Join us every Sunday as we raise our prayer and praise to God in person in the sanctuary.
Please see the worship page for information on the current week's service.
4:00 p.m. ~ Pre-service music begins at 3:45 with guest musicians, Betsy Hudson-Traba, flute and Fernando Traba, bassoon. On this holy night, we will blend poetry by soaking in God’s love. Pastor Wes will preach on Luke 2. We will celebrate communion together. All are welcome to come and behold God’s radiant beam of love.
7:00 p.m. ~ Pre-service music at 6:40 with guest musicians Natalie Helm, cellist; Meghan Jones, violinist; and Phoebe Powell, harpist. Our Chancel Choir will share special anthems and carols. Our children, youth and families will process the figures of the creche. With a holy hum that hovers throughout the entire service, we celebrate God’s arrival in our hearts, homes, and world. Pastor Wes will preach on Luke 2. We especially encourage all who have family visiting to this service. THIS SERVICE WILL BE LIVESTREAMED.
11:00 p.m. ~ Arrive early at 10:40 to hear the beautiful pre-service music of cello, violin, harp, and organ. Featured guest musicians Natalie Helm, Meghan Jones, and Phoebe Powell. Pastor Wes will preach on Luke 2. Communion will be celebrated at this service and as the seconds tick toward Midnight we join our voices in singing, “Silent Night” for all Sarasota to hear.
The newly established Food and Hunger Group is very pleased to be restarting the monthly collections for All Faiths Food Bank that were stopped during Covid. The collections will start on October 1 and take place the first Sunday of every month thereafter.
All Faiths would appreciate any items in jars and/or cans along with items that have a long shelf life like pasta, pudding, Jello etc. The old standby items of peanut butter, jelly, and spaghetti sauce are also needed.
This collection is not a time to empty your cabinet of items you don't like that are nearing their expiration date, but rather a time to give what you think people will enjoy with an expiration date of at least 8 months in the future.
There will be a basket in the narthex labeled ALL FAITHS FOOD BANK. Please place your items in the basket or next to it if the basket is full.
First Congregational UCC is a generous congregation. We thank you in advance for your donations.