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Easter Season Schedule
April 1 - April 17
EASTER SEASON SCHEDULE
Maundy Thursday 4/13/17 6:30 pm Concert, “Requiem” by John Rutter with FCCOL Sr. Choir with orchestra
Soup Supper & Informal Communion follows.
Good Friday 4/14/17 Meetinghouse open for prayer and meditation. Walk for The Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries at 9:45 am. We will meet at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church and walk past Christ the King Church to FCCOL and back again — about 3 miles. Please join us and walk for world hunger. All ages are welcome.
Easter Sunrise Service 4/16/17 6:00 am at Griswold Point (if you need directions, call the church)
Easter Sunday 9:00 am & 11:00 am Worship Services Join us in Fellowship Hall for a light breakfast/coffee hour between the 9&11 services. No Sunday School on Easter Sunday. No coffee hour following the 11:00 am service.
One Great Hour of Sharing This year we will once again dedicate our Easter offering to the work of One Great Hour of Sharing, a fund collected through the United Church of Christ and dispersed through the National Council of Churches. This fund can be accessed for any emergencies world-wide, such as relief in times of natural disaster or critical health or social crises. Last year we received word from the UCC that, in terms of the OGHS collection, we were among the 100 most generous churches in the nation! That is a testimony to the generosity of our congregation, and a real honor. We have set our goal for the 2017 collection at $10,000 once again. Please help as much as you are able.
Easter Memorial Music As in years past, you can make a donation to our Easter Memorial Music by calling or stopping by the church office. Any amount would be appreciated, but it is important to call 860-434-8686, and to be specific about the names you wish to have listed. We will need all information by Friday, March 31, in order to print the Easter bulletins.
Easter Flowers This year we will have a collection of Easter lilies and spring flowers as our altar arrangement (rather than all lilies). These flowers will be distributed to those who are homebound or in nursing homes following Easter morning. If you would like to make a contribution to this effort in honor of a loved one, please make a donation of $10.00 and call us to let us know the name you would like in the memorial list. As with Memorial Music, we must finalize this list of names on Friday, March 31. Thank you.