We worship together each Sunday at 10:00am. Sunday worship services are also broadcast Sundays at 8:00am on Longmeadow Cable Television (LCTV) Channel 12. We often schedule services at other times, especially during Advent, Christmas and Holy Week and during times of local or national crisis. Special service times would be posted on our homepage and online calendar. Childcare is available during most services.
Walk through the front door on any Sunday of the year and you will be greeted by one of our ushers with a smile. You will be handed a worship bulletin and be given an invitation to find yourself a seat or be escorted if you prefer. In the pew rack in front of you will be a red Pilgrim Hymnal and a black New Century Hymnal. The bulletin will indicate in which hymnal you can find the hymns we will sing that morning, as well as the prayers we will offer together. Our church is fully wheelchair accessible – our main front doors as well as our Williams Street door have handicapped entrances. Large-print service bulletins and assistive listening devices for those with hearing impairments are available from the ushers.
Worship leadership is shared by our ministers, Rev. Dr. Jay Terbush and Rev. Marisa Brown Ludwig, faithful lay people and musicians, including John Gerry-Karajanes, our Director of Music and our dedicated Chancel Choir. During the regular church year (September through May), we have a full choir in worship each week, as well as Faith First Church School and Confirmation Classes. Summer services are a bit less formal, with a soloist who leads us in music and a one-room Sunday school program called Summer Fun. Several times during the summer we share an outdoor worship service in the church garden.
Children of all ages are free to take part in our children’s messages and programs or to remain with their parents in worship, as they prefer.
A member of our Board of Deacons is always available at the door to welcome you and to answer any questions. Our order of worship is printed in the weekly bulletin. Large print copies are available.