Due to the forecast of ice after tonight's snow, we will not have services tomorrow. Stay home and be safe.
2018 Flower Chart: The new flower chart for 2019 is posted outside of Fellowship Hall. If you would like to donate flowers for the communion table for worship, please sign your name next to the date you prefer or contact Lisa in the church office at email@example.com or (860)673-3996.
Please Consider signing up to usher or greet for our worship services. Contact Bruce Whitney if you can help at (860)561-3580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help needed for Coffee Hour: The Hospitality Committee is in need of people to sign-up for Coffee Hour in the coming months. To volunteer, please select a date and put your name on the poster outside of Fellowship Hall or contact Mary Shea at email@example.com or the church office at (860)673-3996.
Weather Related Cancellations will be broadcast on WTIC AM 1080 and NBC 30. You may also check nbc30.com. The church office will follow the local school closing and delay schedule.
The church office is open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Pastor Brian’s office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m, and at other times by appointment
Last Chance!! Help support the work of your History Committee by being a sponsor of the book, now being written with the ACC Historian, that will speak to the shared and separate stories of the two churches. Gathered as one congregation in 1751, the church split in 1818 over the issue of where to locate a new place of worship. For a $50 donation, your name will be listed in the book as a sponsor and you will receive a copy of the book. For an order form, please click this link: A Tale of Two Meetinghouses and their Communities, 1746-2019
The deadline for sponsorship is January 11.
Congregational Budget Meeting: There will be a meeting of the congregation on Sunday, January 27 immediately following worship. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the report of the Stewardship Committee, present and vote on the proposed church budget for 2018, review the Plan of Ministry for the coming year, receive an update on the status of the Capital Campaign projects, and act upon any other business to properly come before the meeting. All church members are urged to attend; child care will be provided.
Bereavement Group: Pastor Brian leads a bereavement group which meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. The next meetings are January 7 & 21. The group will meet at 2:00 p.m. at The Residence at Brookside located at 117 Simsbury Road in Avon across from Healthtrax.
The Board of Christian Outreach holds Food Basket Sunday on the third Sunday of every month. We will once again be collecting food and toiletry items to help fill the shelves at Gifts of Love. Please bring your donations to church on Sunday, January 20. You may bring them to the sanctuary and place them in front of the communion table or leave them in the school bus outside of the church office at any time.
Dining for Women: This program meets once a month to raise funds and support programs that help disadvantaged women. The goal of this organization is to “educate girls, teach women a skill, help develop markets for their products, and fight the prevalent gender inequality in the world. We give a hand up, not a hand out. Dining for Women celebrates the power of the individual to see an injustice and act to change it; to see need and act to fill it. Dining for Women’s members are deeply involved in the programs we support and the problems we seek to address. Our education component is equally as important as our fundraising.” Please contact Susan Lane at (860)675-8664 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Youth Group (Grades 7th-12th)
Our Youth Group will be meeting on January 13. Ryan Budde will be leading the group. Come and join us!
Adult Bible Study 101: Join a group that was formed to look into the background of the Bible. Come and join us, bring your own questions, and we’ll look for answers together. The group will meet several times a month on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. The next meetings are on January 10 & 15. For more information please contact Suzanne Strecker at (860)673-4569.