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
You can again order Easter flowers for the church sanctuary in honor or memory of someone. Orders are due no later than April 7.
Available are: Tulips - $10; Daffodils - $10; or Easter Lilies - $13. Forms are available at church; give them to Linda Stasiak or send in an order to the church with a check made payable to Cole Gardens. Mark the envelope: “Easter Flowers.”
Be sure to include your name, phone number and what flowers you would like. Also include the names of those the flowers are honoring or in memory of. You may take your flowers after services on Easter. 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 thermostats have been installed in the vestry and the Pilgrim Room. These thermostats are simply “turn the heat up, turn the heat down”. They are not programmable, so they will not reset themselves. Please, if you turn the heat up, remember to turn it down to 55 degrees before you leave. Do not lower the heat to less than 55 degrees.
Easter Breakfast -- Those who have attended the annual Easter Breakfast are always delighted. Whether you attend the early 7 a.m. service and stay for the breakfast or come for breakfast and attend at 10 a.m., it is a lovely time and a delicious meal.
This year will be Gloria O’Connor Biron’s last year to oversee the breakfast. We are looking for a volunteer or two to observe and “shadow” Gloria this year, so they may take on this “labor of love” next year. Please see Gloria or Rev. Dave if you would like to help in this way. Ω