Hurricane Relief

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GIVE generously to support hurricane relief and recovery efforts with the UCC.  This can be done online at http://www.ucc.org/donate_to_disaster_relief.  Gifts may be also by made payable to First Congregational Church and marked for ‘Hurricane Relief’.  Donations can be sent directly to United Church of Christ, Financial Services – 6th floor, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH […]

Rev. Lynne Dolan and Rev. Robert Hyde in the Pulpit of First Congregational Church, Shrewsbury, MA on Palm Sunday

Principles of Fishing

Luke 5: 1-11 January 22, 2017 |  The Rev. Lynne M. Dolan, Senior Minister Today we find Jesus at the beginning of his ministry.  He is off to a rocky start.  Last week he was nearly run off the cliff for speaking the plain truth to his hometown religious community.  Who does he think he is, […]

Rev. Lynne Dolan and Rev. Robert Hyde in the Pulpit of First Congregational Church, Shrewsbury, MA on Palm Sunday

Visions and Dreams

Joel 2: 12-13, 28-29 Advent 2/ December 4, 2016  |  The Rev. Lynne M. Dolan, Senior Minister   Technology is a wonderful thing.  Last year I decided it was time to get a new car.  I did not however, put a lot of thought into what kind of bells and whistles I wanted in the […]

Rev. Lynne Dolan and Rev. Robert Hyde in the Pulpit of First Congregational Church, Shrewsbury, MA on Palm Sunday

Promises Made, Promises Kept

Jeremiah 36: 1-8, 21-23, 27-28, then 31: 31-34 November 20, 2016  |  The Rev. Lynne M. Dolan, Senior Minister Kathleen Norris is a poet and a Presbyterian, but not a Presbyterian poet. She is also an oblate at a Benedictine Abbey located on the remote South Dakota plains. The monks at St. John’s hear the […]

Rev. Lynne Dolan and Rev. Robert Hyde in the Pulpit of First Congregational Church, Shrewsbury, MA on Palm Sunday

They Say That I’m a Dreamer

Gen. 37:3-8, 17b-34, 50:15-21 September 25, 2016 | The Rev. Robert Henry Hyde, Minister of Congregational Life Two weeks ago, Pastor Dolan and I began to preach from this year’s narrative lectionary, which begins with passages from the book of Genesis. Two weeks prior, Lynne preached about the Garden of Eden and the temptation of […]