Just for Fun
Blessing of the Animals
We PAWS on the front steps of the church to em-BARK on this celebration. Bring your beloved pet, stuffed animal, or even a picture of a beloved animal for this PURR- fect opportunity to give thanks to God for the com- fort and joy they give us each day. The brief blessing service will be followed by pet treats and cider and donuts, depending on your preference!
Natick Open Studios
Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1
Now in its 19th year, Natick Artists Open Studios is comprised of over 70 artists who live, work or show in Natick, as well as guest artists. You can engage in conversations about the experience of creating art,learn about how it is made, and buy local art directly from the artists. Visit the exhibits of many of these talented Natick artists, both in our vestry, as well as traveling around town to the many locations where other artists are exhibiting their work.
Family Movie Night
Accompanying the movie on our grand piano in the sanctuary will be the amazing Rob Humpreville who improvises the movie’s “soundtrack” on the spot as the plot unfolds. Join us for Lon Chaney in The Phan- tom of the Opera and experience the time before the “talkies.” It is a great family night out!
Natick History Night
Natick has been around since 1651. That is a long time! So many lives have been lived in this place that has always been buzzing with activity from abolition rallies and the underground railroad to manufacturing shoes and baseballs. Learn more about the amazing stories that have shaped our town and enjoy some refreshments andconversation with those who live here now. Adults only.
Living Creche and Caroling with Brass Ensemble
Our Living Creche has become a town event! Families in the area come back year after year. It’s fun, it’s easy and it’s the reason for the season – just a quick costume change and you can be the Word made flesh! You won’t want to miss the brass quintet and carols on the front porch either!
Step out of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and step back to a time when our church building was brand new – 1875. Across the ocean, it was the reign of Queen Victoria, but the influence of that reign leap-frogged to our shores to bring us all the traditional elements of the season – Christmas trees and cards and carols, wreaths and ribbons and candles. Join us on December 8th and 15th in our candlelit sanctuary, side by side with those in period costumes, for 45 minutes of carols and brass, favorite music and readings, and experience again the peace and joy and warmth of Christmas.
The Souper Bowl 2022: Penguins vs. Polar Bears
Begins on Sunday, January 12 and concludes at the end of worship on Sunday, February 13
The Polar Bears take on the Penguins in the Souper Bowl of Caring to restock the shelves of the Natick Food Pantry at the Natick Service Council. Contributions of non-perishable food or cash or online donations are tallied at the end of the service on Super Bowl Sunday to see whether those living north or south of Route 135 will win the covet- ed Campbell-Progresso Trophy!
Sunday, February 6 @ 12:00 PM
Following worship on February 6th we will gather via Zoom to celebrate another year in the life of First Church Natick, with friends and stories and laughter and with great gratitude as we remember 2021 and look ahead to the challenges and opportunities that await us in 2022.