October Happenings at First Church of Christ, UCC

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First Church of Christ, Congregational UCC of Suffield, CT is an open and affirming congregation of the UnaNo matter who you are, or where you are, on life’s journey, YOU are welcome here. Come as you are, for this is God’s house—a house of prayer for all people, and God welcomes each one who comes.

October brings exciting moments to First Church. We welcome Yale Divinity School Seminarian Ali Hager back at First Church, rejoining us in a new role as Seminarian Associate.

Welcome back Ali!

On Sunday, October 1, we worship together celebrating World Communion Sunday. On this day Christians in every culture break the bread and pour the cup together, for we are part of the whole body of believers. We welcome all to partake the bread and the cup with us this Sunday. The bread used during communion will have been baked by our youth during their recent Hands on Faith session!

We will be having our Bible Sunday on October 29. Bible Sunday is a special occasion in which we give Bibles to kindergartners and 3rd graders in our congregation. These Bibles are age-appropriate and offer unique opportunities for our youngest faith family members to explore their faith and the stories and scriptures in the Bible. Contact the church office to sign-up your kindergartner or 3rd grader, and don’t forget to attend worship on October 29.

Rev. Diann continues to run a dedicated and vibrant Wednesday morning Bible study group at 10 a.m. each week via Zoom; contact us for more information.

Our Blessing Box is located right in front of First Church on High St. and is open to our neighbors and community members to “take what you need; leave what you can.” We encourage our community to donate; please do not donate perishable foods or foods requiring refrigeration.

First Church hosts support groups in our building for their meetings, including Narcotics Anonymous, Families Anonymous, and Alcoholics Anonymous. Contact us for the full list of meeting information.

Church in-office hours are Tuesdays-Fridays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.. Questions and general inquiries should be directed to office@fcsuffield.org, or by leaving a message at 860-668-7223. Pastoral needs can be sent to senior@fcsuffield.org, or by leaving a voicemail with Rev. Diann by following the prompts through our church office.

Our staff and minister are ready to assist you or provide information as needed. God bless!

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