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March 3, 2018 Edition

Dear Friends,

This Sunday we will have a special pot luck brunch following worship to talk further about Sabbatical preparations.  We will hear the report from the Pastor Parish Committee about our last discussion, learn a little more about what Sara will propose in her grant application, and reflect on the evolving ideas for congregational activities.  

One of these ideas is to invite three speakers to lead us in learning opportunities.  Come and share your thoughts of speakers you’ve always wanted to hear, topics you’ve wanted to learn, and activities you’ve wanted to participate in.  We want to hear from you!  

Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 4  –  There will be a potluck brunch after worship.  We will continue our discussion on Rev. Sara’s 2019 sabbatical, and will share our thoughts, ideas, dreams, etc., for how the church would like to use the time while Rev. Sara is away.

Tuesday, March 64:00  Lenten Study Group
This afternoon we will be looking at two Bible stories, the story of Hagar from Genesis 21:14-21 and Genesis 16:6-14, and the story of the Samaritan woman from John 4:7-26. Through the lens of these stories we’ll be discussing the ancient and modern issues of race and gender and how they intersect.  Rev. Renee Rouse will also share her investigations of African-American history here in NH.  To learn a little more before our discussion she has suggested reading the following… 
We will continue to gather with our friends from the United Church of Warner at 4:00 on Tuesdays March 13 and 20, here at FCCW to hear speakers, have discussions and learn from one another about God’s call and presence in our world today.  All are welcome!  

Also on Tuesday, March 6 – 10 a.m.  Pastoral Relations Committee will meet.

            And 8:30 – 10 a.m. at the Norris Cotton Federal Building, 275 Chestnut St. in Manchester.  An Interfaith Prayer Vigil will be held to show solidarity with immigrants at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) check-in, followed by a 10:30 meeting of the Granite State Organizing Project at Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Elm Street.  Contact GSOP at 603-668-8250.  See Robin Walkup about carpooling or for more information.

Tuesday, March 13 – Deacons meet at 2:30

SundayMarch 18 – Parish Committee will meet after coffee hour.

Thursday, March 29 – Maundy Thursday service will be held starting with a soup and bread supper at 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, followed by communion.  We will then move to the sanctuary for the Tenebrae service.  Our friends from the Warner U.C.C. church will join us.

Easter Sunday, April 1 – The Sunrise service will be held at Best’s home at 6:30 Easter morning, followed by breakfast at the church.  Worship is at 9:30.

Turning Points Network Walk
Turning Points Network’s “Steppin’ Up” 5K run/walk takes place early in May.  If anyone would be willing to spearhead our church’s participation in this event, please contact Nina Tasi at church, or phone 603-877-0022 or email at
Lily Forms are attached!
If you’re interested in ordering a lily, or sponsoring a campership, for Easter see the attached form, and thanks!  
One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS)

This UCC offering is coming up as part of Lent.  It will be collected on Palm Sunday, March 25th.  This offering gives relief to disaster victims, helps children avoid malnutrition, receive health care and education,   provides water resources, and supports some displaced and refugees. 

Lasagna supper is coming up on Friday, April 13th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM! Please sign up on the clipboard to help that evening, and cook in advance. Funds support our New Horizons mission projects.  Contact either Julianne Gachelin (526-4248) or Marie MacDonald (763-2884) with questions or to volunteer.

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