Welcome to First Church in Wenham
Christmas Eve Services
Family Service at 5:30 with unrehearsed pageant and candlelit closing. Costumes, bells, candles and glowsticks available on arrival!
Candlelit Lessons and Carols with Communion at 10pm.
All are welcome!
Who We Are
First Church in Wenham is an Open and Affirming congregation affiliated with the United Church of Christ; our roots are Congregational dating back to 1644. We are a family of some 625 adults and children gathered to love God and one another and to share our faith journeys. We have come to First Church from many backgrounds and traditions; diversity and inclusiveness are celebrated in this Church family. We are committed to loving each other as God loves us, freely and unconditionally. We welcome people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, races and ethnicities, mental and physical abilities, marital and socioeconomic status into the full life, ministry and leadership of our faith community. We are committed to the mission of Christ's teaching of all encompassing love, peace and justice for all creation and in reaching out to the community and the world in service, ministry, and care.
Coming together for worship is of prime importance in our life as a church. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we celebrate the bounty of God's love and the presence of Jesus Christ in our lives and the life of the world. Worship - 10 a.m. (9:30 a.m. July and August) Church School - 10 a.m., except for July and August. Our Sunday Worship Service can be seen on local television on Sundays, at noon (previous week's service) and Wednesdays at 10:30 am and 7:00 pm. Church Members: If you miss the telecast or wish to see a particular service a second time, contact the Church Office (978-468-4900) to borrow the tape or click on the Videos of Services button on our website. We share communion on the first Sunday of each month; everyone is welcome to participate in communion.
“The Mission of our Church is to proclaim and celebrate the Good News of God, to foster love and reinforce feelings of self-worth for all people, and to grow together as the ‘Body of Christ,’ each of us combining our talents with others.”