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Chime Choir 3:45 pm
Chime Choir
Dec 1 @ 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Chime Choir
Chime Choir is a musical experience for children in grades 2 through 4. Participants are from First Congregational and the local elementary community. Children learn basic techniques of rhythm and music reading, helping them in[...]
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Holiday Frolic 10:30 am
Holiday Frolic @ Gifford Hall
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
FCC’s Children’s Christmas Party is ideal for ages 2-8.  (One parent should attend with their child.) Join us December 2nd for fellowship, singing, movement to music, light snack, a Christmas craft and FUN!  Let us[...]
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Family Worship Sunday
Family Worship Sunday
Dec 3 all-day
The first Sunday of each month, we have a special family worship service, where our children remain in the sanctuary with their parents and partake in Holy Communion as the entire Body of Christ.
Sunday Worship 9:30 am
Sunday Worship
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Worship
Join us each Sunday for worship at 9:30am in our sanctuary. Childcare provided. Read more on our worship page.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday School
Dec 3 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Beginning with children in Kindergarten through Grade 8, students start worship with their parents in the sanctuary, and are dismissed to Sunday School after the Children’s Message during worship. Children may be picked up downstairs[...]
Training Choir 11:00 am
Training Choir
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Training Choir
The Training Choir consists of boys and girls grades 2 through 4. No previous singing experience is necessary, and members who do not regularly attend our church are welcome. Weekly Sunday rehearsals focus on vocal[...]
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Staff Meeting 9:30 am
Staff Meeting
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Mustard Seed 2:30 pm
Mustard Seed
Dec 6 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Seekers of the Kingdom: A Contemplative Bible Study Group 4:00 pm
Bell Ensemble 5:15 pm
Bell Ensemble
Dec 6 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Shrewsbury Ringers 6:15 pm
Shrewsbury Ringers
Dec 6 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Shrewsbury Ringers
The Shrewsbury Ringers is a 13-member ensemble of experienced English handbell ringers in residence for about 35 years at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury. A major component of the church’s music ministry, this bell[...]
Parish Pealers 7:30 pm
Parish Pealers
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Parish Pealers
The Parish Pealers is a second choir of experienced and intermediate level ringers, and was established in 2003. This choir has also performed at various events in the community, including the handbell festival Christmas concert[...]
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Youth Singers Rehearsal 6:45 pm
Youth Singers Rehearsal
Dec 7 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
The Youth Singers (also known as the Shrewsbury Youth Singers) is one of the finest church youth choirs in central Massachusetts. Girls and boys, ranging in age from 9-17, perform September through early June at[...]
Senior Choir Rehearsal 7:30 pm
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Senior Choir Rehearsal
The Senior Choir sings virtually every Sunday in worship from September through early June, as well as during special services throughout the year. The group performs at a very high level and presents a great[...]
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Chime Choir 3:45 pm
Chime Choir
Dec 8 @ 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Chime Choir
Chime Choir is a musical experience for children in grades 2 through 4. Participants are from First Congregational and the local elementary community. Children learn basic techniques of rhythm and music reading, helping them in[...]
Arts on the Green-Christmas with all the Bells and Whistles 7:00 pm
Arts on the Green-Christmas with all the Bells and Whistles
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Arts on the Green will present the New England Ringers with organist, Richard Bunbury, in a concert of wonderful Christmas music.  Free admission, but donations will be gratefully accepted.  Suggested donation of $10/adult and $5/seniors[...]
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Sunday Worship 9:30 am
Sunday Worship
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Worship
Join us each Sunday for worship at 9:30am in our sanctuary. Childcare provided. Read more on our worship page.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday School
Dec 10 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Beginning with children in Kindergarten through Grade 8, students start worship with their parents in the sanctuary, and are dismissed to Sunday School after the Children’s Message during worship. Children may be picked up downstairs[...]
Music Director Search – Update & Talkback Session 10:30 am
Music Director Search – Update & Talkback Session @ Chapel
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
SERRV Christmas Gift Table 10:45 am
SERRV Christmas Gift Table
Dec 10 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Just in time for Christmas! Greater gift items from SERVV will be on sale in Gifford Hall starting November 19th after worship service.  You can get your Christmas shopping done while helping to alleviate poverty[...]
Training Choir 11:00 am
Training Choir
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Training Choir
The Training Choir consists of boys and girls grades 2 through 4. No previous singing experience is necessary, and members who do not regularly attend our church are welcome. Weekly Sunday rehearsals focus on vocal[...]
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Staff Meeting 9:30 am
Staff Meeting
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Spirited Book Group 10:00 am
Spirited Book Group
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
If you’d like to deepen your faith while exploring new and interesting books, this is the book group for you! We select a new set of books for the year each June, so there is[...]
Spirited Book Group 10:00 am
Spirited Book Group
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Seekers of the Kingdom: A Contemplative Bible Study Group 4:00 pm
Bell Ensemble 5:15 pm
Bell Ensemble
Dec 13 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Shrewsbury Ringers 6:15 pm
Shrewsbury Ringers
Dec 13 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Shrewsbury Ringers
The Shrewsbury Ringers is a 13-member ensemble of experienced English handbell ringers in residence for about 35 years at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury. A major component of the church’s music ministry, this bell[...]
Leah Circle 7:00 pm
Leah Circle
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Leah Circle is open to all women of the church. Come when you can. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month and begin at 7:00 PM in the Church Parlor, unless[...]
Parish Pealers 7:30 pm
Parish Pealers
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Parish Pealers
The Parish Pealers is a second choir of experienced and intermediate level ringers, and was established in 2003. This choir has also performed at various events in the community, including the handbell festival Christmas concert[...]
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Sacred Conversations on Race 6:30 pm
Sacred Conversations on Race @ Gifford Hall
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Prayerful study and discussion on Racial Justice Each session to be planned on Wednesday evening (unless otherwise noted), includes a time for light dinner followed by discussion. (6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.)   This year, we[...]
Youth Singers Rehearsal 6:45 pm
Youth Singers Rehearsal
Dec 14 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
The Youth Singers (also known as the Shrewsbury Youth Singers) is one of the finest church youth choirs in central Massachusetts. Girls and boys, ranging in age from 9-17, perform September through early June at[...]
Senior Choir Rehearsal 7:30 pm
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Senior Choir Rehearsal
The Senior Choir sings virtually every Sunday in worship from September through early June, as well as during special services throughout the year. The group performs at a very high level and presents a great[...]
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Chime Choir 3:45 pm
Chime Choir
Dec 15 @ 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Chime Choir
Chime Choir is a musical experience for children in grades 2 through 4. Participants are from First Congregational and the local elementary community. Children learn basic techniques of rhythm and music reading, helping them in[...]
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Sunday Worship 9:30 am
Sunday Worship
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Worship
Join us each Sunday for worship at 9:30am in our sanctuary. Childcare provided. Read more on our worship page.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday School
Dec 17 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Beginning with children in Kindergarten through Grade 8, students start worship with their parents in the sanctuary, and are dismissed to Sunday School after the Children’s Message during worship. Children may be picked up downstairs[...]
Prayer Ministry 10:30 am
Prayer Ministry
Dec 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Training Choir 11:00 am
Training Choir
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Training Choir
The Training Choir consists of boys and girls grades 2 through 4. No previous singing experience is necessary, and members who do not regularly attend our church are welcome. Weekly Sunday rehearsals focus on vocal[...]
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Staff Meeting 9:30 am
Staff Meeting
Dec 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Martha Circle 11:00 am
Martha Circle
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Martha Circle extends a warm welcome to all women in our church family. Join us for fellowship and service! Each year, the Circle sponsors many church and community projects, such as providing materials to[...]
Seekers of the Kingdom: A Contemplative Bible Study Group 4:00 pm
Bell Ensemble 5:15 pm
Bell Ensemble
Dec 20 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Shrewsbury Ringers 6:15 pm
Shrewsbury Ringers
Dec 20 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Shrewsbury Ringers
The Shrewsbury Ringers is a 13-member ensemble of experienced English handbell ringers in residence for about 35 years at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury. A major component of the church’s music ministry, this bell[...]
Parish Pealers 7:30 pm
Parish Pealers
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Parish Pealers
The Parish Pealers is a second choir of experienced and intermediate level ringers, and was established in 2003. This choir has also performed at various events in the community, including the handbell festival Christmas concert[...]
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Youth Singers Rehearsal 6:45 pm
Youth Singers Rehearsal
Dec 21 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
The Youth Singers (also known as the Shrewsbury Youth Singers) is one of the finest church youth choirs in central Massachusetts. Girls and boys, ranging in age from 9-17, perform September through early June at[...]
Senior Choir Rehearsal 7:30 pm
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Senior Choir Rehearsal
The Senior Choir sings virtually every Sunday in worship from September through early June, as well as during special services throughout the year. The group performs at a very high level and presents a great[...]
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Chime Choir 3:45 pm
Chime Choir
Dec 22 @ 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Chime Choir
Chime Choir is a musical experience for children in grades 2 through 4. Participants are from First Congregational and the local elementary community. Children learn basic techniques of rhythm and music reading, helping them in[...]
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Arts on the Green-Caroling on the Common 7:00 pm
Arts on the Green-Caroling on the Common @ Shrewsbury Town Common
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for this annual tradition.  Sing familiar carols with friends accompanied by the Worcester Brass Consort with hot chocolate and song sheets.  Bring a flashlight! In case of inclement weather the event will be[...]
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Sunday Worship 9:30 am
Sunday Worship
Dec 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Worship
Join us each Sunday for worship at 9:30am in our sanctuary. Childcare provided. Read more on our worship page.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday School
Dec 24 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Beginning with children in Kindergarten through Grade 8, students start worship with their parents in the sanctuary, and are dismissed to Sunday School after the Children’s Message during worship. Children may be picked up downstairs[...]
Training Choir 11:00 am
Training Choir
Dec 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Training Choir
The Training Choir consists of boys and girls grades 2 through 4. No previous singing experience is necessary, and members who do not regularly attend our church are welcome. Weekly Sunday rehearsals focus on vocal[...]
Christmas Eve Cookie Fundraiser 5:00 pm
Christmas Eve Cookie Fundraiser
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This year, after our Christmas Eve services, our Youth Group will hold a Christmas Eve Cookie Fundraiser, where all contributions will go toward our mission trip in June.  We hope you will enjoy a tasty[...]
Christmas Eve Service 5:00 pm
Christmas Eve Service
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Christmas Eve Service 10:00 pm
Christmas Eve Service
Dec 24 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
 
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Hands For Hope 10:30 am
Hands For Hope @ First Congregational Church, Shrewsbury MA
Dec 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Hands For Hope @ First Congregational Church, Shrewsbury MA | Shrewsbury | Massachusetts | United States
This group meets to create tangible expressions of God’s love.  Folks may knit or crochet a prayer shawl or baptismal blanket or create a premie cap or dress for a child in Africa.  The group[...]
Parkinson’s Choir 10:30 am
Parkinson’s Choir
Dec 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
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Staff Meeting 9:30 am
Staff Meeting
Dec 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Seekers of the Kingdom: A Contemplative Bible Study Group 4:00 pm
Bell Ensemble 5:15 pm
Bell Ensemble
Dec 27 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Shrewsbury Ringers 6:15 pm
Shrewsbury Ringers
Dec 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Shrewsbury Ringers
The Shrewsbury Ringers is a 13-member ensemble of experienced English handbell ringers in residence for about 35 years at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury. A major component of the church’s music ministry, this bell[...]
Parish Pealers 7:30 pm
Parish Pealers
Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Parish Pealers
The Parish Pealers is a second choir of experienced and intermediate level ringers, and was established in 2003. This choir has also performed at various events in the community, including the handbell festival Christmas concert[...]
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Youth Singers Rehearsal 6:45 pm
Youth Singers Rehearsal
Dec 28 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
The Youth Singers (also known as the Shrewsbury Youth Singers) is one of the finest church youth choirs in central Massachusetts. Girls and boys, ranging in age from 9-17, perform September through early June at[...]
Senior Choir Rehearsal 7:30 pm
Senior Choir Rehearsal
Dec 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Senior Choir Rehearsal
The Senior Choir sings virtually every Sunday in worship from September through early June, as well as during special services throughout the year. The group performs at a very high level and presents a great[...]
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Sunday Worship 9:30 am
Sunday Worship
Dec 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Worship
Join us each Sunday for worship at 9:30am in our sanctuary. Childcare provided. Read more on our worship page.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday School
Dec 31 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Beginning with children in Kindergarten through Grade 8, students start worship with their parents in the sanctuary, and are dismissed to Sunday School after the Children’s Message during worship. Children may be picked up downstairs[...]
Training Choir 11:00 am
Training Choir
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Training Choir
The Training Choir consists of boys and girls grades 2 through 4. No previous singing experience is necessary, and members who do not regularly attend our church are welcome. Weekly Sunday rehearsals focus on vocal[...]