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Thoughts, Prayers and Ministries from FCCW:
May 18, 2018 Edition
This Sunday we are looking forward to an exciting and packed day!
At our 9:30 service we will lift up our children as they lead us in worship, and hear our guest speaker, Rev. Charles Buck , the New Hampshire Conference Interim Minister.
It’s also Pentecost, so don’t forget to wear red! I hope you can join us for this wonderful service.
Then AT 1 P.M. we have
“NOT JUST NOISE: AN EXPLORATION OF
CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL MUSIC”
with Tim Goss. Here’s what he’s doing…
This exploration of contemporary classical music will be part concert, part lecture! You will hear music from well-known composers such as Bartok, Debussy, and Cage, plus obscure ones like Vieira, Lachenmann, and Crumb! Tim will discuss the history of contemporary classical music and how it got to where it is today, plus the many facets of the genre.
The community is invited – refreshments will be served – a free-will offering will be taken. Come, bring your friends, and have a good time!
Calendar of Events…
Sunday, May 20 is Children’s Sunday! At our 9:30 service our Interim Conference Minister Rev. Charles Buck will be joining us.
1:00 ‘Not Just Noise’ Concert
Tuesday, May 29 – Parish Committee will meet at 4 p.m.
Friday, July 6 – Our annual chicken barbecue supper will be served.
A Message from Cindy Thomas of Bethany Christian Services…
As you most likely have heard, the opioid and homeless crisis in NH is having a profound effect on our children and families. Foster care in NH is in crisis, and many other families and children are needing support as well. The number of children in foster and relative care has doubled in the last four years in NH. We do not have enough families for children coming into care. We are asking for your help in getting the word out about free upcoming workshops on Foster Care – Adoption – Safe Families for Children that are being presented by Bethany Christian Services and the NH Division for Children, Youth and Families for individuals that are interested in learning more about any of the above.
Each person will have an opportunity to attend two of the three workshops being offered on May 22, from 6-9 p.m. The event is being hosted at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 180 Loudon Road, Concord, NH. Pizza and refreshments will be served. There is no charge for the event.
Participants will have their choice of three workshops:
- Safe Families for Children & Community Faith Based Initiative
- Foster Care, Respite, Foster to Adopt & CASA, SYSC Teen Mentor program
- Adoption (domestic, international, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids)
If folks are interested, we ask that they email me back directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
on or before May 20 so we can plan appropriately for food. The workshops are for adults only, plus their teens age 14 and up can attend with them.
A Play for These Times…
In this time of division and polarization, the New Hampshire Conference Peace with Justice Advocates invite you to a play that celebrates our common faith heritage and unites us. “Keeping the Faith: Sisters of the Story” is depicted in the poster attached to this email, and is a story of the three Abrahamic faiths. Please save the date.
We will be collecting items from the TPN Wishlist during April/May. These will be used by survivors of abuse and their families. The Wishlist is in Fellowship Hall near the bulletin board and items may be left under that table. Thanks for your help!
CWS Blankets & Tools
We will be collecting donations for blankets and tools used in the US and around the world during times of emergencies. Ten dollars purchases one of either item. There are cards at the back of the sanctuary if you wish to notify a parent that you have given in their honor as we will be collecting donations from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day.
The choir will be rehearsing on the following dates! May 24 and June 7 at 4 PM, as well as May 27 and June 10 at 8:30 AM! If anyone who is not on my choir mailing list would like to know more details, feel free to shoot me an email (email@example.com)! Tim
Spring cleaning yet?
Some space is available in Janet’s barn for items for the August yard sale. Please donate items that work and are in reasonable condition. No car seats, helmets, baby cribs or electronics, please.
We’re asked to bring canned soup (not chicken noodle).