Announcments and Events 

 

You Can Help!!

 

Deliver Non-Perishable Food, Diapers, Checks, and Gift Cards to Wakeman Hall

By Thursday Noon for delivery

 to the Food Pantry at Mercy Learning Center on Friday Morning!!

 

 These are basic items that will help right now:

·    bags of rice and bags of any type of dried beans, lentils, etc.

·   tomato paste, tomato sauce, or diced tomatoes

·   oatmeal, cream of wheat, corn meal,

·    pasta, cooking oil, flour      

·   powdered or evaporated milk

·   canned meats, canned fruit, canned vegetables

·   toilet paper, bars of soap, other toiletries

·   Diapers: sizes 4, 5, and especially 6

·   Gift cards: Stop and Shop, Shop Rite, Walgreens, CVS

·   Financial Donations: Mail to First Church, check payable to Mercy Learning Center.    

 

Eastertide Devotional Series

For our Easter season, our adult devotional class will be "Confirmation for Adults," a curriculum from Rev. Kelsey Beebe designed to go back to the roots of our faith and talk about the foundations of our belief and relationship with God. We will return to the same questions that teenage confirmands discuss before joining the church, exploring what they mean for us in our adult life and faith. Over the course of seven weeks, we will cover topics including The Trinity, The Bible, Following Jesus, History of Christianity, United Church of Christ, Worship & the Sacraments, and Spiritual Practices. We are so excited to continue in discussion and devotion with you all as we spend time talking about what we believe and why! The class will take place over Zoom on Monday evenings at 7:30, beginning on April 25th. Reach out to Heidi or Vanessa if you have any questions. We hope to see you all there!

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83542399312?pwd=UkFnTTU5a0h0d3BoRmRQSWZIUzE4UT09

Meeting ID: 835 4239 9312
Passcode: 573176

 

 

 

Interested in quilting? 

 

Contact Madeline Lee at madelinehlee@gmail.com or (203) 767-6304 

 

This coming Wednesday morning at 10:00 Madeline Lee will be in the dining room, on the stage,  to organize a quilting bee for First Church.  If you are interested in quilting, or learning how, come join in!

 

HONORING MEMORIAL DAY FUNDRAISER

 

Please join us as we celebrate veterans and family at First Church Congregational on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022 from 8-12 Noon.

 

 RE/MAX Heritage is sponsoring their hot air balloon in our parking lot for tethered rides from 8AM – 10AM ONLY, weather permitting. You must reserve a ride by going to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/322597165807 - Donation for ride is $20/per person which is non-refundable. The donations will go to our outreach programs. Rides are on a first come, first serve basis. Come at 7AM to get in line and watch the balloon being set up.

Our men’s group will be selling egg sandwiches and breakfast burritos on the front lawn. Our fantastic bake sale will also be on the front lawn with plenty of coffee. The book fair and the basket raffle will take place inside in the Webb Room.

 

 Please bring your used books, hard cover or soft cover, children, young adult and adult, in good condition the week of May 23, 2022 to the back of the Webb Room. Please no business, text or reference books.

 

 You bake it, we take it! Please bring cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, bars, fruit breads and bring in on Sunday, May 29, 2022 to the Wakeman Hall kitchen. Please no item that need refrigeration and please label the ingredients.

 

Bring your family for a fun morning. There is something for everyone.

 

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Joy Nazzaro, jnazzaro@optonline.net or by calling 203-572-4669.

We could use help in setting up the tables on Monday morning May 23 or the event day.

 

 Look forward to seeing you. 

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