Detail of church exterior showing stones and windows


Join us this Christmas season!

December 11, 2023

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.

Looking for the Family Update flyer that had all that information about the pageant, cookie decorating, and our other family-oriented events during the Christmas season? Look no further! Click the button for the PDF.

Chronological Schedule of Events

  • Friday, December 8th – Christmas Party, Caroling, and Cookie Decorating
  • Sunday, December 10th – All-Music Sunday (10:30 AM)
  • Sunday, December 17th – First Parish Christmas Pageant at 10:30 AM
  • Sunday, December 24th – a Yuletide service at 10:30 AM to celebrate the solstice
  • Saturday, December 24th – Christmas Eve Services at 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 31st – Sunday Service to ring in the New Year

Christmas Party & Caroling – Dec. 8th

Join us for an evening of appetizers, ham, desserts, wine & soft drinks, and plenty of Christmas cheer! Childcare for very young children will be available from 6:00-8:30. Family cookie decorating will take place from 6:00-6:30 pm in the Parish Hall, followed by pizza and a movie for the children and the reception for adults. Then at 8:00, everyone will gather together in the Sanctuary to sing favorite carols of the season. A fire pit will be going outdoors for anyone who’d like to prolong the festivities after the caroling!  Click here for more about the Christmas Party & Caroling.

Christmas Pageant – Dec. 17th

Our Church School Christmas Pageant is back again! On Sunday, December 17th our children and youth will re-enact the story of Christmas. Rehearsals will be held during Sunday school, after church on Sunday, December 10th, and a FULL run-through before the service on December 18th.   More about the First Parish Christmas Pageant.

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