February 11 - February 17, 2018
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You are hereby notified of the Annual Congregational Meeting of North Congregational Church to be held Sunday, February 25, 2018, in the sanctuary, immediately following worship service. If you have any questions or concerns for this meeting, please contact David Sonnemann. Childcare will be provided by CE.

Happening this week at North Church:

  • Men’s Bible Study, Monday, February 12, 7:00 p.m.
  • Choir Rehearsal, Wednesday, February 14, 6:00 p.m.
  • Ash Wednesday Service, February 14, 7:00 p.m.
  • WF Luncheon Program, Thursday, February 15, 10:00 a.m.
  • Board of Trustees, Thursday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.
  • Ladies of the Evening, Tuesday, February 20, 6:00 p.m.

Please note there will be no Sunday School on February 18.
“[God] calls to the heavens above and to the earth, to judge the 
    people: “Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant
   with me by sacrifice.”
                                                                               Psalm 50:4-5
“A Double Portion”                                                 - Pastor Koenig
Valentine's Day Breakfast
February 11
Don’t miss the Sunday School Valentine’s Breakfast this Sunday, February 11, 8:30 a.m., in Fellowship Hall. We hope you can attend!
Hymn Sing
February 18, 3PM
We are having a Hymn Sing on Sunday, February 18, at 3:00 p.m. in the parlor. This get-together is open to the community, so please invite a friend and join us!

In honor of Black History Month we will focus primarily on spirituals. 
“Lift every voice, and sing!”
Ladies of the Evening Trivia Night
February 20, 6PM
The Ladies of the Evening will be hosting a Valentine trivia night, "Love is in the Air" on February 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Beverly Carlone. Preparations for April's Indoor Flea Market will begin and then test your knowledge on famous love quotes from movies, songs, and novels. Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board by the ramp.
Lenten Luncheon Series 2018:
God, and a Suffering World
Wednesdays in Lent
Conversations based upon the book: When Bad Things Happen to Good People  by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner.

All are welcome to join the South Britain, Southbury, and Woodbury Congregational Churches for lunch and a discussion seminar from Noon to 1:30 p.m. on each
of four successive Wednesdays during Lent. 

Location : The United Church of Christ in Southbury
Dates : Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lunch begins at Noon, with discussions led by the churches’ pastors afterward. 

A freewill offering will be accepted.      

All Are Welcome!!

UCC New England Women's Celebration
April 6-8, Portland, Maine
Did you know that several women from North Church have attended this event for 34 years? Held every 4 years, it is a truly special experience; any women interested in attending please click on the link or reach out to Judi Lewis.

Indoor Flea Market & Craft Show
April 14
The Women's Fellowship 20th Annual Indoor Flea Market & Craft Show will be held on Saturday, April 14. Do a favor for your closets, drawers, and attic - donate to this worthy cause, one of our biggest fundraisers of the year.

Please start your spring cleaning and drop off your items in the church office. If you would like, you may reserve a space for $35 and bring your own treasures to sell. For details, please call Sharon Sherman at 203-266-9051 or 203-695-5410.
Many Thanks!
The Soup-er Bowl was a super success! Thanks to all the Soup Makers and Soup Buyers for helping to raise $510 to support many outreach projects this year.
Reverend Evalyn Wakhusama, founder of the Nambale Magnet School, visited last Sunday for service and luncheon. She also spoke with the children in the Sunday School. Together we raised over $1700 in donations for the Nambale Magnet School!
Food Bank Donations Requested
Any donations to the Food Bank would be gratefully accepted. We have been provided a list of the items they are most in need of at this time:

  • Mayo
  • Canned corn beef hash
  • Salad dressing (all flavors)
  • Canned frosting
  • Maple Syrup
  • Olives
  • Canned pineapple – sliced & chunk
  • Canned chicken
  • Jell-O (all flavors)
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Granulated sugar
Stop & Shop Cash Cards
In 2017, the Stop & Shop Cash Card program netted the church $375 (5%) of $7,500 in cards sold. The program has great potential as a fundraising tool, so while the church does not promote any particular food market, if you do shop even occasionally at Stop & Shop, we ask that you consider participating in the Cash Card Program. 

To make it easier to particpate, an insert will be placed in the bulletin on the last Sunday of each month. Simply fill it out with your order, turn it in, and we will do the rest. If you have friends or family who shop at Stop & Shop, by all means share this opportunity with them as well - every little bit helps!

To download a printable insert, click here.

Note: We continue to participate in the LaBonnes receipt program; this is simply an additional opportunity to raise funds.
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