Detail of church exterior showing stones and windows


Join us this Christmas season!

November 26, 2022

There is so much going on at First Parish this month! Here is a schedule of our upcoming events, and links to pages with more information; be sure you subscribe to our weekly newsletter for timely updates.

You are warmly invited to join us for our events and worship services during this Christmas Season of hope, peace, joy, and love.

Chronological Schedule of Events

  • Sunday, December 4th – Pancake Breakfast
  • Friday, December 9th – Christmas Party, Caroling, and Cookie Decorating
  • Sunday, December 11th – All-Music Sunday (10:30 AM)
  • Friday, December 16th – Skylark Vocal Ensemble presents “A Christmas Carol”
  • Sunday, December 18th – First Parish Christmas Pageant at 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, December 24th – Christmas Eve Services at 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 25th – special Christmas Day Sunday Service in the church Parlor by the fireplace with music and carols, at 10:30 AM
  • Sunday, January 1st – Sunday Service to ring in the New Year.

Pancake Breakfast – DEC. 4TH

Join us for another of our popular Pancake Breakfasts! In addition to our eponymous pancakes, we’ll have eggs, bacon, and sausages to enjoy starting at 9:30 am with orange juice, coffee, and tea. Come celebrate the holidays with a delicious breakfast among our friendly community!

Christmas Party & Caroling – Dec. 9th

Join us for a friendly evening of appetizers, desserts, wine, and soft drinks. Children & families are invited to come at 6:00 pm to decorate holiday cookies; socializing will begin at 6:30 pm and Christmas caroling will begin around 8:00 pm. Click here for more about the Christmas Party & Caroling.

< Family Service & Supper – POSTPONED  >

Due to scheduling conflicts, this month’s Family Service & Supper has been POSTPONED to January 22nd. Save the date and join us in the new year to “refresh your mind & renew your spirit.”

Christmas Pageant – Dec. 18th

Our Church School Christmas Pageant is BACK! On Sunday, December 18th our children and youth will re-enact the story of Christmas. Rehearsals will be held during Sunday school, after church on Sunday, December 11th, and a FULL run-through before the service on December 18th.   More about the First Parish Christmas Pageant.

Skylark Ensemble Christmas Concert – Dec. 16th

The Skylark Vocal Ensemble, a Grammy-nominated choral singing group will perform with master storyteller Sarah Walker to offer a new musical interpretation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  Learn more about the event and buying tickets.

Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols – Dec. 24th

We will be having in-person Christmas Eve services at 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM with reservations required as well as vaccinations & masks. They will be traditional Services of Lessons and Carols, including beautiful carols, songs, a Christmas message, and concluding with singing Silent Night and Joy to the World.

Reservations are required – register using the links below!

4:00 PM Service —   6:00 PM Service

We also hope to live-stream the 4:00 PM service – join us online!

The live stream link will be available via the calendar listing on December 24th.

Upcoming Sunday Services

Make a Difference this Holiday Season!

As we turn our attention to the joys and blessings of the holiday season, we invite you to visit our “Make a Difference” page on our website for information about projects and opportunities to give back to our local community during the holidays.


Visit our Christmas webpage for further details about worship, events, and giving back:

Christmas at First Parish