Life Together Weekly News
and upcoming events
in the life of our church
and upcoming events
in the life of our church
Attend service, complete a Sunday School craft or help out and collect a leaf stamp in our special notebook supplied by Ms. Joanne and Pastor Josh. For 10 leaves collected pick a prize from our Trunk of Treasures. Watch your email for your weekly Sunday School lessons. Let the church office know if you aren’t receiving them.
Sunday 10am Indoor worship will be held in the sanctuary, space is limited, masks and distancing will be required, and you must make reservations online to attend. See full details in your email. Thank you for your ongoing patience and flexibility; these plans will continue to evolve and change as the health situation progresses and as state regulations continue to get updated and adjusted.
Enhanced Live Streaming!
The First Congregational Church of Holden will be placing a run of authentic Cat’s Meow Village Houses for purchase.
To place your order, please mail (or drop off in the Church mailbox) your pre-order form and check/cash for $20 per house to:
The First Congregational Church of Holden
1180 Main St.
Holden, MA 01520
Any questions? Email Robyn Dugan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Armor of God Video Bible Study with Priscilla Shirer – Join in this in-depth study of Ephesians 6:10-19 on the Spiritual Battle and Armor of God. Study independently or join the group on Thursday Evenings 6:30-7:15 to watch the video lesson together (or watch/listen to it on your own) and 7:15-8:15 for group discussion. Study guides ($15) available in the church office, video/audio files are available for independent viewing/listening online. Full details and links in your email.
Parables Bible Study – follows the current 12-15 week sermon series, free study guide available, study independently and/or join in our Wednesday Bible Study Discussion from 10-11am via Zoom (jump in anytime, no prep work required) full details and links in your email
Sermon Series on Jesus’ Parables
A Parables study guide is available in the church office
Wednesday Zoom Bible Study 10-11am will discuss each week’s parable
November 12, 13, 18, & 20 limited to groups of 4
Our own Ginny Powell-Brasier is offering tours of the Chapter House in the Worcester Art Museum. She will show the us how to "read" art and noting the use of three sacred numbers. She can start at 10 or 10:30 am depending on the participants' preference. Tour lasts about 1 hour and you can stay after to continue visiting on your own. There is no cost but a donation if you are not a museum member would be appreciated.
Book by calling or emailing Debbie Nickerson. 774-364-0764 / email@example.com. Of course masks must be worn and social distancing will be followed.
Reserve a bag, email firstname.lastname@example.org
(reservations taken through November 15th)
2020 has been a very tough year for everyone. If 2020 is promising to ruin your Thanksgiving Family dinner the First Congregational Church of Holden would like to help. We will be offering a limited number of “Holiday Meal Bags”. (one per family)
Each Meal Bag will consist of :
12# - 14# Turkey Bag of Stuffing
Quart of turkey broth Can of cranberry sauce
Bag of Carrots Bag of Potatoes
“Touchless Pick-up” November 21 & 22 between 4-6pm. Simply drive up to the back door at the Church. Call the number given on your confirmation email and a Meal Bag will be brought to your car.
Saturdays, 8:00am in person, in the vestry
Our current study is entitled "'get your life back" - Everyday Practices for A World Gone Mad". We will watch the accompanying video for each session before a time of discussion. If you have yet to join us, but would like to, just email Curt Wickman, email@example.com to get you added to the weekly email.
Middle & High School
We have not one, but TWO youth group options for our students heading into the winter season! Starting November 15th.
MEGA TABLE will be our weekly indoor youth group meeting!
We'll play games, fellowship, and dig into God's BIG word, while sitting around our BIG table!
Every Sunday night from 6-7:30pm!
καλέω (Ka-lay-oh) means to "call and invite", and we're inviting our teens to join us over Zoom to have fun, check in, and learn more about what it means to be called by God!
Every Wednesday from 6-7pm!
While we can’t be together we can still stay connected. Send a card, note or email to one or more of your church family that you haven’t seen in a while or choose someone from our church directory that you haven’t met yet or don’t know. It’s simple but a great way to feel connected. Don’t have our church directory App? It’s easy to get and use. Download the Instant Church Directory App (it’s free) onto your iPhone or Android device or access it though your web browser. It will only give you and others access to your church directory using the email that is posted. No picture of you? Send a family selfie to the office. Not online? Printed directories are also available in the office.
FCCH Quarantine Connector Facebook Group
Stay connected with your church family, share how you are coping, ideas and encouraging faith filled messages