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
Adult Bible Study Class Resume
The adult Bible Study class will resume in September. This year we will be using the Wired Word Bible Study Curriculum which addresses current issues facing our society and Christianity and what the Bible has to say about them.
Rally Day will be held on September 29th following worship at the Forest B. Argue Recreational Area on Clark Street in Pittsfield. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the church. The Sunday School will be providing the hot dogs and hamburgers. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Our Chancel Choir rehearsals will begin again Thursday, September 5, at 6:30 in the sanctuary. Rehearsals for JuBellation, our handbell choir, begin Thursday September 12 at 7:45 in the vestry. Anyone interested in praising God through our lovely music ministry and joining either choir (or both) is encouraged to speak to Nella Hobsin or Pastor Dave for more information.
Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m. on October 6th. The story of Creation will be the focus for October. Ω