This Week In Worship
April 5, 2020
Sermon: “Taking the Initiative” Rev. Dr. Andrew W. Armstrong
Music: Staff Singer Quartet
Worship With Us Online!
Sunday Worship is online through and including Sunday, April 5th, 2020. Sunday School is postponed up to and including Sunday April 5th, 2020.
Typical Sunday Worship: 8:30AM-9:30 AM-Worship: 10:00AM-11:15AM Worship: Childcare Sunday School
Tuesday Evening Chapel Vespers- 7:30-8:00PM Chapel Vespers meets on various Tuesdays throughout the year from 7:30-8:00 PM in Shaw Chapel on the first floor of the Walker Building.Rev. Andy, Rev. Ken and Rev. Jami share this ministry. Services include scripture, meditation, a simple message, prayer, silence, music, and an invitation to healing.No need to sign up. Come as you are and feel free to bring friend.
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.
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.
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.