Worship Here and Now

The current global health crisis means that we cannot gather for public worship. In order to worship God, stay connected, and sustain our spirit with prayer and reflection here are some services of worship for you. Thanks to our church administrator, Nancy Andrews, our organist, Gene Marie Callahan, and our minister, Kenneth Clarke who together produce and coordinate this effort.

You can play or download the content from this web page or you can use a podcast app (such as Spotify, Apple or Google podcast players–search for a podcast entitled “A Walk to Clio Hall”). One thing you might do is to share these media with others who might be interested. Easiest way to do this is to send a link—if this mystifies you, be in touch with the church office to take care of the details.

Current Services:

Ken Clarke, minister of the Old First Church delivers the Easter Sermon in Bennington. Photo by the only other person in the church, organist Gene Marie Callahan.

Our Service for the Week of May 24, 2020:

Sunday Service, May 24, 2020
Sermon Title: Mystic Chords of Memory
Minister, Kenneth Clarke Organist, Gene Marie Callahan

Order of service and related material for May 24

Above is a link to supporting material for the May 24 worship service. A suggested way to view this material is to download and print the file as a traditional order of service or to open the file in a separate tab or window on the computer as you listen. The link should open as a new window on your computer.


Here are additional audio recordings of recent worship services at the Old First Church:

Sunday Service, May 17, 2020
Sermon Title: “Agnostos Theos”
Minister, Kenneth Clarke Organist, Gene Marie Callahan

Order of service and related material for May 17

Sunday Service, May 10, 2020
Sermon Title: Duck Tales
Minister, Kenneth Clarke Organist, Gene Marie Callahan

Order of service and related material for May 10

Sunday Service, May 3, 2020
Sermon Title: With Glad and Generous Hearts
Minister, Kenneth Clarke Organist, Gene Marie Callahan

Order of Service and related material for May 3

Sunday Service, April 26, 2020
Sermon Title: Waiting By The Gate
Minister, Kenneth Clarke Organist, Gene Marie Callahan

Order of Service and related material for April 26,

Sunday Service, April 19, 2020
Sermon Title: The Challenge
Minister, Kenneth Clarke Organist, Gene Marie Callahan

Order of Service and related material for April 19, 2020

Sunday Service, April 12, 2020
Easter Sunday

Sermon Title: There You Will See Him
Minster, Kenneth Clarke Organist, Gene Marie Callahan

Order of Service and related material for April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday

Easter Video Greetings Here!

Here are two short videos, one a general greeting to members and friends and the second a fun segment for children of all ages.

A Children’s Moment for those of any age:

Sunday Service, April 5, 2020
Sermon Title: Not At All What We Expected
Minister, Kenneth Clarke Organist: Gene Marie Callahan

Order of Service and related material for April 5, 2020, Palm Sunday

Sunday Service, March 29, 2020
Sermon Title: Testing the Limits
Minister, Kenneth Clarke Organist: Gene Marie Callahan
Sunday Service, March 22, 2020
Sermon Title: A Desolate Place
Minister, Kenneth Clarke Organist: Gene Marie Callahan
Sunday Service, March 15, 2020
Sermon Title: Faith, Facts and Fear
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Why Toilet Paper?
Minister, Kenneth Clarke Organist: Gene Marie Callahan Violinist: Francois Secordel