We invite you to join us, especially this year! April 1st, 5 pm, Virtual Maundy Thursday & Tenebrae Service, including Holy Communion This virtual service remembers Jesus’ mandate to love one another with the celebration of Holy Communion. It also recalls the final hours of Jesus’ earthly life with the traditional office of the Tenebrae. […]
The following student scholarship opportunities are available to First Congregational Church of Harwich members, their extended families, and Harwich residents. Applicants: Here is the First Congregational Church of Harwich, MA/General Education Scholarship Application for Spring, 2021. You can download the PDF. NOTE: You must submit this form through the mail; it cannot be returned electronically, […]
1.STAY HOME, especially if you are ill. Observe Governor Baker’s, the CDC and Harwich Town health and safety guidelines. 2.CHURCH CAMPUS If and when you return to the church campus, wear a mask over your nose and mouth (this is required); wash your hands with soap and water for 40 seconds or use hand sanitizer […]
Who would have imagined that we might need Guidelines for Using Video Conference Platforms? But during the Pandemic most of us have uploaded and joined some of these. In order to aid us with this invaluable tool, here are some helpful tips.
The Cape Cod Times took quite a few pictures of our Palm Sunday Drive-thru to give out palm branches. (The photos are available for purchase, from the Times.) You can view them here, on the Cape Cod Times Gallery page.
Here on the website, Lectionary Guides, created by our Interim Pastor, Rev. Dianne Arakawa. It is the tradition at First Congregational Church of Harwich to use the Common Lectionary for preaching and study. Each Sunday, for example, we read the designated selections from the Hebrew Bible, Psalm and New Testament. You can find them on […]
After prayerful consideration, beginning March 15th we will suspend services in our sanctuary due to Covid-19. At that time we will reassess the situation and post our decision for the future. Please telephone or email our church office or Pastor Dianne in the cases of emergencies, deaths or special situations. Thank you and God bless.
Here’s a very nice article by Alan Pollock, of the Cape Cod Chronicle – Historic Church Bell Coming Down To Earth. The bell, which has a fascinating history of its own, will soon be lowered by crane from the church belfry to a new permanent home at ground level, possibly as part of a display […]
Music is a beautiful way to worship and to have fellowship with others. Our choir would love to have you join us and bring joy to others. Opportunities for: Soloists and Instrumentalists Fun and accepting atmosphere Special music for holidays Music Sunday Coffeehouses Music program for young singers Pre-school music We have a lot to […]
Sunday October 6th at 3 pm ALL SPECIES WELCOME! Birds & rodents must be caged, cats in carriers, dogs leashed, goats penned, horses bridled. Stuffed animals and photos of pets welcome. WATER WILL BE PROVIDED All God’s critters got a place in the choir! We are an open and affirming congregation.
Summer Strawberry Swing Dance Social Sunday, August 11th from 3 to 5 PM Join us under the tent in the front lawn of the church 697 Main Street-corner of Rtes 39 & 124-Harwich Center The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble will play a wonderful array of swing band music from the 1940s, 50s, 60s & beyond. […]
A Good Ol’ Summertime Fair! When: Saturday, August 10, 9 – 2 Where: First Congregational Church in Harwich Center Attic Treasures, Crafts, Baked Goods, Books, Popcorn & Children’s Activities Lobster Rolls, Chili, & Hot Dogs! Church Open House Would you like to have the flyer? Click here Ole Summertime Church Fair_8_2019