Faith Exploration

Prayer Shawl Knitting Circle 

Last Monday of the month @ 7PM
Beginning September 30

The Prayer Shawl Ministry combines the care and love of knitting into a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace. Healing prayers are knitted into shawls and blankets and given to those during illness, recovery, at times of loss or in times of joy. We will celebrate our Prayer Shawl Sunday this year on November 10. 

 

Pub Theology 

Most fourth Wednesdays of the month @ 7:30PM Beginning October 23
Some of the most important moments in the history of the church took place in a pub! The tradition continues with “God on Tap.” The format is simple – beverages, munchies, conversation and God. Everything is up for discussion. The more opinions the better! Seat- ing is limited. Watch for pub locations in the weekly bulletins, LINK, and Good Word Newsletter. 

 

New Year’s Brunch 

Sunday, December 29 @ 10:30AM 

At First Church Natick, we ring in the New Year
by turning back the clock to the way that the first followers of Jesus gathered to celebrate communion. We gather for worship around tables instead of in pews and share a common meal. There is something for all ages and stages --  songs and stories and lots of food and laughter! 

 

Dinner Church 

Sunday, January 19 @ 5:30PM with Matt Carriker 

Explore an alternative worship experience with Matt Carriker in our vestry. We gather for worship around tables instead of in pews and share a common meal. There is something for all ages and stages. This is particularly welcoming to children and families.

 

Lenten Soul Sabbatical 

Various days & times available
Four-week session beginning March 1

You are invited to set aside a short time for reflection every day for 28 days during Lent and gather four times in facilitated small groups to share conversation and connections. Soul Sabbatical offers suggested spiritual practices and reading to go deeper in your faith journey and create space for Spirit to move in your life. 

 

Maundy Thursday Potluck & Tenebrae Service 

Thursday, April 9 @ 6:30PM 

A family-friendly intergenerational potluck dinner and worship service marks Maundy Thursday, beginning at 6:30 PM. We gather around the table for fellowship and a creative worship experience. The service focuses on the last Passover that Jesus celebrated with his friends on the night before he died and features leadership from members of our youth groups. It is designed to be accessible to all ages. 

 

Easter Vigil 

Saturday, April 11 to Sunday dawn, April 12 

On the Saturday night before Easter, we make our sanctuary available for prayer and reflection. Participants describe a sense of peace and holiness in this time of waiting in the presence of God in the candlelit sanctuary. You are invited to sign up for 30-minute segments throughout the night in the candlelit sanctuary. Normally, two people are at prayer in the sanctuary at a time. Prayer lists and reflection resources are available to help guide your prayer time.