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Mystical Tales

September 1, 2018 One of my great joys has been leading retreats and workshops.  It was an opportunity for people to spend time in community, growing spiritually, connecting to God, each other and their own knowing. Often I got to facilitate folks sharing their own stories. This coming year we [more…]

Year in Review

July 1, 2018 One year ago, on August 20, 2017, I started as the Senior Pastor of First Church of Christ in Longmeadow. So much has happened in this year! My first service was outside in the garden. The weather was nice and the Search team provided us a picnic [more…]

Calling Forth Praise

June 1, 2018 “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “ ‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?” — Matthew 21:16 Sometimes we long for perfection. We appreciate organized, clean, spaces. We celebrate orderly events. But really — none of these are truly [more…]

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…]

Zaccheus, the Pride Parade, and Shared Values

May 1, 2018 As a church, we welcome everyone, no matter what they believe, where they are from, who they love. “Welcoming” is key to making us a loving community that can be safe for everyone. As Christians, in fact, we hold “welcoming everybody” as a shared value. And we [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 Communications Director. First Church is now taking applications for a Communications Director.  This is a part-time position for someone with experience in website maintenance, online publishing, e-mail distribution and creative design. Download the Communications Director job description. For more information, please contact Rev. Pam [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…]