306th Annual Meeting

The 306th Annual Meeting of the First Congregational Church will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at
10:30 a.m., for the purpose of:

1. Hearing reports for 2021

2. Adopting a budget for 2022

3. Elections of new Officers, Board & Committee members for 2022

4. Hearing any other business, which may properly come before the meeting

Copies of the Annual meeting will be available in the Narthex or call to pick up at the church. on January 23,
2022 after the service.

All members and friends are urged to attend.

Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long

With COVID still impacting our Sunday School and Choir, it is unfortunate that we will not be having a Children’s Christmas
pageant and a Christmas Cantata. As Christmas carols are sung usually only during Advent, we are planning on doing a Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long on Sunday morning, December 19th at 9:30 am. Each carol that we sing will be preceded with a
short lesson on the history of that particular carol.

Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve services will be on Friday, 12/24 at:
4 PM Family Service
11 PM Candlelight service (with Communion)

As has been our tradition, we will have a Family service early in the evening for everyone. We will sing traditional Christmas carols that the children know and there will a children’s story that will be a little bit different this year. The service will conclude with the lighting of candles around the Sanctuary and the singing of “Silent Night, Holy Night.”

For all late-night owls and those who hold fast to Christmas traditions, we will have our 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service by candlelight with a short message and the celebration of Holy Communion by all. The service will conclude with the lighting of candles around the Sanctuary and the singing of “Silent Night, Holy Night.”

Colonial Thanksgiving Service

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2021; 9:30 a.m.
Come dressed as in days of old when our forefathers gathered together to give thanks to the Lord. This is the
one time of the year when we remember how our forefathers would worship God. The difference is that in
days of old the service was 3 hours long, we keep it to an hour. (The Long Prayer was actually an hour long).
Line Singing, which is singing a hymn without a musical instrument, or the words printed but following the
leader is part of the service as well. It is based on an old service, but it can be a new experience and can give
a greater appreciation for how our forefathers sacrificed and persevered.