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The First Church of Christ for April 2023

April 6, 2023
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The First Church of Christ for April 2023

The First Church of Christ welcomes you to our Worship Service every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Meetinghouse.  Kid’s Church every Sunday morning at 10:10.

Interim Minister

The Rev. Susan Murtha is the Interim Minister at FCCW and has made quite an impact.  Plan a visit to see what is “happening.”  You can also read about her on our website.  We are honored to have such an extraordinary individual here with us at First Church!

Kid’s Church has begun again at First Church!

Families meet at the church at 10:00 and at 10:10 the children are walked over to the Parish House for Kid’s Church by Forest Vandeflor, our project leader for children’s ministries, along with an adult volunteer.  This is a great time for the children while their parents are at the worship service!

Weekly Bible Study

Bible Study meets at the Parish House each Wednesday, 11 am.  All are invited!

Boy Scout Troop 907

Troop 907 has been busy since our February ski outing.  During our weekly meeting, older scouts continued to work on their First Aid Merit Badge, which is a requirement for Eagle.  Younger Scouts worked on getting their Totin’ Chip so they could work with sharp materials.

Connecticut Yankee Council recently hosted Merit Badge College at Easton Country Day.  This month-long commitment gave scouts ranked First Class or higher an opportunity to earn at least three eagle required merit badges.  Scouts were also exposed to new experiences!

We had a great time at our February camp out at Camp Whiting.  We camped out Friday, February 24th through Sunday February 26th.  On Saturday, we hosted Weblos 2 from a West Haven Cub Scout Pack.  This gave them the opportunity to experience a Boy Scout camp out.

On March 2nd Troop 907 had a great time at On Kart Racing in Wallingford.  Scouts and our leaders raced, bringing out our competitive sides!  Even more importantly, created even closer bonds within Troop 907.

Troop 907 is a robust, active, outdoors oriented troop chartered by the First Church of Christ in Woodbridge.  The Troop meets Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM and is always interested in welcoming interested scouts and families to check them out.  More at troop907.org.

Upcoming events

“STICK TOGETHER”Family event

Sunday, April 23

at the Parish House from 1:30 – 3:00 pm.

Music Concert in The Afternoon

Saturday, May 20th at 4:00 p.m.

There will be a concert in the Sanctuary featuring Trio Ondata, a New Haven based classical music ensemble composed of violinist Michael Ferri, cellist, Miriam Liske-Doorandish, and pianist Anthony Ratinov.  These three began playing together during their graduate studies at the Yale School of Music in 2021.  More information on the program to follow.  Join us afterwards for a reception to meet these talented musicians.  Suggested $15 donation.  For more information, call the church office, 203-389-2119.

Strawberry Festival

The 2023 Strawberry Festival will be held on Friday, June 9th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.  Again, this year we are joining with Boy Scout troop 907 who will be taking care of the grilling and meal service and helping with set-up and clean-up.  As always, we will be asking for volunteers from the congregation to help with biscuit baking, berry hulling, cream whipping, shortcake serving, set-up and clean-up.  So, save this date and also June 8th if you are a biscuit baker.  Details will follow in upcoming editions of the Parishioner and announcements in church.

Zoom Option

The option to attend Sunday Service via Zoom continues to be available.  To receive an invite, please email the office or log on to our website and add your name to our church email list.  All people in the community are welcome in person or via Zoom.

Office Hours

The Church office in the Parish House is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Join the FCCW Choir!

New members are always welcome.  Join us for rehearsals each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Pre-school space is available

Pre-school/day care space is available in the Parish House at 5 Meetinghouse Lane.  Three rooms, 1,200 sq. ft., and an outside fenced playground.

For More Information

Visit our website at www.uccw.org for resources such as our calendar of events, monthly newsletter, ministry and volunteer opportunities, photo galleries, scout info, and much more!  Follow us on Facebook and stay up to date with parish happenings, including memorials and baptism announcements.

Feel free to email us or call the office with all your questions.  We are happy to hear from you!

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