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Thank You & God Bless,

Spencer Aguiar

Church Administrator

Upcoming Church Schedule

Epiphany Sunday – January 7, 10am

In The Sanctuary and Clarke Hall at First Church in Swampscott

We celebrate the last Sunday of Christmas and the first Sunday of Epiphany. The originally scheduled catered celebration lunch has been POSTPONED to Sunday, January 21 due to the inclement weather expected on the weekend of the 7th. Thank you for understanding! We will still have Church services in the sanctuary at the regularly scheduled time of 10 am.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Sunday – January 14, 10am

At Bethel AME Church in Lynn, MA

We join with the congregation and pastoral leadership of Bethel AME, Lynn for a joint service hosted at Bethel AME, Lynn at 10:00am, at 72 Silsbee St Lynn, MA 01901 .

If you are interested in Carpooling over to Bethel, please be in the First Church parking lot no later than 9:45 as that is the time we shall depart. If you wish to remain at First Church for the service, the sanctuary will be open and will broadcast the service from Bethel AME, Lynn on the TVs via zoom.

Thanks from Missions Team - Shelter Box

The Missions Team thanks everyone for the support of our Christmas offering this year. This Sunday, January 7, will be the final opportunity for contributing to the offering for Shelter Box. As a reminder, we invite you to support ShelterBox USA this Christmas. ShelterBoxes help people who have lost everything – not just their home and belongings, but practical tools and equipment that create a framework for everyday life. Since each disaster is different and each affected community is different, they customize their aid to suit the needs of the affected population. You can visit their website to learn more at:

COATS! COATS! COATS! - 30 collected in November/December!

Peter Cipriano is collecting gently used winter coats. After collecting the coats they go to Anton’s cleaners to be cleaned and then distributed to organizations all over New England for men, women and children that are in need. The coats are always free to anyone in need. If you, or anyone you know would like to donate a coat please porch drop off at 18 Merrill Ave Lynn 01902. The Missions team will be removing box after January 7, though Peter collects year round at his home.

Spiritual Conversations with Coffee in January

Group led conversations before church, about scripture and the life of faith, and the journey we are on with God and each other. The January meetings will take place on January 21/28 at 9:10 AM in the Library.


Al-Anon is an organization that offers experience, strength and hope to families who are

struggling with alcoholism and addiction. It is a very safe place to share the challenges of

difficult family situations. We at Al-Anon are very grateful to the First Church of Swampscott which has offered us space to hold our meetings, as below:

Tuesday nights at 7:30

Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the library

Thursdays at noon in the library

Please join us! For more information, please email Jodie or Laurie. Thanks.

The First Church Swampscott

40 Monument Avenue

Swampscott, MA 01907

Senior Pastor: The Rev. Ian Holland

Director of Music Ministries: Patricia Clark

Church Council 2022-2023

Clerk: Sharon Thomas

Treasurer: Sharon Scofield

Members: Diana Beaupre, Betty McNeil, Susan Hamilton,

Clarke Orzalli (chair), Heidi Whear, Melissa Foye

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