First Church News!

First Church News!

Presentation by the Longmeadow Cemetery Association (LCA)

December 15th @ 11:30 AM, Bailey Hall
Recently the LCA had a LIDAR scan* done of the oldest section of the cemetery. What they found is both surprising and important to our congregation.

Come and see the images of the graves and the exact locations of colonial remains. This new information changes our understanding of our history and of how the church uses its land.

FCC will utilize this information to vote on land use at the Annual meeting.

*“LIDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the Earth. These light pulses generate precise, three-dimensional information about the shape of the earth’s characteristics. (oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/lidar.html)”

Image Credit: Toby Minear, USGS. Public domain. It is a terrestrial LIDAR scan to map flooding after hurricane Isaac.…

First Church is Going Solar!

However, you won’t be seeing any solar panels on our roof just yet.  We are taking advantage of a program called “Community Solar”, offered by Nexamp, headquartered in Boston.  Nexamp provides us ‘solar credits from power generated on a solar farm located in the area.  Community Solar should reduce our overall electric costs by about 15%. 

These same savings are available to all church members.  For more information, go to www.nexamp.com.  And be sure to mention a referral by First Church.  Both you and the church may get a $25.00 Amazon gift card when you sign up.   There is no long-term commitment and no cost associated with going (community) solar.…