Wherever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome here
The First Church of Christ, Congregational in Bedford, Massachusetts, is part of the United Church of Christ. We are an Open and Affirming congregation.
Sunday Worship at 10:00 am
The Sanctuary and Koebele Music Chapel are handicap accessible.
We offer child care and Sunday School for children during services.
Advent and Christmas Events at First Church
First Church is pleased to offer its members, friends and neighbors the following events to help you get into the “spirit of the season.” Come to any and all these offerings, and make sure to invite a friend or neighbor!
Advent/Christmas Sermon Series – For centuries, the Advent season has been a time of thinking of the birth of Jesus by focusing on four themes: hope, peace, joy and love. Beginning December 1st and going through Christmas Eve, Pastor John will be reflecting on these themes, especially how we can find hope, peace, joy and love in our troubled times.
Nativity Sunday– Sunday, December 15th at 10 a.m. worship – we will celebrate the story of the Nativity with intergenerational worship, costumes, stories, and more. This year’s worship service is being planned around the book A Unicorn at the Manger and will feature children, youth, adults, and animals as we tell stories of Jesus Birth from the perspectives of the animals.
Bell Sunday – December 22nd at 10:00 a.m. – Continuing a tradition started six years ago at First Church, we encourage everyone in the congregation to bring a bell – any bell – to our regular morning service of worship. During the refrains in the carols and on other occasions, we will lift up our joy to the Lord with a huge choir of bells ringing! The morning will also highlight several pieces of music featuring our wonderful Jubilee Bell Ringers. Come join us for a joyful service!
Christmas Eve Family Service – December 24th at 4:00 p.m. – Please join us for a service for children of all ages, featuring lessons, carols, and our traditional “instant pageant.”
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – December 24th at 9:00 p.m. – Please join us for a service of lessons, carols, a special Christmas message and candle lighting.
Location: 25 Great Road in Bedford, MA.
On Great Road (Route 4/225), approximately 1.5 miles north of Exit 31B, Route 95/128. Click here for directions.
Parking: On-street parking in front of the church and a town parking lot behind the church (access it via Mudge Way).
Senior Pastor: Rev. John Castricum