January 26-February 23, 2020
Join Pastors Pam and Marisa this winter for a 5-part preaching series on stewardship of our home, titled “Sacred Earth, Sacred Work”
What if we lived life truly connected to the origins of Creation and the Creator? In the beginning, God created all things and originally called them “good.” In this series, we will explore six essential ideas found in Creation Spirituality, a way of living within the community of the Earth that deepens our reverence for life, participates in the creativity of the cosmos, and develops our passion for justice and human transformation. It compels us to lead lives of spiritual inquiry, creativity, and prophetic action as our sacred work in the world.
Worship details coming soon! See below for two events to enhance our worship during this time.
The Climate Change Speaker Series continues Sunday, January 26, 2020 @ 11:30AM, featuring Dr. Marty Nathan
The Adult Education and Environmental Justice Teams of First Church invite you to the final program in their three-part speaker series of Climate Change experts: Dr. Marty Nathan, Climate Activist: “Responding as a Community to the Climate Emergency.” Dr. Nathan is a Family Practitioner at Baystate Brightwood Health Center and has been a life-long social and climate activist who has become the area’s leading spokesperson on the climate crises we all are facing. Her articles appear regularly in the Daily Hampshire Gazette and the Springfield Republican.
Monday February 10, 2020 @ 7:00pm at First Church: Interfaith Tu B’Shvat (“Jewish Earth Day”) Seder
Temple Beth El Joins with First Church in celebrating Tu B’Shvat, or “Jewish Earth Day” marks the “New Year of the Trees” in the Hebrew calendar. We will enjoy good food (dried fruits, nuts and wine and grape juice), spirited singing with Cantor Martin Levson and meaningful learning all at First Church of Christ in Longmeadow.
(This is part of a 2-part Interfaith Seder Series, “Sharing Our Traditions.” More information HERE)