BRATTLEBORO -- The First Sunday after Christmas will be a combination of hymn singing alternating with brief messages from the Rev. Carra McFadden, pastor of Centre Congregational Church in downtown Brattleboro. The service will also include the Sacrament of Baptism for Lowell Fitch.

The Special Offering for December includes The Christmas Fund, for the national United Church of Christ’s Wider Mission, and the Samaritan Fund, for those in need locally or in transition. The Board for Mission and Service is also offering SERRV items for sale to support scholarships for children in El Salvador.

Spiritual Conversations continues at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, at Hallelujah Farm in Chesterfield, N.H., led by the Rev. Sandy Daly and Rev. McFadden. For more information call the church office at 802-254-4730. This is a conversation focusing on where God is moving in our lives and what our calling might be in response.

Wednesday Night Bible Study is held at 7 p.m. at the home of Gisela Robeck, 63 Green Meadows, West Brattleboro. Book Study is also held at 9 a.m. Sundays in the church library.

Centre Church is a congregation of the United Church of Christ and is located at 193 Main St., Brattleboro. For more information contact the office or visit the website at