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

Help Needed
Model Seder Service
Christ in the Passover

The Diaconate needs your help! With folks traveling to warmer climes and those involved in the choir, ushers are needed to help out during services.

Greeting and ushering is not difficult, in fact it affords you the opportunity to “meet and greet” your church family.

If you want to lend a hand, be assured it is a very pleasant task that takes really little effort but is very rewarding. It also gives you the opportunity to give back.

Please see Minni Plante or John Johnson if you can assist in this way or for more information.

On Thursday, April 2, 6:30 p.m., in the vestry, our church will host “Christ in the Passover: An Interactive Experience.” This powerful, interactive experience, led by Tamir Kugman of Jews for Jesus, will illustrate the link between the Jewish feast of Passover and the last supper Jesus shared with His disciples.

Join us for a sensory exploration of the Jewish ceremony called a seder. As we taste the traditional symbolic foods, we will weave the story of the exodus and freedom from slavery together with the messianic hope realized in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. The words “do this in remembrance of me” will take on an even deeper meaning to Christians as we learn the significance of the tradition Jesus observed the night before He died and give us a closer look at the Jewish life He led.

Everyone is welcome for this unforgettable, thought-provoking experience. The service will be about 75 minutes. Call the church office (435-7471) for more information. Ω