December 4, 2019

Church Events
DECEMBER 2019
• Christmas Pageant Rehearsal at noon, Dec. 1
• Book signing at the Daily Grind, 11:00-2:00, Dec. 7
• Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 11:00-1:00, Dec. 14
• A Manger Suite Musical at 7:00, Thursday, Dec. 12
• A Manger Suite Musical at 8:15, 9:15, 10:15, Sunday, Dec. 15
• Christmas Pageant at the 11:15 service, Dec. 15
• Adopt-A-Child unwrapped gifts due at church office Monday, Dec. 16
• Santa at the Daily Grind 10:00 to 12:00, Dec. 22


November 19, 2019

Church Events
• CLC Music Academy Recital Nov. 10 at 1:00
• Confirmation Sunday Nov. 17 at 11:15
• Thanksgiving Sunday Nov. 24
• Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child due at Church Nov. 24
• CLC Serves Dinner at Our Community Table Nov. 29
• Christmas Decorating Day Nov. 30 1:00 to 5:00
• Manger Suite Musical 8:15, 9:15, 10:15 services, Dec. 15
• Christmas Pageant at the 11:15 service, Dec. 15


October 8, 2019

Church Events:
  • Acoustic Café Nights at the Daily Grind   10-18, 10- 26
  • 30 Hour Famine: Bring donations through 10-31
  • Thrivent Food Drive: Bring donations through 10-31
  • Thanksgiving Sunday 11-24
  • Christmas Musical  and Children’s Pageant  12-15
 
MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY
Help Feed the Northeast
Here’s your chance to help combat food insecurity for local families with the Thrivent Member Network—Northeast Region! We will be collecting food items between October 1 and October 31, 2019. Just look for the collection box near the Information and Opportunities Table. Please contact Marsha at 860-849-2122 or by email marshatt@aol.com with any questions.
 
MISSION OPPORTUNITY
Undie Sunday/Undie Monday
Will you help by collecting NEW underwear, t-shirts and socks? The Springfield Rescue Mission serves hundreds of men, women and children. As the weather gets colder, donating a new set of underclothing is an easy way to help someone who has not had clean undergarments for months. Please look for the collection box near the Information and Opportunities Tables.
 


September 25, 2019

Help Feed the Northeast!
 
Here’s your chance to help combat food insecurity for local families with the Thrivent Member Network—Northeast Region! We will be collecting food items between October 1 and October 31, 2019. Just look for the collection box near the Information and Opportunities Table. Please contact Marsha at 860-849-2122 or by email marshatt@aol.com with any questions.
 
Impact is Getting Hungry Again!
 
What is the 30 Hour Famine?
Students around the world loving God and fighting hunger. Our students will grow closer to Christ and each other as they fast together for 30 hours and raise funds to fight hunger. When we do the Famine we’re challenging our students to be part of something bigger than themselves. To take action for God’s kingdom. To help save the lives of hungry kids. To permanently change the way we see the world.
How the Famine works:
This year’s Famine will be held Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28. Then on Famine weekend, students get up close and personal with hunger by  going 30 hours without food. Our Impact and Injoy Youth Groups will be fundraising for the event throughout September and are accepting monetary donations. Please be sure to attend the 10:15 Youth Group meetings to begin working on and planning the event.
Who benefits from the fundraising?
The donations you provide will be used to change lives. World Vision puts the funds you raise to work by bringing emergency food aid to disaster zones and equipping families with the tools they need to overcome hunger in their communities.
Visit worldvision.org to learn more or contact Molly Elias at 413-275-8448 with any questions.
 
 


August 14, 2019

Church Events
  • Acoustic Café Nights at the Daily Grind  8-23
  • Cancer Awareness  Memorial Golf Tournament  8-24
  • Back to School Sunday  and Discovery Hour Registration Day   9-15 
  • New Series Begins: “Turn Your Setbacks into Comebacks”  9-15 
  • 30 Hour Famine 9-27, 9-28

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY Landscaping and Weeding Summer continues and so do the weeds. Unfortunately, they are flourishing! Maybe you would like to help with some weeding or landscaping? There is always more to do! Please contact Kathy King at 413-569-5151, extension 13 if you are able to help.



July 9, 2019

Summer Discovery Hour

Childcare for children under 3 will be provided during our 9:15 and 10:15 services.  Older children can enjoy Summer Discovery Hour at 10:15    all summer long!
 
Acoustic Cafés at the  Daily Grind, 7-12, 7-13, 7-26 Summer Yoga on the Lawn Begins 7-10 Cancer Awareness  Memorial Golf Tournament 8-24 30 Hour Famine coming this fall!

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY Weed Whackers Needed Perhaps you would like to help out?  The fenced areas around our air conditioning units need the help of an ambitious volunteer with a weed whacker.  There are several areas behind our building that need attention.  Please contact Kathy King at 413-569-5151, extension 13 if you are able to help.



June 4, 2019

  • Father’s Day Celebration with Rick Harriman              6/16
  • Greg Deily brings us encouragement                           6/23
  • Fourth of July Sunday Celebration                               6/30

Many thanks to everyone who stepped up to make this a great year for our kids!  Kelly Clark, Molly Elias, Mike Hague, Linda Matthews, Marissa Radzick, John Yourous

Summer Discovery Hour will continue during the 10:15 service for children ages 3 and up.  They will meet in the Panda Classroom at the end of the hallway.  Mike Hague and Linda Matthews have generously offered to lead the group this summer.  Children under age 3 will meet in the Lucky Ladybug Classroom with Avery Couture during the 9:15 and 10:15 services.  Our middle school and high school groups will continue to meet at their regular times.  Fun summer plans are in the works!
 

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY The Kindness Rocks Project Check out Rockstars with Team Brisa on Facebook.  “Bringing light of inspiration, hope, love and peace around the world.”  They are sending out supplies and a few finished rocks around the world in the name of kindness.  Donations of acrylic paint, sharpies, brushes, sponges, and clear sealer greatly appreciated!



May 14, 2019

  • First Communion 5/12 Classes Begin
  • CLC Serves Dinner at 5/31 Our Community Table
  • New England 6/1, Gymnastics Nationals 6/2 Car Wash at the Grind
  • Southwick Granville 6/2 Crop Hunger Walk
  • First Communion 6/2
  • Weeding and Trimming Would you like to help keep the weeds down as we head into summer? There are never too many volunteers to help with the weed whacking along the back of our building. All week long children use the classroom doors to head outside to play. Please speak to Kathy King if you can help. She can be reached at 569-5151, ext. 13.
  • MISSION OPPORTUNITY Our Community Table Our next night to serve is May 31. We will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, fresh fruit salad, and dessert. We are looking for;  sandwich rolls, potato salad fixings, fruit , desserts and 2 gallons of milk. You may contact Barb Perry at barb2272 @gmail.com with any questions.


April 9, 2019

Daily Grind Acoustic Café Nights 4/12, 4/20
 
Bloom Conference 4/13
 
Palm Sunday-April 14 –  8:15, 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.  
Maundy Thursday Last Supper Celebration –April 18, 8:00 p.m.  
Good Friday Service of Darkness – April 19, 8:00 p.m.
 
Easter Decorating 4/20 from 10-2  
 
Easter Sunday April 21 Sunrise Festival    8:15 a.m.     
Easter Sunday Festivals of Joy 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
 
CLC Serves Dinner at 5/31 Our Community Table
 
Coming Soon: New Series- Emotional Fitness


March 5, 2019

 
Events and Happenings:
Daily Grind Acoustic Café Nights 3/8, 3/15, 3/16 Ash Wednesday 3/6 Secret Sister 3/17 Final Day Bloom Conference 4/13 Palm Sunday 4/14 Good Friday 4/19 Easter Sunday 4/21 Coming Soon: New Series. “Emotional Fitness”
 
Secret Sisters continues this month! Secret Sisters runs for six weeks and ends on Sunday, March 17. Have fun! Secret Sisters is a ministry between you and another woman in our church family. You become her silent prayer partner and her secret encourager for six weeks. She doesn’t know who you are, but she will know you are there praying for her and thinking of her! Please contact Sally Ingalls if you would like more information. Sally can be reached at 413-569-6465 or ingallssally@yahoo.com.