What is God calling us to do in this time and place? What are our dreams and visions for our church? We will discuss different ways to understand the purpose of church, worship and faith during our morning service. This will be followed by a Second Hour discussion to further the conversation. Refreshments and childcare will be provided. We hope you'll join in!
Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. The theme for the 2017 offering is “Protect the Sacred: In a Just World, Clean Water is Life.” We will receive this offering during worship this Sunday. Look for a special envelope in your bulletin that morning to make your offering by cash or check. Thank you for considering a donation to NIN. For more information, contact Sally Taylor, co-chair of the Social Action & Mission Committee.
Come join us for a short afternoon autumn hike along the Hartford Riverfront. We will meet at Riverside Park in Hartford and take a round trip between the Boat House and Mortensen Plaza downtown. We will take in the fall colors next to the riverfront and get a closer look at the beautiful stonework that makes up the Bulkeley Bridge (I-84). Contact David "PJ" Pettyjohn at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
On Tuesday, October 24th, come share cider and cookies with the Immanuel Refugee Team, hear what we have been able to accomplish since we came together in the spring of 2016, and help us think through how we can work with refugee families in the future. This meeting is for anyone who is interested in this outreach activity, whether or not you have been involved in the past. We will meet from 6pm to about 7:30pm in the Chapel. If you have questions, contact Dan Conable, 315-529-0634.
Newly-installed Reverend Isaac Lawson unpacks the story of the Golden Calf (Exodus 32: 1-14), exploring repentance, rediscovery and return. Join us!
Artist Tim Weaver draws on his 2016 heart failure, creating art to help him understand this life event, and the fear, gratitude, sense of wonder of elemental things, sense of loss and vulnerability he experienced. View his works ahead of time at www.timweaverart.com.
Enjoy an autumn treat and support our mission trip fund at the same time with the purchase of a delicious doughnut and fresh apple cider. These goodies will be available after worship in Fellowship Hall while supplies last. We thank you for your support!
After our service this Sunday, please visit the Interreligious Eco Justice Network (IREJN) table and become a member. Members receive a discount on the Climate and Creation Stewardship Summit being held at Spring Glen Church in Hamden on October 28th, and a pin designed by Joel DeJong! You can also donate for a bracelet from 4Ocean, and remove a pound of garbage from the ocean!
We are in need of large ziplock bags, hand towels, washcloths, wide tooth combs, nail clippers, bath- sized bars of soap, toothbrushes, and packs of ten standard-size bandaids. Please look for the bin in Fellowship Hall and see Tracy Gormley with any questions.
Join us on South Marshall Street for our annual fall “pop up” event. It’s like a small version of the summer block party with free pumpkins, snacks and books for kids along with chance to visit with parents - our neighbors just down the street. We need some volunteers to help, so please sign up in Fellowship Hall or contact email@example.com. And if you can’t commit, just drop by for a few minutes to say hello to people!