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At First Church, we want to be Natick's "Front Porch" - a place for celebrations and community engagement, a catalyst for action, and a witness to God's extravagant welcome in the heart of MetroWest.
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Please join us for these special services and events!

 

 

Join us in worship for a Pentecost Celebration on Sunday, May 20th, 

and to welcome Rev. Vicky Guest back from her Sabbatical!

We will hear about Vicky’s many Sabbatical adventures, as well as remember the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus’s friends and enlivened the burgeoning church.  We believe that Pentecost is still happening by the work of the Holy Spirit and that “God is Still Speaking” in and through us.

 

Eisenmenger Walk Set for Sunday, May 20th

On May 20, 2018, there will be a walk in memory of Bob Eisenmenger along the trail that bears his name. Participants will gather on the Natick Common at 2 pm, head to Coolidge Field, and follow the 1.5-mile Eisenmenger Trail through various wooded areas, ending at Memorial School in South Natick. People have the option of walking back on alternate branches in the trail system, or take shuttles back to the Common.

 

This walk commemorates the first anniversary of Bob’s passing, as well as the 10th anniversary of the trail’s dedication, which was marked with a similar walk on May 18, 2008. This walk, like the original walk, is organized by our church, in conjunction with Natick’s Open Space Advisory Committee.

 

Bob Eisenmenger died on May 24, 2017, at age 90. He served on the Natick Planning Board for 35 years, where he promoted use of cluster zoning to secure open space and was instrumental in securing trail easements as part of new subdivisions. Several of those easements form a continuous link from Natick Center to South Natick, which the Board of Selectmen designated as the Eisenmenger Trail upon his retirement from the Planning Board in 2007. Bob also served as the Planning Board’s representative to the Open Space Advisory Committee for the committee’s first seven years.

 

For further information, contact Sarallyn at (508) 653-0971 or sarallyn@firstchurchnatick.org

 

Special Guest Presentation on May 29th at 7:00 PM

The Reverend Jim Antal, MA Conference Minister and President ~ Author of recently published 

“Climate Church, Climate World” 

Why should people of faith engage the moral challenge of climate change – and how should we do it?   Discover how we can respond to this crisis as individuals and as people of faith when the Rev. Jim Antal joins us on Tuesday, May 29th at 7:00 PM to speak about this urgency of climate action and to share readings from his new book, Climate Church, Climate World.  

From the Foreword by Bill McKibben: This book is written with unusual authority, because for as long as there has been a serious climate movement in the United States, Jim Antal has been at the forefront.  I have stood with him at a hundred demonstrations, languished with him in jail, sweated next to him in paddy wagons.  I have listened to him preach the powerful good news—and bad news—about the energy and climate crises from pulpit after pulpit.  And I’ve watched as his cheerful, insistent, relentlessly loving approach has allowed so many Americans to join in this fight.  He is on the short list of heroes who have given their all. 

The evening will include an opportunity for book signing and copies of Climate Church, Climate World will be available at a 20% discount.