Easter Services


Easter Services

Sunday March 27, 2016 @ 10 AM



Come and celebrate the Good News of Christ’s resurrection.  

The Sanctuary will be adorned with spring flowers and it will be a joyful occasion.  

Please join us

Good Friday

Good Friday

Christmas Cantata

Christmas Cantata 3

Strawberry Hill Fair

The Strawberry Hill Fair


Nov 14, 2015
9 to 2

Start your Christmas shopping at the

Strawberry Hill Fair


Click Here to read the details of the fair in our Oct Newsletter

Welcome New Members!

“We welcome you with joy in the common life of this church.

We promise you our friendship and prayers as we share the hopes, happiness and labors o the church of Jesus Christ.

By the power of the Spirit, may we continue to grow together in God’s knowledge and love, and stand as witnesses to this love. “


Clerk Donna Spaulding, Gloria Besse, Brian and Edmund Besse, (Rev Doreen’s back), Sue Olivo, Fran Reynolds, Cynthia Rizzo, and Deacon Carol Mulrain.


Bonnalee Bohlman, Rev. Doreen Oughton and Deacon Deb Entwistle

Concerts on the Common

IMG_0609The rain held off and we had a great first night listening to great music by Dan Gabel & the Abletones.  This is an 18 piece Big Band featuring Elise Roth.  While the music played Ron and Cindy LaPointe and all the volunteers for the Hot Dog Stand were busy selling wonderful baked goods, hots dogs, pop corn and soda.  Thank you to all the come help make this a success.



Lent – 2015

churchpic 2015 Lenten Program

Lent Corrected



Christmas Eve Service



December 24, 2014 at 11 p.m.
Please join our worship of lessons and carols and the lighting of candles

Christmas Pageant

Share the Spirit this Advent Christmas Season


Our alternative Sunday evening service continues through the holidays, meeting the second and fourth Sunday each month at 5:00 p.m. The next gathering on December 14 will be a PICK-UP CHRISTMAS PAGEANT. Whoever comes will be invited (not required) to put on a simple costume and take part in the telling of the story of the birth of baby Jesus. For this service we will meet in the Sanctuary. There will be Christmas carols and candlelight and much rejoicing. This will be the only pageant that the church will have this year, and we’d love for YOU to be part of it.

If you know for sure that you will come, and you are willing to participate in the pageant, please let Doreen know as it will help with the planning (e-mail to pastorfccleicester@verizon.net or call 508-892-3274. But feel free to just show up if you find you are free on Dec. 14 at 5 p.m.


Christmas on the Common

Leicester to host
‘Christmas on the

LEICESTER — Leicester’s19th annual Christmas on the Common will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6.
The Tree Lighting at the Bandstand will start at 6 p.m. with some caroling at the band- stand to be continued inside the historic First Unitarian Church on the Common.
At 7 p.m. a free Christmas Concert will begin at the First Congregational Church, also on the Common.
The concert program features the choral cantata “Hope of the Broken World,” a Christmas musical presented by the Christian Community Choir, directed by Linda Cross. A col- lation follows by the Women’s Association of the Church.
This is the 19th year of cel- ebrating Christmas on the Common. It is a collaboration of the Bandstand Committee, the Leicester Historical Society, and the Music Committee of the First Congregational Church on the Common. It is always held on the first Saturday in December — a kickoff to the holiday season.
The Bandstand Committee and members of the Summer Concert Series Committee team up to spruce up the Bandstand, making sure all lights are work- ing, etc., and set up a tree and get it wired with lights for the evening. Local Girl Scouts under the leadership of Dawn Emery, provide all the ornaments for the tree.
Part of the event also includes the introduction of the Historical Society Scholarship recipient to the crowd at the Bandstand. That young person then has the honor of throwing the switch for the lighting of the tree for the season.
The 7 p.m. performance at the First Congregational Church will feature more than 50 vocal- ists from 16 local churches. They represent choirs from St. Aloysius-St. Jude Parish, Covenant Evangelical Church, Journey Community Church, St. Joseph’s Parish, Brookfield Congregational Church, Mary, Queen of the Rosary Church, St. John the Baptist, East Brookfield Baptist Church, Epworth United Methodist Church, First Congregational Church of Leicester, Lowell Assembly of God, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, St. Anne’s, First United Methodist Church of Spencer, North Brookfield Congregational, First Congregation Church of Spencer.
This choir has been practic- ing since October, and will be performing this special pro- gram five different times during the holiday season. The per- formance in Leicester will be the first, followed by Dec. 14 at East Brookfield Baptist Church at 4 p.m., Dec. 28 at Overlook Masonic Home in Charlton at 2 p.m. and Jan. 4 at St. John the Baptist Church Catholic Church in East Brookfield at 2 p.m.

This article is from the Spencer New Leader – Friday Nov 28, 2014 Edition