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Join Us for Holy Week! 3/25, 3/29, 4/1

Palm Sunday March 25th, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church in Essex Maundy Thursday March 29th, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church in Essex We will reflect on the last evening of Jesus’ time on earth in a service that includes communion, foot/hand washing, and Tenebrae. Holy Saturday Centering Prayer March 31st, 10 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service  […]
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3/23: Game Night & Dinner

March 23, at 6:15 pm at the Laings’ house. Come relax, enjoy awesome food and connect with others! This Lenten season, we are enjoying the spiritual practices of delight and fun as we eat dinner and play games at people’s house. This series is co-hosted by Trinity Lutheran and FCC in Essex.

3/14: A Night of Musical Sharing – Hymn Sing

Join us on Wed. March 14th, at 7 p.m. for a hymn sing! Come & request your favorite hymns!

Shoreline Soup Kitchen: March 2018

Each Monday night at 5:30 p.m., we host the local Monday night Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries dinner at our church. We are looking for new volunteers. Please contact Pastor Joy Perkett at or 860-581-0493 if you are interested in volunteering your time.

Centering Prayer: March 2018

Every Saturday, 10 a.m., Helen Henry Fellowship Hall  Join us for a time of prayer.  Centering Prayer is a method of setting an intention to consent to God’s presence and action within.  Briefly, it’s a method that allows one to “rest in God,” which, in turn, sparks an inner transformative process.   Most would say that […]
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Let’s Face It

Mark 8:31-38 Let’s face it. How do we learn to face things? What does that look like? I was pondering that question this week while I was reading the book Second Chances by Cat Hoke. In the book, Cat talks about visiting a prison one day, and seeing the entrepreneur talent of the prisoners. She […]
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An Ash Wednesday Sermon on Dust, Football and an Epic Fail Conference

Joel 2:12-17 American Poet Langston Hughes writes: “Gather out of star-dust, Earth-dust, Cloud-dust, Storm-dust, And splinters of hail, One handful of dream-dust Not for sale.” Great things come from dust. Hughes reminds us of that with his words; the book of Genesis reminds us of that when it tells us that God fashioned humankind out […]
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A Sermon on Making More of the People We Meet

Mark 1:21-28 What do you see? As a child, I used to leaf through the pages of the Magic Eye books in wonder. Each book contained the promise that the pages within its covers would reveal a 3-D image not noticeable at first glance To perceive this promised image, it instructed you to take the […]
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Opening the Door

Mark 1:14-20 I found myself listening to the music of Pete Townsend this week, who sings, “When everyone keeps retreating but you can’t seem to get enough. Let my love open the door …” He continues, “When everything seems all over, When everyone seems unkind … Let my love open the door; Let my love […]
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Christmas Eve Service

Join us for a special Christmas Eve Worship at 6:30 p.m. featuring the Christmas story in readings, your favorite carols, special music and lots of candles. The perfect way to celebrate the joy of Christmas! Bring the whole family, your friends, neighbors and co-workers. After the Christmas Eve service, you are invited to come out with us for […]
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