Matt Garrity sings ‘How Beautiful’

Last Sunday, Longmeadow High School senior Matt Garrity, who is a valued member of the choir at First Church, sang an incredibly moving version of “How Beautiful” by Twila Paris, accompanied by John Gerry-Karajanes. There was hardly a dry eye in the congregation. I hope you will be as moved as I was when you see this video. Matt is both a member of “Lyrics” and “I Cantori” the select chamber group at LHS.

Click on the right facing arrow in the video below to see and hear Matt’s solo.





Second Saturdays ( a family fun time)

I have been blessed to be a part of this wonderful outreach at First Church for many many years now!

It is a chance for young families to get to know each other, our children and provide a safe environment for the children to play while the parents can enjoy a needed and well deserved date night!

We meet the Second Saturday of every month from 5-8.  The cost per family is $5.00 to cover pizza and drinks for the children.  The way it works is that parents sign up to stay one Saturday every couple of months and the rest of the Second Saturdays you get to leave the children and go have fun for a couple of hours.

The purpose of the group is for young families that want to feel safe leaving little ones, but still get an inexpensive night out.  We utilize the Preschool room and let the children play together and just hang out and have fun.


To reintroduce this very fun and enjoyable program at our Church we are having an

OPEN HOUSE !!!!!!!!!!

November 9th from 5-8

Cost is $5 and the Glick’s and the DeSarro’s  will be staying to keep everyone entertained!

Hope to see some new faces and some seasoned families!


Many Blessings to All!

Karen Glick


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