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The First Church in Belfast
United Church of Christ


An Open and Affirming Congregation
Where God is Still Speaking.
Located in Belfast, Maine

Welcome to First Church!

 


We, the people of the First Church in Belfast, United Church of Christ, declare ourselves to be a gathered body of Christians, ever open to the voice of the Still Speaking God. In the spirit of those who worshipped here before us for over 200 years, we strive to witness God's love and Jesus' example in the wider community. To that end, we engage and support all people, whoever they may be and wherever they are on their spiritual journey, in worship, fellowship and service. We intentionally and joyfully welcome people of every race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, physical and mental ability, socio-economic situation and faith background into the full life, ministry, sacraments and leadership of this church. We celebrate and support family in all its diverse forms and recognize and bless all loving and committed relationships. Together, we will strive, in the words of the prophet Micah, "to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God.

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  Service Times
    Church Week:

        Choir rehearsal at 8:30 am (Sept. thru May)
        Sunday Worship - 10:00 a.m.  Fellowship following worship.
        Communion service first Sunday of each month

        Sunday School (Sept. through May) -
        10:15 a.m (children and youth begin in worship with parents)

         Staffed Nursery care is also available as well as an ADA
         Handicapped accessible entrance and restroom facilities
         with baby changing stationin the Parish House.

        Services broadcast on Time-Warner Cable Channel 2 in Belfast, Sun: 9:30 AM
        and 6 PM , Mon: 9 AM and Sat: 5:30 PM, Some services also available on the
        internet (See below)

      Interested in First Church?
Visitors are always welcome to join us at Sunday worship or any of our church activities and events. Come and check us out or call the church office if you would like to speak to one of our pastors. They would be happy to set up a time to visit and share with you all about the First Church.  Then, if you would like, church membership sessions called First Church Today, are available throughout the year for anyone interested in making a stronger commitment to the life, work, and ministry of our congregation in the Belfast area and beyond.

Remember, no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!

Contact Info:  
Mail:  8 Court Street, Belfast, ME  04915
E-Mail:  office@firstchurchinbelfast.org
Phone:  207-338-2282
Fax:  207-338-5569
Office hours: 8:30-12:30, Tue.-Thur.

Pastor E-Mail: Send     Office E-Mail: Send
Webmaster E-Mail: Send

Links:

United Church of Christ-National

Maine UCC Conference


The First Church in Belfast, UCC, Sunday Service Videos & others

IMPORTANT
ANNOUNCEMENTS

2014 OCTOBER
MESSENGER
and CALENDAR
2014 October<BR>MESSENGER<br>and CALENDAR

10-26-14
10-26-14

SPECIAL NOTICES

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Harvest Gathering - Official Notice of and Call to Congregational Meeting

The Harvest Gathering will be held on Sunday, October 26, following morning worship
in the upstairs Fellowship Hall. We will begin with a Pot-luck luncheon followed by the
business meeting. Please bring a dish to share. The agenda will include a presentation by
the Stewardship Committee and presentation of the 2015 draft budget. All Covenant Members
of the First Church in Belfast, UCC are invited and expected to participate in this and all
congregational meetings and have voting privileges in all matters brought before the gathered
community. Children and other family members as well as friends of the church are also welcome.

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New Choir Director

The First Church in Belfast, United Church of Christ is pleased to announce the hiring of
Mr. John Cameron as their new Director of Music. John recently retired after many years as
music director of the Belfast schools and was highly regarded by many. John and his wife Sandy
reside in Belfast where they raised their 3 children, now all adults. Along with the church's
Music Committee, there is a lot of enthusiasm in the church for the possibilities John brings
to the job. In addition to providing music for worship and congregational singing, John also directs
the adult chancel choir. There is hope also of developing a Hand Bell Choir and a Children's Choir
in the near future as well as involve area instrumentalists. Those interested in becoming part
of the First Church Chancel Choir or any of the other musical opportunities mentioned should call
the church office at 338-2282 or email to office@firstchurchinbelfast.org.

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EVENTS

Please check the Announcements for additional upcoming events.

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Sing-A-Long Movie Event!
Tuesday October 28th 6 pm
Sing-A-Long Movie Event!

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Public Harvest Supper
Saturday October 25 5:00—6:30 pm
Harvest Dinner

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CHURCH SERVICE VIDEOS

The First Church in Belfast, UCC, Sunday Service Videos

CHURCH VIDEOS OF INTEREST

We Still Have A Dream Rally and Vigil

The Wreath Project

THINGS TO PONDER AND PRAY ON

Significant sermons and Keynote Addresses
from the 2013 General Synod

Maria Hinojosa, Keynote Address, second part, at General Synod

Rev. Martin Copenhaver on Sunday of General Synod

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