July 2017 COG

Minister’s Message: The Tide is Out! by Pastor Marisa Contents: Pastoral Coverage for the Summer Pastor Pam Getting to Know First Church A Heart Full of Gratitude Good-bye Dr. Jay Sanctuary Historic Vote at Tri-Conference Meeting The Great Spiritual Migration – A Summer Book Discussion Noteworthy Summer Worship:  Hymn Sings, [more…]

June 2017 COG

Cover article:  Saying Farewell by Rev. Dr. Jay Terbush Contents: Strengthen the Church Offering Gratitude:  Associate Pastor Column Meet Pastor Pam! Next Steps in our Transition Histories of Springfield (Adult Ed Series) Help Fill the Classroom in Haiti General Synod Mass Conference First Tri-Conference Annual Meeting Friday Evening Fellowship Cookout [more…]

May 2017 COG

Minister’s Message: Ending Our Transition Time by Dr. Jay Contents: Associate Pastor Message: Together as One Easter Sunday photo gallery Pastor on Pilgrimage to Assisi Adult Education: Praying the Psalms; Histories of Greater Springfield (rescheduled) Events: Friday Evening Fellowship; Pride Parade; Garden Work; Farewell Service; Dinner and Music Social Event; [more…]

April 2017 COG

Minister’s Message: Honoring the Season of Lent by Dr. Jay Contents: Altar Flowers for Easter Holy Week Moderator’s Message Pot-Luck Dinner with BayPath Students Adult Ed:  Histories of Greater Springfield and Praying the Psalms Ending Our Time of Transition White Privilege Group Events: Friday Evening Fellowship; Women’s Benevolent; Tenebrae Service [more…]

March 2017 COG

Cover article: Enter into Lent by Dr. Jay Contents: One Great Hour of Sharing A Note from the Associate Pastor News from the Church Library Lenten Wednesdays in March World Day of Prayer Estate Planning Seminars Haiti Matters Adult Ed Spring Series: Histories of Greater Springfield ONA Team March Book [more…]

February 2017 COG

Cover article:  Change is Coming! by Dr. Jay Contents: Call to the Annual Meeting White Privilege Series February Fling Women’s Benevolent Meeting Estate Planning Seminar Planned Coffee & Conversations SAICAN Symposium on Solar Energy Contemplative Prayer Family Ministries Meeting LENT Begins March 1 Read the February 2017 COG

January 2017 COG

Cover Article: God Moments by Dr. Jay Contents: Sad News from Haiti New Year’s Services Christmas Fair Update Women’s Benevolent Meeting Senior Pastor Search Update FEF February Fling Weekly Events SAICAN Solar Symposium Heroes Speaker on MassLive Adult Ed Winter Series:  White Privilege—Let’s Talk Family Ministries Associate Pastor Column Read [more…]

December 2016 COG

Minister’s message:  Hope. Peace. Joy. Love. by Dr. Jay Contents: Christmas Poinsettia Order Form Advent & Christmas Schedule Christmas… on the Green Wilbraham Community Chorus Concert Advent Worship & Bible Study The Longest Night Service Mittens & More Giving Tree “Flash” Children’s Choir Adult Education:  Fall Lecture Series; Winter Lecture [more…]

November 2016 COG

Pastor Column:  Grow Through the Holy Days by Dr. Jay Contents: A Grand End to Our Year-Long Celebration Moderator’s Message Ecumenical Worship on Election Day Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration Circle of Faith Habitat House: An Opportunity for Youth After Hours Communication with Church Staff Annual Tree Lighting and Carol Sing Mid-Week [more…]

October 2016 COG

Pastor Column:  What Do Pastors Do Anyway? Who Knows? — A Message from Your Pastors Contents: Associate Pastor Column CROP Walk Consecration Sunday is Coming November 6 A Visit from Our Partners in Haiti Introducing Dan Inglis — Our New Director of Music Spiritual Life Ministries 300th Anniversary Events Adult [more…]