NEWSLETTER


MOVIE NIGHT
Paul, Apostle of Christ will be the movie this month, showing on October 13, at 6:30 p.m. Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul — the apostle who’s bound in chains and held captive in Nero’s darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Paul wonders if he’s been forgotten as he awaits his grisly execution. Before Paul’s death, Luke resolves to write another book that details the birth of what will come to be known as the church.
PULPIT EXCHANGE
Pastor Bob and Pastor Trip from Greenwoods Church in Sheffield are planning to hold a pulpit exchange on Sunday, October 20. Pastor Trip will speak at our church and Pastor Bob will speak at Greenwoods.
HALLOWEEN
On Halloween night, Pastor Bob will open the doors to the community to offer treats, rest, warmth, and bathroom facilities to trick or treaters. Jill will be joining him and welcomes the congregation to join in the fun! (No bible study this night.)
BULLETIN PRAYER LIST
For many years, we have included a list of those who are in need of prayer on the back of our weekly bulletin. We are committed to pray for those whose names have come before us, but we often don’t know who has requested the prayer and how the situation has been resolved. If you have placed someone’s name on the prayer list, please let Terri Conti know. Thank you!
MUSIC MINISTRY
The choir last month sounded wonderful! Let’s do it again on October 20 at 9:50am.
MISSIONS BOARD
The mission board’s recent donations were $300 to FISH of Torrington and several tubes of toothpaste and rolls of toilet paper to the Food of Life Pantry in Amenia, NY
PRUDENTIAL BOARD
The prudential board needs a way to recognize and track maintenance jobs needed around our church so there is now a clipboard in the church house on the “Church News” bulletin board for use by anyone who sees a maintenance job that is needed. Thank you for helping the board keep the church safe and neat.
LIFE-GIVING CHOICES
An evening with Connecticut author Lucinda Secrest McDowell offering insight on how to live with serenity and strength one day at a time will be Friday, October 25 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Barbara Schoenly RSVP 860-435-4810. Also, there are flyers in the church house for more information.
ENTERTAINMENT
We’d like to share a free event–Roanake at Daryl’s House on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 12pm. It is during the club’s brunch (not free)–call for reservations 845-289-0185 or visit darylshouseclub.com. Roanake is a Nashville based folk duo-fronted band with an affinity for storytelling and rich vocal harmonies. We are sharing this because Zachary Nowak is vocals and mandolin in Roanake, John and Nancy’s son!
BOOK DISCUSSION
There will be a book discussion with coffee and dessert provided on October 9 at 6:30pm. at Christ Church Episcopal in the parish hall. The book to be discussed is The Second Mountain, The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks.
SAVE THE DATE–NOV 2
There will be an evening candlelight remembrance service at Sharon Congregational Church on Saturday, November 2 (All Souls Day) from 7–8pm. The deacons will be organizing the service and this will be a time to lift up our loved ones who have passed, worship music, and a sharing time.