The First Church, Swampscott (UCC)
July 2019 | Issue 58
Army Band returns for patriotic concert
The 215th Army Band of the Massachusetts National Guard, under the command of CW2 Stephen M. Martins, is distinguished with many awards for military training as well as musicianship. Lucky for us, they will be performing a FREE pre-fireworks concert on Wednesday night, July 3rd on the church lawn. A cookout will also accompany the band concert, which should make for a festive + fun night.

Formed in Boston in 1950 with only 14 members, the band moved to Fall River in 1974. Primarily, the band performs across the state in concerts, parades, and state functions. Those who know the 215th know of their professionalism and dedication to their unit, the military, and to the community in which they serve.
Orzallis Run to Home
Clarke and Dale Orzalli are participating in the Run to Home Base on July 27th with daughter Sarah, and son Ian. They have formed a team "Sea Dogs" to raise funds for the Home Base Program which provides for research and care for veterans and their families suffering from PTSD/TBI (Post Traumatic Stress/Traumatic Brain Injury). This will be Clarke's fourth time participating in this meaningful event that also raises awareness to the invisible wounds of war. Pease consider donating to this worthy cause.

Takes place July 14-21-18, August 11-18-25
Summer Sunday School is down on the farm, starting this month
Life on the farm comes to The First Church Swampscott, starting in July. The summer Sunday School curriculum, which will be taught by Julia Serino and Margaurita Spear will bring the farm to life, and also weave in the stories of the life of Joseph in the Bible. Each Sunday that the program runs, any children who wish to participate can go with Julia and Margaurita after the passing of the peace. The program will take place in a new space (look for the big red barn) and includes bible stories, games, crafts, and snacks.
FOYE Family Updates
by Melissa Foye
The last few months have been very busy, but very happy ones for the Foye family! On May the Fourth (…Be With You!) Michael, Kara, and big sister Evelyn welcomed Harriet Jane, aka Hattie, to the family. And exactly six weeks later, on June 15 th , we welcomed ANOTHER new family member (although we’ve known him for a while) as Amy and Isaac were married in a beautiful setting in Bar Harbor, ME. Finally, after having Norfolk Ave as a Foye family home for over 60 years, we are relocating all the way to the other side of 1A – on Banks Road. We are looking forward to whatever comes next! Thanks to all who listened to us (well, mostly Melissa) whine about packing and purging. 
First Church Youth
take on summer camp
Out in western Connecticut, there is a special place called Silver Lake Conference Center. This summer, three of our church youth are on staff, and hopefully having a blast. Nick and Lauren DeMelo are part of camp family, a team of rising high school seniors who assist in various maintenance roles. And Kenny Moore, who was part of camp family last summer (and spoke of it so vividly at Homecoming...JK), is now assisting with the high and low ropes program. Camp started in late June and runs through mid-August. Meanwhile, Quinn Perkins is up in New Hampshire at Camp Brookwoods, as part of their Leadership Development Program. Godspeed!