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.

Apple pie fundraiser

Our homemade apple pie fundraiser continues in 2020!

Proceeds benefit First Congregational Church.
Pricing: personal size $7; 9” pie $12; deep dish or 10” $17
There will be a work session on 10/24/2020 to assemble the pies. Organizers and workers will have temperatures taken, be required to wear masks, wash hands, and wear gloves. Stations will be disinfected and prepared. Some people will be in the kitchen and follow social distancing protocol and apple peelers, packers spread out in the fellowship hall. All pie orders MUST be picked up on October 24th by 1:00/1:30 pm. No exceptions. We do not have freezer space.

Colonial Thanksgiving

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 AT 9:30 a.m.

Come dressed as in days of old when our forefathers gathered together to give thanks to the Lord. Following the service, a special coffee hour is provided by Sue Van Veldhuisen and volunteers.

This year Richard Donohue will be with us assisting Pastor Doug with the morning service.