Welcome to the First Congregational Church of Hadley!

Prayer/ Meditation:
“The perception of existence as a gift given moment by moment by an unseen power generates in us a sense of awe and wonder, of receptivity and thanksgiving." - Marcus Borg


 

 

Mr. Resurrection - Rev. Scott L. Barton
Scripture Reading: John 11:1-44

Read this week's sermon here.

 

 

Upcoming Sermons:
Transfiguration Sunday, March 2: The sermon is called, "The House of the Rising Son." One of the hymns will be a new one written for this day by the pastor. We will celebrate the Lord's Supper, to which all are invited.

Ash Wednesday worship will be March 5 at 7:30 p.m. Come for some of the traditional words and actions of this day, but with a new twist that will have meaning for everyone.

The Sundays in Lent begin March 9 (please set your clocks ahead the night before.) We hope to see you in worship in Hadley!

Member's Directory
The pictorial directories have arrived.  If you had your picture taken, please see Delores for your copy.

Maundy Thursday Dinner and Service
Please sign up at the back of the sanctuary, or in several other places around the building, for the Maundy Thursday dinner and service at 6:00, April 17. There are two ways to sign up.  First, if you are willing to read the "part" of one of the disciples. We'll send your part earlier that week. Second, if you simply think you might come, which numbers will give us an idea of how much to prepare for "The Pastor's Dinner," and "The Master's Last Supper."  Child care will be provided.

Awakenings: A Feast for the Head, Heart and Spirit - April 24-27
Please pick up a brochure at the back of the sanctuary for this event in Holyoke! You can go to the whole thing or just individual sections. There are some amazing leaders. One keynoter is the widely published and great speaker, John Dominic Crossan, (speaking on "Is God Violent? How to Read the Bible and Still be a Christian"). Another is Thomas Troeger, who taught Scott Barton a millennium ago and now teaches at Yale, where Chip Roughton took his class. There are other big names, too. Wow! In Holyoke! Check with Judy Stone who will be going, and Delores in the church office will be the clearinghouse for all those going, in case people want to carpool.


 

Storm Cancellations
When severe weather threatens, please tune in to channel 40 (WGGB.com) or channel 22 (WWLP.com) to check for cancellations of worship services or other events.

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