Rev. Rick’s Ramblings Sept 2015

Summer is a great time to relax, renew and refresh. Family vacations, summer camps, and unscheduled time are often part of summer. Just to be out of routine provides a change that can help us feel more relaxed about life.
But now school reopens and life seems to shift gears for us and for those around us. Reluctantly, students may go back to school and we may come back from vacation. Despite this, the opportunity to see friends and reunite can also be a time of excitement.
As we come back to church after our traveling summer activities we come back to a loving community of faith. Here we find support for life with all of its joys and challenges. Here we have the opportunity to learn and mature no matter what our age.
September is a time of friendship and community. We celebrate Rally Day with a unified worship experience and a church family picnic. Church School begins and children and families become more active. We receive new members into our church family. Come back, join in. Together we help ourselves and others know, “NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE, OR WHERE YOU ARE ON LIFE’S JOURNEY, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!”

Sept. 13
11am Combine Worship Service
12pm Church School Registration
Picnic to Follow
Church School begins Sept. 20 at 11:15

Palm Sunday / Easter

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Palm Sunday, March 29th
9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Worship and Church School

Holy Thursday, April 2nd
6:00 p.m. Pot-luck Supper
Those with last names beginning A-M, bring a side dish or salad; those with names beginning N-Z, bring a main dish.
7:30 p.m. Service of Communion

Easter Sunday, April 5th
6:00 a.m. Sunrise Service, Camp Wabbaquassett
9:30 a.m. Traditional Family Worship
A special worship with Brass Band, Bell & Senior Choirs!
11:15 a.m. Contemporary Family Worship
Easter celebration, contemporary-style!

Easter Egg Hunt following the Contemporary service.

This entry was posted on March 26, 2015.

Romantic Willimantic’s Annual Chocolate Festival

Saturday, February 14th – We will be offering chocolate chip pancakes, with music to fit the theme, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Our Thrift Shop and Kid’s Boutique will be open 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Check out the other happenings in town on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/romanticwillimantic?fref=nf or the web http://www.willimanticdowntown.org/chocfest2014/

Moravian Love Feast

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Moravian Love Feast
First Congregational Church of Willimantic
199 Valley St.
Sunday, December 7; 7 PM
All are welcome for this beautiful historic worship service,
complete with coffee, rolls, and candles.
The service includes music performed by choir, band and organ.
A variety of music from traditional Christmas Carols to arranged anthems to music by Joan Osborn and from Christmas with the Kranks.
Bringing people together to celebrate the holiday season.