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Chime Notes returns

Beginnings and Endings

Dear Church, The Easter Season is a time of new life and new beginnings. But is also the case that new beginnings sometimes start with fond farewells and thanksgiving. This Sunday will be Jennifer Stuarts’s last with us. She is completing another fruitful year at Harvard Divinity School and her term with us as Ministerial

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Holy Week Events

Ham it Up!

Dear Church, Ham it up! Ham it up! Our annual celebration of the diverse talents (song, story, dance, prose, poetry, music, fill in the blank —– ) within the congregation, and of food – especially ham, will take place on Sat. March 22nd. Please see the attachment for more details and your invitation. Last year,

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No Choir Rehearsal Tonight

Geek for God

Dear Church, Would you like to “join” first Church? Do you know what church membership might mean for you? Let me know and I will share the good news. We will have a class soon. I have a new appreciation for “The Big Dig” after working through the snow that fell yesterday. In Westford we

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30th Annual International Food Fair!

February 1, 2014 11:00 – 2:00 First Church Swampscott

it is coooold outside

Dear Church, Lots to say, and it is coooold outside – brrr.. 1. We are going to have a special meeting about the church budget and finances in Clarke Hall on Sunday after the service. It will be short. It is good news compared to our annual meeting last June. A light lunch will be

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Packed full of Goodies

Dear Church, I am still in blissful wonderment following the baptism last week.  Little baby Alexander James Bailey is a treasure.  The sacramental moment of baptism, the children of the church joining me in blessing the water beforehand, and the whole congregation joining in blessing the baby, parents and God parents afterwards, reveal the beauty

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