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
“Salute to America!” – is set for Friday, June 15, 7 p.m. at our church. It will feature the Chancel Choir, JuBellation Handbell Choir and others. Light refreshments will be served. Be sure to mark your calendar for this exciting event for all ages. Bring a friend! If you need transportation, please contact Nella Hobson. Ω.
The popular men’s breakfast has changed its day to the second Wednesday of the month at the new time of 8:30 a.m., but still at Jitters Café in Pittsfield. Ω
Men’s Breakfast Changes Day and Time
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