History of the First Congregational Church
Larry Berkson has researched, written and published a two volume History of The First Congregational Church. He has very generously donated the results of his endeavor to our church so that anyone wishing to own these volumes may do so. All proceeds will be deposited in the newly established Quintin B. Berkson Memorial Fund at First Congregational. The interest from this account is to be used for the benefit of the church. This fund is in memory of Larry and his wife Susan’s son Quintin, who passed away at a young age.
The two-volume set will be sold at $35 and can be purchased after church during Fellowship Hour or by contacting Susan Bleckmann to reserve your copies. Ω
Flowers in church -- If you would like to have flowers placed on the altar in honor or memory of someone, please contact Linda Stasiak. Home 435-0083, Cell 856-6565. A single bouquet is $30.00 and a double bouquet will cost $50. If you wish to purchase your own flowers, you may do so but please notify Linda in advance so she can plan accordingly. Thank you for your support and cooperation. Ω
New cupboards: As mentioned in the Trustees’ column, new handcrafted storage cupboards will be constructed in the Pilgrim Room to house diapers and supplies. The cost for these additions will be approximately $2,400. If you would like to help in this effort, there are envelopes in the vestry and the sanctuary for this contribution. Otherwise, you may place your gift in the offering plate or mail it to the church, marked specifically for the diaper storage cabinets.
The first Sunday of the month features a potluck brunch. Third Sunday of the month is hosted by the Dorcas Guild. Coffey and punch will be provided on the second, fourth, and fifth Sundays. Of course food items will always be welcome. Cleanup help following fellowship is always needed and appreciated. Ω
“Serious Answers to Hard Questions” is a 10-part video series – Bible Study/Discussion group, which will continue January 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pilgrim Room.
Attention all you “closet musicians”… we’d like to hear from you. Can you play an instrument? Maybe like to sing a little? We would love to include you in our worship. Dust off those flutes, clarinets, guitars, harmonicas and vocal chords…see Nella Hobson