June 2016 COG

Cover Article:  Thriving Communities by Dr. Jay Contents: Wine at Holy Communion Associate Pastor Column Haiti Matters 300th Anniversary News: Mission: 300 update; May Breakfast Summer Worship Series Summer Outdoor Worship Strengthen the Church Collection Interfaith Art Camp Celebrate John Gerry-Karajanes 17 Years of Music Ministry Women’s Benevolent Planning Party [more…]

May 2016 COG

Cover Article:  All the Meetings of All Our Church Teams Are Open to Everyone by Dr. Jay Contents: Associate Pastor Column Call to Special All-Church Meeting By-Law Amendments Budget Forum Structure Evaluation Listening Session News & Reviews from the Church Library Nominations for Leadership Team and Other Positions Getting to [more…]

April 2016 COG

Pastor’s Message:  A Great Year in the Works Contents: Jazz Worship Service Financial News New Opportunities to Strengthen First Church Invitation to Evaluate Our Current Structure Leadership Team News Prayer Shawl Ministry Haiti Matters 300th Anniversary News:  Mission 300, Bus Trip to Deerfield, May Breakfast Events:  Friday Evening Fellowship, Men’s [more…]

March 2016 COG

Pastor’s Message:  A Letter to the Community Stewardship of Resources Team Needs You Lenten Dinners & Study Holy Week/Easter Associate Pastor Column Adult Ed Morning Series:  Race–the Power of an Illusion 300th Anniversary News:  Mission 300, Bus Trip to Deerfield Events:  Friday Evening Fellowship, World Day of Prayer Pastoral Search [more…]

February 2016 COG

Pastor’s Message:  Some Thoughts About Pilgrim Hymnals (and other issues as well!) Contents: Lent:  Ash Wednesday Service, Lenten Dinners/Discussion, Adult Education Programs for Lent Moderator’s Message Christmas on the Green recap 300th Anniversary News Events:  Climate Change Talk, February Fling, Women’s Benevolent Ladies Night Out, Faith on Tap, Women’s Ministries, [more…]

January 2016 COG

Pastor’s Message: The Year Ahead Contents: Christmas Recap: Fair, Mitten Tree, Looking ahead to Epiphany Associate Pastor’s Corner 300th News Environmental Justice Speaker & Gathering Faith on Tap Women’s Book Group Movie Nights View the January 2016  COG  

COG December 2015

Cover article:  The Silence of Christmas by Dr. Jay Contents: Advent and Christmas: Services, Mitten Tee, Poinsettias, Christmas Youth Singers Announcement Advent Vespers, Supper and Study Events: Friday Evening Fellowship, Wilbraham Choral Society Concert, Christmas Fair, Women’s Book Group, Faith on Tap 300th:  A Note from Rev. Dr. Dan Leavitt (pastor [more…]

COG November 2015

Cover article:  A Stewardship Question by Dr. Jay Contents: 300 Years in the Making (Recap of 300th Anniversary Kickoff Event) Mission: 300 update Moderators Message:  Your Leadership Team at Work Friday Evening Fellowship Consecration Sunday is November 1 A New Awakening: Proclaiming a Season of Prophetic Climate Witness Broadway Concert [more…]

COG October 2015

Cover article:  Whew!  What a Year has Begun! by Dr. Jay Contents: Let the 300th Anniversary Celebrations Begin Mission: 300 Moderator’s Message:  Consecration Sunday is Coming November 1 Join us for Super Saturday October 17 Neighbors in Need Ecumenical/Interfaith News Haiti Matters Notes on Nepal Christmas Fair Needs You Faith [more…]

COG September 2015

Cover Article:  A New Year is Upon Us! by Dr. Jay Contents: Homecoming Sunday Visioning 20/20 Church on the Green Going Digital News from the Church Library A Note from Pastor Marisa Interfaith Viewing Party of Pope’s Address to Congress Haiti Trip Planned for March Moderator’s Message FEF to Feature [more…]