Military Whist

First Congregational Church 355 Main St. (Rte. 99) Cromwell, CT Thursday, October 7, 2021
Doors open @ 6:00 p.m. – $7/person
Free refreshments
1st hand starts promptly @ 7:00 p.m.
(game instruction by Kevin Welch)
NO EXPERIENCE OR RESERVATION REQUIRED
(EASY TO LEARN) All welcome – have fun with family, friends, and neighbors Raffle prizes Door Prizes
Contact: Church Office: (860) 635-4806 Parking Main Street
Come play, easy to learn! Bring a friend or a team of 4! Make new friends!

Picnic Lunch Social Hour

It has been a practice that during the summer we would have summer pot lucks at the church every other Wednesday. Rather than commit ourselves to certain dates, we are making plans to gather for a brown bag luncheon after church on Sunday at least once in July and then once in August. We had our first one on June 13th outside on the side lawn with 24 people attending. We had a great time and people just enjoyed seeing and being with others Stay tuned for more information!

Easter Sunrise Service

Please join us on April 4th at 6:15 a.m. down on the riverfront at Cromwell Landing (weather permitting or at Frisbee Park) for an early morning celebration of the resurrection of the Jesus Christ. As the sun rises, we will join our voices as one giving thanks to God for the gift of life that is ours because of what Christ has done.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

Wednesday, February 17th 7:00 p.m

We will have our Ash Wednesday Service at the church for anyone who is interested in coming. It will immediately follow our prayer time from 6:30 –7:00 p.m. The service will be live via Facebook for those who would like to join with us and we will be celebrating Holy Communion. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the season of Lent, the 40 days prior to Easter minus the 6 Sundays, when the church prepares to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday morning. This is a time of self-reflection and evaluation, a timeto search our hearts to rid ourselves of those things that may hinder our relationship with God. Many churches use this as a time of self-denial when people give up something so that they can spend more time in prayer as well as take any money they may save and give it to those in need. The challenge for us is what do we give up. Some give up coffee, chocolates, desserts, etc.and this is all well and good. I would like to challenge us a congregation to consider maybe giving up 30 minutes a day of television, or reading, or recreation and use that time to spend in prayer for the church, for each other and for yourself that you might grow in yourrelationship with the Lord.