announcement

FCC to Reopen Its Doors

On Sunday, November 1st (All Saints Day) Florence Congregational Church (FCC) will resume worshipping in our sanctuary, located at 130 Pine Street. We will be following the guidelines and mandates per the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As such, face masks are to be worn at all times and social distancing will be practiced within the church to help prevent any health risk to those attending. Handsanitizer will be available at the sanctuary. Throughout September and October (except for Sunday, October 18…

Further Zoom Instructions

How to Celebrate the Lord’s Supper Virtually When Jesus celebrated Passover two thousand years ago with his disciples, he knew that he would soon be arrested. The bread and the cup were symbols of a meal long past, but the new meaning behind these rituals were the fellowship Jesus and his followers felt with each other, along with the promises that were made that night. We, as Congregationalists, hold the communion with our fellow believers sacred, and not necessarily the…

Communion on Zoom

Everyone, we are trying something a little bit new this upcoming Communion Sunday — per request of parishioners. I know many of you are not computer savvy, but directions will be sent out and members of our community have volunteered to help out if you are still completely confused come September. This zoom service will replace the youtube sermon for the week of September 6, but it will be recorded and posted on youtube and here on the website later…

Fundraising Letter

June 24, 2020 Dear Friend, I am writing with a heavy heart, and with a plea. Last summer, I learned that the Florence Congregational Church was going to be sold to another organization and that it was going to lose its home. Not only the Church, but all of the vital community groups that have gathered there for generations would lose their home including Beit Ahavah, the reform Jewish community that has worshipped there for over 20 years would too.…

Redesigning of the “Sunday Sermon” Newsletter

Today Rev. Averill is sending out a test version of the new format to Sunday Sermon weekly email. The hope is to make the weekly emails more dynamic, a tad more colorful, and easier to navigate than the textual option used over the past several months as we switched over to virtual ministry. This will also make managing our subscriber lists (and giving people the ability to subscribe or unsubscribe) faster and more user friendly. Of course, we want to…

Minister’s Vacation

Reverend Averill will be going on vacation from Friday August 7 to Monday August 10. As such our virtual ministry will be on hiatus for one week (specifically the youtube sermon on Sunday August 9 and mini-sermon #15 – posted on Wednesday August 5 and sent out to the Parish Visitor mailing list on Tuesday August 11). For any questions or concerns, please contact us.