Welcome Light, Service & Table Come join our faith community. We are an open and affirming church. This means we actively support diversity in all its forms. See Open and Affirming statement. We welcome everyone into the fellowship and service of our congregation. Our Sunday Worship and Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m. (9:30 a.m. during the summer months) Our mission is to grow in our relationships with God and those around us. We find God in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Holy Scriptures, in service to others, and in the celebration and commemoration of the important milestones in the life of our families and communities. See our Beliefs. What’s the BUZZ at FCC ? May 17, 2018 “Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! PRAYERS PLEASE: For Diane Blair who is in the Intensive Care Unit at Boston Medical Center. COMMUNITY YARD SALE – Saturday, May 19, from 8 am to 2 pm – $20 a table Start your spring cleaning now and make some money for yourselves and the church. We will have an all church table for donations which maybe left on the stage. We will have a bake table and the best grilled hotdogs in town, if someone volunteers to run these tables. It’s a really fun day in Sharon. The Library has their book sale, the Unitarian Church has a sale, The Garden Club will be using our side lawn, and the Historical Society will also be having a sale this year. To reserve a table please call the office 781-784-2631. The best tables go fast! We have sold 10 tables so far. Help needed at 2 pm to clean up! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t rain! SUNDAY, MAY 20, PENTECOST! 10:00 AM – WEAR RED! This Sunday we will be celebrating the coming of the Spirit as the disciples gathered together in prayer! We will also be recognizing and celebrating our outstanding musicians! Pastor Carol Preaching – Scripture: John 9: 1 – 41 Sermon: “The Light of the World” Margaret Clark, Organist playing: Adagio from Third Symphony” by Camille Saint-Saens “Air from Suite XIV” by G.F. Handel; “Plein Jeu a la Couperin” by Gordon Young Jeanne Lucas, Choir Director; Choir Anthem: “Spirit Song,” James K. Manley Hymns: TBD Deacon of the Month: Carolyn Appelman Lay Reader: Cynthia Cash Friendship Hour Hosts: Milly Worthily, Faith Berkland and Louise Hall. TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL Will meet on Monday May 21 at 7 pm because of the Memorial Day holiday. EXECUTIVE BOARD – Wednesday May 23rd at 7 pm We are honored to host Dr. Geralde V. Gabeau, Executive Director of the Immigrant Family Service Institute On Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7 pm Dr. Geralde will be speaking about the growing plight of immigrants in our country. There will also be a musical performance by some of the students being tutored by our Confirmands and Sharon High School students. Please invite a friend and come to this important community event. Sponsored by Sharon Interfaith Action and FCC of Sharon Please share flyers. All are welcome. ATTENTION ALL GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ! ! ! The trustees of The Memorial Scholarship Fund are accepting applications now through June 1st. Please pick up an application during fellowship hour or during the week from the church office. Due to limited funds, we are only accepting applications from seniors going on to further their education MUSIC NOTES: Sunday afternoon A Joyful Noyse presents our spring concert “There’s Something Fishy Going On” at Hancock UCC in Lexington at 2:00 p.m. It’s a lighthearted and humorous program of fishy songs from the renaissance and baroque periods. Our music director Jeanne Lucas will sing and play crumhorn. -Tuesday, May 22, May 29, and June 5 Choir Rehearses at 6:00 p.m. –Our next jump-in choir in worship will be June 3. Our last choir Sunday will be June 10. –Our chime choir is rehearsing on Thursdays, May 17, 24, 31, and June 7 at 5:00 p.m. and playing in worship on June 10. Let Jeanne know if you would like to participate. JUNE DOORWAYS: ARTICLES and REPORTS are due into the office by May 29th Tuesday. Please let us all know what you are accomplishing and what you are working on! OUR PARKING LOT Door crash bar has been replaced with a new one. Anyone who has a key should still be able to use their key, but double check it. If it doesn’t work see Susanne.