Inspired, encouraging, serving and seeking… Together in life’s joys and challenges… Making a difference! 

If you want to include any special announcements in this Weekly Email, please reach out to me in the Church Office via email at:

Thank You & God Bless,

Spencer Aguiar

Church Administrator

A Note of Thanks from Patty Clark our Music Director

I am so grateful for all of the heartfelt words of condolence, cards, flowers and support from first church folks on the passing of my mom. I feel so fortunate that she has been able to “attend” First Church for the past several years and connect with Ian, the choir, and all of you. That has been a true gift.

Betsy Clark’s obituary:


Betsy Clark’s memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 10, 3pm, in Surprize, AZ (6pm Boston time) and can be viewed at this link:

Pastor Ian will be away from Feb 25- March 14. Local Pastors are on hand to help with Sunday Services.

If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact Lorraine Follis or Sharon Thomas.

Thank You

Look for your Easter Lily donation letter in the mail in early March. If you do not receive a letter, please contact the office. Thank You.

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 2023-2024

Chair: Clarke Orzalli

Clerk: Sharon Thomas

Treasurer: Sharon Scofield

Members: Diana Beaupre, Betty McNeil,

Susan Hamilton, Heidi Whear, Melissa Foye

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