Welcome to worship services at First Church! In all our services we strive to build closer relationships to a loving God, with each other, and with the world. We draw inspiration from Scripture, especially the life and teachings of Jesus. We hope you will find a spiritual home in one of our two different worship services.
First Service 8:30 am
Our early service is a bit more traditional. It tends to be quieter and features classic hymns, the Sanctuary Choir, and organ music. Sunday School is not in session during this service. We are working to provide paid Nursery care, but currently have a self-serve nursery area where the service is projected.
Second Service 10:15 am
Our later service is a bit more contemporary. This worship features our Finally at First praise band and more contemporary songs of worship. We offer a Sunday School program that commences after the Children’s Message. Nursery care is available.
Summer Service 9:00 am
In 2017, from June 4th – September 3rd there is a single service each week. Sunday School is not in session over the summer, but Nursery care is available. There is a wide variety of music over the summer as different musical groups and soloists provide the music each Sunday.
Our church has an “open” communion table which means that everyone is welcome to come and celebrate Christ’s meal of love. We use grape juice and gluten free bread for the elements. We welcome children at the table as well, but also recognize that each family is free to determine how to interpret the communion tradition. Communion is offered at services on the first Sunday of the month.
The Vine Nepalese Church
Pastor Dan Raut leads a worship service that is attended by many Nepali-speaking Bhutanese refugees that have come to call Vermont home. There are approximately 50 members in The Vine Church, although attendance can grow up to 70. Pastor Dan also provides a number of supportive services to the members; giving them rides to the hospital, the grocery store, and the bank. The members of The Vine Church lean on each other and are a very supportive community. First Church is proud to host them for their worship service every Saturday! The service starts at 9:00 a.m. and is followed by a community meal.