Lenten soup, bread, and devotions

Please join us on Wednesdays in Lent at 6 pm at one of our local churches. Each evening, we will spend a brief time in prayer, conversation, enjoying a bowl of home-made soup and the mutual support of fellowship.

The first Soup & Bread evening will be on Wednesday, March 13 at St. John Church conversing on the Beatitudes in general. The second evening will be on Wednesday, March 20 at Bethany Lutheran Church conversing about those who are “poor in spirit” being blessed. The third evening will be on Wednesday, March 27 when Grace Communion International will host at First Congregational Church a conversation about those “who show mercy” being blessed. The fourth and final evening will be on Wednesday, April 3 at First Congregational Church conversing about “peace-makers” being blessed.

Ash Wednesday service

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent in the church calendar. Lent runs from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday which is 40 weekdays, minus Sundays. In the Christian church it is a time devoted to fasting, abstinence, and penitence in commemoration of Christ’s fasting in the wilderness. We will gather together on March 6th at 7:00 p.m. where together we will prepare ourselves to enter into a time of self-reflection regarding our spiritual walk, partaking of Holy Communion, receiving ashes (optional), and making a commitment over the next 40 days to do something that will assist us in drawing closer to God.

This year during the service, we will be using the 12 steps of AA as an aide to each of us to help us do our own spiritual evaluation and then determine an area that we want to focus on during Lent.

Come and join us as together we all seek to be more Christ-like in our Christian faith and walk.

Help us with our FUNDrive

Help us raise funds for our church by donating clothes and household items. Proceeds will benefit the FCC Youth Group.

Beginning Sunday February 2, 2019 and running to April 12, 2019. Please drop off clothing, shoes, bedding / towels, accessories, CDs / DVDs, electrical items, toys games, kitchen items, knick knacks, and sporting goods

Our FUNDrive will be held at:
First Congregational Church
355 Main Street
Cromwell, CT

Contact Dana Greco or Scott Conquest with Questions.

Military Whist Card Party

All are welcome – come play and have fun with family, friends, and neighbors. It’s easy to learn. We’ll have game instruction by Kevin Welch.  Bring a friend or a team of four. Make new friends.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 Doors open @ 5:30 p.m.
$7/person
Free refreshments
1st hand starts promptly @ 6:30 p.m.
NO EXPERIENCE OR RESERVATION REQUIRED
Raffle prizes Door Prizes (donations support community projects)
Contacts: J. Norman (860) 635-9434
Church Office: (860) 635-4806
First Congregational Church 355 Main St. (Rte. 99) Cromwell, CT

Paper Shower Coffee Hour

On Sunday, February 10th we will be hosting a “Paper Shower Coffee Hour” following the church service. The idea of a “Paper Shower” was started by Alice Divis years ago as a way to help the church financially by asking members and friends of the church to donate much needed supplies. These supplies are collected on a single day, and used throughout the year.

In honor of Alice Divis, we continue the tradition today. Through your generous donations, we are able to keep our ongoing cost down.

The following is a list items needed:
Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Sandwich Ziplock Bags
Liquid Hand Soap
7-9 Ounce Paper or Plastic Cups
8 Ounce Coffee Cups
Dish Detergent
6-7” Dessert Paper Plates
Plastic Forks
Sponges
Juice (We Use 64 Ounces a Week)
Decaf Coffee
Decaf Tea
Regular Tea
No Napkins – We Still Have Plenty

There will be refreshments including a cake honoring Alice Divis and giving thanks to all of you for your generous donations.
Thank You!!!!