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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:

 

Mail:

 

North Stonington Congregational Church

P.O. Box 66

89 Main Street

North Stonington, CT 06359

 

Electronic options:

 

Phone: 860-535-0379

E-mail to:NoStoUCC@comcast.net

 

Interfaith Counseling Services

1-866-659-6051

P.O. Box 517, Jewett City, CT 06351

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.

 

Welcome to:

North Stonington Congregational Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are an Open and Affirming Church

Staff:

 Rev. Susan G. Latourette, Pastor 860-535-0379

 Mr. Michael G. Noonan, Director of Music / Organist

 Mrs. Kay Lautzenheiser, Christian Education Coordinator

 Mrs. Rosemary Kuemper, Church Secretary

  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.

 


"Open and Affirming"

Articles are Due!   Chimes Deadline is Saturday, October 18th

 

Congregational Church of North Stonington

Sunday, October 19th 

10:00 a.m. with Church School and Nursery Care

Coffee Hour Sunday

Cleaning up is part of the lesson this week –

as well as an invitation to bring SOAP for Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center! 

 

Isaiah 1:16-17

 

With Children:  Kay Lautzenheiser offers the children’s sermon and children attend church school. 

 

From the Scriptures.  Psalm 30 is read with sung response; Isaiah 1:10-17 early in the prophet’s ministry God tells what is expected of people of faith!   

                      

Our Message:  “. . . and Sharing”  Yahweh tells it straight:  “ . . . worship is just for show . . . Clean up your act.  It is what you do and how you live that matters to Me . . .”  Humankind’s inherent struggle between doing right or wrong, what is good or bad is summed up in these few words from the Divine One to the prophet.  So why do we always have to be reminded to do something we learned to do in the sandbox in nursery school?!     

 

In Music: 

Handbell Prelude:  “Nearer My God to Thee,”   -arr. Geschke

Senior Choir Anthem:  “Praise and Exaltation” – Martin/Angerman

Handbell Offertory:  “Joy and Elation” – Dobrinski

Postlude:  “Majestic Praise” - Young

Hymns are “Joyful, Joyful We Adore You” ; “God Whose Giving Knows No Ending”; “O Savior Let Me Walk with You”. 

 

 

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:  Bob Kimball, Matthew Sander, Mary Wilska, ushers; Bob Kimball, Kathi Thaxton, deacons; Kay Lautzenheiser, children’s sermon; Bob Kimball, lay reader. 

 

The altar flowers are given to the glory of God by the Dobley family in honor of Gabe’s 6th birthday.    

 

Light the Steeple.  To honor or remember someone by lighting the steeple you may sign up on the sheet on the wall leading into the sanctuary or contact the church office.

 

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Church Life and Mission 

 

 

 

CALL FOR CHURCH MEETING October 19, 2014

 

The meeting is being held for the purpose:

-of reviewing and voting on the proposed budget for 2015.

-of reviewing and voting on proposed changes to the By-Laws of our church.

 

 

Please consider sponsoring a walker THIS SUNDAY!  25% of the proceeds from our October 19th walk will benefit hunger needs in our own community!  You can sign up in Hewitt Hall or contact one of our youth.  Our walk is the Gales Ferry CROP Walk 2014. 

 

 

 

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.

     

 

 

CALENDAR THIS WEEK

 

October 18th 5-7 PM Pork Roast Dinner (See Flyer above & Below)

Today:  CROP Walk.

                       After worship:  Church Budget Meeting

October 20th, 7 PM:  Deacons.

 

Coming Events

October 27th:  Deacons do Project WARM Dinner.

             28th:  “Chimes” Ringers. 

             29th, 5 PM:  WHS Pasta Dinner. 

­November 1st:  Set your clocks back one hour before going to bed.

                  2nd:  Daylight Savings Time Ends.

                       4 – 6 PM:  Halloween Party.

                  4th:   Election Day.

                          7 AM -3 PM:  Pie and Coffee.

                  11th, 11:30 AM:  Mission Committee.

                  15th:  “Chimes” deadline.

            17th, 7 P.M.:  Deacons.

                  24th:  Senior PF does Project WARM dinner.   

 

Halloween Party -  Sunday, November 2 from 4 – 6 PM there will be lots of games and ghoulish food and candy, and a gentle Haunted Trail.  There will be a Costume Contest too!  Bring Lots of friends!

 

 

 

Benefit Breakfast for next
YOUTH  MISSION  TRIP

     Sunday,  October 5th

8:30 - 9:45 am
Hewitt Hall

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

Celebration Sunday  

Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band

November 9, 2014

What to Expect:

COME EARLY - Gathering Music @ 9:45 am

JOY & PRAISE -10 am Worship and Special Music

DEDICATION – Intake of Faith Promises

FELLOWSHIP - Refreshments to follow in Hewitt Hall

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. 
                                              Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band

 

 

REMINDER:

Annual Christmas Bazaar

 

Saturday, December 6th 2015 

9 am – 2 pm

 

Gourmet Luncheon

   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!

 

Bev, Monica, Steve and Brian play Handbell Quartet during Summer Music 07SEP2014

 

Bob Janda Sings a Solo during Summer Music 31AUG2014

 

Jennifer & Steve Gadaree Bell Duet during Summer Music 24AUG2014

 

 Alice Robbins & Mike Noonan Duet Video during Summer Music 10AUG2014

 

 Carl Chudy Bassoon Solo Video during Summer Music 03AUG2014

 

Jennifer Gardee Solo Video during Summer Music 20JUL2014

 

 Andy Wallace Handbell Solo Video during Summer Music 13JUL2014

 

Latest Sermon Pdf 13JULY2014 "Heritage Lost and Found"(Click Here)

 

    A Selection of Text and Video Sermons (Click Here)

 

September "Chimes" Calendar / Newsletter (Click Here)

 

NSCCByLaws.VersionPa.Review 06JUN2013(Click here)

 

 The Current Church Bylaws (Click Here)

 

 

 

 

See Link on left below for the Interfaith Counseling and Pastoral Care Services

 

WELCOME TO THE NORTH STONINGTON UCC!!

 

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07SEP2014 Bell QuartetBev, Monica, Steve and Brian performed a Bell Quartet, with Mike on the Piano, during NSUCC's Summer Music Program. Bike and Build TrailerWe 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. 31AUG2014 Bob Janda Solo Our own Bob Janda sang a solo on August 31st during our summer music program. Bike and Build BikesThe Bicycles take a much needed rest. 29AUG2014_The Gadaree Hand bell DuetSteve and Daughter Jennifer play a handbell duet with Mike Noonan's piano accompaniment, during NSUCC's Summer Music Progam. Bicycle Clinic by Bike and BuildJack Eklund, a Bike and Build rider, makes adjustments to a youth's bicycle during the Bicycle Clinic 10AUG2014_Alice Robbins and Mike Noonan DuetDuring the Summer Music Program at NSUCC, Alice and Mike sing a duet. 20JUL2014_Jennifer Gadaree SoloOur own Jennifer Gadaree sang a solo, "The Lord is my Shephard" during summer music here in North Stonington. 03AUG2014_Carl Chudy, BassonistCarl Chudy from Mystic Congregational Church in Stonington played the Bassoon with Mike on Piano, during our Summer Music Program. Bicycle Clinic by Bike and BuildPaul Dodson, a Bike and Build rider, makes adjustments to a youth's bicycle during the Bicycle Clinic 13JUL2014_Andy Wallace Handbell solosAndy Wallace, from Dunns Corners Comm Church Presbyterian, played two solos during our Sunday Morning Service for our Summer Music Program. Bicycle Clinic by Bike and BuildBicycles are reviewed and adjusted by the Bike and Build riders during the Clinic. 13JUL2014_Andy Wallace soloAndy Wallace, from Dunns Corners Comm Church Presbyterian, played two solos during our Sunday Morning Service for our Summer Music Program. 2014 Confirmation classNSUCC Confirmation Class (Left to Right) Emma, Mack, Jessica and Abi. Emma and Family Mac and Family Jessica and Family Abi and Family Memorial Sunday Planting flowers Memorial Sunday Planting flowers on the grave sites of North Stonington Church's Past Ministers Memorial Sunday planting flowersSteve Plants flowers on the Grave of Rev. Newell Bishop on Memorial Sunday, a Past Minister at North Stonington Congregational Church. 26APR2014 Church Ham Dinner 17APR2014 Tenebrae Service MAEC Choir Festival 2014Our own Youth participate in the MAEC Choir Festival in Mystic MAEC Choir Festival 2014aThe MAEC Choir Festival took place in Mystic on 30MAR2014 at Union Baptist Church. Thankful Dinner 24NOV2013 Hewitt Hall Church from Street SignA View of The Church from Main Street going North. Our own Pastor Sue Latourette srchoir The Shoreline Ringers Jan2014 Concert at NSUCC A Tiffany Window's Detail steeple completed August 4, 2013 our_own_village_ringers HELO Haiti SchoolThe Orphanage Children attend School with uniforms Shoreline Ringers w/MikeMike Plays organ with Bells during Concert JAN2014 Blessing of the Animals Sunday the 6th of October 2013 The Shoreline Ringers w/MikeMike Noonan adds the Clip - Clop and Pete Larson does the Whip and Neighing to "Sleigh Ride" during the JAN2014 Concert The steeple  before-afterThe After and Before of the Steeple's renovation by Valley Restorations The HELO Haiti Mission Angels"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 Lewis HELO Haiti School House The HELO Haiti Mission Angels Getting Braided at HELO in Haiti The HELO Haiti ChildrenThe Children of Haiti were taught embroidery The HELO Haiti ChildrenThe HELO Haiti Children played a clapping game Bell Festival 2013Our own Village Ringers along with Mystic Union Baptist members attended the 2013 Bell Festival at University of New Hampshire. Bell Festival 2013The Village Ringers along with Mystic Union Baptist members share the UNH Hockey rink with ~650 other Ringers at the 2013 Bell Festival. The Church's KitchenWhere the famous North Stonington Church Pies are created. One of the Many Church's Tiffany Windows The Church's Hewitt HallUsed for Monthly Dinners, meetings by several town's organizations and Coffee hour!! Organ Pipes adds to the Architecture renovation_72213_pkValley Restoration, Professional Steeplejacks, began Restoration on the Church Monday July 22th Renovation work begins JULY 22, 2013_pkValley Restoration, Professional Steeplejacks, began Restoration on the Church Monday July 22th Renovation work begins JULY 22, 2013_pkValley Restoration, Professional Steeplejacks, began Restoration on the Church Monday July 22th The First Sign of RestorationValley Restoration, Professional Steeplejacks, began Rigging for Restoration on the Church Tuesday July 16th. Work to begin on July 22nd. 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