Add our Event Calendar to your personal Gmail account: Do you use Google calendar to manage appointments? You can add “First Community UMC – Medford, MA” to your personal Gmail calendar. Follow this link: Link FCUMC Gmail Calendar. Need technical assistance? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday’s Worship Service Bulletin will be available to view or download on the Friday before the service.
Sunday, December 5| 2nd Sunday of Advent | 10:30AM Worship Service: “Preparing the Way in a Very Different Context” Pastor De La Rosa: If you are not yet ready to worship in person, you may view the service on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/firstcommunityumc
Help fill the sanctuary with poinsettias December 19!
White, red, and pink poinsettias enhance our worship experience annually on the 4th Sunday of Advent; and this year will be no exception.
To place an order, please follow the link and complete the Google Form: https://forms.gle/rhovrSqCUNd8j4pF6
Flowers are $10 each. Please make your check payable to FCUMC. Sunday, December 5 is the deadline to order.
Questions? Contact Luci at email@example.com or 781-856-3218.
Outreach Ministries | December’s Mini-Mission | The Bread of Life, Malden, MA: For info about this month’s mini-mission, visit https://firstcommunitymedford.org/ministeries/.
First Community Approaches Its Bicentennial! by Luci Rexroad, Planning Coordinator: Almost two hundred years ago, in 1823, a Methodist Society of forty members was organized in the city of Medford. We will celebrate our bicentennial in 2023.
People who were around in 1976 probably remember the Bicentennial Celebrations held both nationwide and locally to mark 200 years after the American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. Queen Elizabeth II visited Boston and spoke from the balcony of the Old State House, where on July 18, 1776, the people of Boston gathered to hear the Declaration of Independence read. I don’t think there will be any royalty in Medford in 2023, but please watch for an announcement about a Bicentennial committeee and how you can be part of the planning for our celebration.
We have returned to the church! In August 2021, a COVID-19 Building Policy was approved by the Trustees. We are now inviting community organizations (e.g. Boy & Girl Scouts, 12-Step Programs, etc..) back into the church. Some things have changed…. Per this new building policy, 1) We are limiting the number of groups in the building at any one time 2) COVID-19 protocols will continue. If you would like to use church space, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All scheduling is coordinated through our Church Administrator for the Board of Trustees. For more details, see our COVID Building Policy below: