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Sunday Worship Service
10:00 am Sept - June. 9:30 am July - Aug

Wednesday Communion 
6:30-7pm during Lent and Advent

Sermons and Services
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Music at FCW 
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Bridging the Deepest Divide by Rev. Mike Duda, published in the Salem Evening News

The reverberations of last week’s election continue, even to the point of riots in some cities. I think everyone had been looking forward to this election being over, but it seems that no one regardless of party affiliation expected it to end the way it has. I’m afraid the wounds opened during this long season of division and vitriol may take more than ballots to bind, and clearly from the split of the popular vote, our country remains deeply divided. It was bound to happen. Words do matter, and the steady barrage of hateful rhetoric during this painfully long campaign season seems to have broken down any semblance of civility. From all historical indicators this was not the way our democracy was designed to function, and it certainly is not the way any of our faith traditions promote as the path of peace.   Click here to read the rest of the article


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Family Promise
Helping Homeless Families get housed

Missions, Peace & Justice
Changing ourselves and changing the world...

Parish Care 
Tending to our community and beyond

Youth Group
Our Youth make a difference


The Building Project:

  • Construction continues on the back and main floor of the building.  Please stop by and see the amazing progress that is being made!



Senior Pastor Mike Duda is honored to serve as Chaplain for the Wenham Fire Department

Senior Pastor Mike Duda is honored to serve as Chaplain for the Wenham Fire Department


Building for the Journey Ahead!

On November 1, 2015 the congregation approved the new building plans.  Please take a look!

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Special Events

  • 02/28 - Fat Tuesday Breakfast Supper will be held at Buker Elementary School in the Multipurpose Room at 5:30pm
  • 03/19 - Robert Azzi preaching during service and presenting at 2:00pm
  • 04/07 - Peter Stewart presents the Peace Video at 7pm at First Church proceeds go to Family Promise North Shore Boston
  • 04/30 - Peter Stewart presents the 29th Annual Choral Jubilee at 3pm at First Church
  • 05/03 - Taste the Promise at the Danversport Yacht Club to benefit Family Promise North Shore Boston

Weekly Events

  • Bible Study: Postponed for the time being
  • Weekly Lenten Services: begin Wednesday, March 1st through Wednesday, April 12th at 6:30pm
  • Choir Rehearsal: Thursdays 7-8:30pm
  • Women's Enrichment: 10 am Wednesdays (Except first Wednesday of the month) Meetings will be held at the Second Congregational Church in Beverly until construction is over.

Monthly Events

  • Busy Needles - Meets the second Friday of the month at 10am.   The March 10th Meeting will be at the Council on Aging in Wenham. After that Busy Needles will move back to First Church! The next two meetings will move to the third Friday of the month, April 21st and May 19th.  The June meeting will be June 9th.
  • Men's Forum - will continue to hold its one-hour breakfast meetings at 8 A.M. on the first Tuesday of the month.  Once again we will meet in March at the Council of Aging Facility at 10 School Street in Wenham.  After that we’re hoping to meet in the splendid new Holland Hall at First Church.  Speakers for up-coming meetings are as follows:

    March 7th – Vard Johnson, an immigration lawyer who currently chairs the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ will speak on “Will You Harbor Me? – Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Border Crossers and Muslim Bans:  A Look at Contemporary Immigration Issues”.

    April 4th - Our own Tom Peltz will facilitate an open discussion for men.  So often in our world we learned Do Not Talk, Do Not Feel, Do Not Trust.  This discussion will offer us a trusting place to openly share how we feel about being a husband/partner, a father, a son, how we are/were at work or at play, just being ourselves, and what we wish we could be.

    May 2nd – Sean Osborn, a civil engineer and active spokesman, will speak on racial injustice issues.

    You are cordially invited to join us.  Set your alarm and try to get there a few minutes early to better partake of our light breakfast and share some good fellowship.  Please contact George Bottger at or (978) 468-1480 if you have questions or need help getting to a meeting.

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