News and Events

Welcome to First Church! We are a progressive congregation of the United Church of Christ, and we greet you with open hearts. To find out what’s going on, read our weekly newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it by email.

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The Holy Land: yesterday and today

Olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane

You are invited to come to a two-session study, “The Holy Land: Yesterday and Today” during Lent on Sunday, March 5 and March 12. The Reverend Tom and Lynn Lenhart will lead the program, including a slideshow of images from their November 2022 trip to Israel and the West Bank. They will offer their reflections on the history of this conflicted region and how it informs the divisions and challenges in the modern day.


Live music every month

Along the Way Coffeehouse offers live music once a month, on Saturdays. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets at $10 at the door. 12 Meetinghouse Green, Ipswich (across from the church). Sponsored by First Church. Read more about Along the Way and connect with us on our Facebook page.


Violins and Blessings at Riverbend

Lucas, Rebecca, and Diane at Riverbend

We offer a time of spiritual and musical nourishment at the Residence at Riverbend, on the first and fourth Thursdays of each month at 2pm. Called “Violins and Blessings,” it’s a half-hour of music, scripture, and prayer from Rev. Rebecca, Diane, and other musicians. Invite your loved ones at Riverbend to join, and come sit with them.