The First Church of Christ, Woodbridge for November & December 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
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 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! We’ve also added a fabulous new program: Picture the Bible that has already been a great success here at First Church!
Weekly Bible Study
Bible Study meets at the Parish House each Wednesday, 10:30 am. All are invited!
Scout Troop 907 News
Woodbridge Scout Troop 907 is focused on having the younger scouts work on rank advancements, service projects, and having fun at camp. The older scouts had a blast at Camp Sikorsky in Stratford the weekend of September 22-24 learning and completing aviation related merit badge requirements. The troop’s October adventure was hiking on the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut.
The troop also welcomed the addition of two new scouts from Florida. “This Troop is amazing!” said one of the new scouts. “The transition was smooth between the troops, and they welcomed us in easily.” “We’re having lots of fun, and we think that anyone who wants to join Boy Scouts will like this troop as much as we do.”
The Troop has recently hiked through the upper portion of the treacherous Appalachian Trail of Connecticut into Massachusetts. Scouts climbed the highest peak in Connecticut through the pouring rain. Scouts then helped with the local food drive. They will have more amazing adventures ahead, but for now are looking forward to their Court of Honor.
Troop 907 scouts held their annual Thanksgiving Feast at Camp Whiting in Woodbridge on Saturday, November 11th. At this annual event the scouts cooked an entire Thanksgiving meal outdoors for families and friends and camped out afterwards. On the morning of November 11th, the troop assisted at the Our Lady of the Assumption Church’s annual holiday bazaar. On Sunday afternoon, November 12, Troop 907 attended the annual Bobcat ceremony, also at Camp Whiting, for Pack 902 to welcome new scouts into the Pack.
In December, the Troop will be hosting a first of its kind pancake breakfast open to the community. It will be held the morning of December 9 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM in the First Church of Christ Parish Hall. Scouts will be serving pancakes, bacon, and sausage and will have orange juice and coffee available. All are welcome and this is a great time to meet the scouts over breakfast. Cost for adults is $10 and children are $5. After the breakfast, the troop will hold its Court of Honor at which Merit Badges and Rank Advancements will be awarded.
Troop 907 is a diverse youth-led troop with scouts from Woodbridge and area towns. It is chartered by the First Church and is active and vibrant. Always welcoming new scouts, feel free to stop by the usual troop meetings at the First Church Parish House, rear entrance, on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM. Meet scoutmaster Tom Luciani, assistant scoutmasters, and youth leadership and learn about upcoming adventures. More at troop907.org.
Rich Forselius – Troop 907 Committee Chair
Sunday November 19th @ Parish Hall, 5 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge 1:30-3:00PM
Award-winning Storyteller Valerie Tutson is coming to Woodbridge. Join us in the Parish Hall for refreshments and an hour of spirited stories by Valerie Tutson.
Pancake Breakfast by Troop 907
December 9th 9:00-11:00AM @ Parish Hall, 5 Meetinghouse Lane
Troop 907 is hosting a pancake breakfast for the community. $10 for adults $5 for children.
Holiday Family Fun
December 16th 10:00- 11:30AM @ Parish Hall, 5 Meetinghouse Lane
Cookie decorating, ornament making, all family sing-along with Christina. Check around the Parish House for more updates closer to the date!
Drive Through Home Goods Drive
December 16th 10:00-11:30AM @ Parish Hall, 5 Meetinghouse Lane
Bring soap, detergent, toiletries. Things that food banks need but aren’t often donated. Drive through our area for drop off with a volunteer.
IRIS Furniture Collection
IRIS is collecting furniture to help furnish 40 apartments in the metropolitan area. If you have: Tall Dressers, Sofa, Rugs, Full dish Sets, Dining Room Tables+ Chairs, End Tables, Pots, Pans or glasses to donate contact the Office.
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.
*If you would like assistance gaining access to Sunday Services, please call us by Friday morning, at 203-389-2119, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Church office in the Parish House is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Join the FCCW Choir!
New members are always welcome. J oin us for rehearsals each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
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!
First Church of Christ, 5 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525, Phone: 203-389-2119