Weekly news & updates
February 3, 2022

Our Special Congregational Meeting is February 20
After Sunday Worship -- ~ 11:00 AM

This will be an important meeting, addressing the future of the Church.
Please plan on attending either in person or on zoom.
Do You Know Jonah?
Save the Dates!

How in the world can you make a full study out of the Book of Jonah??? Watch us!  Please join Rev. Suzanne for a four week Bible study on the Book of Jonah on Thursday evenings March 3,10,17 and 31 at 7:00 pm. (please note no study on March 24)
Using the Viva Series we will think more deeply on themes that appear in the Book: Trouble, Time Out, Trabajo, Temper Tantrum.  We hope you'll join us. The weekly study will last for one hour and be offered via Zoom. All you need is a Bible! (Zoom information will be published later.)
As a follow up Rev. Suzanne will be preaching on Jonah for four Sundays in Lent. 
PLEASE DONATE!!! Sign up today!!!
February 28th, 2022 1PM-6PM
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Snow Or Inclement Weather

During the winter months, not only heavy snow, but also icy conditions or a power failure can cause a cancellation. If the weather is at all doubtful, please check your Sunday Morning 8am prEview prior to traveling. Thanks!


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January Parent Newsletter

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Covid-19 Facility & Grounds Policy
Praising God in a safe and Responsible Way
Children's Area Events-
All classrooms upstairs areas and Nursery are Mandatory Masked Areas- Both Children & adults. All children's events that are indoors would be masked events- Both Children + Adults. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Parents are responsible for their children in deciding if they are masked within the Adult Areas of the Facility.
Adult Areas/ Events-
All areas that are not designated above as Children areas are to be decided by each individual as to whether that individual is comfortable not wearing a mask. All parents will decide if they are comfortable with their child not wearing a mask.
Outside Facility Areas/Events-
All outside areas to be decided by each individual as to whether that individual is comfortable not wearing a mask. All parents will decide if they comfortable with their child not wearing a mask.
It is the recommendation that while moving around the various areas of the Facility, including leaving and entering the sanctuary, please wear a mask for your safety and the safety of others.
Please be respectful of other people's space, continue to Social Distance. Wash you hands often.
This is GOD'S House and ALL are WELCOME Here!!!
Local Retreats, Summer Programs and Events:
We're excited to see 2022 retreat offerings at Mercy by the Sea!

167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 06443-0191
Tel: (203) 245-0401
Fax: (203) 245-8718

A New Way to Register

This year, they are implementing a new online registration process. Here are some helpful hints so you know exactly what to expect and what you need on Thursday.

  • Registrations will open on Thursday, January 20 at 9 a.m.
  • Go to the retreats page on their website and choose your retreat date.
  • Click on the name of your requested retreat director. Each name is its own link and will take you to that director's specific page.
  • If the retreat director is full, a waitlist form will appear. Fill in your name and contact info to be added to the waitlist. If there are openings for the director, a "register" button will appear in the lower right corner. Click and follow the instructions.
  • Have your credit card available to process your $250.00 deposit or full payment.
  • Mercy For All funds provide financial assistance for those who cannot afford the full fee, thanks to contributions from generous donors and the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. To inquire about assistance, we invite you to contact Sister Ann McGovern.
  • If you are unable to register online, please call (203) 245 0401 where staff will assist you. Or email Sister Ann McGovern. Note: these requests will be processed after all the online registrations are fully processed.

Upcoming Programs and Retreats
Personal Reflection Time at Mercy
Take some time to rest and renew your spirit on the tranquil Connecticut shoreline. This two-night private retreat from February 4-6 includes a single room with en suite bath and all meals. Register.
2022 Directed Retreats

Registration is ongoing for our 2022 silent, directed retreats. View all our offerings here and email Karen Rossignol to register. Thank you for entrusting us with your precious
retreat time!
Summer Sabbath
Each summer, Mercy offers two sabbath weeks for anyone who needs to renew their connection with life’s animating Spirit. Facilitated by seasoned retreat leaders, Andrea Minelli and Carol Villaggio, these times can be as unplanned as you like, although there will be opportunities to gather for reflection and prayer. Spiritual direction is also available by request. Join us from July 31-August 7 or August 7-12. To register, email Karen Rossignol.

The Julian Circle with Mark S. Burrows, Ph.D.
There is just over a week left to register for this popular program with Rev. Mark S. Burrows. Offered on February 9, March 9 and April 6, The Julian Circle explores the inspiring life and work of Julian of Norwich, the celebrated 14th century English mystic, whose "book" is generally considered to be one of the most remarkable documents of medieval religious experience. Through teaching, prayer and conversation, each session will focus on a different text. Mark is a scholar of historical theology and a much sought-after retreat leader. Register.

NOTE NEW DATE: Feb. 6, 1:30 to 3:00 PM
Teens and their leaders are invited to join this 90-minute program which will address micro-aggressions and teach skills for engaging in dialogue.
Feb. 12 & March 6, 9:00 AM - Noon
A free two-part workshop on what it means to be in covenant as associations and as congregations within this larger conference.
March 19, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
A full day of workshops with an address by Sarah B. Drummond serves as Founding Dean of Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School.

*Silver Lake requires all guests to our site to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Those who are not able to be vaccinated due to a medical condition may show proof of a negative PCR test taken not more than 3 days before the event.
Events by our Partners
Jan. 27, 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Feb. 2, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Registration for Silver Lake summer camp is now open!
Save $50 off all summer registrations made in the month of January using code EARLY22.
Learn more about summer camp at Silver Lake, view the 2022 summer brochure, and look through the upcoming sessions at https://www.silverlakect.org/summercamp

223 Low Road | Sharon, CT 06069 | 860.364.5526 | Fax: 860.364.1000



Hundreds of churches are coming together to launch a unified region-wide movement called CT CityFest.

This Gospel movement is dependent on the Holy Spirit, but also dependent on you. And it starts with us right now. Getting our hearts and our minds rightly focused... spiritually invigorated.

This launch for the festival is called RE:NEW. This is a special night to gather the church together to worship as one body, preparing our hearts for this powerful season of outreach.

We're excited to announce that Grammy award-winning artist Israel Houghton will be leading us in worship and will be joined by Adam Durso (President | LEAD.NYC) and Andrew Palau who will be challenging our hearts toward sharing the Good News.

Encourage your congregation to plan to attend. It's free. RE:NEW is an event for the whole church.

The RE:NEW Gathering
March 17 | 7 p.m.
Kingdom Life Christian Church in Milford


Join church leaders from across the region at the CityFest Pastors and Leaders Conference. This time is designed to be a blessing and refreshment to all of the amazing leaders in Southwestern Connecticut.

Mark your calendars now for March 17 at Black Rock Church and plan to join pastors and leaders from all over Southwestern Connecticut in a time of worship, fellowship, and teaching.

Pastor, teacher, and author AR Bernard will be bringing the keynote address, as well as encouragement to every pastor in their daily walk as shepherds to their local congregations.

You won't want to miss this exciting time!