Explore FCC’s latest updates and Rev. Averill’s weekly mini-sermons during lockdown and self-isolation on our blog.
Updates include local community events and notices from the Cabinet on reopening of our church building at 130 Pine St.
Weekly mini-sermons are posted every Wednesday on the blog (and then circulated through email and snail mail the following week). They are short essays on each week’s secondary Bible reading, looking at historical context, language, and deconstruction of the narrative. The mini-sermons will serve as a starting point for the forthcoming Virtual Bible Study.
Mini-sermons can be read independently of the weekly youtube sermon.
Virtual Ministry is key in these changing times. Join Rev. Averill for FCC’s weekly youtube sermons–uploaded every Saturday afternoon to fit into your busy schedule–with her Biblical insights and continuing conclusion that God is Love.
Videos are split into three parts. The first is a slideshow of this week’s sermon lesson, taken from the NRSV.
The second part is a deconstruction of the Biblical text phrase by phrase, verse by verse. The third and final part (before credits) is a reflection on how the chosen Bible passage speaks to us in modern 21st-century America.
Every youtube sermon features two to three hymns or contemporary songs on either organ or the piano. All pieces are performed by our organist and choral director, Kathy Marks.
A short series of Kid’s Sermons is also available.
All videos are produced by Rev. Averill Elizabeth Blackburn and created in self-isolation.
Florence Congregational Church is first and foremost a community. In light of pandemic we have had to adapt and expand in ways we had not even considered just a few moths ago.
The church is and always will be here for our members and friends in the greater community of Florence. Please see the contact page to get in touch.
The Bible is the basis for the Christian faith and serves as the heart of our understanding in modern times.
It is through the teachings of the Bible, with careful study, that we can gain the strength to love not only God but the rest of humankind as well.
Learn more about us at Florence Congregational Church. We are a happy and loving community situated in a suburb of Northampton, MA.
Please note that our “History” page is currently in the process of being updated.
Please note that the church building and office are currently closed.
130 Pine St
Florence, MA 01062