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International Disaster Relief (click here to donate) or visit http://ucc.org/disaster/
Earthquakes, drought, cyclones, civil conflict and other disasters occur around the world almost daily. Most of these events go unreported in our media. Gifts to the International Disaster Fund enable the UCC to respond more fully to worldwide crises. Other situations in our world also require our attention and support such as violence against women and girls. With your help, the United Church of Christ stands with those in need in such situations. Your undesignated gifts allow the church to respond where most needed, or you may support a specific disaster, for example, by writing "Women and Children in Nigeria" in the comment section.
Donations may also be made out to Wider Church Ministries, and mailed to United Church of Christ, Financial Services, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. Gifts should be marked for International Disaster Relief, and specific disaster, if desired.
To contact us:
North Stonington Congregational Church
P.O. Box 66
89 Main Street
North Stonington, CT 06359
We would like to introduce you the "The Interfaith Counseling and Pastoral Care Services". A consortium of pastoral counselors providing spiritually-oriented therapy in Southeastern Connecticut. Please go to this address -> http://www.interfaithcounseling.net to link to their website and find out more about the services that they have to offer.
North Stonington Congregational Church
We are an Open and Affirming Church
à Rev. Susan G. Latourette, Pastor 860-535-0379
à Mr. Michael G. Noonan, Director of Music / Organist
à Mrs. Kay Lautzenheiser, Christian Education Coordinator
à Mrs. Rosemary Kuemper, Church Secretary
à Mr. Robert Janda, Sexton
We worship God in Christ Jesus faithfully, engage in Bible study and prayerful contemplation, serve joyfully, and seek justice passionately, with the Holy Spirit as our guide.
We are an Open and Affirming Church: We respect the worth and dignity of all persons who come into our church family regardless of their race, age, gender, nationality, marital standing, economic status, mental or physical challenges, or sexual orientation. We promise to support one another in our personal struggles, to understand and accept differences in one another, and pray to strengthen our love and acceptance.
Join us for Worship
Congregational Church of North Stonington
Sunday, October 26th
10:00 a.m. with Church School and Nursery Care
Confirmation Class begins after worship (11:30 to 1:30 pm)
With Children: Children will hear a children’s sermon and then attend church school.
From the Scriptures. Deuteronomy 8:7-18 in which Israel – and we – are told to remember the source of all our blessing.
Our Message: “God’s Turn-Around Plan” Our society today puts such emphasis on independence – it’s easy to forget we wouldn’t be here without the life-giving Divine Spirit. Moses’ words still have impact today: “But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth . . .” How does such a message sound in a self-sufficient culture like ours?
Prelude: “Built on a Rock” – Martin
Youth Choir Anthem: “Elijah and Joshua” – Albrecht
Senior Choir Anthem: “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past” – Hildebrand
Offertory: “Ein’ Feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress)” – Pachelbel
Postlude: "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor"...........J.S. Bach
Hymns are “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” ; “For the Fruit of All Creation”; “A Mighty Fortress in Our God”.
This month’s Mission focus is on the UCC collection for Neighbors in Need: Neighbors in Need is a mission offering that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the U.S. 1/3 of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM). 2/3 of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts and direct service projects.
Serving in Worship this week: Stephen Gadaree, Monica Eppinger, David Thaxton, Pat Turner, ushers; Jim Lautzenheiser, Lois Turrell, deacons; Lois Turrell, lay reader.
The altar flowers are given to the glory of God by Sharon Coats in memory of her mom and brother.
Light the Steeple. The steeple will be lit this week in honor of Anthony Remsbecker’s birthday.
Church Life and Mission
PNC – This month our specific donation to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center is SOAP! Bars or liquid washing soap accepted.
Fellowship of Concern - Please Keep In Your Prayers: please keep in your prayers: those serving overseas; all battling cancer; all struggling with financial crisis; for all working to bear the burdens of others; Nick Doroshevich; Nancy Olimpo (Sue Pianka’s sister); Ruth Howard; Bob Kimball; Shawn Murphy; Vinnie, Mary Wilska’s brother; Antoinette Apessos; Rev. Catriona Grant and the Ledyard UCC; Kaitlin Eppinger after major surgery Thursday.
CALENDAR THIS WEEK
Monday: Deacons do Project WARM Dinner.
Tuesday, 9 AM: “Chimes” Ringers.
Wednesday, 5 PM: WHS Pasta Dinner.
Saturday: Set your clocks back one hour before going to bed.
Sunday: Daylight Savings Time Ends.
4 – 6 PM: Halloween Party.
November, 4th: Election Day.
7 AM -3 PM: Pie and Coffee.
11th: Office closed in observance of Veterans’ Day.
11:30 AM: Mission Committee.
NO Senior Choir.
November 15th: “Chimes” deadline.
17th, 7 P.M.: Deacons.
23rd Thankful Dinner, after worship
24th: Senior PF does Project WARM dinner.
For Your Information:
Concerned or have questions about Ebola? Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website for information and the response to the Ebola epidemic at www.cdc.gov.
Want to research what our town is addressing? Visit the Town of North Stonington Website at http://www.northstoningtonct.gov/Pages/indexA silent video has been released by the Affordable Housing Committee in which you may recognize a church member or friend there! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KavsQhOVFrk&feature=youtu.be
Benefit Breakfast for next
YOUTH MISSION TRIP
Sunday, October 5th
8:30 - 9:45 am
Most scrumptious way to help …
Please come to the Breakfast …
Any donation is acceptable.
SAVE the DATE: November 2
December 7, 2014
January 4, 2015
February 1, 2015
March 1, 2015
April 5, 2015
May 3, 2015
June 7, 2015
Heartbeat has been dubbed, "New England’s Most Lovable Jazz Band," and specializes in Dixieland Jazz music. Heartbeat is made up of a handful of musicians with many years of experience playing Dixieland, as well as other types of music. Bill Logozzo, founder of Heartbeat, didn’t start playing drums until age 45. The band has been performing in the central Connecticut area now for over eight years, building both its reputation and a growing group of jazz-loving followers.
Saturday, December 6th 2015
9 am – 2 pm
11:30 till 1:30
With Music by Peter Davis
MENU: Roast Turkey Salad Sandwich, Soup Appetizer, Salad Greens
Spice Tea and Tea Pastries for Dessert
Also, Quiches will be available to buy at $14 @
Snow Date: December 13th
Gifts, Ornaments & Decorations, Grandma’s Attic, Photos with Santa
Pies, Cookies, CupCakes, Mission Booth, Fruits & Nuts
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2014 NEW TO WEBSITE!
WELCOME TO THE NORTH STONINGTON UCC!!