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PASTOR SARA'S RETIREMENT SERVICE 1/24
 
 
 
When: JANUARY 24, 2021 at 10:00 am
Where: JOIN US ON ZOOM FOR A LIVE WORSHIP AND RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
Join by clicking on this link:
https://zoom.us/j/487527213?pwd=VEd6ZmlCcjI0LzJNVkRpOGJFUHhjdz09

Meeting id: 487 527 213
Password: 273728

Or join by phone: 929-436-2866
BUDGET MEETING DATE
In accordance to our bylaws, I am inviting you to a congregational meeting on Sunday, January 31st at 11am to introduce and approve the budget for the new year. This meeting will take place virtually via Zoom. The Zoom link will be the same as the one for coffee hour.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Looking forward seeing you at the meeting!

Respectfully, 
Arlette de Koning
President
FOOD FOR THOUGHT 
from Pastor Sara 
Dear *|FNAME|*, Friends & Members,
   
In the well loved book, A Tale of Two Cities, there's the well known line, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." This is a very apt description of our current reality. What this has and always has meant to me as a believer is that we have to daily choose peace and again and again in every relationship work towards peace. I think that's why Jesus kept offering a peace beyond all understanding. He knew it was so valuable to this world and all creation. 
I pray for peace often and know that the church can be an instrument for peace going forward. May you have harmony in your heart, serenity in your soul, and unity in your home!
Peace always, Pastor Sara

Not on Facebook? Check out Pastor's Words of Encouragement right here!
SUNDAY SCHOOL
The Puppet Show lessons will resume in February.

For all those in Grades 4 and above, there will be a live Zoom experience, with follow-up activities, starting at 9 AM each Sunday. 
MISSIONS
Drive By Drop Off! With so many in need of food and paper products, we are hosting a Drive By Drop Off opportunity to supply needed items.
 
When: Saturday, Jan 23, 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Drive up to the Handicap accessible entry way (right side of bldg.), we will remove items from your trunk or back seat of car.  No need to exit your vehicle! 
 
****Two opportunities for giving:
1) Carol's Closet needs toothpaste and toothbrushes, bar soap, shampoo, facial tissue, paper towels, deodorant, adult incontinence pads/briefs and toilet paper.  ALL ITEMS MUST BE INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED!
 


 
 
2) MACC Food Pantry needs:
Low sugar Cereal
Pasta Sauce
Pasta
Pasta Salad Mix
Boxed Stuffing
Canned Vegetables
All Canned Soups
Jelly
Peanut Butter
Mac N Cheese
Canned Tuna
Canned Fruit
Mayonnaise
Ketchup
Cooking Oil
Bags of fresh potatoes
 
Questions: Call or text Kate Dumas, 860-604-7061 or email 
kdumas7@comcast.net
PRAYERS
 
For Pastor Sara's niece Nora.


Contact Pastor Sara, Arlette or any of the deacons for prayer requests. 
FELLOWSHIP 
 

Eileen Pratt has offered to be the weekly host for Weekly Fellowship IN Fellowship Hall. Please call Eileen and let her know if you'll be attending so that we are sure to have space for social distancing. (860) 633-8629. Anyone want to cohost? Give Eileen a call! 

Masks are required, and please remember if you are not feeling well to please stay home. 
 
January Philippian 4-week Bible Study

Everyone is welcome to join this small group at 5pm on Wednesday! Pastor Sara did get 5 folks to sign up so this class is a go!   We'll start with Chapter 1 in Philippians using a study bible.
Dates left are January 13,20, and 27th. Please see the attached document for zoom info (even if you aren't digital you can call in on your phone!) 
FINANCIAL GIVING
 

The Covid-19 Pandemic has disrupted all our lives including our ability to hold in-person worship service.  Friends, let us remember we're all in this together.  If you are able, please keep the financial needs of the church in mind as we continue to need your support caring for our community both within the church and at large. Find out ways you can give here

WORSHIP SERVICES


Sunday, January 17, Online Worship

"Sharing and living in God!"

Psalm 40: 1-11

Click here for zoom codes and link for worship service and coffee hour 

 

 

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16 Cricket Lane, Glastonbury, CT 06033

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