Sunday Worship – May 28th

Sunday Worship – May 28th
Worship

Join us in the Sanctuary for Sunday worship on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM.  Rev. Dr. Anne Coffman will be preaching.

 

Rev. Anne’s Biblical Reflection

Memorial Day is a day to remember those who sacrificed their lives in service to our country.   But it is also a time when we think about the role of memory in our lives.   Is it a source of strength?   Can it be a hindrance?   In this week’s sermon, we will  explore the story of the ascension of Jesus, and Paul’s words to the church in Ephesus as we think about The Power of Memory.

 

Office Closed for Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th, Wilton will pause to honor those who gave their lives to keep our nation safe and preserve the freedoms we all cherish with a parade through town and a ceremony at Hillside Cemetery.  The office at WCC will be closed on this day.

 

 

High School & Middle School Bake-Off Event

Wednesday, May 31st- 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Middle and High School Youth, get your pastry chef hats ready!  We will be baking up a storm to sell baked treats after church on June 3rd to raise money for our Mission Fund.  We will split up into teams and have an ultimate bake off!  We will have dinner together as well.  Please feel welcome to bring a friend, the more the merrier as we celebrate growing our Youth Mission Fund.  Click here to sign up!

 

 

Children and Family Ministry

Upcoming Children’s Events

We have several activities for the children in the coming weeks!  The next one is on Sunday, May 28th. Children will start upstairs with their families and will be dismissed to Children’s Church after the Children’s Message. Miss Wendy will be face painting patriotic designs for all kids in attendance and will do a fun craft in class!  Click here for more activities!

 

Stephen Ministry

All good coaches will tell you that teamwork is important to win a game.  All who serve as Stephen Ministers become part of a team that helps people win life’s toughest battles.  Our victory parties are great.  God may have a place for you on our caregiving team!  To learn more about this exciting opportunity contact Rev. Anne at 203-762-5591 or speak with Stephen Leaders Gil Bray and Ann Newton at the Stephen Ministry table at Coffee Hour.


Volunteer Drivers Needed

Volunteer Drivers Needed!

Take advantage of this great opportunity to serve our Community of Faith:  We need drivers to give a church member a ride to and from church.  She lives less than 15 minutes from WCC.  Interested?   Contact Rev. Anne or Coleen in the church office.

Diaper Drive During the Month of May

Board of Mission & Service: May Diaper Drive

Each May, WCC supports our mission partner, Covenant to Care, and collects items that mothers would need for their young children.  If you have baby diapers and/or baby wipes, please  bring them to the donation box in Pilgrim Hall.

 

Adult Mission Trip This Summer!

Adult Mission Trip June 3rd & 4th

WCC will be performing home repairs on two homes in Wilton the weekend of June 3rd and 4th. These are for clients of Wilton Social Services. We are looking for about 20 volunteers to help. Click here for more information and to sign up.

 

Backpack & Gift Card Collection is Underway!

WCC will be providing back to school backpacks and gift cards for 30 Wilton family school children through Wilton Social Services. We know this is early, but we wanted you to know in case you are going away for the summer and wanted to get it done early.  Click here to learn what items are needed and to sign up to donate.

 

Pollinator Pathway

Pollinator Pathway Garden at Hillside

On Sunday, April 23rd, Cub Scout Pack 17 and Hillside Cemetery partnered to planted the first garden on the Wilton Pollinator Pathway!    To learn more about the Pollinator Pathway, click here.  If you need more information, contact Pam Brown.

 

Earth Ministry

baystateWCC now has a recycling bin for used textiles in the parking lot behind Pilgrim Hall.  Please support the church and the community by placing your unwanted textiles in the box.  This is not like Goodwill, as we will take them in any condition.  These are collected and recycled by Bay States Textiles.  They are either mended and sold to third world countries, turned into wiping cloths, or made into filler material.  This reduces the amount of waste going into our landfills.  They need to be put in plastic bags before putting them in the box.  Click here for a list of acceptable items.

 

TWO Job Positions Available at WCC

 

Toiletries Collection

travel-size-toiletriesDo you have travel-size toiletries that you’re willing to donate? Please drop them off in the basket in the lobby by the church office. These items will help clients at Norwalk’s Keystone House.

 

Traveling Jesus

Sitjdollgn up to adopt “Traveling Jesus” for a week! He’s great on family vacations or just to hang out with you.  Fill out the accompanying journal to let us know what you did together!  Sign up here or let Rev. Anne know after worship on Sunday if you’d like to take him.

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