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

Rally Day
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

Bible Study

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!

New Hymnals

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

Rally Day this year will be held on Sunday, September 16, following worship at the home of Kathy and Don Bergeron. Thank you Don and Kathy for your hospitality in hosting us again! If there is inclement weather, the event will be moved to the church. The Sunday school will be supplying and preparing BBQ chicken this year. YUM! Please bring an appetizer, salad or dessert item to share. Monetary donations made to the Sunday School are welcome. We hope you will plan to attend this fun time of good food, games, and fellowship. Transportation will be available for those who may need it. Hope to see you there. Ω

Sunday School Begins

Sunday School will begin again September 9, and so will our “Small Talk!” We know everyone is blessed by that facet of our worship. If you would like to join the “Small Talkers” and provide a teaching moment during worship, please speak to Margie Lank or Pastor Dave. Thank you. Ω