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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.


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What’s the  BUZZ

at FCC ?         February 10, 2017

 

FROM THE LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE

Have you seen the sign in the center of town, “WANT SOCCER?” DO YOU “WANT CHURCH?”

There are all kinds of ways to serve your church.  Some require a monthly commitment, some ask a seasonal commitment.  If you have an area that you would like to work in, please call a member of the Leadership Committee: Wendie Salisbury  (PWPT27@aol.com) or Vicki Farinella (vickifarinella@yahoo.com) or Susanne Mullin (fccofsharon.org).  There is a great need for people on the Board of Deacons and the Christian Education Committee.  Perhaps you would like to try it for a year!

 

SUNDAY WORSHIP February 12th at 10 am Scripture Readings: First reading: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, Gospel reading: Matthew 5:21-37, Lay Reader: Hilda Porter

Brent Gundlah, preaching.

Choir Anthem: “Create in me a clean heart, O God”, Text from Psalm 51:10-13, Music by Carl F. Mueller Hymns: “The Church’s One Foundation”, “Though I May Speak”, “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”.

Ushers: Ed and Paula Lukey, Pat and Ron Simmons. Deacon of the Month: Diane Blair, Sunday school: Love of Christ Valentine’s Party in Sunday School

Friendship Hour Hosts:  The Harris Family: Junko, Phil and Cari.

ANNUAL REPORTS DUE!

 

  WORLD FOOD AND MUSIC TOASTMASTERS CLUB

Next Meeting February 13th at 7 pm in the Parish Hall.  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

Toastmasters is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people get better at public speaking and communication. Our particular club goes one step further and uses good food and music to strengthen cross-cultural communication and understanding. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at the First Congregational Church of Sharon, 29 N. Main St., Sharon. Please enter via the the 1st floor entrance on the parking lot side of the building.

  

ECCLESIASTICAL COUNCIL FOR BRENT GUNDLAH

Thursday, February 16, 2017  at 7:30 pm–at our church! This is a very important event in the life of the church.  A light reception will follow.  Please speak with Pat Simmons if you would like to help out.

 

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY TEAM – Thursday, February 16TH and 23RD  at 1:30 pm.  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 – February 23rd at 5:30 pm All are welcome to come in the cold and share a warm meal with friends.

 

PANTRY SOUP  February 27th choppers at 10 am, packers at 2:30 pm.

We’ll be making Italian meat ball and vegetable soup.  Donations of vegetables, broth, cookies, and corn bread are always welcomed.   Did you know that 21 people help chop, pack, deliver and donate to Pantry Soup on a regular basis!  Many hands are involved in this wonderful ministry that warms the hearts of many!

***Please say thanks to the soup pantry angels for the soup I found at my door when I returned from the hospital late one night. YUMMY! – Cheryl 

 

SAVE THE DATES:

February 12 at 3 pm, Sharon Community Chamber Orchestra’s Concert at Immaculate Conception Church, 193 Main St, North Easton  MA

 CROP Leadership Day on Saturday, March 25 in Holden MA, We will be joined by two brilliant guest speakers, Mary Catherine Hinds and Michael Koeniger. See below for more information about them and the sessions they’ll be facilitating at our gathering.  Please RSVP by February 25th if you’re able to attend. If you have any questions about the event, please be in touch. Peace,

Megan Miller               Erin Luchenbill

mmiller@cwsglobal.org          eluchenbill@cwsglobal.org

Mary Catherine Hinds, CWS National Community Event Strategist, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, has served with CWS since 2003. She holds a degree in English and Women’s Studies from UNC Chapel Hill and, in addition to working as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Eritrea, has visited CWS projects in Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, Serbia and Moldova. In her current position with CWS, Mary Catherine manages all the Community Engagement Specialists in the US and works directly with communities who wish to end hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice through CROP Hunger Walks and other fundraising events. During our time in Holden, Mary Catherine will present best practices for peer-to-peer fundraising and increasing the impact of your local CROP Hunger Walk.

Michael Koeniger, CWS Country Representative for Indonesia and Timor-Leste, based in Jakarta, has served with CWS in Indonesia for more than 15 years. He received a degree in International Cultural and Business Studies: Southeast Asia from the University of Passau in Germany as well as an MSc in Development, Administration and Planning from University College London (UCL) in the UK. Michael will share a presentation on the Timor Zero Hunger Program, one of CWS’s key global hunger projects. If anyone is interested in going, please call the office 781-784-2631, fccofsharon@verizon.net.

 

March 4, TOWN WIDE FOOD DRIVE  from 9 am to noon volunteers needed

 

March 4-5, 11-12 8:30 am to 1 pmPancakes at the Heifer Farm

 

Sunday March 5 at 3 pm Concerts on the Hill at First Congregational Church in Rockland MA, 12 Church St Rockland will welcome the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus  “Let’s Here It for the Boys” featuring music from Boy Bands, the Beatles and other groups.  $25 for adults, $10 for Students, Doors open at 2:30 pm

Saturday March 11at 7 pm – Fellswater, Boston’s Celtic Music Ensemble at the First Congregational Church of Randolph Stetson Hall, 6 South Main St Randolph MA 02368, admission is one can for the Food Pantry.

 Super Saturday March 2017 is now open for registration

Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM

Minnechaug Regional High School, 621 Main St, Wilbraham, MA

To check out the list of classes please go to: http://www.macucc.org/eventdetail/5365636 or check out the Bulletin Boards

$54.00—Individual $64.00—Late Registration (after March 6 and walk-in price) $44.00—Groups of 5 or more who register at the same time (registrations post-marked after March 6th will be an additional $10 per group) Online Registration Encouraged:  WWW.MACUCC.ORG/SS-MARCH2017

 

April 1, 2017 from 8 am to noon – Annual Spring Rummage and Bric-a-brac Sale to benefit our church.
May 20, 2017 from 8 am to 2 pmCommunity Yard Sale – $20 a table to benefit Heifer, all church table to benefit Pine Ridge Mission Trip III

 

June 9 and 10, 2017  – Sharon Community Chorus Annual POPS Concert