KAREN'S BULLETIN BOARD

Confirmation - Sundays from 7:15-8:45 pm in the Commons 2/11, 2/18, 2/25. PLEASE NOTE - 2/4 confirmation class canceled by royal decree in honor of Super Bowl Sunday.

Please Welcome Laura and Sonia to the team of loving caregivers now working with Clara in our nursery. Laura will also be joining us for Wednesday fellowship meals, offering care and supervision to FCC kids and allowing parents to enjoy extended table fellowship.

"AV Club" - If you would like to join a small group for a techno-tutorial of how to use our new audiovisual equipment, sound controls, laptop connections, etc., please add your name to the sign-up sheet in Lund Hall and you will receive notification of upcoming learning opportunities.

2/7 Youth Lunch & Lecture at Yale Divinity School - FCC parents and youth leaders invited to hear Dr. David F. Ford and Rev. Canon Chris Russell's lecture Praise: Being Transformed in Joy.

2/24 9:30-11:15 am - Saturday Cinema in the Hauley Room. When God Left the Building - a documentary about church vitality and decline, and creative solutions. While more than 4,000 churches close every year, others are finding reasons for great hope and a bright future. Consider unprecedented insights into "church world" realities, and guidance about the best/highest/holiest use of our newly renovated building.

2/24 and 25 Right here in Ridgefield! Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Playhouse. The irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son.

2/25 Kick-off for Heifer Sunday on March 11th! Animal wrangler? City slicker? Heifer helpers are invited to sign up in Lund Hall to welcome the animals to church and host our four-legged and feathered guests.

Children of Divorce expert Susan Gestal of The Center for Hope & Renewal - The pain and anxiety of divorce are experienced differently by children and youth, for whom seismic changes are often accompanied by a sense of lack of control/voice. Therapist Susan Gestal returns to FCC - this time to speak directly with children and youth. Date to be announced. To sign up/learn more, contact karenh@firstcongregational.com.