Concerts and Crafts to Herald the Season at First Congregational Church in Camden

November 24, 2023

Camden, Maine – The First Congregational Church of Camden will host several festive events during ‘Christmas by the Sea’ weekend in Camden, December 13.

On Friday, December 1, at 12 noon, ‘Christmas by the Sea’ weekend will kick off with a fun and festive holiday variety show, led by Director of Music, Matthew Mainster. Selections for piano, organ, baritone saxophone, a variety of string instruments, and voice will be featured. This concert will be presented free of charge courtesy of First Congregational Church’s Friends of Music program. Donations are welcomed in support of the Friends of Music program.

On Saturday, December 2, from 9 am to 2 pm, a Holiday Craft Fair will be held in the Pilgrim Room, featuring a variety of fine crafts made by local artisans. Come shop for jewelry, woodcrafts, needle felting, wreaths, soaps, quilting, ornaments, knit hats and mittens, pet gifts, holiday decorations, and more!

Also on Saturday, December 2, at 4 pm, the church will host the seventeenth annual Ringing in the Season handbell concert. This year’s concert will feature Choral Bells of the First Congregational Church of Camden, Penobscot Bay Ringers, also of Camden, and handbell soloists Debra Hall of Rockport and Felicia Robinson of Warren. This concert is free of charge, with donations welcomed in support of the Camden Area District Nursing Association. Seating for the handbell concert will begin at 3:30 pm, and attendees will be treated to pre-concert music by cellist Kay Allan of Thomaston starting at 3:45 pm.

Come and enjoy the crafts, music, and holiday cheer in downtown Camden. For more information about these events, please contact The First Congregational Church at 236-4821.

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