First Congregational Church of Ashfield, UCC
Each Sunday worship is followed by coffeeless Coffee Hour on the front lawn. People are welcome to join worship on the front portico (masks optional), in the sanctuary (masks requested), or anywhere via Zoom.
Sun.Sept. 12: Worship 10 a.m. led by Rev. David Jones. Choir singing, led by Margery Heins. Tom McChesney on organ. Congregational Mtg. following worship.
Tues. Sept. 14: Communications Team 10 a.m. Zoom
Wed. Sept. 15: Food Pantry Board Mtg. 4 p.m. Friendship Hall.
Sat. Sept. 18: Franklin Cty. PRIDE Parade, 11:30 a.m. Greenfield Middle School. To register, go to https://www.franklincountypride.org.
Sat. Sept. 18th is the Rain date for the Grant Moss Organ Concert. The concert is planned for Sun. Sept. 19, see below, but if rain is predicted for Sunday the concert will be held on Sat. afternoon.)
Sun. Sept. 19: Family Worship service 10 a.m. on the Ashfield Town Common. Rev. David Jones officiating.
GRANT MOSS ORGAN CONCERT 3 p.m. People are invited to sit in the sanctuary and/or on the front lawn (bring a chair). All are invited to come and hear our newly restored organ!
Tues. Sept. 21: Food Pantry distribution 3-6 p.m. Bubble Up 7 p.m.
Wed. Sept. 22: Prayer Gathering outside at the church 4 p.m. (Gathering will be held in the church if it is raining.) Centering Prayer at Annie Boltz’s 5:30 p.m.
Sun. Sept. 26: Worship 10 a.m. led by Rev. David Jones. Tom McChesney on organ.
Wed. Sept. 29: Centering Prayer at Annie B’s 5:30 p.m.
Organ Celebration Recitals!
Celebrate our newly restored George W. Reed pipe organ with three events this fall:
Sun. Sept. 19, 3 pm with Grant Moss
Rain date: Sat. Sept. 18
(If it’s predicted to rain Sun. the 19th, the concert will be held the day before, Sat. Sept. 18th, 3 p.m.. This will allow folks to sit on the lawn and listen, if they’d prefer.)
Sat. Oct. 30, 2 pm with Jerry Noble and trio
Rain date: Sun. Oct. 31
Sunday, November 21, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship Service with Organ Rededication
Organist Grant Moss will perform a selection of pieces he has chosen to show the many colors of the restored organ, “from the softest whispers of the beautiful string stops, to the full organ, which fills the room like a big hug from your favorite aunt.” (Quote from Grant Moss.) The planned program spans the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. Composers include two women, Maria-Theresia von Paradis and Florence B. Price as well as J.S. Bach, Thomas Arne, A.P.F. Boëly, César Franck, Healey Willan, and Hermann Schroeder.
Grant Moss is a Senior Lecturer in music at Smith College, and is Organist/Choirmaster at St. John's Episcopal Church in Northampton. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University. He has appeared as soloist at summer organ festivals at Methuen (MA) and Round Lake (NY), the Great Organ Music at Yale series, and in concerto performances with the Five College Orchestra, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Orchestra, the Amherst College Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony, and the Pioneer Valley Symphony. In addition to his duties as teacher of organ, piano, harpsichord, and music fundamentals, he is conductor of the Smith College handbell choir.
Minister's Office Hours
Thursdays and Fridays
late afternoon - early evenings
Connect in person or by Zoom or phone.
Rev. David Jones at email@example.com or call
904-868-9641 to set up a time.
429 Main Street * PO Box 519 * Ashfield MA 01330