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Faithful Service to God and Community
WHO WE ARE
THE FIRST CHURCH IN JAFFREY
… formed in 1780, a church for ALL SEASONS in the 21st century
We covenant with one another and with God, as members and friends of The First Church in Jaffrey, to unite in Christian fellowship, worship, and service exemplifying the teachings of Jesus Christ.
We covenant to communicate openly and respectfully, seeking a vision for our church in the world.
Like our forebears, we depend on the Grace of God and the Holy Spirit to lead, inspire, and empower us to love one another and to seek peace and justice.
All who wish to be in covenant with us are welcome regardless of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual or gender identity or expression, physical or mental ability, education, immigration status or economic status.
The First Church in Jaffrey is a member of the United Church of Christ and as such, shares a common goal to be in covenant with the church universal and all of God’s creation.
July and August pie sales topped the charts!
The First Church in Jaffrey’s summer pie sales on each Friday during July and August topped the charts! People came, and came again and again, sometimes ordering selections in advance and sometimes waiting in line till the doors opened at 2 pm. Volunteers created over 30 pies each week, and their products flew out often two or more at a time. So the supply disappeared in the first 20 minutes! Funds raised through the pie project will provide support to a range of service organizations in Jaffrey as do the proceeds from the FAIR organized by the church and offered each year on the first Wednesday in August. Next year will be the 106th, so put it on your calendar.
THANK YOU, volunteers, and THANK YOU to all who came and BOUGHT
COVID Protocols ‒ Mask and Distance, Please
First Church’s COVID protocols respond to COVID rates in our area and the nature of the gathering. The Executive Circle examines the status of COVID each month and adjusts its policies as needed.
We will continue to hold worship in the spacious sanctuary at 10:30 on Sundays, but with current COVID precautions. The Covid statistics change constantly, and many areas are experiencing an upsurge.
We ask everyone to wear a mask and distance. We will resume outside coffee hour after worship on July 17. Memorial service receptions held in May and June went smoothly. Families and groups using the church facilities will determine their own COVID protocols and sign a waiver for First Church.
Because many in our congregation are 60 or older, vaccinations and booster shots are still recommended to protect our community and keep vaccinated individuals who do contract the virus from becoming seriously ill.