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Thoughts, Prayers and Ministries from FCCW
January 17, 2020
“The drum major instinct can lead to exclusivism in one’s thinking and can lead one to feel that because he has some training, he’s a little better than that person who doesn’t have it. Or because he has some economic security, that he’s a little better than that person who doesn’t have it. And that’s the uncontrolled, perverted use of the drum major instinct.
Upcoming Events and Meetings-
WARRANT of the ANNUAL MEETING
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH of WILMOT, N. H., UCC
You are hereby notified to meet in the sanctuary of the First Congregational Church on Sunday, January 26, 2020, immediately following worship to act on the following:
1. To elect the following:
For ONE (1) year:
Christian Education Coordinator
One (1) At-large Parish Committee
Three (3) delegates to Merrimack Association
Three (3) delegates to Conference Annual Meeting
For TWO (2) years
Four (4) Deacons
For THREE (3) years
One (1) Trustee
One (1) Stewardship
Two (2) New Horizons Mission Committee
One (1) Nominating Committee
1. To adopt the budget for 2020
2. To transact any other business that may legally come before this meeting.
Given under my hand, a true attest of warrant
January 14, 2020
On February 9, grab a cup of coffee and some goodies and join Rev. Nancy De Vries and Lucy Mueller, who will lead us in considering the meaning of Epiphany for our time and in our lives. We will do this intellectually, experientially and artistically. This session will begin about ten minutes after worship and will be completed by noon.
Green Team Ministry Kick-off
Sunday, January 19 after worship
We all have justice issues which tug at our heartstrings: immigration, race, LGBTQ, income inequality, health care, gender, and the list goes on. But at this point in our history, one is head and shoulders above the rest: climate change. It’s nothing less than an existential threat and a great source of anxiety for our children.
When we consider the enormity of the problem, we feel so powerless, and we ask: What can I do? Our church’s Green Team wants to help you with this.
Over the coming months we’ll be passing on ways you can act so that you can become part of the solution. Our kick-off is Sunday, January 19 after worship, when Allan MacDonald will describe why climate change is a crisis and what you can do in the public domain – as a neighbor, as a citizen, and as a voter (~20-30 minutes). In February, our focus will be on lighting, and we will have a display of various types of light bulbs and their energy usage after worship one Sunday. The Green Team is also looking at ways to make our building as efficient as possible.
We look forward to your active participation in this ministry. If you’re interested in joining the team, just ask.
Green Team: Robin Walkup (chair), Steve Allenby, Kristin & Megan Lizotte, Paul Currier, Margaret Campbell, Carol Foss, Bethany Balford, Lucy Mueller, Zeph & Sara Marean, Allan & Marie MacDonald, Holly Tabor -Hall
one another and, therefore, is only helpful when it is current. Keeping
the information accurate requires input from everyone! At the beginning
of the year, it’s good to thoroughly go over the list and make sure it’s
A copy of the list is posted on the bulletin board in Fellowship
Hall. Please take a moment to check your listing for accuracy, make any
changes, then put a check by your listing indicating that you’ve looked
For those of you unable to physically be here, let me know if there have
been any changes to your address or phone, and I’ll see that your
listing is correct.You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me at 526-4559.
Many thanks!~ Janet Howe
This free, interactive e-course was designed for congregations and other groups and individuals interested in learning, reflecting, and acting for social change—while following the leadership of immigrants and others impacted by injustice. The e-course begins Jan. 28 and will take place every fourth Tuesday evening through May.
In five sessions, we will also explore the history of racial exclusion in the U.S.; criminalization, immigration, and the prison industrial complex; and skills to accompany immigrants at ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) check-ins, in detention centers, and in other contexts. For more information see Robin Walkup
SAVE THE DATE!
New England Environmental Justice Youth Summit
Sponsored by the NH Conference of the United Church of Christ
March 21, 2020 ~ 9 AM-4 PM
South Congregational Church, Concord, NH
If you know of someone who needs a helping hand (food, yard work, etc.) let Steve Allenby know and he’ll organize help.