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 -- 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
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 has selected a new hymnal! It is: The Celebration Hymnal; Songs and Hymns for Worship. A sample copy is available in the church vestry for you to examine. You have the opportunity to donate to these new pew hymnals ($15) and have them inscribed with a bookplate listing those in whose honor or memory the hymnals are given. A donation form is included with this month's issue of the Pilgrim and more are available (along with envelopes) on tables in the back of the sanctuary and in the vestry. We hope to dedicate the new hymnals in September. Thank you so much for your support of this project!
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