Upcoming Events


Blue Christmas Service at First Congo in Wiscasset
Does the Christmas season give you the blues? Join the First Congregational Church of Wiscasset for a 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 15 for a Blue Christmas service. Many of us have challenging times because of grief or loss in our lives. Rev. Josh will emphasize remembrance of loved ones lost and dealing with the blues during the festive season. Join in this special service as we light candles, read scripture, sing, pray, and make a place for our grief and sorrow during this busy season.
The First Congregational Church of Wiscasset is an open and affirming Church. Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. For more information, please call the church office at 28 High Street at 882-7544, or visit the church web page at www.uccwiscasset.org, or Facebook page at First Congregational Church of Wiscasset UCC.

Celebrate Advent with a Virtual Calendar from the First Congregational Church
Throughout Advent, the community and congregation are invited to participate in a special daily Advent meditation with the First Congregational Church of Wiscasset. From December 1st through December 24th, a special email with a link to a video message from Rev. Josh will focus on and highlight a seasonal hymn. The 3 to 5 minute daily meditation is accompanied by background organ music played by church organist Linda Adams. A message by Rev. Josh, a time for silent reflection, a prayer, and the musical offering will take a few moments to be mindful in this often busy time of the year. To participate, submit your email address to the church at www.uccwiscasset.org and click on the “Songs of the Season Advent Journey” tab. Your email address will not be shared and will be used only during the 24-day meditation journey.
The Advent Season at First Congo Church of Wiscasset begins on December 1st , Hope Sunday, with the traditional Hanging of the Greens representing Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. On each Sunday in Advent, a candle on the Advent Wreath will be lit.
On Peace Sunday, December 8th, during the regular 10 a.m. service, the choir will sing Christmas selections from around the world. From noon to 2 pm, an Advent workshop will take place in Fellowship Hall. Activities will include decorating gingerbread men cookies, decorating with greens, creating a holiday ornament, singing carols, and more.
The third Sunday of Advent, December 15th, features Joy, and the third candle will be lit. Following the service, the Organ Society’s annual cookie sale will take place during Coffee Hour. Plates of mixed holiday cookies, wrapped and tied with a bow, will be sold at $5 per plate. At 6 p.m., a Blue Christmas service will emphasize remembrance of loved ones lost and dealing with the blues during the festive season.
The Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 22nd, features Love. The fourth candle on the Advent wreath will be lit.
The center candle on the Advent Wreath will be lit Christmas Eve to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The candlelight service will begin at 7 p.m. A second service beginning at 11:30 p.m. will usher in Christmas Day with a ringing of church bells at midnight. The church offering at both services will supplement the Special Needs fund to help with fuel, housing and other emergency needs for our neighbors in need during the year.
A service of lessons and carols will be held on December 29th at 10 a.m. Scripture verses telling the story of Jesus’ birth and traditional hymns including “Joy to the World” and “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” make up the regular service.
On January 5th, Epiphany Sunday, marking the arrival of the Three Wise Men to the Stable where Jesus was born, is the church’s traditional White Gift Sunday. Gifts wrapped in white, or checks in white envelopes, are solicited for the Midcoast Humane Shelter (formerly called Lincoln County Animal Shelter), a home heating fund, and the St. Philip’s Food Pantry, as designated by the giver.
The First Congregational Church of Wiscasset is an open and affirming Church. Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
For more information, please call the church office at 28 High Street at 882-7544, or visit the church web page at www.uccwiscasset.org, or Facebook page at First Congregational Church of Wiscasset UCC.