The First Congregational Church of Fairhaven
(United Church of Christ)
welcomes you!


We Are Located at

34 Center Street, Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Directions:  From 195 East or West, take Exit 18 (240 South).  At the second set of lights take a right onto Rt. 6.  Go through one set of lights and take a left onto Washington Street.  Follow Washington Street through two stop signs.  Take the second left after the Green Street stop sign onto William Street.  The Church is located on the corner of Center and William Streets in the Center Area of Fairhaven.

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Palm Sunday Service & Soup Brunch Sunday, April 13th - 10:00 a.mOn Palm Sunday we remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem where he will be crucified before the week ends. Palms will be distributed and perhaps a HOSANNA or two will be shouted.  Following worship please plan to join us for a delicious Soup Brunch hosted by our Confirmation Class.  Enjoy a variety of soups and bread all to benefit Heifer Project. Donation will be $5 adult and $3.00 for children 12 and under.

Holy Week on the Harbor Tuesday and Thursday, April15th and 17th - 7:30 a.m.Gather at Fort Phoenix where we will join in a brief time of morning prayer while enjoying the beauty of the shoreline and ocean. Use this time to relax, center and prepare for the joy of Easter. If it is raining, we will meet in the church library.

Maundy Thursday Service of Tennebrae Thursday, April 17th - 7:00 p.m.Join in this most meaningful service when we remember how Jesus met with friends on the night before he died and celebrated Communion with them. Then listen and watch while we contemplate Jesus’ passion and journey to the cross as candles are extinguished one by one. The silence and the darkness at the end of the service make an emotional impact on everyone who takes part.  Led by our Confirmation Class along with Rev. Bette.

Good Friday Meditation Time Friday, April 18th – Noon – 3:00 p.m.Our sanctuary will be open for anyone who wants to spend a portion of this time in meditation and prayer.  Christians recognize this as the period of time Jesus hung on the cross before he died.

Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service Sunday, April 20th – 5:56 a.m. (gather at 5:30)Join hundreds of other Christians as we celebrate the resurrection while the sun rises over Buzzard’s Bay. Sing praise to God as we experience the miraculous joy of Easter. This annual service is planned and led by the Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford (ICC) along with clergy from the Fairhaven churches. A free will offering will be taken to benefit a local feeding program.

Easter Sunday Service Sunday, April 20th – 10:00 a.m.Gather with friends and members of our church to sing out “Christ is Risen” as we celebrate the resurrection in song, prayer and scripture. The sanctuary will be beautifully decoratd with Easter flowers as we join in this special time of worship.  Come and bring a friend!




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