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

Upcoming Church Schedule:

Palm Sunday - March 24, 10am | Sanctuary, an Intergenerational Service (Led by our kids!)

Maundy Thursday Dinner and Service - March 27, 6:30pm | Clarke Hall

Good Friday - March 29, 7pm | Sanctuary

Easter Sunrise Service - March 31, 6:30am | Front Lawn

Easter Festival Service - March 31, 10am | Sanctuary

New Sunday Morning Parking Signage
First Church is experiencing a number of churchgoers being dropped off in the front driveway, and the church council has been asked to address the difficulty they experience negotiating along the lawn and accessing the sidewalk between the parked cars. 
As we welcome those who are older or less agile, we are setting aside an area in the front drive limited to “Drop Off/Pick Up Only.”  There will still be a few handicap and other open slots along the curved drive, but the space between the new signs will be a “No Parking" area.  These signs will be placed outside on Sunday mornings only, unless other groups request use of them for their events.
Thank you for your understanding as we continue to work to welcome one and all.

On Tuesday, March 26th Essex County Community Organization is hosting an In-District Action with Senator Creightin along with Reps Capano, Cahill and Armini to discuss two important bills related to housing justice. This is an opportunity to get clarity on where our legislators stand on housing and to demonstrate the collective power of congregations on the north shore. The action will take place on Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30pm at Zion Baptist church in Lynn. Let’s all stand up for affordable housing!

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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