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Guest Speaker Louis Mitchell

Louis Mitchell is a pioneering “intentional man”. He is known around the country and abroad as an elder, advocate, teacher, student, minister, parent and friend. He serves as the Co-founder and Executive Director of Transfaith™/Interfaith Working Group and as the Associate Minister of South Congregational Church in Springfield, MA. Louis is [more…]

Praying the Psalms

An adult study led by Pastor Marisa Tuesdays: May 16, 23 & 30 at both 1pm & 7pm Featuring the book: Psalms for Praying by Nan Merrill (available on amazon) We’ll use different translations of the bible and consult commentaries on the Psalms by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Thomas Merton and more [more…]

Islamic Council Statement on Church Bombings in Egypt

Dear Friends  and Inter Faith Colleagues . The members of the Islamic Society, Imam and the Board, wish you all God’s Abundant Blessings during your Holidays. We are also shocked  by the news of Barbaric  killings of worshipers in two churches on this Palm Sunday. What a shame. We had [more…]

Growing Together

We gathered on Homecoming Sunday, September 11, 2016 to plant a tree on the Longmeadow Green to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of First Church.  Rev. Dr. Jay Terbush delivered a prayer: A Prayer of Dedication God the Divine Gardner, 300 years ago you planted a tree in the soil in [more…]

Employment Opportunities

First Church is currently seeking a Youth Leader. Know someone who genuinely likes youth — both High School and Middle School? Know someone who believes in living their faith through action and prayer? Know someone who is hearing God’s call to serve? First Church is now taking applications for a [more…]

Interfaith Christmas Message

From Sayyid M. Syeed, National Director Office for Interfaith & Community Alliances Islamic Society of North America In the name of God Most Loving and Most Caring, We want to extend our greetings to our Christian brothers and sisters in America and around the world, on the day of Christmas. [more…]

Interfaith Letter to the Editor

December 7, 2015 To the editor: I am writing on behalf of the Interfaith Council of Western Massachusetts.  Our “council” includes representatives from the Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Unitarian and Baha’i faith communities. We are writing to express our concern over recent comments from presidential candidates, particularly Mr. Trump, and [more…]

Moderators Message July 2014

Moderator’s Message Transforming from Members to Disciples by Susan Kennedy Below you will find a diagram representing the evolving new structure concept.  Circles represent clusters of Ministry Teams with similar missions.  Within each circle are examples of the teams included in each cluster. In the center is the Leadership Team [more…]

New Structure Explained 6-1-14

New Structure Concept Explained for June 1 2014 Congregation Gathering   The Leadership Team will: Be elected by the Congregation. Will serve a longer term for continuity. Include Pastor, Moderator, Past Moderator, Future Moderator as needed, Clerk/Membership, and 6 Liaisons representing six foundational missions of the church Will have regularly [more…]