ask an usher if you are unsure how to navigate. Pagers are available and wristbands are used to make sure everyone gets matched up with their loved ones at the end of the service.

For children aged 3 through 8th grade, our Sunday School meets each Sunday morning, September through June, from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Well trained and professionally supervised volunteer teachers seek to create a caring, accepting atmosphere in which to learn about the Bible and the principles of the Christian faith as they apply to living faithfully in today’s world. You can get more information or register at the Christian Education office located on the second floor of the Walker Building.