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Capital Campaign Question-and-Answer Session – Video available

Last Sunday, after worship, the Capital Campaign Steering Committee hosted a Q&A session.  This is available on YouTube, just click here.  To see the two-page Feasibility Study Summary click here. The Capital Campaign Steering Committee would like to invite you to attend one or both of our upcoming Capital Campaign Question-and-Answer Sessions. This will be

Outdoor Gathered Worship – September 26

We will worship outdoors  at the church, on the front lawn, starting at 10:00am.  Please read “Updated Info” (button below).  Livestream will be available.  If it is raining, worship will move indoors, following all current Covid protocols. These include all persons being masked inside the church, regardless of vaccination status. We are looking for volunteers to read and to

Spiritual Direction – groups forming this fall

Group Spiritual Direction this Fall Do you wonder to what God is calling you at this point in your life?  Would you like to deepen your prayer life?  Would you like to dwell more often and more consciously  in the presence of God?   If your answer to these questions is yes, we invite you to

Aerial shot showing the Children's Chimes Tower and First Congregational Church in spring, with the rolling Berkshire Hills in the background.

Indoor Gathered Worship – September 5

We will worship indoors  at the church starting at 10:00am.  Please read “Updated Info” (button below).  Livestream will be available.  All persons remain masked inside the church, regardless of vaccination status. Communion will be served. We are looking for volunteers to read and to greet, at this or future services. All people, regardless of vaccination status, must wear

Outdoor Gathered Worship – August 29

Outdoor Gathered Worship – August 29 We will worship outdoors  at the church, on the front lawn, starting at 10:00am.  Please read “Updated Info” (button below).  Livestream will be available.  If it is raining, worship will move indoors, following all current Covid protocols. These include all persons being masked inside the church, regardless of vaccination

Summer Fair!

Summer Fair!  at Stockbridge First Congregational Church, 4 Main St. Crafts, fresh produce, flowers and plants, baked goods, silent auction and more.  And GRANDMA’S ATTIC is back! DATE: August 14, 2021 TIME: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM LOCATION: Church Green  

Pastor Brent Damrow preaches from the pulpit

Livestream only worship – August 15

August 15 – Livestreamed Only Worship.  Until we can assess any changes to conditions or recommendations we are taking this step to ensure safety.  Pastor Brent will lead this worship service with David Anderegg and Nellie Rustick.  Click here to join via livestream. August 22 – Outdoor Worship August 29 – Outdoor Worship Rally Day

August newsletter available

This time of pandemic has not been insignificant either in its length or impact.  For more than one full year we have stayed connected, imagined new sources of beauty, and retained our identity as a church family.  It has not always been easy and we have not always done it perfectly – but we have

July Newsletter available

In all three Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke – the term synoptic means “with one eye” to suggest how closely these three texts track the story of Jesus), Jesus offers an enigmatic lesson that is familiar to many of our ears.  He talks about not patching an old garment with a new piece of

Christian Education Sunday

It was an adventure-filled year for Christian Education! From Rally Day (pandemic style), virtual carols, pages of Sunday School lessons online, and even a Children’s Message from North Carolina. As part of a long-standing tradition, each year the church holds a worship service in honor and celebration of the educational programs of the past year.  We

Outdoor Gathered Worship – June 27

On June 27 we will worship outdoors at the church, on the front lawn, starting at 10:00am.  Please read “Updated Info” (button below).  Livestream will be available. Registration is strongly advised, but not required.  By registering, you can be contacted in case worship has to be moved indoors due to inclement weather.  See button below. 

June Newsletter Available

“Now what?  That question is appropriate for every moment, and yet there are moments that such questions take on much greater presence, depth, and import.  Our faith understands believing not as a one-time mental activity, but rather a decision made over and over again in each moment….”   To read more, please download by clicking the

Annual Programs Meeting – See it on YouTube!

The Annual Programs Meeting report, including the Call to Meeting and the Nominating Slate, is available here. The Annual Programs Meeting was held via Livestream and gathered on the front lawn on Sunday, May 23 at 11:00am. The Meeting, led by Moderator Cathy Clark, is available on YouTube; just click on the picture below.

Outdoor Gathered Worship – May 23

Please join us for gathered worship on the front lawn of the church.  Masks will be required, spaces will be marked on the lawn for chairs or blankets, and pre-registration is required. Outdoor services are also livestreamed. Register – May 23 MORE INFO ABOUT INDOOR AND OUTDOOR WORSHIP

May Newsletter Available

May is always a season of great change in the Berkshires.  The natural landscape changes as greens in multitudes of shapes and hues burst forth on the hillsides.  There is a change of pace as visitors flock to absorb many of the blessings we enjoy every day.  Various institutions in the area find greater life

Art Show and Fundraiser

The First Congregational Church hosted  a mixed media art show fundraiser to support restoration of the historic building on Sunday, May 2. There are still works of art looking for a home!  Call the office to make an appointment to see the remaining pieces.  Soon we will put pictures on the website; stay tuned. Well-known

April Newsletter Available

Read all about our Easter plans, reports from the Board of Deacons and Service League, and an important message from the Capital Campaign Steering Committee. I have marveled at the way this church has stuck together over this past year. You have shown up in so many ways to be church and to care for

Black Sacred Music

In honor of Black History Month, the Board of Christian Education presented a series on black sacred music.  African American music is American music, from blues to rock and roll, Motown, jazz, funk and hip hop. Within that, there is a rich heritage of black sacred music that evolved from spirituals to gospel, hymns, freedom

Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week and Easter For more information and registration forms, click here. Palm Sunday Palms are on the way to the church and we want to get them in your hands so that you can wave them triumphantly.  Once they arrive you will be able to pick them up during Office Hours (M-F 9:00-1:00) at the