Come Sing With the Choir!

Having enjoyed the singing of splendid soloists all summer, we now are approaching the beginning of the fall season, and thus the beginning of the choir year. The choir is an integral part of our community, and we always welcome new singers.

We sing at the 10:45 service from the second Sunday of September through the second Sunday of June every year.

Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at 7:00, and/or Sunday mornings at 9:30. If you are new to the church and are thinking about joining us, ask around you to find a choir member, or e-mail patrick.mccreless@yale.edu. It’s a lot of fun to contribute musically to our worship services and we sing a wide variety of music styles.… Continue

Property Day Cleanup—Sunday, Sept 18

Our church property could use a couple of hours of your help to spruce up the outdoor grounds after the summer heat. Plan to stay for an hour or two after worship on Sunday, September 18th to help. A sign-up sheet is on the Welcome Table.

Here are a few of the places that need our attention.

  • The children’s play area will be an even more fun place for play if we pull the weeds and spread new mulch.
  • Our buildings’ exteriors have clean lines; removing weeds from the gravel areas really improves the whole buildings’ appearance.
  • Shrubs were pruned in the spring, markedly improving the property’s appearance.
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GOOD NEWS!  OUR BREAD FOR THE WORLD LETTER WRITING HAS SUCCESS!  (September 2016 update)

 This past June members of our congregation wrote and sent to our legislators 72 letters as part of Bread for the World’s campaign to help end hunger at home and abroad.

CONGRESS TAKES ACTION.  THEN OBAMA SIGNS BILL INTO LAW:  THE GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY ACT OF 2016

One of the bills we wrote about, S 1252 known as the Global Food Security Act of 2016, had already passed the US House of Representatives in April by a vote of 370-33

About two weeks after we wrote our legislators, on July 6 this same legislation, S 1252, came to the floor of the US Senate. Continue

ADULT EDUCATION—Early Fall 2016

The discussion of our two summer reading recommendations will take place during four consecutive adult education classes beginning on September 25.  Please plan to attend these informative and thought provoking discussions even if you have not had a chance to read the books.  Copies of the two books - Writing My Wrongs, by Shaka Senghor and Faithful Resistance: Gospel Visions For The Church In A Time Of Empire by Rick Ufford Chase are available on the Welcome Table.

Sept 25 & Oct 2:  We will discuss the lessons in Faithful Resistance.  The author, Rick Ufford Chase, will lead the Sept 25th discussion.

Oct 9 & Oct 16:  We will discuss the lessions in Writing My Wrongs.  Dan Jusino, Executive Director of EMERGE CT, will participate on these dates.