The First Congregational Church of Hadley is a community guided by love, hope and Christian tradition. Our purpose is to help transform the lives of individuals through the power of Jesus Christ, so that together we might transform the world. Inspired by Jesus’ example, we recognize that every individual comes to our table with a unique set of needs, talents, and experiences, and that everyone has value to our mission.
We therefore declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming community of Christian faith. We warmly welcome all to engage with us in our mission, regardless of age, economic status, ethnicity, family structure, gender identity or expression, marital standing, national origin, physical and mental health status, race, sexual orientation, or any other label that would seek to divide rather than to unite. With God’s grace, we invite all to share in the life and leadership, ministry and fellowship, worship and sacraments, responsibilities and blessings of our church.
Eccumenical Thanksgiving Worship Service 7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 21
November 26 – First Sunday of Advent – Angels Among Us – #morehope
Our Advent theme for this year will be “Angels Among Us”. This Sunday we will look at the story of the winged messenger to Zechariah and contemplate what message we can offer to counteract a culture of fear and bring #morehope.
December 3 – Second Sunday of Advent – Angels Among Us – #morepeace – Communion Sunday
This Sunday as we look at the story of the winged messenger to Mary and bringing #morepeace to the world.
December 10 – Third Sunday of Advent – #morejoy – Christmas Pageant and Potluck What a joy it will be to once again see our children put on the annual Christmas Pageant. After worship join us for a Christmas potluck lunch as we celebrate the birth of baby Jesus and enjoy fellowship and fun together.
December 17 - Christmas Sunday
December 24 - Christmas Eve Service 7:00 pm (no morning worship)
December 31 - Breakfast and Carol Sing
CHRISTMAS EVE CHOIR rehearsals have begun. Rehearsals are every Thursday from 6:30-7:30, followed by the regular choir rehearsal from 7:30 to 8:30.
MUG & MUFFIN WITH THE MINISTER Join Rev. Christina on Friday mornings for some coffee and relaxed conversation. When: Fridays (except for Nov. 24th), Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Where: Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters on Route 9 in Hadley in the side room.
PUB THEOLOGY: GOOD CONVERSATION OVER A GOOD BREW
When: The next meeting is Nov. 30th, Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Where: Hanger Pub & Grill, 10 University Drive, Amherst.
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