Join Construct for its 50th Anniversary WALK – Walk Into the Future – on Sun., Sept. 22, with registration beginning at 12:30 pm. Music, food, entertainment. Bring your families, friends, kids, and (licensed and leashed) dogs. Help build communities and house families, step-by-step and brick-by-brick. There are many ways to get involved. WALK – GRAB YOUR
Numerous artists are sharing their paintings and photography on display in the JE Room during October and November, exploring the theme of “God’s Autumn Colors.” Take a look and enjoy the show!
Mark your calendars! Sunday school resumes and the choir returns to the loft on Sun., Sept. 8. We’ll have our first Sunday school lesson, meet the new teachers, and have a giant test! OK, no test. But, we are most definitely planning to celebrate on the front lawn after church with food, games, and activities
Take part in our Council Fundraiser – the Golf Scramble!! We take to the links on September 11 to raise money for the care of our historic buildings and vibrant programs. This month we ask for your assistance. Here are some ways you can help: Help field a team! If you play golf, get a
Wondering what to do this Fall when the kids go back to school, the leaves begin to tumble, and the days start to shorten? Why not consider one of our adult formation classes? Multiple studies confirm that Bible Studies and other learning opportunities are some of the best ways to deepen your faith and connect
On August 15 at 7:30 pm, First Congregational Church, Stockbridge, will host a joint choral concert by the B’Shalom Chorale of the Berkshires and the Berkshire Lyric Chamber Chorus. Led by Jack Brown, the two groups will perform both together and separately in Jewish and Christian sacred choral music from several centuries. There is no
Lisanne Finston, Executive Director of Gould Farm and an ordained minister, will preach and help lead worship on Sunday July 7. Our Board of Mission and Action has had a long relationship with the Farm and is delighted to help the congregation get to know it better. Coffee hour will include information about how members
Our annual Strawberry Social will take place outside, weather permitting, after church this Sunday, June 30th. Join us for a celebration of our local bounty and good fellowship. There will be strawberry shortcakes for one and all!
For kids entering grades K-8. Three Sunday afternoons: July 28, August 4 and August 11. Mostly unison music with a possibility of one (or two) two parts and/or rounds. This choir is free with no charge to participate! Directed by Jill Wheat, Accompanied by Dr. Gene Kalish.
There will be an art “Flower Show” in the JE Room during the months of June, July and August, with art created by Jeannene Booher, Cindy Brown, John McKinstry, Olga Schwede, and Terry Wise.
In the summer, some families who depend on school meals face food insecurity. With our partners, Fairview Hospital and the Jewish Women’s Federation, we will provide nutritious food on Thursdays, from July 11 until August 22.
This summer, all are invited to join a book read of David Brooks’ new work The Second Mountain. Look for more details in your July newsletter. We anticipate putting together a variety of small groups and ways to talk about the book that take advantage of the rhythms of summer. We have invited a few
Membership in our church is an act of faith – an agreement to enter into the covenant of this church with others who call it home. It is a joyful act undertaken during worship. If you have not yet been in contact with Pastor Brent or participated in the Connections Class, please contact him
In honor of the Spirit, the congregation is invited to wear red today.
All members, of standing boards for 2019-2020 year, are requested to come to the sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. Tasks like selecting chairs, determining meeting times, and setting goals are on the agenda. Following the All-Boards Meeting, Council will convene for its June meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the classroom.
The team of volunteers is back from Puerto Rico. Come and join us as they share slides and many stories during coffee hour.
Help celebrate the past year’s education programs for children, youth, and adults during the 10am worship.
Berkshire Lyric presents a free showing of Shining Night, A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen. This award-winning documentary, about American composer Lauridsen, features live music by our singers–a gift to the local music community as a prelude to the June 8 Tanglewood concert. At First Congregational Church, Stockbridge.
The Tuesday Club features “Musical Highlights of Summer at Tanglewood” as presented by Professor Jeremy Yudkin. Helping all people understand music is one of his greatest passions. Free and open to the public; donations welcome. Light refreshments. At the JE Room of the First Congregational Church, Stockbridge.
The Blafield Children’s Chorus, Melodious Accord and our Berkshire Lyric Choral Scholars present their annual concert. This free concert will be highlighted by choral and solo vocal works by Franz Schubert and Morten Lauridsen looking ahead to the June 8 Masterworks concert. At First Congregational Church, Stockbridge. For more information, click here.