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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.
Friday Pie Sales Are Back!
FCiJ bakes pies on Thursday and Friday mornings again this year. They are available for sale ON FRIDAYS between 2 and 4 pm, although mostly all pies are sold within the first hour. The mouth-watering selection varies but typically includes fruit pies, such as blueberry and strawberry or whatever is ‘in season’. Other offerings tend to be Mile High Monadnock Pie, pecan pies, a cheesecake pie, quiches, a Tourtiere Meat Pie and even a Whoopie Pie-Pie. Pies prices are: $20, except for specialty pies which are $24. Proceeds from sale of the pies are shared with community organizations, as are proceeds from our FAIR, this year on Wednesday, Aug 3, between 1 and 4.
If you want to order a pie ahead of time, call – 603-263-4743.
If you can help in any way, we would love to hear from you. You can suggest the name of someone who might help or make a donation for ingredients. Any is welcome to come by Thursday mornings after 9. We will be mixing, baking, and folding boxes in the Parish House at First Church in Jaffrey. With two new ovens, we can bake 3 or 4 at a time, and it should be a quicker process. Join with us and share the fun of contributing to the wider Jaffrey Community in this way.
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.