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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:
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.
Daylight Savings ends on Sunday. Put your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night!!
Rise up early for a Tasty Breakfast –
Donations accepted – to benefit our next Mission Trip.
8:30 to 9:45 in Hewitt Hall
Join us for Worship with Communion
Congregational Church of North Stonington
Sunday, November 2nd
10:00 a.m. with Church School and Nursery Care
With Children: Children will attend church school and return to the sanctuary to share in Communion.
From the Scriptures. Matthew 23:1-12 Jesus gives a back-handed compliment to the scribes and Pharisees, then really gives it to them!
Our Message: “Proud to be Humble” Charles de Montesquieu, wisely reflected: "To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them." That was Jesus’ point when he talked about the leaders. His criticism wasn’t limited to one group, as we all struggle to be more than “actors” in doing what Jesus taught. In the end, authenticity is what matters.
Prelude: “Remembrance” – Wood
Senior Choir Anthem: “Blessed Are You” – Beckstrand
Offertory: “The Saints’ Delight” – Wood
Postlude: "For All The Saints" - Held
Hymns are “We Are Not Our Own”; “More Love to You”; “Come to Tend God’s Garden”.
Serving in Worship this week: Paul Ames, Arthur Dobley, Sara Loutrel, Lois Turrell, ushers; Brian Hager, Sara Loutrel, deacons/coffee; Monica Eppinger, Dale Wunschel, Jim Lautzenheiser, Joe Serwinski, communion; Matthew Sander, lay reader.
The altar flowers are given to the glory of God by the Eppingers in thankfulness for family health.
Light the Steeple. The steeple will be lit this week in memory of Everett “Red” Latourette, who would have been 75 on November 6th.
Church Life and Mission
PNC – This month our 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 whose is home from the hospital.
CALENDAR THIS WEEK
TODAY: 4-6 pm Halloween Party for children and youth.
Tuesday: Election Day
Pie and Coffee 7-3 pm, $3 donation.
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.
Sunday Night - Halloween Party hosted by CE – for children and youth 4- 6 pm!
Wear a costume! Bring a Friend! Be prepared for fun and terrorific games!
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/index
A 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!!