First Church Somerville UCC
First Church Somerville UCC
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Holy Days, Holidays

Angels, Shepherds, Crosses, Palms, Drag Queens and Animals...Oh My!

At First Church we love to celebrate, and really live into the seasons with special worship that employs all the senses.

Our special services include: a Longest Night service for the shadow side of the holiday season, Christmas Eve service with unrehearsed pageant for boisterous families (4pm) and quiet joy (8pm), Ash Wednesday service of repentance, Good Friday reflections on the Seven Last Words of Christ, Pride Sunday, and our signature annual blowout, the Drag Gospel Festival.

We love to bring worship outside the church, too, with the Palm Sunday Donkey Walk, Easter Sunrise Service at Powderhouse Park, baptisms in Walden Pond or the Atlantic Ocean, and our outdoor Blessing of the Animals every July.