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Music and Arts Sunday

This Sunday, May 3, we will be celebrating Music and Arts Sunday. At the 10:00 a.m. Worship Service, the choir will perform the world premiere of the winning anthem in the Ninth Annual International Anthem Competition of the First Baptist Church, Worcester. The anthem is titled “Beloved”. The composer, Jonathan Stinson, will be singing in the anthem premiere.…

Pastoral Work Style Survey

The Pastoral Search Team has been hard at work gathering information from the congregation about the type of ministerial leadership we are looking for in the next phase of our church life.  In an effort to get a sense for the work style you would prefer the new minister to have, we have developed a…

Photos: Before and After Worship – April 12, 2015

Have you ever wondered what’s happening in our church building before and after worship? Well, since I, the photographer, was also the Liturgist today, instead of worship photos, I’m sharing a glimpse into the many activities we engaged in outside of worship today, April 12, 2015.  (Gardeners: Who knows what that beautiful white spring flower…

Photos: Easter 2015

We celebrated Easter on Sunday, April 5, 2015. While the adults participated in worship with glorious music, the children participated in acting out the Easter story and an Easter egg hunt.  I don’t know which group enjoyed their Easter worship experience more. A close tie.

Anthem Competition Winner Announced

Jonathan Stinson of Potsdam, NY has won the Ninth Annual International Anthem Competition of the First Baptist Church, Worcester, Massachusetts with his anthem “Beloved” for SATB choir, cello and organ. The winning anthem will be performed for the first time on Music and Arts Sunday, May 3, 2015 during worship at 10:00 a.m..  It will also be…