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Thoughts, Prayers and Ministries from FCCW
November 30, 2019 Edition
The Area Choir is an ecumenical choir of singers from 26 New Hampshire and Vermont churches who meet annually to rehearse and perform three Christmas concerts as their gift to the area communities.
Directed by David Chaves, with Billie Joyce Bell on piano, and Beverly Caldon, organist, the nearly 70-voice choir will perform more than a dozen Christmas favorites along with time for the audience to join them in singing several familiar Christmas carols. The South Church Earle Pollard Memorial Handbell Choir will also play. No admission charge; a free-will offering will be accepted. Major business sponsor this year is LaValley Building Supply. Begin the Christmas season with this wonderful area tradition!
We need dozens of cookies for the Wilmot Christmas baskets. Bring your contribution to church on the 15th, or earlier packaged for the church’s freezer.
Planning for “When the Time Comes”
In February, 2017, an informational session was held after Sunday worship to hear from a representative of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s “Honoring Care” program on planning for “When the Time Comes”. We were given information about advance directives and encouraged to talk with our families about issues related to planning for that time. Copies of the packet handed out at that session are available on the bench in the back of the sanctuary and on the table in Fellowship Hall.
Recognizing that families of many in our congregation will turn to the church for help planning a memorial service, we developed a form to be filled out stating our wishes for that service, naming family members, contact persons, favorite hymns or scripture, etc. The completed forms are kept in a file in the church office and can be updated as needed. The information will be very helpful for both your family and our minister for planning a meaningful memorial.
Copies of the form are available along with the information packet, and you are encouraged to consider completing one and having it filed for “when the time comes”. Feel free to add anything you think would be helpful for your family and/or our minister. You may mail it to the church at P. O. Box 204, Wilmot 03287 or leave it with Rev. Sara. your Deacon or Janet Howe.
If you know of someone who needs a helping hand (food, yard work, etc.) let Steve Allenby know and he’ll organize help.
prison inmates. You’re making a difference in people’s lives! We have
a record number of calendars ready to mail to Pennsylvania. We will
continue to collect them until Sunday, December 8, after which our
calendars will be sent off, just in time for each inmate to choose his
favorite before the new year begins. (Just a reminder that spiral
bindings, and calendars with images of children or weapons, are not
permitted in the correctional facility.)
Currier, Paul – change town to Andover 03216
CHANGE Best, Marion – to Best, Bill and Lorraine, P.O.Box 324, Elkins,
NH 03233 (For those who wish to send a note of sympathy to Marion’s
daughter, Leslie Barnes, her address is 10508 S. Canoa Hills Terrace,
Round Rock, TX 78717.)
Isaiah 2:1-5 and Maathew 24:36-44