If you would like to have flowers placed on the altar in honor or memory someone please contact Jaime Koladish ('603 435-0544 ). A single bouquet is $30.00 and double bouquet is $50. If you wish to purchase your own flowers you may do so but please notify Jaime in advance so she can plan accordingly. Thank you for your support and cooperation.
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
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
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.
Our church annual meeting was held successfully January 28. There are still a few copies of our Annual Report available in the vestry. If you would like a copy, pick one up or contact the church office and one will be sent to you. Ω
2018 Offering Envelopes are now on the back table of the Sanctuary. When you take your envelopes, please make sure your number is the one you normally have. Place a check mark next to your name on the disbursement sheet when you take your envelopes. For those who would like a box of envelopes, please speak to the Collector – George Towle. Thank you so much. 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.