Holiday Events

Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve Services will be held Sunday, December 24th at 5 p.m. (family service), 8 p.m., and 10 p.m. in the church sanctuary, 4 Bedford Road.

Touch of Christmas Fair, Saturday December 9th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come one, come all and join your friends and neighbors at an old-fashioned Christmas fair in the Parish House. This annual event features Santa’s visit at 11 a.m., and children can have photos taken on Santa’s lap.

There will be many hands-on activities for children including Christmas cookie decorating, fishing tree, decorate your own ornament, and a special children’s shopping room complete with holiday wrapping help.

Additionally, there will be a lavish baked-goods table overflowing with homemade treats for the holidays, and a handmade craft table with hundreds of beautiful items for sale. Don’t miss Tucker’s Treasures, where you can find second-hand antiques, housewares, jewelry and more for sale. Dozens of volunteers spend the week before the fair decorating beautiful holiday wreaths and centerpieces for your holiday table. The Touch of Christmas fair wouldn’t be the same without the special homemade Psalm Soup for lunch. This is truly an event that has something for everyone!

Christmas Pageant, Sunday, December 17th, 11:30 a.m.

The Annual Christmas Pageant at FPL will take place at 11: 30 a.m. in the Parish House on Sunday December 18th. There is no snow date. Goodies will be served after the pageant through donations by the families of FPL.

Handbells Concert, Tuesday, December 19th, 7 p.m.

The Handbell Choir will present their Eighth Annual Candlelight Concert of Christmas carols and holiday favorites in the Sanctuary on Tuesday, December 19th at 7:00  p.m.  Reception to follow.

Winter Solstice Service, Thursday, December 21st, 7 p.m.

Our  annual Winter Solstice Service will be held this year in the Parish House Auditorium followed by refreshments and conversation in the new Stearns Room.  All are welcome to join the deacons and Ministerial Intern Terry Cummings for our celebration of the longest night of the year.

This day has been celebrated in many cultures and religious traditions for millennia.  In the tradition of cultures ancient and modern our service will include music and meditation, story and song, as we welcome the return of the light during the winter season. This year’s solstice service at First Parish will feature familiar rituals and songs from years past, as well as new rituals and music.

The service is open to all members of the community regardless of religious background. Children of all ages are
welcome. We hope you can join us.

Handel’s Messiah, Saturday, December 23rd at 3 p.m.

First Parish in Lincoln is pleased to present  Handel’s Messiah. Experience the magic of Handel’s beloved classic performed by world-class artists including Ian Watson (Conductor / harpsichord),  Guy Fishman, Aisslinn Nosky and more, plus the Lincoln Baroque Players and Chorus.

Seating is limited at the Parish House Auditorium and is first-come / first seated; doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Suggested donation is $40 pp, and any amount is appreciated. All contributions will support this program and make future performances possible.