The Outreach Committee is continuing to stock the Blessings Box, located near the church driveway exit.
The Blessings Box (also known as a Free Little Pantry in some communities), is a tool for neighbors to help neighbors. The box will be stocked with an assortment of items, including nonperishable foods, baby diapers and supplies, as well as basic household supplies and personal care items.
The box is a place community members may take something they need or donate something for others. All can be done at one’s convenience, and anonymously. Donations may also be left in the basket in the church foyer. All items must be sealed and within expiration dates.
The Outreach Committee is requesting donations on the last Sunday of each month to help keep the Blessings Box stocked. The box is found empty every few days. To keep up with the need, we are requesting that everyone bring one item to church on the last Sunday of each month. These items can be nonperishable food items like pasta, sauce, peanut butter, soup, etc., or personal hygiene items, like soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. Place your donations in the box located in the upstairs foyer outside the sanctuary.
Take a blessing, bring a blessing, be a blessing!
The Knitting Group meets weekly on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. If weather permits, we like to meet outside, so bring a chair.
For many, many years, church knitters and crocheters have made prayer shawls that are prayed upon and blessed, and delivered to those in need of comfort.
We also have ongoing missions to make scarves, hats, mittens and gloves for the homeless, as well as "chemo caps" for folks who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. Since there is an unfortunately large need for these items locally, we would love to have community involvement once again! We are just told told to have tight stitches that won't allow a lot of air to pass through and to use very soft yarn. You may use your own pattern or we will post some here shortly.
During the past several years, our newly formed Knitting/Crochet group have made tiny hats and comfort items for premature infants at area hospitals. The group was also highlighted on local news stations for their mission to knit and crochet bird/small animal nests for wildlife victims of the Australia bush fires. This mission brought an outpouring of support from community members and many others! More than 1200 nests were donated to the efforts in Australia!
New members will be welcomed during the Palm Sunday worship service on April 2, 2023. If you are interested in becoming a member of the church, please contact Rev. Lake at (860) 428-3460 or email him Rev.Lake@gmail.com
Our 24-Hour Prayer Watch returns in 2023! Please sign up for an hour (or more) to sit in the sanctuary and pray, talk with God, read, meditate or just be with Jesus as He had requested of His disciples on the night before His crucifixion. The hour-long sessions will begin immediately following the conclusion of the Maundy Thursday service on April 6 and will continue until 6:00 p.m. on Good Friday. The signup sheet is on the bulletin board in the foyer.
Sunday April 16, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.
Reverend Lake holds office hours on Tuesdays from 10:00 am-noon and other times by appointment. He may be reached anytime at 860.428.3460..
The remodeling project at the Parsonage continues.
Bring your personal knitting/crochet/needlepoint projects or work on a prayer shawl for the church. We also have ongoing mission projects, and there is always a need for more chemo caps, preemie hats, all baby items, prayer shawls, and lap robes Join us for fellowship and fun conversation each Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to noon. We have patterns and a roomful of ideas if you want, or just come to hang out for some friendly fellowship. If the weather is good, bring a chair as we like to meet outside!
Thursday, April 6, 2023 at Noon. Place to be announced soon. RSVP in advance to Jane Duval.
A sign up sheet has been posted on the foyer bulletin board for some of our major events in 2023, such as a Turkey Dinner on April 29 and our Chicken BBQ on July 15. Please let us know how you will help.