The W eekly W ord from First Church of Christ


The W eekly W ord from First Church of Christ
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]
Today at First Church January 18, 2015
Second Sunday After Epiphany
9:00 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Worship Service & Child Care
Church School
Cherub Choir, Room 112
Worship Service & Child Care
Senior High Fellowship, Youth Room
Church School Schedule
Attention Parents: We are in our “Jesus is Baptized” unit, and the schedule
is below. Note, 2nd and 3rd grade classes are combined.
Preschool in Room 105.
Kindergarten &
1st grade
2nd grade
3rd grade
4th grade
5th grade
Room 111
Amy & Caroline
Room 110
Marianne & Jake
Room 110
Marianne & Jake
Room 205
Ken Brown
Room 204
Olivia Thompson
Inclusive classroom in
Room 207. Children in
grades 6-8 can choose
between Puppet Troupe
in 302/303, and Explore in
the Youth Room.
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.)
Serving Lunch at Center City Church
Tomorrow, January 19, we will provide the
food and servers for this lunch meal. Sign
up during common fellowship or contact
Sharon Conway at [email protected] or Suzanne
Schwartz at 860-430-1350.
Serving Together at
Mission Immersion Day
On Saturday, February 7, we are looking for
individuals and families (children are welcome)
to volunteer at various local non-profits that
serve children and families in need throughout
the Greater Hartford area. Many of the sites
just take a few hours of your time, and we
have opportunities in the morning and the
afternoon. Sign up during common fellowship,
or contact Jim Hartung at [email protected]
com or 860-430-2123 for additional information.
Bloomfield Backpack Project:
Service and Supper Opportunity!
Come help to feed the hungry and then share
a quick meal together! In partnership with
Foodshare and other local churches, we will be
providing backpacks filled with 11 pounds of
nonperishable food to 80 Bloomfield children
in need. Come join us the 2nd Thursday of
the month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. We are
organizing the following groups but anyone
and everyone is welcome to join us on any
date that works for you! Call Karen Vigeant at
860-432-4985 or [email protected] to sign up or
feel free to sign up on the poster outside of the
Christian Education office.
K – 2nd grade kids and parents
3rd – 5th grade kids and parents
Family night
Grandparents and grandchildren
Seniors/adult fellowship
Communion Education in
Church School
Next week on Sunday, January 25, members
of the Board of Deacons will
visit Church School classes and
educate children about the
sacrament of Holy Communion.
This is in preparation for Family Communion
Sunday on February 1.
Thanks for Helping
Simply Smiles!
Thank you to everyone who contributed
to our Church School Mission Project by
purchasing a panini at HOT TABLE this past
Thursday! 20% of food items purchased will
help Simply Smiles provide medicine and
healthy living conditions to our brothers and
sisters in a Oaxaca, Mexico. Your support is
truly appreciated!
Childcare at First Church
First Church is blessed with a hired childcare
provider, Cheryl Foley, who is here each week
to look after our infants and toddlers. Cheryl
has a wonderful team of volunteers working
with her. Child care is provided at both
worship services.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Knitters and crocheters will gather on Monday,
January 19, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Lehman
Library for knitting and fellowship. If you are
new to knitting, one of our
members will be able to help.
Yarn is available, just bring
along a pair of #13 needles and
we will get you started. All are
welcome to come and join us. If you have any
questions call Co-Coordinators Nancy Pacht at
860-659-3935 or Liz Webb at 860-593-7831.
Presented by Music at the Meetinghouse
Piano Masterworks: Liszt, Chopin, Gershwin and Music
of the Great American Composers
Sunday, February 22, 2015 4:00 p.m.
A donation of $10 per person is suggested.
$20 family maximum.
Prayer and Share January 19
Second Sunday Book Club
On Sunday, February 8 at 4:00 p.m.
in the Lehman Library the Second
Sunday Book Club
will discuss the
novel Euphoria
by Lily King. All
are welcome!
Please contact
Amy Thompson at
[email protected] with
any questions or for more information.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebration January 19
The public is invited to the 14th Annual
Glastonbury Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration,
Prayer and Share meets Tuesday mornings from
“Martin, Music and the Movement,” on Monday,
9:45 to 11:00 a.m. in the Parlor. Come join us for
January 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Smith Middle
a time of prayer, sharing, strengthening your faith
School. The free event, a history of the Civil
and forming friendships. Being part of a small
Rights movement through narration, music,
group within a large church fosters a feeling of
and dance, will be narrated by Frank Mitchell
belonging and caring. We have studied over the
of the Amistad Arts and Culture Center and is
years Joyce Rupp’s book entitled, The Cup of Our
sponsored by the Glastonbury MLK Community
Life, A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Becoming Jesus’ Initiative. First Church member Eric Anderson
Prayer by Gregory Palmer, a study and practice of will perform the folk music segment of the
the Lord’s Prayer, and Holy Spirit Here and Now,
program. Other performers will include GHS
as well as looking into the lives of the women of
Jazz Band and Madrigals, Gideon Welles Chorus,
the Bible. All are welcome. For more information Windsor High Teens of Praise, Ofure (Hip Hop)
and more. Nonperishable food will be collected
please call Dianne Schwegler at 860-633-6326 or
for the Glastonbury Food Pantry.
Nancy Higgins at 860-633-6604.
Interfaith Friendship Committee
Plans Part 3 of “A Taste of Judaism” on Sunday, January 25
Part 3 of “A Taste of Judaism,” Community, will be offered here on Sunday,
January 25. Light refreshments will be available beginning at 3:30 p.m.,
with the discussion running from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. To register for the
event, please call the church office or add your name to the sign-up sheet.
Attendees at Parts 1 and 2 were invited to share what they learned and
submit questions, which reveal a real appetite for continued learning.
Questions (please see the January Reminder for sample questions) will be
addressed during the January program. Please join us!
Interfaith Friendship
This Week at First Church
Monday, January 19, 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday:
Office closed
Serve lunch at Center City Church
6:30 p.m.
Prayer Shawl Ministry,
Lehman Library
7:00 p.m.
Executive Board, Room 202
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
7:30 a.m.
Potpourri, Kitchen
9:30 a.m.
Library Volunteers
9:45 a.m.
Prayer & Share, Parlor
7:oo p.m.
Jubilate Ringers, Meetinghouse
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
8:00 a.m.
Theological Reflection Group,
Lehman Library
9:30 a.m.
Library Volunteers
10:15 a.m.
Mobile Foodshare
5:00 p.m.
Caroler Choir
6:00 p.m.
Confirmation Class, Youth Room
Thursday, January 22, 2015
9:30 a.m.
Thursday Morning Study Group,
Lehman Library
1:00 p.m.
Memorial Committee,
Lehman Library
4:00 p.m.
Cantate Choir
5:00 p.m.
Ribbon Work (& 5:30/6:00 p.m.)
5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Chancel Choir
Sunday, January 25, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Worship Service & Child Care
9:15 a.m.
Church School
10:00 a.m.
Cherub Choir, Room 112
10:30 a.m. Worship Service & Child Care
3:30 p.m. Taste of Judaism, Part 3:
Community, various rooms
Food Collection
Our donations for our neighbors in need go
to Horace Bushnell Children’s Food Pantry in
Mobile Foodshare is a “farmer’s market” style food Hartford and Manchester Area Conference of
Churches (MACC). In January, we’re asking for
distribution service that provides food to lower
income people every other Wednesday in our back contributions of canned tuna, juice and other
items people are willing to donate. Thanks for
parking lot. If you are interested in volunteering,
your help!
contact Sally Riddell at 860-657-8715.
Mobile Foodshare Van
Please note that the monies collected in the envelopes with this logo are used to support
the 2014-2015 Church School Mission Project, Simply Smiles. We suggest a donation of
$1 per week.
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

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