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 church’s annual meeting will be held on Sunday, January 27 following worship and will include a potluck lunch. Please bring your favorite dish to share. For those of you responsible for preparing Annual Meeting Reports, those reports are due no later than January 13 to Rev. Dave Ω

Annual Meeting

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

Flowers in Church

A new Bible study on the Gospel according to Luke begins Wednesday, August 1, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Pilgrim Room. We will be going through the entire Gospel using Engaging God’s Word as a study resource. Our study always includes a time of prayer and good discussion. Join us. Ω

Bible Study

Membership - Do you have an interest in be-coming a member of First Congregational Church? Do you have questions about church membership? If so, “Coffee with the Pastor” is a time to express your interest or ask questions. Meet with the pastor on January 13 after the worship service. Please speak to pastor Dave to express your interest. Ω. Ω