Weekly Word - First Church of Christ, Congregational



Weekly Word - First Church of Christ, Congregational
The Weekly Word from First Church of Christ
Member of the United Church of Christ
An open, welcoming and affirming congregation
2183 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033
Television Ministry: LIVING THE WORD,
Sundays, 12:00 noon, Cox Cable Channel 15
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.glastonburyfirst.org
Today at First Church 9:00 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
March 29, 2015
Worship Service & Child Care
Church School
Choir Reception, Parlor
Cherub Choir, Room 112
Worship Service & Child Care
Jubilate Ringers rehearsal, Meetinghouse
Sr. High Fellowship, Youth Room
Church School Schedule
Attention Parents: We are in our unit called “Breakfast on the Beach,” and the
schedule is below.
Preschool in Room 105.
Kindergarten &
Inclusive classroom in
Room 111
1st grade
Room 207.
Bev Miller
2nd grade
3rd grade
Room 110
John & Christine
Room 103
Judy Burr
4th grade
* Remain in
Palm Sunday
Service *
5th grade
* Remain in
Palm Sunday
Service *
The kindergarteners and first
graders will go to Cherub
Choir as part of their Church
School experience. Please pick
up your children at 10:30 a.m.
in Room 112.
Church School runs until
10:10 a.m. today. If the service
ends earlier than that, please
enjoy some time in Schultz
Hall before picking up your
children. Thanks for your
(The complete unit schedule is posted throughout the church and online.)
To the members of the First Church of Christ, Glastonbury:
You are hereby notified of, and cordially invited to attend, a Meeting of the Congregation to
be held in Schultz Hall on Monday, April 6, at 7:00 p.m., called by Church Council to hear
act upon the following matters:
1. To establish a Church Call to fill the pastorate position of Minister of Christian Education and Youth Ministries as recommended by Church Council;
2. To elect a Search Committee to make a canvass of available candidates and make recommendations to the Church for the pastorate position of Minister of Christian Education and Youth Ministries;
3. To transact any other business relating to the above proper to come before the meeting.
Peter Richter, Jr., Church Clerk
Munson’s Candy Order Pick Up TODAY
Munson’s candy orders are available for pick-up in Schultz Hall TODAY or call the
church office. Easter candies are also for sale for those who did not pre-order.
2015 Music Scholarships
First Church is pleased to offer music scholarships of up to $1,000 to student musicians in the First
Church family or the Glastonbury community to defray the cost of private lessons. The selection
process will focus on an applicant’s interest in classical music, especially music appropriate for
sacred settings. Through these scholarships, the Board of Music seeks to encourage the appreciation
and performance of church music through formal education and foster church musicians, both
professionals and lay volunteers. Applications are now available in the church office and choir room.
Third Annual Shrimp Boil & Auction
Saturday, April 25, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., Schultz Hall
If you come to the Shrimp Boil just for the food and fellowship, you won’t be disappointed,
but the highlight will be the great buys at the Silent Auction.
Our search for auction items is in full swing, and we need your help now to make this year’s
auction better than ever.
Please contact Brian Thompson ([email protected]) if you have an auction item
or auction questions.
Auction Items
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $15; children ages 6 – 12 $10; 5 and under free
Tickets on sale during Common Fellowship
If you would like to help plan the event, please contact Earl Thompson
([email protected]) or Diana Ruddick ([email protected]).
Pancake Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4
9:00 a.m. - 1st Breakfast Seating in Schultz Hall
9:45 a.m. - Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny
10:00 a.m. - 2nd Breakfast Seating
$5 per person/$25 family max. at the door
All Ages Welcome!
Sponsored by the Junior High Fellowship
Proceeds to benefit the Youth Mission Trip
You Can SHARE in the Youth
Mission Trip Experience
We encourage everyone in the First Church
family to support this year’s youth mission trip
to Biloxi, MS, in April by purchasing “Shares”
for $20 each. This is a great way to participate
in our mission outreach and there is no limit to
the number you can buy! You’ll receive a share
certificate and be included in our year-end
report to shareholders of mission activities. Your
donation will be included in your First Church
giving statement. Stop by the Youth table
TODAY during Common Fellowship!
One Great Hour of Sharing Banks Collected Today
Today we’ll collect the OGHS banks during the Children’s Message! But don’t worry, if you forgot
to bring your bank today, you can bring it next Sunday or drop it off at church during the week.
Heads Up! Hartford Registration
Heads Up! Hartford Registration is open for all 9-12th graders! If you will be in high school
in the fall, then you are eligible to join this faith-based group of urban and suburban youths
- along with adult advisors - June 19-26. You’ll spend a week building community through the
promotion of diversity, performing community service as well as developing leadership skills.
Come join us! Registration forms (at headsuphartford.org) are due April 26 and you can drop
them off to Andrew Wicks at the church office.
Make it a Silver Lake Summer!
Attention parents of children in 3rd Grade and up! Registration is now open for Silver Lake
Conference Center, a UCC camp that has been running amazing summer programs since 1957.
There are weekly conferences for children going into grades 4 – 12. For more information check
out the posters around church, or visit www.silverlakect.org. Financial assistance is available.
Altar Flowers Requested
Please contact Susan Bonitsky 860-633-7128 or [email protected] to place altar flowers
in memory of, in celebration of or in honor of people, events or accomplishments.
Arrangements can be left at the church or taken home after the second service.
Emergency Diapers Requested: Covenant to Care for Children
We have collected over 3,000 diapers for our Covenant to Care social workers, but we can use more for
the area children who don’t have any. Help if you can, and add your prayers for our friends at Covenant
to Care, the social workers and the children they watch over. We have a collection box in the back lobby.
This Week at First Church
Monday, March 30, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Church Growth and Membership 9:00 a.m.
Pancake Breakfast & Easter meeting, Lehman Library
Egg Hunt, Schultz Hall
12:00 p.m.
Mallets rehearsal, Meetinghouse
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
9:45 a.m.
Prayer & Share, Parlor
Sunday, April 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Jubilate Ringers, Meetinghouse
Easter Sunday
Sunrise Worship Service
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Worship Service & Child Care
10:15 a.m.
Mobile Foodshare
11:00 a.m.
Worship Service & Child Care
5:00 p.m.
Caroler Choir
7:00 p.m.
Deacons Rehearsal for Tenebrae
April 25 Mission Immersion Day
7:30 p.m.
Music Board, Lehman Library
April 25 marks another Mission Immersion Day!
Thursday, April 2, 2015
12:15 p.m.
Meal of the Upper Room, We have two sites – the Foodshare distribution
center and Rebuilding Together Hartford. For the
Schultz Hall
third year in a row, on National Rebuilding Day, a
4:00 p.m.
Cantate Choir
5:00 p.m.
Ribbon Work (& 5:30/6:00 p.m.) team from First Church will perform repairs on a
home in Hartford. Join our team for a free lunch,
5:00 p.m.
a t-shirt, your photo with the homeowners, new
6:00 p.m.
Cantabile Choir
7:30 p.m.
Tenebrae Service with friends and a lot of fun! Sign up during Common
Fellowship or contact Jim O’Brien (james_f_
Communion, Meetinghouse
8:30 p.m.
Chancel Choir
[email protected]) for more information.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Good Friday: Office Closed
2015 Membership Directory
The 2015 membership directory has been
updated and is available in the church office.
This directory contains information for all of
our active members, and should be used for
church purposes only. Thank you.
Serving Lunch at Center City
Church, Hands On Hartford
On April 27, we will provide the food and servers
for this lunch meal. Sign-up during common
fellowship or contact Sharon Conway at [email protected]
cox.net or Suzanne Schwartz at 860-430-1350.
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All the members of the church
Pastor Emeritus The Rev. Dr. Carl F. Schultz, Jr. (1932 - 2012)
The Rev. David T. Taylor, Senior Pastor
The Rev. Kate VanDerzee-Glidden, Associate Pastor
Rebecca Fleahman, Office Manager
Angela Salcedo, Director of Music Ministries
Cheryl Foley, Child Care Provider
Wes Grove, Facilities Manager
Kathy Ciolkosz, Administrative Assistant
Karin Carlino, Church School Administrator
The Rev. Gordon Bates, Minister of Visitation
Andrew Wicks, Director of SHF and Confirmation Jennifer Giguere, Director of Children’s Ministries
Peggy Hartman, Director of Handbell Program and Children’s Choirs
Valerie Escalera, Program Administrator
Susan Feller, Publications Specialist