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. “Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!” What’s the BUZZ at FCC ? January 11, 2018 SUNDAY, JANUARY 14TH – 10 AM: Pulpit swop – Reverend Scott Spencer will be our guest preacher, while Pastor Carol preaches at his church in Woodridge Congregational Church in Pawtucket. Reverend Spencer was ordained in 1997 and served for 13 years as the pastor of the Rehoboth Congregational Church – UCC. He most recently served as the Executive Director of United Interfaith Action of SE Massachusetts. He began his ministry at the Woodridge Church on August 1, 2011. Scripture Reading: John 1: 43 – 51; Sermon: “Come and See a New Way of Living”. We need a host for Friendship Hour. MONDAY, JANUARY 15TH – 10 AM: MLK,JR Service and Program Sharon’s Interfaith Clergy will share in a service celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. We will have the honor of hosting. A discussion will follow in the Parish Hall. PANTRY SOUP Monday January 15th If you have the day off and would like to experience the Pantry Soup Ministry please feel free to make a batch of cookies, or corn bread. Come by at 9:30 am to chop or 2 pm to pack! BOARD OF DEACONS will be meeting Wednesday January 17th at 7 pm MARK YOUR CALANDERS! Sunday January 21st after worship their will be a meeting to update the congregation on the Pledging Budget and the search process. Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend. Sunday February 4th after worship their will be a meeting to discuss the disbursement of money raised from the Bazaar. All are welcome. The First Congregational Church of Sharon is providing opportunities to tutor young immigrant children through the Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI), see www.ifsi-usa.org) in Roslindale., MA. This tutoring serves students from elementary school through high school. Most tutoring, however, will be for elementary and middle school students. Tutoring will begin in January, 2018 and continue until the end of the school year. We will leave the FCC (29 N. Main St., Sharon, MA) every Saturday at 1:30 PM and return by 5:30 PM. We expect a large contingent of Sharon high schoolers to join us. If you are interested in participating, please contact Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org.