Newsletters

Newsletters

November 2016 COG

Pastor Column:  Grow Through the Holy Days by Dr. Jay Contents: A Grand End to Our Year-Long Celebration Moderator’s Message Ecumenical Worship on Election Day Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration Circle of Faith Habitat House: An Opportunity for Youth After Hours Communication with Church Staff Annual Tree Lighting and Carol Sing Mid-Week [more…]

October 2016 COG

Pastor Column:  What Do Pastors Do Anyway? Who Knows? — A Message from Your Pastors Contents: Associate Pastor Column CROP Walk Consecration Sunday is Coming November 6 A Visit from Our Partners in Haiti Introducing Dan Inglis — Our New Director of Music Spiritual Life Ministries 300th Anniversary Events Adult [more…]

September 2016 COG

Pastor Column:  What a Year This Will Be! Contents: Associate Pastor Column Church School Leaders Sought Homecoming Sunday & Farmer’s Market 300th Anniversary Events Patrick and Francoise Villier to Visit from Haiti Called to Care Christmas… on the Green Thank you to the Longmeadow DPW Women’s Benevolent Goodie Swap & [more…]

August 2016 COG

Pastor Column:  Come Away by Yourself by Dr. Jay Contents: Wine Option at Communion?? Associate Pastor Column From the Deacons Bench 300th Anniversary News: Mission: 300 update; Upcoming Events, Rev. Patrick and Mrs. Villier to Visit from Haiti, Stephen Williams Exhibit at Storrs House Habitat Circle of Faith Build Update:  [more…]

July 2016 COG

Cover Article:  Looking Back and Looking Forward by Dr. Jay Contents: Associate Pastor Column Summer Worship:  Sermon Series and Outdoor Worship Called to Care 300th Anniversary News: Mission: 300 update; Upcoming Events Habitat Circle of Faith Build Update:  Pictures from the construction site FEF Announces Tanglewood Outings Christmas Fair Notice [more…]

June 2016 COG

Cover Article:  Thriving Communities by Dr. Jay Contents: Wine at Holy Communion Associate Pastor Column Haiti Matters 300th Anniversary News: Mission: 300 update; May Breakfast Summer Worship Series Summer Outdoor Worship Strengthen the Church Collection Interfaith Art Camp Celebrate John Gerry-Karajanes 17 Years of Music Ministry Women’s Benevolent Planning Party [more…]

May 2016 COG

Cover Article:  All the Meetings of All Our Church Teams Are Open to Everyone by Dr. Jay Contents: Associate Pastor Column Call to Special All-Church Meeting By-Law Amendments Budget Forum Structure Evaluation Listening Session News & Reviews from the Church Library Nominations for Leadership Team and Other Positions Getting to [more…]

April 2016 COG

Pastor’s Message:  A Great Year in the Works Contents: Jazz Worship Service Financial News New Opportunities to Strengthen First Church Invitation to Evaluate Our Current Structure Leadership Team News Prayer Shawl Ministry Haiti Matters 300th Anniversary News:  Mission 300, Bus Trip to Deerfield, May Breakfast Events:  Friday Evening Fellowship, Men’s [more…]

March 2016 COG

Pastor’s Message:  A Letter to the Community Stewardship of Resources Team Needs You Lenten Dinners & Study Holy Week/Easter Associate Pastor Column Adult Ed Morning Series:  Race–the Power of an Illusion 300th Anniversary News:  Mission 300, Bus Trip to Deerfield Events:  Friday Evening Fellowship, World Day of Prayer Pastoral Search [more…]

February 2016 COG

Pastor’s Message:  Some Thoughts About Pilgrim Hymnals (and other issues as well!) Contents: Lent:  Ash Wednesday Service, Lenten Dinners/Discussion, Adult Education Programs for Lent Moderator’s Message Christmas on the Green recap 300th Anniversary News Events:  Climate Change Talk, February Fling, Women’s Benevolent Ladies Night Out, Faith on Tap, Women’s Ministries, [more…]