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

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

Choirs Take a Break

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

The Worship and Music Team is currently examining several hymnals to replace our New Century Hymnals. Whichever one is chosen will have the old familiar tunes and words as well as some new and more contemporary selections. You will have the opportunity to donate to these new pew hymnals and have them inscribed with a bookplate listing those in whose honor or memory the hymnals are given. We will have donation forms available shortly for this purpose and hope to dedicate the new hymnals in September.

New Hymnals

Know Your Bible is a 94-page paperback booklet that is a wealth of information on every book of the Bible. It includes details on the scriptures with key verses, dates, authors and even “In Ten Words or Less” summaries. Copies will be available in the next week or so in the vestry for those interested. Pick one up as a gift from your church. Ω

All 66 Books Explained and Applied

The Chancel Choir and JuBellation Handbell Choir will take a well-deserved vacation break over the summer months of July and August. If anyone would like to serve as a “Leader of Song” or provide special music during this time, please see Nella Hobson. Ω