First Congregational Church

Camden, Maine


An open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ

Holy Week Worship Schedule

Palm Sunday

April 10 at 9:30 am

Hybrid Service (Zoom and in person). Join us as we remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem riding on a humble donkey. Everything about this story contrasts with the triumphant entry of war lords and emperors who rule the world by might. Rev. Patty Fox will be preaching, and our children and youth will be active participants in leading the service. This service will be Hybrid but will not recorded in order to protect the privacy of younger participants.

Maundy Thursday

April 14 at 7:00 pm

Hybrid Service (Zoom and in person). The word Maundy refers to the "new commandment” to love one another which Jesus gave to his disciples (which means students) friends on the night on which he was betrayed. We will share in communion and witness during a dramatic reading how one disciple after another betrays Jesus and then extinguishes a candle to symbolize the betrayal. By the end of the service, we find ourselves virtually in the dark of our own confusion and fear.

Ecumenical Good Friday Service

April 15, at 12:00 NOON at Chestnut Street Baptist Church

The service will focus on the Stations of the Cross which tell the story of Jesus’ trial, suffering and death. (Please look for up-dates on whether online participation will be possible). The suffering in Ukraine and other parts of the world, as well as the ongoing environmental degradation mirror this reality of suffering to us as well as our personal struggles and losses.

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service

April 17 at 6:00 am at the Camden Yacht Club on Bayview Street in Camden

In person only. We gather on Sunday morning to gratefully affirm the power of the spirit of resurrection in our midst. The powers of destruction and denial of love will not have the final word in our lives! Mark Burrows, Vicki Doudera, Mike Fletcher, and Ute will be leading the service which will be followed by a time of fellowship (goodies and coffee). Patty Fox and our Christian Education group may offer an additional event for children and youth (TBD).

Easter Sunday Festive Worship Service with Midcoast Brass

April 17 at 9:30 am (Prelude begins at 9:15)

Hybrid Service (Zoom and in person). Please be sure to come early for the celebratory prelude music to lift your spirits.

Offerings for Lent and Easter

Lenten Season

Starts March 10th

An Introduction to
Mindfulness Meditation

Led by Rev. Dr. Ute Molitor

Class Details
April 2nd

Belovedness

Henri Nouwen on Heartful Living
& the Soul of Community

Led by Robert Jonas

Class Details

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