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Thank You & God Bless,

Spencer Aguiar

Church Administrator

At left, the church on Easter Morning 2024

courtesy photo, Greg Kahler

Upcoming Cherish The Earth Events:

One Dollar Lawn Sale, Saturday, June 8, 2024, 8 am

Please Save The Dates!

Upcoming Church Events:

Pentecost Sunday is the 19th and is an intergenerational service with Youth and all Families Welcome, Contact Ian if you wish to be involved.

Monday May 27 - June 14 Ian is away

Annual Meeting is June 23 (If you possess a physical church key please Spencer before then)

Volunteers Needed:

Sunday, June 2 after church

Friday, June 7 at 10am until set-up complete

Saturday, June 8 7am set-up, 8-12 to organize

12:30 clean up & Drive to Goodwill

Also to park a car nearby with sale sign

Contact Janet Fischer: 781-598-0839


Susan Buchanan: 781-599-2138/339-440-0257


Hello Church!

I bet you've noticed how our Sunday School has grown over the past few months! We really appreciate all of the love and support you have for these children and their families.

I have an 'ask' for you. We have such a super team, but we need more people to help fill in when folks have other commitments, or just to give them time to be at the church service. Are you able to help out once a month in any of the following capacities? 

:1. Sunday School Assistant:

Duties: Place snacks in the basket and fill a pitcher of water, Welcome children, interact with them as they create or play during 'free time" after our Godly Play story. Lots of smiles and joy guaranteed and a great opportunity for the kids of our church to feel cared for by their church family.

2. Childcare/Nursery Room:

Duties: Caring for our littlest members (under age 3) in our nursery room. We typically have just one little guy right now, but having childcare allows for his family to attend church, so we are committed to providing this service. Kelly Bourgeois has been doing this every week (and she is awesome!) but it would be nice to get someone willing to switch off once or twice a month (could be more than one person!) so that she can get to the service. 

Please reach out to Siobhan /  siobhanarts@gmail.com

The 32nd Annual HAWC Walk & Run is scheduled for Sunday, June 9th.

If you would like to sponsor me for my walk, my team page is located here: https://hawc.salsalabs.org/hawcwalkandrun/p/maureensullivan

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.

Spiritual Conversations with Coffee in May

Group led conversations before church, about scripture and the life of faith, and the journey we are on with God and each other. April meetings will take place on May 12-19-26 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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