Rally Day Sunday

Help us welcome back children and their families on Rally Day Sunday, September 18!
We will have an inter-generational service followed by a fellowship luncheon.
Would you or your family members like to participate in the service, as an acolyte, as a reader ? Are you eager to help with decorating, food, set-up or clean-up?

Interested volunteers can reach out to Lindsey Harrington at lsaez.ela@gmail.com.
All are welcome to participate. 

Railroad House Band

Bristol’s Stone Church Coffee House at the First Congregational Church welcomes popular, Boston-based bluegrass band, Railroad House, on Saturday, May 7th.

Railroad House is a six piece band featuring lush 2, 3, and 4 part vocal harmony and playing a diverse blend of Americana music, from straight ahead Bluegrass to Western Swing, and beyond!

Railroad House songs have a sense of dynamics.  They save their beautiful harmonies for choruses or key emotional points in the songs.  They play a sprinkling of instrumental numbers in a set, but vocal-driven tunes are where this band shines, whether plucking a couple tunes from Steve Earle‘s “The Mountain“, serving up a standard like “Blue Ridge Mountain Home” or adapting a country tune like “Rough Around the Edges”. All in all, Railroad House will keep you entertained with great music and a fantastic stage presence.

Bristol’s Stone Coffee House is an affordable, family-oriented, handicap-accessible musical venue. Doors open at 6:45PM and the show starts at 7:30PM. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20.00 per person (students are half price; children 5 and under are free). For ticket information or to reserve tickets, please call 253-4813. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required. Masks are optional.

The First Congregational Church is located at 300 High Street (corner of High and Bradford Streets) in Bristol, RI.

Joe Jencks Comes to the Coffee House

Bristol’s Stone Church Coffee House at the First Congregational Church welcomes Joe Jencks on April 23rd.

Joe Jencks is an international touring musician, award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness and spiritual exploration. A 20-year veteran of the international Folk circuit, Jencks has released 15 CDs in that time.

Attending the Music Conservatory at Milliken University in Decatur, Ill., Jencks received degrees in vocal music performance, music education and choral conducting. Along with folk music, he parlayed his talents into other musical genres, including jazz, opera and classical music.

Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. Blending well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, Jencks serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel. 

Bristol’s Stone Church Coffee House is an affordable, family-oriented, handicap-accessible musical venue. Doors open at 6:45PM and the show starts at 7:30PM. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20.00 per person (students are half price; children 5 and under are free). For ticket information or to reserve tickets, please call 253-4813. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required. Masks are optional.

The First Congregational Church is located at 300 High Street (corner of High and Bradford Streets) in Bristol, RI.

Walk the Labyrinth on Ash Wednesday

One and all are invited to walk the labyrinth on Ash Wednesday, March 2 in the DeWolf Room at the First Congregational Church in Bristol.

Walking the labyrinth provides an organized opportunity for reflection and meditation as the Lenten Season begins.

Two sessions are offered: 12-2 pm and 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth