Family Promise Training
Thursday, March 22 7pm-8:30pm at First Church

Family Promise is a non profit organization working to end homelessness, one family at a time. First Church helps by hosting 3-4 homeless families for one week, during dinner and overnight. If you would like to visit with our guests and enjoy a meal, or sleep over night (on a cot in a private room) then please attend a volunteer training. Other roles that do not require training are; providing meals, setting up cots for the guest families, or washing the linens after their stay. 
We do also require a CORI background check, so please bring a valid driver's license or other government ID. 
For more information please contact Jessica Kane, or (978)210-8785. Thank you!

Lifebridge Dinner Team Members
Next Dinner: Sat, March 24 at 4:45pm

The Lifebridge teams of the First Church serve dinners at 56 Margin Street on the third Sunday and the fourth Saturday of every month. The Lifebridge teams of the First Church serve dinners at 56 Margin Street on the third Sunday and the fourth Saturday of every month. You can sign up in the Barnard Room or send Alan Hanscom an email ( to be put on the email list. Additionally you can sign up using these links: Sunday Dinnersor Saturday Dinners.

Chat with the Minister this Spring
Pint with the Pastor
Sunday, Apr 8, 4:00 – 5:30 pm at O’Neill’s Pub
Washington Street in Salem
Join Jeff and others for a popular new monthly gathering.  He will have a few tables at O’Neill’s starting at 4pm.  There will be a copy of the Sunday NY Times as he wont to possess on a weekend afternoon.  The music will be live and Irish, and the conversations stimulating.  We had 18 people show up in January.  You never know who might drop by.
Lunch with the Pastor
Tuesday, Apr 10 at 12 noon
Join Jeff and an eclectic and very articulate group of regulars on the second Tuesday of the month for a brown bag lunch.  Conversation often ventures into current events, local history, religion and … you name it.


Wed, March 21: First Day of Spring!
7:15pm Standing Committee Meeting
Thu, March 22
7pm Family Promise Training
Sat, March 24
9am Choir Rehearsal
11am Passion Rehearsal
4:45pm Lifebridge Dinner
Youth Group Conference Overnight
Sun, March 25: Palm Sunday
9am Choir Rehearsal
10:30am Service
During Religious Education: Egg Decorating
Thu, March 29: Maundy Thursday
4pm Salem Pantry Bagging
7pm Maundy Thursday Candlelight Service
Fri, March 30: Good Friday
Passover Begins at Sundown
Sat, March 31
9am Choir Rehearsal
9:30am Salem Pantry Distribution
Sun, April 1: Easter Sunday
9am Choir Rehearsal
10:30am Service
Annual Egg Hunt
Thu, April 5
Annual Reports Due
Sat, April 7
Passover Ends at Sundown
Sun, April 8 “Low Sunday”
4pm Pint with the Pastor
Tue, April 10
12pm Lunch with the Pastor, brown bag