The First Congregational Church of Hadley is a community guided by love, hope and Christian tradition. Our purpose is to help transform the lives of individuals through the power of Jesus Christ, so that together we might transform the world. Inspired by Jesus’ example, we recognize that every individual comes to our table with a unique set of needs, talents, and experiences, and that everyone has value to our mission.
We therefore declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming community of Christian faith. We warmly welcome all to engage with us in our mission, regardless of age, economic status, ethnicity, family structure, gender identity or expression, marital standing, national origin, physical and mental health status, race, sexual orientation, or any other label that would seek to divide rather than to unite. With God’s grace, we invite all to share in the life and leadership, ministry and fellowship, worship and sacraments, responsibilities and blessings of our church.
The First Congregational Church of Hadley, Massachusetts seeks a part-time Christian Education Director to further develop vibrant and engaging Sunday School and Youth programs. We are looking for an individual who will bring energy and innovative ideas to help grow our Christian Education program. We seek someone who will be a role model for the children and youth, and is passionate about planting the seeds of faith. Click here to read the job description.
KEEPING FAITH AT END OF LIFE
On Tuesday, January 24, 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall the staff of the Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice and Palliative Care team will be offering a public forum to promote an awareness and understanding of critical decisions, caregiving choices, and how our faith can guide us with end-of-life choices for loved ones.
Who is this for: Anyone who is a caregiver for a family member who has a life-threatening illness, or anyone who is interested in getting more information about end-of-life care.
Presenters: Dr. Zesiger, Medical Director of Palliative Care program, will speak to how palliative care offers a more focused approach to serious illness. Charlene Vinton, RN Case Manager for Hospice, will discuss hospice and palliative care services available at the VNA & Hospice and in the wider community. Ben Tousley, M.Div., Spiritual Counselor and Faith Community Outreach Coordinator for Hospice, will address the spiritual dimensions of end-of-life care—of being a compassionate caregiver and honoring the personhood of those we care for.
How to sign up: Please contact Rev. Christina at 978-821-3149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 5, 2017 - Congregational meeting to vote on proposed by-laws following the 10am worship service. To see the revisions click here.
February 26, 2017 - 11am potluck lunch followed by the Annual Meeting
SHEPHERDS – CARING COMPANIONS
Do you enjoy extending God’s love to others? Do you enjoy offering a listening ear and a caring heart to the elderly and the convalescing? Do you have skills you would want to offer to a single parent, the ill, those with physical limitations, and those experiencing a crisis? Would you consider making a meal, driving, housecleaning, running errands, writing a card, or doing an odd job that requires special skills? If any of these questions piqued your interest, please contact Rev. Christina at email@example.com.
For more information about First Church events click here.