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.

Watch our worship services here. We create a special shortened version for local television and Youtube each week. Or we hope to see you in person at our 10am services!

Coming up

Friday, June 9, 4:30 pm: Ipswich Pride Potluck. At Crane Beach, Ipswich Boardwalk. Join church members and others in the community for our second annual beach picnic. Games for children, scintillating conversation for all ages, and a swim for the brave souls who are like that. Potluck foods and beverages. Don’t have an offering? Come empty handed, eat and be filled. All welcome, Allies welcome. For mobility issues or assistance getting to the beach, or other questions, call 978-412-5204. 

Tuesday supper liturgies, 5:30-7:30pm on June 20, July 11, July 25, and August 8. Great for families. Details to come.

First Church works with Partners in Development

In May, we heard from two church members and nurses who have been traveling to Guatemala with PID for 15-20 years. On the team’s last trip, close to 400 patients were treated. You can see Amy and Lynn in this video. Want to get involved? Let us know.

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

Rebecca, Diane, Cassie, and Shannon 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. Invite your loved ones at Riverbend to join, and come sit with them.