CHIME NOTES
The First Church, Swampscott (UCC)
March 2020 | Issue 66
IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH
David Silva & Bruce Mueller
February 15, 2020
Congrats Bruce & David!
A joyous celebration of love and commitment was held on February 15th, when David and Bruce were married at The First Church in Swampscott. The 3pm marriage ceremony with communion was thoughtful in all details, and full of the gifts of music, poems, and prayers.

At a reception afterwards at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, the grooms donned shiny sequined jackets with tails, and danced the night away with family and friends.
Breakfast on Communion Sundays
Next one coming up
on March 1st, 2020
9:15-9:50 am, featuring
FRENCH TOAST!

and the one after that will be April 5th - breakfast sandwiches!
LENT, key dates for 2020
ASH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2020
PALM SUNDAY, April 5, 2020
MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 9, 2020
GOOD FRIDAY, April 10, 2020
EASTER SUNDAY, April 12, 2020
CRAFT FAIR 10 am to 3 pm, Sat. 3/28

Join us to view and purchase handmade crafts from local artisans and vendors! Proceeds from the fair will benefit “A Bed for Every Child,” an initiative that seeks to ensure that local children have a suitable and safe place to sleep.

Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win an item from one of the participating crafters. One ticket for $1 or eight tickets for $5.

Receive a FREE raffle ticket if you bring a non-perishable item for the First Church food pantry: cereal, canned fruit, canned vegetables, tuna, soup, crackers, peanut butter, rice, etc.

Free and open to the public!
FUNDRAISER COMING 3/28/20
Lenten Coloring Book!
He is Risen! A Lenten Coloring Book

A great Holy Week activity for church school and at home!

Explaining Lent to young children without glossing over some of the solemn events can be challenging.
He is Risen! A Lenten Coloring Book  is designed to teach young children about Lent—especially Holy Week—in words they can easily understand and a format they're sure to enjoy.