July 18, 2021

(names in red are new additions)
To view the live-streamed 9:00 AM service, please use one of the links below.
Summer Worship moves to the air-conditioned Parish Hall and begins at 9 AM, we will switch to a typical summer program. This service will also be live streamed on YouTube and Facebook. 

**Because of the presence of unvaccinated children and others, all worshippers must be masked while inside the building.**
Cheshire Half Marathon
temporary road closures on Sunday, July 18

Some area roads will be closed temporarily this Sunday morning before church begins. Police will be redirecting traffic away from the area during this time.

Picture of Tony Lepore, the "dancing traffic cop" from Providence, RI
Action Team Volunteers Needed...

1. Faith Formation is looking for a team of individuals that are excited to help plan and host mutigenerational family fun events. Examples of past events, include: Oh the Places We'll Glow Summer Kickoff Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, Minute to Win it Game Night, Harvest Party Costume Party, etc. If you are interested in being part of this team, please email dawnm@firstcheshire.org

2. Volunteers needed for action team to call prospective donors for weekly flowers (starting in September) for the altar. Contact Terry Hamley, if you’re able to assist
Sunday flowers for Sanctuary and Parish Hall during summer months.

Please feel free to bring flowers from home to grace the Sanctuary for the rest of this month and the Parish Hall in July and August. If you would like to provide your own flowers, please contact Terry Hamley.
Save Our Birds:  The Connecticut Audubon Society and the state DEEP recommend that everyone immediately remove bird feeders from their yards to help stop the spread of a strange disease that has killed thousands of birds in other states. It’s not known whether the as yet unidentified disease is in Connecticut, but authorities are taking no chances. They say homeowners should take down feeders, including hummingbird feeders, and birdbaths, and clean them all with a mild bleach solution. That likely will stop the spread of infection; it’s not known how long the removal will last. If you find dead birds in your yard, call the DEEP at 860-424-3011. We all want to help God’s feathered creatures by feeding them, but now doing just the opposite will bring a bigger benefit. There’s plenty of food in nature, and birds won’t congregate and infect one another. 

To learn more about our church’s Environmental Justice Team, email Anne McNulty or Karen Schnitzer.  
Other Important Information

A reminder that the Prayer Net Prayer Ministry Team stands ready to pray for any requests. Simply email Alison the prayer request and she will send it on to our prayers in complete confidence unless otherwise noted. Let us support one another with the power of prayer.