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Thoughts, Prayers and Ministries from FCCW:

October 6, 2017 Edition

Dear Friends,  
Our hearts go out to all those affected by the terrible events of last weekend.  May they know that the prayers of so many, and the great love of God, are with them all.
Here is an article from the UCC news about the ways our denomination is involved with the healing and mourning of that city.
Calendar of Events
Tuesday, Oct. 10 and Friday, Oct. 13 Interfaith Prayer Vigils for Immigrant Justice will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Norris Cotton Federal Building, 275 Chestnut St. in Manchester.

Also on Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30- TED TALK TUESDAY  Join us every 2nd Tuesday of the month for TED Talk viewing and discussion.  We will begin with TED speaker Brene Brown author of “Daring Greatly:How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead”.  The Ted Talks will be at the Wilmot Public Library and led by Library Director Michelle Travis and Rev. Sara Marean.
Sunday, Oct 15 – Parish Committee will meet following coffee hour.
                           2:30-  Merrimack Association Fall Meeting in Concord,

West Congregational Church, UCC.

We will gather at 2:15 pm.

Worship at begins at 2:30

Friday,  Oct. 20 – A community supper will be served from 5-7, featuring our traditional fall menu of pork, applesauce, squash, roasted potatoes, rolls, salad, fruit crisps and ice cream, all for $12.  Proceeds will go to flood relief this year. Sign up to help on the clipboard. See Marie MacDonald or Jane Norman if you have any questions.

Saturday, October 21 – The annual meeting of the NH Conference, UCC, will be held at the Grappone Center in Concord.

Sunday, October 22   A potluck brunch will be held following worship.

CROP Hunger Walk
Thank you to all of you who walked, or helped at the walk, or sponsored the church’s walkers last Sunday.  Our church raised over $2,000 out of the total of $8,000!  Well done, everyone!
Cleaning the Church
This is the last week we’re looking for feedback about how best to clean the church.  So, if you could fill out the attached survey we would much appreciate it!  Surveys will be available at church on Sundayas well.  Thanks!  
A Message from our Music Director!  
Choir rehearsals are starting! We will be performing every other Sunday, and it will all be things that you’ve never sung before (I promise)! The choir will strive to challenge your vocal skills and improve you as a singer, all while having fun and learning new music. Choir rehearsals will be at 8:30 AM, and the next one is October 8. All voice types welcome (and encouraged)!
In Sunday School this year we will be using a new curriculum called Spark Online. It includes a lot of material to support the lessons and they are available for all of the different ages of our kids. I think it will make for a great year of learning! The following is the schedule for the lessons to be taught. Please consider what you might be excited about teaching and let me know as soon as possible so we can get the teaching schedule filled up.  If you would like to teach a Church School class this fall, please contact Kris Tabor-Hall at 508-612-2522. 
October 8, 2017, The Chief Priests
October 22, 2017, The Wedding Banquet
October 29, 2017, Paying Taxes
November 12, 2017, The Greatest Commandment
November 19, 2017, Be Humble
November 26, 2017, Ten Bridesmaids
December 10, 2017, Parable of the Talents
December 17, 2017, Sheep and Goats
December 24, 2017, Jesus is Born
January 14, 2018, Be Ready
January 21, 2018, John the Baptist Prepares the Way
January 28, 2017, John the Baptist Proclaims Jesus’ Coming
February 11, 2018, Angels Visit
February 18, 2018, Simeon and Anna
February 25, 2018, Jesus’ Baptism
March 11, 2018, God Calls Samuel
March 25, 2018, Holy Week
April 8, 2018, The Empty Tomb
April 22, 2018, Teaching and Healing
April 29, 2018, Jesus Heals
May 13, 2018, The Transfiguration
May 20, 2018, The Holy Spirit Comes Down
Open Studio!  See Lucy Young’s special invitation attached to this email!
Thursday’s Child October 19th, 2017 to benefit the KLS Community Food Pantry
Join us in the New London Inn’s Coach House Restaurant on Thursday, October 19th and 50% of the profits will be donated by the New London Inn to benefit the KLS Community Food Pantry. You can spend an enjoyable evening, dine on delicious food, and know that you are helping many families in the Kearsarge Lake Sunapee area who are experiencing financial hardship.
In addition to the expected non-perishable food items, the KLS Community Food Pantry distributes meat, fresh produce, milk, cheese, butter, eggs, bread, and items for daily living such as toilet paper, paper towels, and diapers.  In 2016 the Food Pantry served 3,623 people from 11 towns, including many senior citizens, large families, and single parent families. We are entirely staffed by volunteers, and depend upon donations, and fundraising events such as this to keep the pantry stocked.
The KLS Community Food Pantry is located in back of the First Baptist Church, New London, and is open Wed. 5:30-7:00 pm and Sat. 10:00 – 11:30 am.

The Veggie Table is Still here!-  At our Parish Committee meeting we discovered the overwhelming bounty in our gardens, but usually just in one thing!  So if you’ve got an abundance of a certain veggie, bring it in and exchange it for another.
Up-date on Church Notecards
Packages of ten cards picturing the church in the snow are available downstairs, with an envelope in which to leave your payment of $10/package. These cards will make beautiful Christmas greetings.   Proceeds will go to flood relief.  
FCCW Has a Facebook Page!  
Look for us on Facebook, like us and share with others!  We are posting pictures from our worship services and activities on Facebook and our website, so check it out!  It’s fun to see everyone there.  If you do NOT want your picture posted, please let Rev. Sara know.