Lots Going On!

What an eventful fall we have been having here at First Congregational Church!

Between our new participation in the Victorian Fair and our first time as a host for musicians taking part in Porchfest in Melrose, we have been taking the initiative to reach out to the wider community to share who we are as a community of faith.

Our Open House Sunday (followed by our famous fall Cookout) topped off a great start to this new program year!  

Thank you to everyone who worked on these events because there is no better time to convey who we are as a church to those who are searching for a church home and invite them into our wonderful congregation.

As we turn the page to October (already?!) we welcome the start of our new Sunday School year!  The curriculum is all set to go thanks to Ashley Tienken who, by the way, continues to fly solo in her as Deacon of Christian Education.  Let us know if you would be willing to join her as a Co-Deacon—she’s super easy to work with and would really appreciate the help!

In addition, we stand in need of Sunday School teachers.  Now, we realize that the word “teacher” can be off-putting.  In fact, we have been trying to think of other words that might capture this a little better (the best we’ve come up with is “Sunday School Shepherd”…) because “teacher” can sound like some special talents or training is required and that is SO not true! 

If you are interested in leading a class in Sunday School there are two main things to keep in mind:

*We will accommodate your schedule.  In fact, if you can only help out once or twice this program year, that would be awesome!

*The lessons are all prepared ahead of time.  All you need to do is show up and spend time with the kids around a given theme.  Plus, there are plenty of folks around to answer any questions you might have.

If you’d like to take a run at this, just let the Church Office know and we’d be glad to fill you in more.

Fall is truly a great time to reconnect with the life of our church and to invite others to discover all that we have to offer here!

See you in church,

–Rev. Dominic