FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Our objective is to provide opportunities to nurture church fellowship and strengthen community, increase and nurture member involvement and increase welcoming and gathering times.

Some of our yearly activities include Rally Sunday, Blessing of the Animals, Advent Workshop, Chili Cook-Off, Lenten dinners and programs, Children’s Sunday ice-cream social and a Carillon Concert picnic in July.  We also provide a “Community Garden” at the church for those wishing to provide themselves with some fresh vegetables during the summer.

Game Night, planned for Friday, April 17th at the church, has been postponed.  We are suggesting that you plan a Game Night with your family at home!  Take pictures and email to Kristine or Rev. Margret so that they can be put on our Facebook page and website!  You could even order from your local pizza place to help support them!

Greetings from the FCC Book Club!  Joyce Anderson had the idea the we recommend books to each other, while we are practicing social distancing, and we’d like to share some with you.

  • Delta Lady, A Memoir, by Rita Coolidge
  • Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan, about Frank Lloyd Wright and his mistress.
  • The Flight Girls, by Noelle Salazar, about WWII women pilots who ferried planes to bases across the country and were never allowed to be part of the military.
  • Last Letter from Juliet, by Melanie Hudson, is also about a female pilot in England.
  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick, “about finding courage, generosity, and compassion, even when all seems lost”.
  • Justice on Trial, by Mollie Hemingway, is the definitive insider’s account of Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, is based on extraordinary access to more than one hundred key figures—including the president, justices, and senators—in that ferocious political drama.
  • The Gifted School, by Bruce Holsinger, about a previously happy group of friends and parents is nearly destroyed by their own competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens in their town.
  • You Are Not Alone, by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, a psychological, suspense thriller that keeps you guessing until the end!
  • Anything by Alexander McCall Smith.  This Scottish writer is a “wry but gentle chronicler of humanity and it’s foibles”.

We’ve also included a link one of the members shared from Southern Living, that lists the most popular books form the year you were born.  Now might be the time to check one of those out; mine is Dune by Frank Herbert.  The website is

https://www.southernliving.com/culture/most-popular-books-by-year?utm_source=emailshare&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email-share-gallery&utm_content=20200325

USHERS AND READERS NEEDED

Once we return to worship, 3 ushers and 1 reader will be needed again weekly. There are multiple ways to sign up, both in person and online. Look for the clipboard in the office or see Karen Canora or Carolyn McElravy during coffee hour, to add your name to the list.  If you prefer to sign up online, email Carolyn McElravy at carolynmcelravy@gmail.com or text her at 860-729-2123, so she can send you the link for Sign Up Genius.  Once you have the link, you can go online 24/7 to see when volunteers are needed and sign up. We are a church family that thrives when the Congregation participates!

FACEBOOK

First Church is on Facebook!  We will be posting updates, reminders and photos of events as a way to reach out.  Please check out our page, “check in” to church, “like” us and share with family and friends.

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COFFEE HOUR

The Hospitality Committee  is always in need of volunteers to help with Coffee Hour.  There is a sign-up sheet located in the Fireside Room if you are interested in helping.  You  can also see Don DelCegno with any questions you may have.

 “The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table.”