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ADVENT SERVICES on line

ADVENT SERVICES on line

Friends we have been able to put online excerpts from today/’s worship service (the Second Sunday in Advent) and also portions of last week’s worship led by Rev. Cassius Webb. Take a look and have a mini-service meditation experience.  We will try to continue providing such abbreviated mini-services throughout the Advent Season.  These will generally appear on Mondays on our YouTube channel, which you can access at any time by inserting     firstchurchinjaffrey YouTube channel     into your...

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USHERING IN THANKSGIVING with a PIE for your table!

USHERING IN THANKSGIVING with a PIE for your table!

Pam Hill and Pat Harmon welcomed the Thanksgiving week by making and selling 38 pies -- all on Tuesday!  Surprisingly, of the 4 varieties: apple, pumpkin, pecan and blueberry, the 2 to 1 favorite was blueberry.  Proceeds from sale of the pies are shared through First Church in Jaffrey's financial contributions to a range of community service organizations. We are ever grateful to Lisa Giragosian and Bruce Hill for setting up the Parish House, boxing, labeling and selling pies!

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Giving Thanks for the Parish Hall Makeover!

Giving Thanks for the Parish Hall Makeover!

Our Parish House languished during COVID because it could not be used by the church and the community safely. Plans to have Rev. Steve Miller and his wife Jill Tyler come to Jaffrey for candidating weekend in mid-October spurred members to dream of renovating this space. There was just enough time to add newer “gently used” furniture, plants, and other accents, thanks to Ed and Dee Poole, Marcia Breckenridge, Linda Giragosian, and Nancy Elder-Wilfrid and Dan Wilfrid.  More planning and...

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First Church Calls Rev. Steve Miller as Pastor

First Church Calls Rev. Steve Miller as Pastor

First Church Calls Rev. Steve Miller as Pastor On Sunday, October 17, the congregation of First Church voted unanimously to call Rev. Steve Miller as its settled pastor. Steve attended high school and college in Massachusetts, began seminary at the Yale Divinity School but transferred to the Pacific School of Religion and graduated with a Masters in Divinity in 1987. He was ordained that year with full standing in the UCC. Steve served churches in Bethlehem, CT and Gilman, IO before becoming...

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Fall Has Arrived in Jaffrey NH

Fall Has Arrived in Jaffrey NH

Fall has arrived in Jaffrey Center.... The Jaffrey Center Meetinghouse, our next door neighbor, is framed proudly by maples around the Green. Inside, too, First Church is spiffing up for the season with homey additions to the Parish House and a comfortable, but 'distanced' sitting area beside the library. The collection in the library is broad and books are welcome to go out in circulation, and return. Worship services are held each Sunday at 10:30. They are in-person. All are asked to wear...

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Pies, Pies, Glorious Pies! A Big Success!

Pies, Pies, Glorious Pies! A Big Success!

By ASHLEY SAARIMonadnock Ledger-TranscriptPublished: 8/30/2021 4:41:03 PM Last year, when COVID-19 hit, the First Church in Jaffrey had to change how it did things. One of those changes last year was the cancelation of the traditional annual Church Fair, one of the church’s yearly fundraisers. This summer, several ladies of the church came together to help overcome that lost revenue. While the Church Fair returned at the end of this summer, a group of parishioners came up with an idea to help...

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