First Congregational is a non-credal church. That means you don’t have to believe exactly what everyone else believes, or check off all the boxes on some ancient text. We deepen faith by studying scripture, our tradition, science, current affairs… pretty much anything that helps us make meaning and change our lives and the lives of those around us for the better. First Congregational offers many opportunities outside of Sunday morning worship for members, visitors, and those interested in learning more about our church, to explore questions of faith and to participate in activities that strengthen the covenant relationship we share with one another, with our church, and with our pastor.
Not Your Mama’s Bible Study
Are you interested in learning more about the Bible, but have had the idea that to read it with others means you should already know it, practically from memory? Have no fear! We read together on Thursdays from 10am to 11am in a very relaxed setting–even in your own home via Zoom if you’d like. Together we ask questions about the relevance of scripture to our lives today and challenge some of the ways we believe the Bible has been understood at different times in different places. We also celebrate the good news that is carried to us through the stories, poetry and revelation the Bible is. Check the eVisitor for Zoom information.
Mid-Week Service of Prayer & Meditation
The Mid-Week Service is a quiet centering of spirit, a time for contemplation, sharing, and prayer. It is ecumenical, non-denominational, spiritually universal. All are welcome to join us on Wednesdays at 7pm. Check the eVisitor for Zoom information.
Men’s Morning Square
Men’s Morning Square is a group that gets together on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 8:00-9:00 throughout the year to break bread and enjoy fellowship. We have little structure and no agenda, but will work on church projects as the Spirit moves us!
Pilgrim Lodge is a UCC camp in West Gardiner, Maine. There are many opportunities for camping experiences for all ages of kids and adults, all focused on helping people grow as Christians. They achieve this growth through week long experiences in group living, involving exposure to the world of nature, helpful caring relationships, experiences in sharing, recreation, fellowship, and worship. For more information go to www.pilgrimlodge.org.