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Join us in worship any Sunday at 10am!

Worship is usually held upstairs in the sanctuary. The building is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers through the ramp on the West side of the building, by the entrance to the Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Child care is available in the nursery for infants through age 3. We also have special seating for babies, toddlers, and nursing mothers in the back of the sanctuary for those who prefer their little ones to stay in the service. Children age 4 through grade 4 are invited to participate in Sunday School (Worship Workshop) following the children’s message. 

We are currently between worship series, following the Jesus stories in Matthew during the Epiphany season.

Our most recent worship series was:

Advent Evensong Services
Thursdays in Advent, starting December 1, join the choir in the chapel at 7 pm for a peaceful prayer service full of music. If you’re unsure about what this service might be like, check out this link to hear some of the music. The Christmas season is often full of busyness and bustle. Give yourself the gift of these quiet moments of prayer! The service lasts about 30 minutes. If you’d like to come and are in need of childcare, please let us know so we can plan ahead.
 

Sunday, November 27 – Awaken to Hope

Scripture: Matthew 24:36-44

Worship Workshop: Mix (An advent treat)

Special Events: After worship we will pack care packages for college students preparing for finals

Join us from 2:15-4:15 for the  Living Nativity

Sunday, December 4 – Awaken to Love

Scripture: TBA

Worship Workshop: Play (a getting-ready game)

Special Events: We will have four baptisms during the service, as we celebrate God’s love that knows us and claims us as God’s child.

Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm – Christmas Concert and Carol Sing

The Old South Brass & Organ ensemble, with guest performances by other Old South musicians, will bless you with Christmas music to lift your soul. We will also enjoy a sing-along of several favorite Christmas carols. Concert is free, donations welcome.

Sunday, December 11 – Awaken to Joy

Scripture: Luke 1:47-55

Worship Workshop: Create (advent art project)

Special Events: Handbells to play in worship

Sunday, December 18 – Awaken to Peace

Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

Special Events: Our message will be shared this morning by the children as they perform the christmas musical, “The Good Newsies”

Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) – Awaken to the Christ Child

5pm – A short, simple service designed to share the Christmas story with people of all ages

7pm – A traditional service of lessons and carols (Childcare provided)

11pm – A candlelight service with communion, in the chapel

All are welcome at any service. Childcare will be provided for children under 4 at 7pm.

Sunday, December 25 (Christmas Day) – At First Congregational Church of Reading

10am – We will gather at our neighbor’s church for a casual, joyful hymn sing and worship on Sunday morning, Christmas Day. Children are encouraged to wear their Christmas pajamas.

Sunday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)

10am – Our neighbors from First Congregational Church will join us for worship in the chapel as Rev. Carol leads us in a contemplative service about what God has done in our lives in 2016, and how we are being called into 2017.