Karen's Bulletin Board

Received from the Stamford shelter: "Your church went above and beyond by bringing an incredible group of kids and adults, armed with donations of teddy bears and books for all of the shelter children. Your youth volunteers are wonderful role models for the kids here, and how great that they came up with such fun activities; a huge hit! Please thank them all for being such a blessing."

3/1 Wednesday Purpose, Awe & Wonder Youth Ministry Institute lecture and lunch at Yale Divinity School with Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean. (Depart FCC 11:15 am, back at 3 pm)

3/12 - Heifer Sunday - This year's featured animals will be grazing on Main Street in front of Shields House. Children and youth wranglers wanted to help the farmers and also in the sanctuary for shifts from 9-11:30 am.

3/17 - Friday 9 am - 5 pm - Strengthening Family Bonds Seminar to help family members work through relational distress to create new relational patterns for achieving deeper bonds and greater felt security.

3/20 Monday 7 pm - Lay Eucharistic Minister Training for deacons and Stephen ministers to bring Holy Communion to hospitalized and home-bound parishioners.

3/21 Tuesday 6-8:30 pm "A Millennial's Approach to Ministry and Programming"- parents, teachers, and leaders of FCC youth meet at NCC in Weston for dinner/dialogue about how existing ministries and programs are currently serving (or not) youth and young families. Led by Darien and Greenwich UCC youth ministers. (Carpools depart FCC parking lot at 5:15 pm)

3/22 Wednesday 6:30 pm at Keeler Tavern Opportunity for youth worship leadership before Wednesday night Lenten dinner.

Thinking about HOME: If you have EVER served as a HOME Trip leader and have not received an email containing an online survey link, we want to hear from you! Email suzymac6@gmail.com.

Bowling Night! Call for chaperones/drivers for Grand Prix Bowling Party, purchased by/for youth ministry at FCC Mission Fair (date to be determined).

Confidential DivorceCare Christian support group now forming, beginning in April. Joint ministry of FCC and St. Mary Parish, meeting at "The Barn" on Catoonah Street.

Grief Recovery Group meets in Pastor Karen's office: Mondays from 8-9 pm 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3.

Save the Dates: 4/3 Reading Night and 4/24 Art Night at the Inspirica shelter for middle and high school youth.