Maundy Thursday Service

Please join us on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. The theme for this service is, “The Night Before”.

Maundy Thursday is the time when we remember that Jesus is spending his last moments with His disciples before He is betrayed, tried, and crucified. The words found in scriptures give us a glimpse of some of the things that Jesus spoke to them not only regarding what was about to happen to Him personally, but also to give them words of encouragement for the future.

Come join with us as we reflect on these words. We will take some time to search our own hearts about how the words that Jesus spoke to His disciples in the upper room apply to us in our everyday life and also what we might say to our loved ones if we knew the end was near and eminent. The life of Christ up to the point of His betrayal and crucifixion is really an example of how we should be living our lives in terms of loving our family, neighbors and even our enemies, how to treat each other with respect, and how to develop a relationship with God that is pleasing to Him.

If you knew that you were going to die the next day; what would you be doing? Who would you talk to? What would you say to them?

Our Tag Sale Room is Ready!

IMG_20190210_092507_smThe rooms in the basement have been reorganized and are ready for new donations. As you enter the basement, the middle room is NOT for donations, those items are priced and ready for sale. The THIRD room, closest to the back door, is accepting drop-offs of donations. Just leave them anytime the church is open and volunteers will sort and price them. If you are cleaning out, please consider donating to your church before you toss it or haul it to Goodwill. Please NO VHS tapes, electronics or furniture. THANK YOU!

If you are unable to deliver to church by yourself, let Jean Dunning or Karen Gumkowski know, and they will arrange for your items to be picked up.

Wheels for the World

Local News:
In July 2018, Four of our members coordinated the statewide collection of mobility devices from across CT. These and more were loaded onto a truck and shipped to California for refurbishing:

  • 387 Wheelchairs
  • 550 Walkers
  • 635 Pairs of Crutches
  • 180 Canes

Thru October 2018, our church helped collect over 300 wheelchairs, and by 12/31 we are hoping to exceed our 2017 collection of 385 chairs! A collection site has been set up at the Cromwell Municipal Recycling Center on Shunpike Road.

We have also added to the ranks of CT Chair Corps volunteers. We now have 10 members across the state. We have other volunteers when large projects arise, like the truck loading for the above transport or the annual WIHS wheelchair drive.

Operation Christmas Child

The Amazing Journey of a Shoebox Gift Begins with You and results in the hope of Christ being spread across the world!

operation_christmas_childOur members and friends volunteer to fill shoeboxes that are provided by the Church.   We fill the shoeboxes with small toys, washcloths, soap, socks, gloves, scarfs, hats, school supplies, according to a list of guidelines (click here for more info).  Our Youth Group also goes shopping with funds that they have raised during the year, and in early November, fills shoeboxes. They collect all of the boxes and deliver them to a regional collection enter, where they meet and work with other churches youth groups to load the shoeboxes into large shipping boxes. The larger boxes are put into tractor trailers and sent to North Carolina. From there, the boxes are sent throughout the world and includes a pamphlet about Christ in the recipients’ language!