First Congregational Church of
Ashfield Congregational Church Seeks Music Minister
First Congregational Church UCC of Ashfield, an Open and Affirming Congregation, seeks a music minister to play organ and piano for weekly Sunday morning worship as well as accompany the choir for mid-week rehearsals/Sundays. Position is approximately quarter time. Ashfield is a rural community with easy access to the Five College Area which includes the UMass flagship campus as well as Smith, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, and Hampshire Colleges. Additional opportunities arise to play with a variety of guest instrumentalists and soloists. Classical training is preferred, with ability to work in other styles. The Organist/Choir Accompanist works closely with the minister, choir director, and worship team. The sanctuary holds a recently restored 1903 George Reed tracker organ and a baby grand piano. Salary budgeted to $10,500. Please submit letter and resume to: email@example.com or First Congregational Church, attn: Kare Marshall, Deacon, P.O. Box 519, Ashfield, MA 01330. Full job description here.
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Hilltown Churches Food Pantry Distributions:
Tuesdays, 3-5, February 7, February 21
Eastern Woodlands Social (Stomp) Dance Nolumbeka Project, Sat., Feb. 4th, 1-4pm at GCC
More Calendar information here
Donations to Share the Warmth and the InterFaith Council's Housing Assistance
Share the Warmth, a joint project of Ashfield Congregational and St John's Episcopal, collects & distributes gently worn, warm clothing & blankets for residents of the Hilltowns in need. If you have donations of winter clothing or blankets in good condition, you may leave them in the narthex of St John's Episcopal Church at any time. Donations will be distributed on alternate Tuesdays during the Hilltown Churches Food Pantry distributions.
Fr. Co. Interfaith Council's Housing Assistance Committee
is responding to the needs of people who are without housing during the extreme cold this winter. For more information about the Housing Assistance program, please see our website: https://interfaithcfc.org/housing-assistance.
To donate, you may use our Easy Tithe link and put Housing Assistance in the Fund box: ICFC Giving Portal
Rev. David Jones' Celebration of 25 Years of Margery Heins' service as Choir Director, Sunday, January 29, 2023
"For a long time, longer than 25 years, this house of prayer has connected all kinds of people to the heavenly and to the earthly with music that transports us up and away from the world around us, and with music that carries us like strong, perhaps trembling arms right into the center of the grief of this world. But for the last 25 years, it has been Margery who has been our choir director and who has been such a faithful and supportive partner to the organist and accompanist and to the minister..."
ADULT ED ON RACIAL JUSTICE
IN PERSON & ZOOM WORSHIP
First Congregational Church continues in-person Sunday services at 10AM, masks optional. Sunday Zoom service available at this link. Meeting ID: 873 3090 6123
Eleventh Hour Bell Ringing for Climate Change
Congregants from the Congregational Church and St John's Episcopal Church and friends gather and ring their bells for eleven minutes on the eleventh day of each month at 11AM, joining with religious groups across the country and beyond to express our hope and determination that together we can act boldly to address the climate crisis, now in its eleventh hour.
Come join us Saturday, February 11, 2023.
Creating Community, Welcoming All