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.
àMr. Michael G. Noonan, Director of Music / Organist
àMrs. Kay Lautzenheiser, Christian Education Coordinator
àMrs. 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.
January 25th at the Congregational Church of North Stonington...
Join us for Worship 10 a.m. Fourth Sunday of Epiphany
Church School - nursery care available Church Annual Meeting after Worship
ART - Icon of Jesus calling Nathaniel and Phillip
With Children: Children will hear the Children's Sermon with Pastor Sue and attend church School. The Word: Mark 1:14-20; Jonah 3:1-10. The Sermon: "To Run Away, or Not!". Jonah ran when called, but Jesus' diciples came when called. Whate do we do?
Our Hymns:Creator God We Sing, You Walk Along Our Shoreline, and There is a Wideness in God's Mercy.
Serving in Worship: Bob Kimball, Mary Wilska and Matthew Sander, ushers; Brian Hager and Kathi Thaxton, deacons; Julie Evans, lay reader; Pastor Sue Latourette, children’s sermon.
ANNOUNCING: 2014 End-of-Year Statements are available outside the office. Annual Reports and By-Laws are also available (By-laws online click here) or outside the office so you may look them over before the Annual Meeting on January 25th.
CALENDAR THIS WEEK:
Sunday - Church Meeting after Service
COMING EVENTS 26th: CE does Project WARM dinner. 27th, 9 AM: Chimes” Ringers.
Wheeler Pancake Breakfast.
Fellowship of Concern:
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; and Nick Doroshevich; Nancy Olimpo; Ruth Howard; Bob Kimball; Mark Ball; Antoinette Apessos; Rev. Catriona Grant and the Ledyard UCC; Kaitlin Eppinger; Mary Robinson; Deb Janda.
The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund needs our help to keep people warm in 2015
The Mission Committee, with your help, will be supporting the PNC Fuel Assistance Fund for the month of January. We will have a member of the committee in Hewitt Hall each Sunday with our pickle jar. Please make a donation to help fill the jar. Every donation helps, no matter how small. We will be helping seniors and families with children in our community. Visit online click here!
Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center Daily Living Closet Special Needs for January: Size 5 diapers! Can you help?
A basket awaits your drop-off in the sanctuary.
Benefit Breakfast for next YOUTH MISSION TRIP
Sunday, January 4th
8:30 - 9:45 am Hewitt Hall
Most scrumptious way to help … Please come to the Breakfast …
Any donation is acceptable.
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Pastor Sue Looks on from the NSUCC Church during their Live Nativity in front of Hewitt Hall Tuesday 17DEC2014.The NSUCC Church had their Live Nativity in front of Hewitt Hall Tuesday 17DEC2014."Angels We Have Heard on High" was the Hymn Sang during the NSUCC Live Nativity in front of Hewitt Hall Tuesday 17DEC2014.The Wisemen (and Women) joined in at the Stable during the NSUCC Church Live Nativity in front of Hewitt Hall Tuesday 17DEC2014."We Three Kings OF Orient Are" was heard during the NSUCC Church Live Nativity in front of Hewitt Hall Tuesday 17DEC2014.At this Year's Bazaar, we were blest with Santa posing for pictures and bearing a sweet gift!!A select Group of Church members and Friends were treated to a Thanksgiving Treat.After Church Service a Group of members and Friends gathered for a Thankful Dinner.Bicycles are reviewed and adjusted by the Bike and Build riders during the Clinic.Our own Youth participate in the MAEC Choir Festival in MysticMike Noonan adds the Clip - Clop and Pete Larson does the Whip and Neighing to "Sleigh Ride" during the JAN2014 ConcertNSUCC Confirmation Class (Left to Right) Emma, Mack, Jessica and Abi.We hosted Bike & Build during their Coastal Drift Ride on Monday July 21st 2014. They did a Bicycle Clinic and stayed the night in the Church.The MAEC Choir Festival took place in Mystic on 30MAR2014 at Union Baptist Church."HELO Haiti SEP/OCT2012 Mission Team" Rear: Cheryl Remsbecker & Sue Barker; Middle: Ingrid Stock, Sara Kennedy, Elisabeth Kennedy,Shirley Anderson; Front: Kristin Casey and Janet LewisBev, Monica, Steve and Brian performed a Bell Quartet, with Mike on the Piano, during NSUCC's Summer Music Program.Jan2014 Concert at NSUCCOur own Bob Janda sang a solo on August 31st during our summer music program.The Bicycles take a much needed rest.Steve and Daughter Jennifer play a handbell duet with Mike Noonan's piano accompaniment, during NSUCC's Summer Music Progam.Jack Eklund, a Bike and Build rider, makes adjustments to a youth's bicycle during the Bicycle ClinicDuring the Summer Music Program at NSUCC, Alice and Mike sing a duet.Our own Jennifer Gadaree sang a solo, "The Lord is my Shephard" during summer music here in North Stonington.Carl Chudy from Mystic Congregational Church in Stonington played the Bassoon with Mike on Piano, during our Summer Music Program.Paul Dodson, a Bike and Build rider, makes adjustments to a youth's bicycle during the Bicycle ClinicAndy Wallace, from Dunns Corners Comm Church Presbyterian, played two solos during our Sunday Morning Service for our Summer Music Program.Andy Wallace, from Dunns Corners Comm Church Presbyterian, played two solos during our Sunday Morning Service for our Summer Music Program.Memorial Sunday Planting flowers on the grave sites of North Stonington Church's Past MinistersSteve Plants flowers on the Grave of Rev. Newell Bishop on Memorial Sunday, a Past Minister at North Stonington Congregational Church.A View of The Church from Main Street going North.The Orphanage Children attend School with uniformsMike Plays organ with Bells during Concert JAN2014The After and Before of the Steeple's renovation by Valley RestorationsThe Children of Haiti were taught embroideryThe HELO Haiti Children played a clapping gameOur own Village Ringers along with Mystic Union Baptist members attended the 2013 Bell Festival at University of New Hampshire.The Village Ringers along with Mystic Union Baptist members share the UNH Hockey rink with ~650 other Ringers at the 2013 Bell Festival.Where the famous North Stonington Church Pies are created.Used for Monthly Dinners, meetings by several town's organizations and Coffee hour!!Valley Restoration, Professional Steeplejacks, began Restoration on the Church Monday July 22thValley Restoration, Professional Steeplejacks, began Restoration on the Church Monday July 22thValley Restoration, Professional Steeplejacks, began Restoration on the Church Monday July 22thValley Restoration, Professional Steeplejacks, began Rigging for Restoration on the Church Tuesday July 16th. Work to begin on July 22nd.Valley Restoration, Professional Steeplejacks, began Restoration on the Church Monday July 22thFront and sides of Church is prepared.The Rigging lines are intricately tied just below the Dedicated Weathervane to the memory of Ed Fronzek. The Turkey Vulture looks on.Church's Back is scraped for painting; soon to match Hewitt Hall.Front of Church is prepared.This Year's Christmas Bazaar was blest with Santa posing for Pictures and bearing a sweet gift.