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Everything posted here is usually updated by Saturday. The latest BULLETIN and CARILLON are ususally available as soon as they are published . Back issues are in the Archive (above). Please contact us with questions or concerns.

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CURRENT EVENTS & NOTICES as of 5/22
WORSHIP SERVICE BULLETIN for 5/21
MAY CARILLON Pub. 4/28
MAY CHURCH CALENDAR Pub. 4/28
NEWCOMER INFORMATION
Check WFSB Channel 3 for cancelations.

 

 

 

 

PICTURE : Easter Egg Hunt. Click on FACEBOOK below right for more and bigger pictures.

 

 

 


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Click here to see meeting room locations.

WEEK OF MAY 22nd ACTIVITIES

* Bible Study: Monday, 11:00 AM, Kellogg Hall
BCE: Monday, May 22, 6:30 PM, Kellogg Hall
* Men’s Breakfast Group: Tuesday, 6:30 AM, Vernon Diner
* AA: Tuesday, 7 AM, Kellogg Hall
* Grief Support Group: Tuesday, 10:30 AM, Kellogg Hall
Trustees: Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 PM, Kellogg Hall
S & E: Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 PM, Conference Room
* Theology on Tap: Thursday, 6 PM, Mitchell’s Restaurant
* Sanc. Choir Rehearsal: Thursday, 7:30 PM, Kellogg Hall
* Caring & Sharing Group: Friday, 10:30 AM, Kellogg Hall

SUNDAY MAY 28th ACTIVITIES (So Far)

* Regular SundayService: 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary
*** 5/21 Bulletin (Latest usually available by Friday).
** Reminder: Sunday School ends at 11:15 PM
** Take a look at our Historical Display Case in Fellowship Hall
** View the Memory Books-top drawer of cabinet in the Breezeway
** The Memorial Garden Committee also has a book on display.

* DURING COFFEE HOUR
** Stop by Board of Missions table. See below re Journey Home.
** Buy an FCCV pen, sweat shirt, tee or polo:
** Check Out Our Prayer Shawls: See below.
** FCCV Mugs are available for only $10 each at the Scrip-Your-All table!
** New Name Tags: At Scrip-Your-All table. See article below.
** Scrip-Your-All: Click for more info & specials
* Jr. Choir Rehersal: 11:30 AM. Kellog Hall
* Memorial Garden: 11:30 AM

* AFTERNOON
* None scheduled.


Special THANK YOU to our Golf Outing busines sponsors!
Support them whenever you can.

Instrumentalists Wanted: Click CLASSIFIEDS above
Stephen Ministry Committee - The complete story

Here's how to use SCRIP-YOUR-ALL & see current specials

 

NOTICES: (Top)

VBS Reminder! May 31 is the deadline to register for Vacation Bible School. If you need a registration form, please see Debi Hockenberry.

The Board of Missions is very excited to be working with a wonderful organization called Journey Home based out of Hartford. Please visit our table during Coffee Hour and/or click here to learn more.

Our 9th Annual Golf Tournament is coming up June 3 at Willow Brook golf course in South Windsor. Please consider how you can be a part of this signature event. There is a need for golfers, of course, and also people to sponsor a hole, a contest and lunch. Donations are needed for raffle prizes and silent auction items. THERE ARE LOTS OF WAYS TO BE INVOLVED! If you have any ideas to help make this year a success, contact a committee member or Michelle Bower (860-872-7274). Help us make this fun fundraiser a success again!

Women's Fellowship Scholarship - a $500 scholarship available to a church member furthering their education. Applications may be picked up in the Church Office. Please return to the Women's Fellowship mailbox by May 31.

Heartsaver CPR/AED Classes: ;April 26, May 11 and June 8 from 6:30-9:30 PM at the Public Safety Complex, 280 West Rd. Cost - $35, part of which can be reimbursed by the Parish Nurses. Please contact Delythe Kracke @delythek@yahoo.com for more information. You can also register at learncprvfd@yahoo.com.

Women's Fellowship Retreat, October 13-14 at the Evangelical Christian Center in Ashford. Cost for overnight and meals is $78. If interested, sign up on the sheet posted on the Women’s Fellowship bulletin board. Questions? Contact Millie Oliphant (860-872-7106). Check out the venue at www.eccministries.org.

Women’s Fellowship is volunteering at the Soup Kitchen and needs volunteers. Contact Phyllis Chase, pchase76@comcast.net or Daryl Gottier, edengott@sbcglobal.net.

Child Care is available for church activities/events when notice is given 3 days prior to the event. Contact Child Care Coordinator, Jen Jensen, 860-875-4095.  

Pairs and Spares: Do you have an idea for a Pairs and Spares event? If so, stop at the Scrip-Your-All table during Coffee Hour and write it down on our “ideas” sheet. We are also looking for people willing to organize an event. If interested, you can sign up for that too. 

Purchase an FCCV Water Bottle for only $10 each – perfect to complement summertime fun! Proceeds go toward activities and items for our evangelism efforts, such as the white high-top tables used during Coffee Hour. For those attending the Youth event in Orlando, a water bottle is a great way to show FCCV spirit!

The Prayer Shawl Group has shawls available for anyone who would like to give one to someone who is ill, has lost a loved one or just needs to know that someone cares. Please take a moment to see how much love and caring goes into the making of these shawls. Several shawls were donated to Syrian refugees. Some have also been given to a nursing home. Our group is not always aware of someone in need, so please let us know if one is needed.

Needed! Our shopping carts (located in the Narthex and Breezeway) are running low. Each month Board of Missions members alternate taking non-perishable food to the Soup Kitchen, part of the Cornerstone Foundation in Rockville and to the Hockanum Valley Community Council. Please see a BOM member or Emily Westerberg, Chair, if you can lend a hand (Might God be calling you to serve in this way?). We also need folks who can help prepare meals at the Cornerstone Soup Kitchen. A sign-up sheet is posted in Fellowship Hall. Several area churches have recently stopped helping at the Soup Kitchen and the need is greater than ever!

Order a name tag today. Three options are available - magnet, pin, or clip. You can also include a hang tag should you belong to a board/committee. A $3 to $5 donation is requested, but not required. Order at the Scrip-Your-All table or contact Kate Fowler at kfowler64@yahoo.

The Care Network is offered by the Deacons as a helping hand during difficult times. If you are in need of a ride to church, the doctor, hospital, grocery store, etc., in need of meals or a visit, contact Jan Muro (872-1757 or jmoze@hotmail.com) or Jon Dunlap (875-7254). The Care Network has a new opportunity for the minister in you! We are starting a Card Ministry which allows you to reach out to others in the comfort of your own home and on your own time! All you have to do is supply the cards and the stamps and send them out as requested by the Care Network. This is a simple way to create fellowship with someone who is in rehab, recovery, dealing with loneliness or just apart from us for awhile so they do not feel forgotten. Contact Jan Muro at 860-872-1757 or jmoze@hotmail.com !

Cook BookRECIPES TO REMEMBER; First Congregational Church of Vernon, 1762-2012, Celebrating 250 years of faith and service. Copies are available during coffee hour for $8.00 each.

Your Parish Nurses take blood pressures on the 4th Sunday of every month. We also offer supportive listening and provide information and referral resources.

 

NEWCOMER INFORMATION: (Top of Events Page)

Regular Sunday Services:

    • Worship Service begins at 10:00am.
    • Join us for coffee+ downstairs in Fellowship Hall right after the Service

Special Worship Services: (Check Events & Notices above for details)

    • Communion Service first Sunday of each month
    • Baptisms third Sunday of each month by arrangement with the Pastor
    • Ash Wednesday 7:00pm
    • Maunday Thursday (Office of Tenebrae) 7:00pm
    • Easter Sunday 6:00am and 10:00am
    • Thanksgiving Day 7:30am breakfast followed by worship
    • Christmas Eve Family Service 5:30pm
    • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 11:00pm

Check WFSB Channel 3 for cancelations.

Invitation to Christ’s Table

At the First Congregational Church of Vernon the sacrament of communion is a symbol of Christ’s welcome to all the children of God. It does not matter who you are, or where you have been; where you are going, what you have done, or what you have left undone.

Even one who doubts or whose trust is wavering may come to the Table and be assured of God’s love and grace in Christ Jesus.

Come, and share in the community of God’s people, and celebrate the welcome of our still speaking God.

A Crib Room is available upstairs near the balcony for parents with infants up to 12 months of age where the worship service can be heard via loudspeaker. A staffed Toddler Room for children 12-36 months old is located downstairs with the classrooms. Donations are gratefully accepted in the free-will offering box.

Child Care is available for church activities/events when notice is given 3 days prior to the event. Contact Child Care Coordinator, Jen Jensen, 860-875-4095.  

New Visitor Parking signs have been installed in both church parking lots to make it easier for first time worshippers to join us. Click here for directions to FCCV. The directions page includes details about our two main parking lots and the locations of visitor, limited mobility and handicapped parking spots. The pictures also show the two lower level entrances, the main Sanctuary entrance and the locations of our meeting rooms and the elevator between the lower level and the Sanctuary.

Statement of Safe Church Policy:

As a gathered community of faith who have covenanted together to minister to all needs, our Safe Church Policy is written to make it clear that all forms of abuse and exploitation are prohibited and will not be tolerated. Our members must be able to worship and work together in a climate free from inappropriate behavior.

Visitors to FCCV are encouraged to use the Pew Cards cards to request information about our church, to provide addresses/emails for communication purposes or to ask for a pastoral visit.  The Pew Cards can be placed in the plates when the offering is taken.  We hope this will encourage our guests to let us know how we can help them be comfortable at our church. 

If you are interested in joining our congregation contact Senior Pastor Rev. Bird

Reminder: FCCV has been video recording its complete Sunday services since 2006 and they are available on our website. Also these worship services, edited to 58 minutes, are available for viewing on one week delay, on Comcast Community Voice Channel 5, Sunday mornings at 10 AM and Monday evenings at 6 PM. Check your local listings or go to www.CVCCT.org for the dates and times of showings of other FCCV concerts and events. Full leangth DVDs of the services can be borrowed from our Library.

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, the Carillon, our monthly Calendar and our Pastor's Weekly Email. Send an email to the Church Office at church.secretary@firstchurchofvernon.org with your request and your email address if it's different from the one on your email.

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