Worship is the heart of our life together at First Church. We gather at 10:00 on Sunday mornings to sing and pray together, to share our joys and sorrows, to sit in silent meditation or to reflect on our lives and the movement of the Spirit within and among us.
Worship at First Church brings together traditional and contemporary elements from many spiritual traditions. Readings, prayers, rituals and music are often Christian; at the same time we celebrate the openness of Unitarian Universalism by incorporating rituals and readings from many sacred traditions and the best of contemporary poetry.
Our music is an eclectic blend of traditional hymns, classical music, jazz, folk and secular songs, and Taize chant. We are blessed with a magnificent 1869 Simmons organ, a vintage AB Chase grand piano, and a talented musician, Kallin Johnson, who is a master of both instruments.
As we say at the beginning of every worship service at First Church,
“Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself on life’s journey, we welcome you here!”
Holiday Services for 2017 - 2018
Dec 24, 10:00am - NO WORSHIP SERVICE
Dec 24, 4:30pm - Christmas Eve Service for All Ages featuring the Youth Ensemble of New England
Dec 24, 11:00pm - Christmas Eve Community Service of Lessons and Carols, with Special Guest Musicians: Jung-Yi Daugherty (flute) and Scott Daugherty (trumpet)
Dec 31 - Christmas Carol sing & Religious Ed classes
One half of the donations received at the FCCU Christmas Eve Services will be provided to WHEAT Community Connections.