Dear Friends and Covenant Partners of the church,

Jack Bowman has written to Pastor John and the members of the congregation, submitting his resignation as Minister of Music. You may read his letter by clicking here.

On behalf of the church we affirm Jack's leadership in music and thank him for his contributions over nearly five years of service. The church’s vision for a robust program of musical offerings, which Jack helped to develop, will continue to shape our music ministry.

Betsy Beck, Moderator
Tony Good, Chair, Board of Trustees
The Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson, Designated-Term Pastor and Teacher



February 23, 2020
at 3 P.M.

in the Meeting House
Sermon & Readings
This Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, February 2, Pastor John's sermon is titled "Would You Believe." Readings: Psalm 15; Matthew 5:1-12
From Barbara Collins,
Director of Religious Education
Family faith talk opportunity: If you had to be allergic to something what would it be? 
Save the Date! Committee Fair
The Nominating Committee will hold a Committee Fair during hospitality hour on Sunday, Feb. 9. Enjoy coffee, juice, and snacks and chat with volunteers to learn more about how you can be involved in the work of the church.
Thanks to all who generously donated to The Corner Food Pantry .  
We delivered 37 bags of groceries and other requested items! Just wonderful!

Here's a look at The Corner Food Pantry's full year activity for 2019:
  •  2,350 Households Served (47 Households per week on average) and 9300 Individuals (186 individuals per week on average)
  • 83,550 meals provided (1671 meals per week on average)
Cottage Dinners

The Cottage Dinners have been very popular but we have a few more spaces available on Saturday February 15. Please contact Jennifer Weigel at weichin@sbcglobal.net or 860-435-9939 to sign up!
Registration for Silver Lake Summer Camp is Open
Registration for Silver Lake Summer Camp opened on January 15 th if you plan to attend, please let us know before registering so we can make the financial arrangements! Contact Melissa Adam in the church office ( melissa@salisburyucc.org; 860-435-2442). Questions? please contact Pastor John ( jnelson@salisburyucc.org; 860-435-2442).

Last Chance to Claim Lost Items
Several items have collected in our lost and found over the past year. If you know who any of these things belong to, please let us know! Contact Melissa in the church office (860) 435-2442 or email melissa@salisburyucc.org .
Items not picked up by Feb. 1 will be donated to Goodwill.
Deacon's Message for January ~ Submitted by Karin Noyes

Women's Bible Study meets on Thursdays at 3:30pm in the Parish Hall Library.

Men's Bible Study meets on Fridays at 7:45am in the Parish Hall.

All are welcome! If you are interested in participating in either Bible Study, please contact Pastor John.
Coffee Hour Sign Up

If you'd like to help with coffee hour, please contact Cynthia Lapier, cynthia.lapier@gmail.com.

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For Pastoral Emergencies
For pastoral emergencies, Pastor John can be reached in the church office (860-435-2442, ext. 101), on his mobile (508-479-0724), or by email ( jnelson@salisburyucc.org).
Church Office Hours
Pastor John Nelson keeps office hours on Tuesday - Friday. He can be reached at (860) 435-2442 ext. 101, by email ( jnelson@salisburyucc.org), or by mobile phone (508-479-0724).

Melissa Adam, Office Administrator, is in the office Monday-Friday from 9:00-4:00. Her email is: melissa@salisburyucc.org.
The Congregational Church of Salisbury, United Church of Christ
125 Main Street, PO Box 392, Salisbury, CT 06068
 Phone (860) 435-2442 
 email: salisburyucc@gmail.com