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 ? September 28th , 2017 “Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!” JOYS ABOUND – On Saturday September 30th, Jamie Whiting will marry Jesse Kayser at 4 pm. Pastor Carol Steinbrecker and former Pastor John Condon will officiate. WE HAVE SUNDAY SCHOOL THIS SUNDAY AND EVERY SUNDAY! Children begin worship in the Sanctuary with their families. After their time for all the children of the church with Pastor Carol, they will gather in the Parish Hall for a Sunday School Lesson. We started off the year by sharing our words of peace and love by making the lawn signs out front. Hope everyone has had a chance to see them! We have talked about The Golden Rule and how we could “do unto others” when at home with our family, in school and with friends. We practiced singing This Little Light of Mine, and Let There Be Peace On Earth. The mission kits assembled last week will be sent to people facing disasters around our country. The ripples of our love and kindness have spread from our homes and community, to others in Texas, Florida, and our island territories. Join us this Sunday on our journey of finding ways to share Peace, Love and Kindness. Please keep thinking of a way to share your time with our children ~ It will be a rewarding experience for all ! Wendie would love someone to help her on Sunday?! PWPT27@aol.com SUNDAY WORSHIP October 1 at 10 am Sacrament of Holy Communion. All are welcome to Jesus Table. You do not need to be a member or an adult. Hymns: “Many and Great” “You Are Called to Tell the Story” “Wonderful Words of Life”; Choir anthem: “Who Would Be Great Among You” by Ronald Nelson; Jeanne Lucas, Choir Director; Margaret Clark, organist playing: “Idylle” by L. Wely, “Prelude on Brother James’ Air” by S. Wright, “Awakening” Op. 620 No. 2 by H. Englemann, “Sublime Evening Star” from Tannhauser by R. Wagner; A Time For Children of All Ages: The Fitzgerals; Readings: The Epistles: James 3: 1 – 18; Lay Reader: Harry Beach; Sermon: “Encouraging Words”, Pastor Carol preaching. Friendship Hour Hosts: Helen Sands, Leslie Taylor. PICTURE DIRECTORY UPDATE We are updating our picture directory this fall. Each family will receive a free 8 x 10! Please sign-ups during Friendship Hour. The times are: Friday, October 27, 1 pm to 8 pm; Saturday, October 28, 10 am to 5 pm; and October 29, Sunday, noon to 7 pm. Please speak with Pat Simmons during Friendship Hour or call the office for an appointment. BAZAAR PLANNING MEETING Sunday October 1 at 11:15 am ANYONE interested in learning more about the bazaar or helping out is welcome to come. This is our largest fundraiser of the year and everyone’s support is needed. Additional meetings will be held on October 15 and 29. CHRISTMAS TREES THIS YEAR ?- Men, Women, Youth, Families! Short and sweet: we need people to sign up and commit now for Christmas tree sales . If you are able to handle trees , or handle money, please pick a couple of shifts now and mark your calendar. You’ll be glad you did! Sign up on line or in person. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094baca92ea4f49-christmas2 This year we will order trees only if we have enough help. We made $7,500 last year, and we can do it again. Go team! Respectfully and with thanks, Bob MacKenzie for the Men’s Club PANTRY SOUP! It’s here! It’s FINALLY HERE!… The long awaited Pantry Soup Schedule for 2017-2018. We’ll start Monday, October 2nd, with our classic Mexican chicken soup. Donations of cookies, cornbread, vegetables and broth are welcomed. Choppers at 10 am, packers at 2 pm. This is our 7th year! The guests of Ilse Marks Food Pantry welcome the new season! TOWN W I D E Food Drive Every First Saturday of the month, from 9 am to noon, October 7th This continues to be a great way to let the community know what we are doing and supplement our Food Pantry. Monthly donations may consist of an item or two that you cannot be without, (such as Coffee Tea, Lemon Aid, Toilet Paper). They are always in need of meals in a can (tuna, beef stew, hash, chicken, ham), personal care items, laundry detergent in small containers or pods, canned low sugar fruit, peanut butter and jelly. Making a commitment to donate one or two items every month can make a big difference to serving our Food Pantry. Thank you to Hilda Porter for helping out this month. If anyone would like to help, please get in touch with Hilda. SATURDAY, OCT 14, 8:30 breakfast – 9:00 – 12:00 program: DISCOVERY WORKSHOP Please let Pastor Carol or Susanne know if you are thinking of coming. We need a minimum of 12 attendees. SHAW’S – RACHEAL RAY BAKE WEAR FOR SOUTH SHORE FRIENDS OF THE HOMELESS If you are not collecting Shaw’s stamps for yourself, would you collect them for South Shore Friends of the Homeless. Stamps can be left in the office.