Worship Service – June 24, 2018

Join us in the Sanctuary for worship services on June 24th at 9:30 AM (traditional worship service) OR at our 11:00 AM service (worship band service) for those who prefer to hear great local music and to wear casual clothing.  Rev. Dr. Anne Coffman will be preaching.

Click here for a short sample of music from the worship band service.  Choose your time and join us for coffee hour in between, from 10:30-11:00 each week.  For more information regarding new service times, click here.

 

Rev. Rev. Anne’s Biblical Reflection:

Coming soon!

 

 

 

Parking Greeters Needed!

We now have two church services each Sunday! 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM.  We want to help newcomers and those with assisted mobility find parking as close to the church as possible.  Join our new team of Parking Greeters forming right now – we are accepting teenagers on up.  Contact Rev. AnnePeter Shouvlin or Mike Cella.

 

Open and Affirming Task Force

 

As you know, the Board of Deacons and Executive Board have unanimously approved the formation of an Open and Affirming task force. The Open and Affirming process is a time of education and exploration as a church examines the possibility of making a public covenant proclaiming that people of all sexual orientations are welcome in the full life and ministry of our congregation (membership, leadership and employment). The Task Force looks forward to hearing your candid views and answering your questions, and if you are interested in joining the ONA Taskforce, please contact Rob Eason (robert.eason@nb.com or 917.445.9200).
 

 

Children’s Church Volunteers Needed

Please volunteer your time with our littlest members of WCC. Children’s Church is in need of volunteers to help teach during our 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM services. All teachers are paired with another volunteer to co-teach a lesson that will be provided to you ahead of time. We ask volunteers to commit to teaching during one Sunday service on a monthly basis. Interested? Contact At Wilton Congregational Church, we take the care and safety of our children and youth seriously. Starting in February, all Youth Ministry events will have two adults present at all times as a way to protect both children and adults. Click here to learn more and to volunteer an hour of your time!

 

Summer Worship Schedule at WCC

Make worship part of your summer activities!  For July and August, we will be having one service at 9:30 AM.   On July 15th and August 19th, service will be led by our worship band and leader, Joan Wallace.

Don’t forget worship at Compo Beach during July and August at 8:30 AM!  Click here for the full schedule.

We will return to our regular Sunday worship schedule of 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM services on September 2nd.

 

Realm Connect is Here!

As we introduce Realm Connect to our church, it is important that we all join.  Deepening our faith and strengthening our church is all about connecting.  Realm helps us to do this, but only if we all participate.  Click here to learn how to download the app, and get started in this great way to connect with each other!

 

Become a Stephen Minister!

Stephen Ministry

Sometimes it takes more than a parka or a blanket to keep another person warm.  Sometimes it takes the presence of a caring Christian friend.    Stephen Ministers share the warmth of God’s love with those who need it most:  the lonely, the depressed, the grieving.  Is God calling you to reach out to those who are hurting?  Consider serving as a Stephen Minister.  Training begins in the fall of 2018.  For more information please contact Rev. Anne at 203-762-5591 or Ann Newton at 203-413-0754.

 

 

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.

 

Altar Flowers

Weekly Altar Flowers

Each week of the year, our Flowers Committee arranges flowers for the altar.  If you would like to donate flowers in memory of someone, to honor someone or in celebration of something, look for the 2018 flower chart and write your name next to the date.  Then, take an order form and give us the details (order forms are where the flower chart is hung, in the hallway outside the Sanctuary leading to Pilgrim Hall, or you can download a form.  A date is guaranteed when the form is submitted to the office with payment.

 

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.

 

 

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