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  • Interested in taking the next step on your spiritual journey?
  • Searching for a community for your family to grow and thrive?
  • Interested in partnering with people all over town who make Natick a vibrant, artsy, active, fun place to live?
  • What do you want to make happen?

 

At First Church, we want to be Natick's "Front Porch" - a place for celebrations and community engagement, a catalyst for action, and a witness to God's extravagant welcome in the heart of MetroWest.
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Please join us for these special services and events!

 

 

We offer a huge First Church Natick welcome to

Rev. George E. Oliver, our Interim Sabbatical Pastor!  

George comes to Natick from Huntsville, Texas but this is not his first time in Massachusetts.  He came to this area to attend Andover Newtown Theological Seminary and received his MDiv in 2016.  George has a wealth of experience in church - first in music ministry, and more recently in the role of pastor to congregations from New York City, to Jamaica Plains, to Brown University, to Cambridge, to Chicopee.  George was ordained in November in his native state and hopes to return there after his time with us to accept a call from a Baptist church in Austin, Texas.  

We are excited to share the next few months with George – his energy for worship, his passion for social justice issues and his faith in a living God will surely lead us on a new, fresh path through Lent, to Easter and beyond.

Welcome to First Church Natick, George.  We are glad to have you here with us! 

 

“Join the Choir for a Day” Day is February 25th!

St. Augustine once said, “Whoever sings, prays twice over.”  We want you to take full advantage of his offer, and so on February 25th, we will provide a great opportunity for anyone in the congregation to double their prayer.  

No stress!  No Thursday rehearsal!  With minimal prep, we’ll have you looking like you have been a choir member for your entire life!  Just arrive in the choir room on the third floor at 9:30 on February 25th, find a choir robe, pick up some music, and in a half hour you’ll be ready for prime time.  We have a great anthem that is quick to learn and fun to sing! 

 

 

“TELL ME THE TRUTH: Exploring the Heart of Cross-Racial Conversations”

February 25th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM @ Natick High School

 

You are invited to this impactful afternoon featuring two powerful women on the forefront of Racial Justice. Shay Stewart-Bouley from the blog Black Girl in Maine brings her experience as a Black woman in the state of Maine into a conversation with Author of Waking up White, Debby Irving.  The program will begin with an intimate conversation addressing the cross-racial friendship they share and then will engage the audience in an interactive response and dialogue. Together Shay and Debby will explore the common fears and pitfalls of cross-racial conversation that keep people isolated in their own racial groups, at the expense of personal, professional, and societal growth.  They’ll also help audience members understand how interpersonal social patterns hinder organizations from living up to their own ideals for diversity and how good intentions can actually undermine collective progress.

 

 

Winter Tracking at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Sunday, March 4th, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

 

     Join Joy Marzolf on Sunday, March 4th at the Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary for a winter wildlife tracking workshop.  We will search for tracks and other signs of Broadmoor’s many winter creatures and learn how animals survive the harsh winter. 

     This program is for anyone over six years old.  Please sign up so we know who we are looking for before we take off on our woodland adventure.

 

 

Pub theology returns to Morse Tavern on Thursday, February 22nd at 7:30 PM

     In honor of Rev. Vicky Guest's sabbatical theme, our topic for the evening will be Environmental Conservation.  Humankind is rapidly reshaping our planet in an alarming fashion, so as we face accelerating deterioration of natural systems and the worldwide epidemic of species extinctions on an exponential level, will we just sit by and watch it unfold or will we take action?  This month, we will tackle these questions and we will talk about the causes, consequences and solutions to modern ecological challenges.

     Join us for some snacks and a cold beverage.  The cost is $10 to cover your libations and munchies.  Please sign-up in the vestry or contact the church office to reserve your seat (508-653-0971 or admin@firstchurchnatick.org).

 

 

Please support FCC member Judy Dixon in “Marathon of Kindness” to support SPARK Kindness

FCC Member Judy Dixon is running the Boston Marathon this April in support of SPARK Kindness, Inc., an organization that often partners with community organizations including the Natick Interfaith Clergy Association and the Natick Public Schools to address such community issues as: diversity; welcome and inclusion; bullying/anti-bullying; digital citizenship; self esteem; childhood friendships; stress and anxiety.

 

 

  • Learn more about Judy and SPARK at her online fundraising page.
  • Join her Facebook group – Judy Sparks Kindness: Boston Marathon 2018 to follow her “Marathon of Kindness."  Whether or not you donate to her marathon fundraiser, Judy invites adults and families to follow her journey and participate in a variety of kindness-inspired activities in the months leading up to the big race!