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THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP

Pastor Brad Bergfalk will be leading Worship service this Sunday.
Ashley Adams will offer a Children's Message,
Deacon of the Day will be Eric Hermansen,
Stephen Colon will be our Lay Reader .
Please join us for coffee hour following the
service.
WE WELCOME OUR NEW INTENTIONAL INTERIM MINISTER

Rev. Dr. Bradley Bergfalk is a credentialled minister in the Connecticut Conference of the UCC. He most recently served as Senior Minister at First Congregational Church of Litchfield. He is married to Roxanna and they have three young-adult children. Rev. Bergfalk has served congregations in both settled and intentional interim roles in New Hampshire, New York, Washington State, Alaska, Nebraska, and Connecticut. He lives in Chester, CT.
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IDEA SESSION ONE
( I dentifying D irection E ngaging A ll)

Join us on Sunday September 22 immediately following our worship for our first in a series of listening Sessions during this transitional period. The purpose of these sessions is to begin a conversation about where God might be leading First Congregational Church of Bethel and what we will need to do to prepare for that reality. The session will last one hour and be facilitated by our Intentional Interim Minister.
Youth Group meets each Sunday
Senior High and Junior High will meet
4:00pm-6:00pm.
September 14th
2:00pm-4:00pm

The Green Sleep Project will be returning to show us how to make sleeping mats for the homeless out of plastic bags. We will also be upcycling t-shirts into reusable bags.
All are welcome.
Rev Bradley J. Bergfalk will begin Interim Pastoral Ministry on September 3, 2019. To help him get to know the folks within the Congregation, please wear your name tags to Sunday Morning Worship. If you are missing or need a new name tag, please let Kurt Habeck or Jim Welsh know before/after service or e-mail Heather McMillan ( fccbsecretary@firstchurchbethel.org ).

Have you Checked Out Our Updated Website?
Take a minute to view FCCB improved website! We now have an online donating option.


Computer Classes
Looking to learn more about computers? Email? Writing documents? Excel Spreadsheets?
First Church wants to help with our inter-generational Computer Lab .
with topics you would like to
 learn more about.
We will begin to offer classes this coming school year.


Office Hours
Monday 9am-12pm
Wednesday 9am-12pm
Friday 9am-12pm
LAY READERS AND COFFEE HOUR HOSTS

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered! Sign-up sheets are available, we need volunteers
for Coffee Hour on
Sept. 15th and 29th.

Lay Readers and Coffee Hour hosts are needed in October.

First Congregational Church of Bethel, 46   Main   St Bethel , CT  06801
Phone # 203-743-1877
An Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ.