Come to the Reservation this Summer!

TRIP DATES—Saturday, August 1-August 8
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, February 2 Registration Form & $100 deposit (there is still time to register and spaces available)
HERE for Form
THE SIMPLY SMILES CRST WEBSITE is an excellent website with a lot of additional information. Take a look and get a better sense of the experience. http://www.simplysmiles.org/cheyenne-river-sioux-reservation/
PLANNING MEETING: Monday, March 9 7:00PM

Please! If you have any questions contact  Vern, David McKinnis , Cheri  or Pete Evan.



February 23

Celebrate the joy of sharing!

Silver Lake Conference Center, Summer Camp a place to worship, learn, play, and grow.

Funds collected will go toward scholarships to Summer Camp at Silver Lake through the Connecticut Conference, UCC.

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Sliver Lake Camp

Connecticut Conference, UCC

Once again we are holding our Men's  Retreat with the men of First Baptist Church. The retreat this year will be Friday March 6th, leaving about 7pm, through Sunday March 8th returning about 8am. There will be the opportunity to worship at First Baptist after the retreat as part of their Men's Day celebration.

Our theme this year is "Brotherly Love." This is a great opportunity to get to know the men of our congregations better and to strengthen the bonds with our brothers at First Baptist. For questions or to sign up, please talk with David McKinnis - david@bethanddavid.org or


9th Annual Pasta Dinner makes the Fairfiled Citizen. A big thank you to Andrew McKinnis, all the volunteers and Chip's Restaurant for the delicious food!



We had a fantastic time at CIRI today working with the Girls Club.  We played games, talked about a book for our book club (we are going to read The Story of My Life by Helen Keller), and made beaded bookmarks.  The girls loved beading so much we are going to do it again next month (next time they want to make jewelry).  Thanks to Vanessa and Holly for attending, and for Vern for helping me select a group game.  Pictures here:


We are thrilled to be promoting our movie night in March.  Josh Shelov (director) and Luis Mancheno (immigration lawyer and activist) are going to be in the First Church Sanctuary on March 14 at 7 PM to screen and discuss their film Refuge: Hombres Nuevos. We hope to see you there!


If you are looking for another way to be involved, we are looking for volunteers monthly to help out with the childcare at nOURish Bridgeport ESL. 


Our next date is March 5.

Thanks for your support.

Nikki and the Welcome the Stranger team


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