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

We were blessed to welcome nine new members during our January 27, 2019 worship service. Congratulations and welcome to: Sean Asdot, Heidi Asdot, Haley Asdot, Barbara Burr, James Burr, Lois Deane, Cynthia Moore, Brenda Parker and Becky Towle. We welcome them and are committed to care for them as we build the body of believers at First Congregational. Contact the pastor if you would like information about becoming a member. Ω

Welcome, New Members!

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

Thermostats — About a year ago the Trustees installed programmable thermostats. The devices should be doing their job, but occasionally they are found turned up with no one around. Therefore, there is still a concern over the heat. If you have a meeting mid-week, it’s up to you to turn the heat up for your meeting and down when the meeting is over. If you forget to do this, the heat will stay up until the thermostats re-set themselves over the weekend


The Dorcas Guild will begin its work meetings again Wednesday, February 6, at 10 a.m. in the vestry. Bring a craft or just come to help with a project or to socialize. The Guild will also meet Tuesday evening, February 12, 6:30 p.m. in the vestry. Please join us for a “Happy Hearts” theme and bring along an item or donation for the Diaper Pantry – sizes 4-6 needed, especially size 5, and unscented wipes. All ladies welcome!

Dorcus Guild