March 11 - March 17, 2018
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Happening this week at North Church:

  • Music Committee, Sunday morning, 11:30 a.m.
  • Men’s Bible Study, Monday, March 12, 7:00 p.m.
  • Lenten Luncheon Series, Wednesday, March 14, Noon – 1:30 p.m., UCC, Southbury
  • Choir Rehearsal, Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.
  • Women’s Fellowship Luncheon Program, Thursday, March 15, 12:00 Noon
  • Board of Trustees, Thursday, March 15, 7:00 p.m.
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Holy Week Services:

Palm Sunday, March 25:
  • 9:45 a.m. “Live” Palm Sunday Processional 
  • 10:00 a.m. Cantata – “The Easter Story” by Tom Fettke and Thomas Grassi
  
Maundy Thursday, March 29:
  • Tenebrae Service, North Church 7:30 p.m.

Good Friday Service, March 30:
  • North Church 7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday, April 1:
  • Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service Hollow Park, 7:00 a.m.
  • Easter Celebration Service North Church, 10:00 a.m
 “Let [us] thank the Lord for steadfast love, for the wonderful works
  to humankind.”
                                                                                Psalm 107:21
“We Are What God Has Made!”                        - Pastor Koenig
Women's Fellowship: Coins for College
March 11
The Woman’s Fellowship will be collecting “Coins for College” to coincide with Daylight Savings time. Don't forget on Sunday, March 11, to change your clocks and bring your "change" to church. Checks made payable to Women's Fellowship will gladly be accepted. All proceeds will be added to the Woman's Fellowship Scholarship Fund.
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
Last Date :
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!!
Women's Fellowship Luncheon
March 15
The Women’s Fellowship Luncheon Program is Thursday, March 15, at 12:00 Noon. Melinda K. Elliott will share stories from her book, Connecticut Schoolhouses through Time. All are invited. Please bring a sandwich; beverage and dessert provided for a $1 donation. Reservations may be made by calling Holly Gransky at 203-263-4032.

Upcoming: Mission Moment
March 18
On Sunday, March 18, Ellen Cavallo, Director of Carolyn’s Place , will visit North Church to present a “Mission Moment.” Carolyn’s Place is a nonprofit pregnancy care center that provides free service to pregnant women in a safe, private setting. The Women’s Fellowship evening group will be collecting donations in April to benefit Carolyn’s Place. A Wish List for needed items is posted on the bulletin board by the ramp.
Women's Fellowship: Collection for CWS Hygiene Kits
Ongoing - ends April 4
The Women’s Fellowship will be collecting monetary donations to create CWS Hygiene Kits.  Church World Service needs our help to rebuild their stock of these kits to respond to any 2018 disasters. These kits are an immediate source of comfort to people who have been evacuated from their homes.                                 

Please join with Women’s Fellowship in this outreach effort. Please make checks payable to Women’s Fellowship, memo line: Hygiene Kits.  
                                                                         
Collection ends on Wednesday, April 4.            
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.
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