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. I M P O R TA N T A N N O U C E M E N T S First Congregational Church of Sharon MONDAY WORLD FOOD AND MUSIC TOASTMASTERS CLUB: As most of our members are new to Toastmasters, there’s no need to feel shy about taking on a role. Remember: we go to a Toastmasters, not because we are good at public speaking, but because we want to become good. For more information about the different roles please check out this link: https://www.toastmasters.org/Membership/Club-Meeting-Roles. Cheers, Philip Harris, President World Food and Music Toastmasters Club TUESDAY DELIVERY to Ilse Marks Food Pantry 8 am CRAFTY FOXES: Every Tuesday from 9 to noon in the church library to make crafts for the Bazaar! Get going on your Knitting, Crocheting, and Sewing! Our Craft Table would like donations of homemade items by church members or not. Do you have a friend with a special talent? Starting thinking about getting something for the Bazaar. If you cannot come on Tuesdays, speak with Cathy Reed, she would be glad to give you a project to work on! (email@example.com) THURSDAY PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY TEAM –at 1:30 pm. We will be meeting every week going forward. All are welcome to come and share a cup of tea. Meetings open with a prayer, then knit and help each other with projects, share a cup of tea and end with a prayer about 3 pm. Instructions in knitting and crocheting are available, as well as yarn and needles. Please speak with Diane Blair if you would like to learn more about the Prayer Shawl Ministry. SIMPLE SUPPER – at 5:30 pm All are welcome to come in the cold and share a warm meal with friends. TOWN W I D E Food Drive Every First Saturday of the month, from 9 am to noon! Our Focus is: personal care items, canned fruit, meals in a can: hash, stews, – salt free, low salt. See you from 9 am to noon!!! Or bring your donation in on Communion Sunday . IN OUR COMMUNITY June 9 and 10, – Sharon Community Chorus Annual POPS Concert ONGOING SOCKS FOR THE OGLALA- LAKOTA SIOUX – Outside the church office is a basket for Socks. We need all kinds of socks: Big socks, little socks, diabetic socks, wool socks, men’s socks, women’s socks, children’s socks, boot socks, ankle socks, knee socks. As the basket gets full we will send them of to Re-member, the organization we have been working with on our Mission Trips to Pine Ridge. Please help the Lakota-Oglala Sioux living on the Pine Ridge reservation, which is the poorest place in this country. They have 85% unemployment and no industry, little health care, and no running water. We have sent out FOUR boxes! Keep them coming! The Koinonia Church is helping too!