List of Concord’s Houses of Worship End-of-year & Holiday Services

Schedule of Services at Concord’s Houses of Worship

First Parish in Concord

20 Lexington Rd. 978 369-9602

Sunday services at 10 a.m.
Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. Impromptu “pick up” pageant.
Dec. 24 services at 7 p.m. candlelight service with the Gospel choir and 9 p.m. candlelight service with regular choir and Concords.

West Concord Union Church

1317 Main St. 978 369 6309

Sunday, Dec. 18
9:45 a.m. Advent worship, 3:30 p.m. bonfire and carols
Saturday, Dec. 24
4 p.m. service with Young People’s Music 8 p.m. Candlelight communion service with senior & bell choirs
Sunday, Dec. 25
No worship service

Redeemer Presbyterian Church

1276 Main St. 978 254 7353

Worship services Sundays, 11 a.m.

New Life Community Church

221 Baker Ave.
Worship services Sundays 10:15 a.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church

81 Elm St. 978 369 3715

Sunday services at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Dec. 24, Christmas Eve – Family Pageant with Holy Eucharist at 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 25 Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m.

Trinitarian Congregational Church

54 Walden St. 978 369 4837

Sunday services at 10 a.m.
Dec. 24 at 5 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Holy Family and St. Irene Parishes

12 Monument Sq., 181 East St., Carlisle

Dec. 24 services at 4 p.m., 6 p.m.10:30 p.m. in Concord; 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m in Carlisle
Dec. 25 services at 9:30 a.m. in Concord and 11 a.m. in Carlisle.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

7 Lowell Rd. 978 369 4117

Services on Sundays from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Kerem Shalom

Chanukah celebration Sunday Dec. 18 at 5 p.m.
Town-wide celebration, Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. Rideout Field

“Lost & Found” Exhibition Opening Reception and Juror’s Talk at The Umbrella Arts Center

On view in The Umbrella Main Gallery, Lost and Found is a group art exhibition that presents a diverse array of artists transforming found objects into artworks. To celebrate the opening of this exhibition, a Juror Talk and Artists Reception will be held Sunday, December 11, 4PM, FREE and open to the public.

Juror Jessica Straus calls the exhibition “a praise-song to the ordinary. Lifted out of the continuum of daily life these objects have come to represent the complexities and richness of the human condition. Ranging from whimsical to haunting, the 3D artworks in this collection examine our relationships with familiar, unfamiliar and defamiliarized things, and beg the question…might objects have souls?

“The artist’s love affair with found objects may have begun a few hundred years ago with the ‘Wunderkammer’,” Straus posits. “In these Cabinets of Curiosities, beautiful, soulful objects were amassed and lovingly arranged in a way that elevated their status” and gave them new life. Inspired by how fine artists of the early 1900s such as Picasso, Schwitters and Duchamp could incorporate objects physically within works of art, Straus is interested in an artist’s sensation of an object “beckoning to them; asking to be used and even rescued.”

It’s that allure or “pull” that marks the artworks in Lost and Found, and the sense the artists have a deep connection to the object, and are helping it tell its story.

The impressive lineup of artists – many of whom are widely exhibited members of the NE Sculptors Guild – include Christopher Abrams, John Anderson, Lisa Barthelson, David L. Black, Linda Bond, Jessica Burko, Laura White Carpenter, Jeanne Ciravolo, Merill Comeau, Thomas A.D. Cornell, Daniela DesLauriers, Russell Dupont, Yvonne C. Espinoza, Laura Evans, Audrey Goldstein, Nicholas M. Goodhue, Jared Green, Peter Decamp Haines, Joe Hedges, Shira Karman, Cynthia Katz, Lisa Kellner, Michelle Lougee, Billy T. Lyons, Steve Novick, Jeanne Williamson Ostroff, Ponnapa Prakkamakul, Abbie Read, Emily Rose, Robert Rovenolt, Marilu Swett, Caron Tabb, Martha Wakefield, Leslie Wilcox and Carolyn Wirth.

The exhibition is on view through December 30, 2022 at The Umbrella Arts Center at 40 Stow Street in Concord Center.  Gallery hours are 10AM-9PM, 7 days a week.




Give to your Community – Donate to the Holiday Gift Card Program!

Each year, the Town of Concord’s Community Services Division, in collaboration with the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest, organizes a town-wide Holiday Gift Card Program to provide low-income families financial support during the holiday season. Please consider donating a gift card, in any amount, to a family in need. Gift cards from local merchants are especially welcome, as are gift cards from supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, or big box stores.

Donations will be accepted through December 11th. Gift card donations can be mailed to Bonny Wilbur, Community Services Coordinator, 55 Church Street, Concord, or they may be placed in the donation drop boxes located at:

• Town House, 22 Monument Square, drop box in entry lobby to the left
• Concord-Carlisle Community Chest, 19 Main Street, Suite #2
• 55 Church Street in West Concord, drop box outside to the right of entry

Questions? Contact Bonny Wilbur, Community Services Coordinator at tel. 978-318-3034, or


This year we again invite you to create a holiday gift bag for either a local family or a senior who may be struggling this year. Many past donors have said, “Thank you! This is the most meaningful activity my family does during the holidays!” With demand for our services up significantly Open Table needs more participants to ensure that each of our clients receives a gift bag.

You will be provided with a list of suggested items to fill a gift bag. And we will send reminders and other information each of the first 12 days of December.

Gift bags will be collected in Maynard on Friday, December 16, 2-6pm and at Crosby’s Market in Concord on Saturday, December 17, 10am-1pm. Clients will receive gift bags with the final food distribution of 2022.

Thoreau Elementary Toy Swap – Come & Shop!

On Saturday, December 10 from 3-6 pm, come shop in the Thoreau Elementary cafeteria for “new-to-you” toys, games and much more! All proceeds benefit class programming, events and more for students at Thoreau Elementary.


The CCHS Football Team is participating in the Toy Drive with the Concord Fire-EMS Department. 



Help PreK – 12th Grade children and their families in Boston who are economically and emotionally impacted this school year.

  • New & gently used clothing Youth sizes 4-20 and Teen Sizes XS – 3X
  • New full size toiletries