Fall Fellowship at First Church!

Looking for some Fall Fellowship?  Then join us after Worship, Sunday, November 7th, rain or shine!  Fun for all ages – apple cider, donuts and games!  Bring the grandkids!  For more information contact Sharon Chamberlain.

There will be a Diaconate Meeting on Sunday, November 14th, following Worship.

 

“LADIES OF LITERATURE” (LOL) BOOK CLUB . . .  AND JEWELRY MAKING

As we discussed at the last Ladies of Literature Book Club meeting, we will be meeting on November 11th, and, for that meeting only, from 5-6 pm.  Jan Hasenjager has offered to teach jewelry making.  If you can make it to the class, at 5:00, please let us know so that she has enough supplies.

Book Club will follow, from 6-7pm. We will be discussing “Women of the Bible”, by Shannon Bream.  If you’d like, you can bring something to eat to either event.  We will be meeting in the Parlor and hope you are able to attend one or both events.

 

Interfaith Thanksgiving Event

“Welcoming and Respecting the Stranger”

In Person and Online at Spottswood AME Zion Church

November 14, 2021 – 4:00 p.m.

On Sunday, November 14th, at 4:00 p.m. the New Britain Area Interfaith Conference (NEWBAIC) will hold an interfaith Thanksgiving event on “Welcoming and Respecting the Stranger.”   The value of hospitality is central to Christians, Jews and Muslims (and people of other faiths as well).  We will learn about welcoming refugees into our communities, including plans to resettle a refugee family soon in New Britain.  Whether you would like to be part of the refugee resettlement project or would just like to learn more about how we can be a more welcoming community, please join us in person at Spottswood African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 25 Crestwood Lane, New Britain or attend virtually on their Facebook page.  See Rev. Margret for more information.

 

ADVENT BIBLE STUDY:  Light of the World 

Advent is not only the perfect time to read the story of the birth of Jesus; it’s also a great time to dive deeper into the biblical texts that surround the event.

We will be using as our guide—Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, by author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine. Over the course of this four-week Bible study we will explore the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Through readings and video presentations we will join Professor Levine as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt.

We will meet in person on Monday evenings, beginning at 6 pm with a light meal and fellowship, Bible study at 6:45.

In Person on Monday November 22nd, 29th and December 6th and 13th

Dates and time for online option to be determined

Please contact Rev. Margret if you are interested in participating, as she needs this information to determine materials that will be needed and when to offer online option.

 

FIRST CHURCH LENDING LIBRARY

It’s the perfect time of year to bundle up with a good book.  We continue to receive books and regularly restock the shelves across from the Parlor.  There are FCC Book Club reads, best sellers and current titles. Take what you need and return them or pass them on for others to enjoy!