Pre-Valentine’s Weekly Connection

It certainly is chilly out there today!  Feels like winter finally tracked us down. We have a few things to mention today to keep you aware of what is happening here.  Please make note of what pertains to you and keep it in mind as you plan your time.

Tomorrow (Friday) evening is our February Singspiration.  The evening begins at 7:30 with great singing and special music.  Everyone is welcome to come and be warmed by great hymns!  Coffee is available in the fellowship hall at the end of the evening.

Women’s Book Study does meet on Saturday but please make note of the time change.  We will meet at 2:00 in the Ruth Room across from the office.  Please read Chapter #4 in preparation.

Sunday is a busy day.  As announced last week, our Annual Meeting will be this Sunday, February 14th in Veno Hall following worship.  You are welcome to get your coffee and snack and find  a seat.  The Annual Reports will be handed out at that time.

Prior to the meeting we gather for worship at 10:00.  Worship provides us the opportunity to gather as a church family and spend time together.  Great music, prayers and praises and an encouraging message from Pastor are all part of this time.  Our Kids Connection also meets during worship.  Dedicated volunteers are working with Meg both with the older kids as well as the little ones in Nursery.  I think Meg mentioned it previously but a word of thanks to the new volunteers that have offered to help out with our growing nursery needs.

As mentioned above, our Annual Meeting follows worship.  Everyone is encouraged to stay for this meeting as we look over the past year and more importantly look forward to the year ahead.  Please remember to be in prayer over the next several days for our time together both at worship and at our Annual Meeting.

You will find 2 inserts in your Sunday bulletin for upcoming events.  One is for Family Date Time on Sunday February 21st.  Be sure and check that out!  A great opportunity time for families to spend time together!  The second insert gives you all the details on the WISH event on February 20th.  Homemade waffle brunch and a special presentation from Steward Hospice.  These are both events planned for us as a church and also for your friends to enjoy!  Please plan on being a part of one or both of these times!  And bring along a friend!

BLESSING BAG NEWS:  As you know our Blessing Bag ministry steps in to help women who are in very challenging situations – whether homeless, imprisoned or trafficked.  Here is an opportunity to learn more about this subject.

Jasmine Marino, a local survivor and advocate will tell her riveting story of victimization, survival and recovery at Endicott Estate in Dedham on Wed Feb 17th at 6:30 pm. Event is sponsored by several local churches and the league of women voters in a few towns. This is a good opportunity to invite people to hear her testimony.

NEW church directories will be available on Sunday morning in Veno Hall during coffee time.  It is always challenging to get everyone’s information exactly correct – for a variety of reasons.  If corrections are needed please let me know (but not right away 🙂 and I will send out updates as needed.  Also, I have listed only information that people wanted listed – I have other information here in the office.  If there is something else you need, please give me a call and I will do my best to help you out. 

Everyone should be receiving the weekly prayer list.  I try to get it out early in the week so you can have it to refer to often as you go about your days.  I just want to mention a few ways people have told me that they use them in case you need some ideas on how best to pray effectively. Some people have a prayer journal that they list each need in. Some people tack it to their bathroom mirror so they see it.  Some people tack it to their dashboard so they can see it while they are driving.  Keep it on their phone.   The possibilities are limitless!  Please use that list in the way that best allows you to pray for those needs and concerns.

Serving on Sunday:
Ushers:  Dottie Cotter, Barbara Sweeny
Kids: Marie, Deb E., and Sandy
That is enough for now – hope to see you on Sunday! 
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