North Stonington Congregational Church
We are an Open and Affirming Church
To contact us:
North Stonington Congregational Church
P.O. Box 66
89 Main Street
North Stonington, CT 06359
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When I think of Stewardship, I think of Love, Caring and Sharing, Random acts of kindness, and Paying it Forward. Our giving doesn't have to be much, but when we do give, either monetarily or of ourselves, we really feel good, don't we? And with our giving I truly believe we are paid back with many Blessings. Can you imagine, if one person gave to 2 people, and those 2 people each gave to 2 people and so on, how much of an impact could be made? Hence, paying it forward.
Look at Jesus, he was able to feed thousands with just a few loaves of bread. There are so many things happening in this world: people in need, churches struggling to stay afloat, injustice, atrocities and the list goes on. How many of us have looked around and asked God why don't you do something? But what we don't realize, he did--he created us. Many of us get caught up in life and it's easy to stand still and say it's alright somebody else will do something. The thing is it's not enough to do nothing. In a song by Matthew West he sings: "We are the salt of the earth, we are the city on the hill, But we are never going to change the world, By standing still".
So I will leave you with this thought, if not us then who? If not now then when? It's time for us to do something and find the Joy in Giving.
The annual Christmas Bazaar with crafts, wreaths, poinsettias, gourmet nuts and cookie sale, and even pictures with Santa!!
A special Luncheon put on in the early spring. To be Next year in May 2017. See you there!!
Donation: $10 Sr. $10 Child $5
will be available at church on SUNDAYS
Please Reserve your seats – Thank you !
Hundreds of Pies are baked with tender Loving Care by our famous Pie Ladies. Fruit pies made with fruit from local farms and church members. All proceeds from pie sales go to benefit the Church budget.
The Church Bazaar
The Famous “Pie Ladies” of North Stonington
May Garden Tea Luncheon
(click on link on left for more info)
On a Sunday in Pentecost– we will be receiving the Strengthen the Church special mission offering to the United Church of Christ. This offereing builds the UCC’s future; funds new congregations and renews existing ones; supports programs for youth and young adults; nurtures current and future leaders; and aids the “God is still Speaking” ministry that spreads the message of inclusivity of the UCC. Offerings will be directed to our church’s Conference as well as to local church ministries and the Still Speaking ministry at the national level.
Fall Dinners We get so many compliments on our community dinners;
Many people come from far and wide.
Please support our dinners by attending or helping to shop, prep,
serve or clean up.
There will be a sign up board in Hewitt Hall.
Please note that we have changed the date to the from the third
Saturday in September due to the pie baking for the Garlic Fest.
Also, please post the flier that is in this newsletter.
Contact: Julie Evans,
Pies a Plenty Our delicious church made pies just can’t be matched !
We are busy baking and selling every week.
Fruit Pies are $14.00
Splenda Pies … Available
We also take your special orders … order forms are available in the kitchen window.
Please volunteer for 2 hours when you can … shopping, baking and mixing, folding boxes, delivering pies to Ed’s produce on weekends, washing up and or mopping at end of baking sessions.
We appreciate helpers at any time.
Contact: Janetha Sander,
Fruits & Nuts
Get your orders ready this month. Order forms will be ready by September 7th, and orders will be due by October 8th. See Page 5 of the October Chimes. Help will be needed in November with pick up, weighing, bagging, and heavy duty 1 lb. zip bags.
Contact: Julie Evans or call the Office