D.A.Y. WEEK, 5/19-26:
Ten years ago, the First Congregational Church played a key leadership role in in organizing a coalition of community groups to change the culture of teen substance abuse in Guilford. With strong youth leadership, the coalition organized Guilford DAY. The effort is based on positive, fun, and visible messages, and ongoing support of the message from many community organizations. Success depends on youth who are willing to stand up, to speak out, and to help each other. Despite what may be prominent on social media, the strong majority of Guilford kids live grateful, positive, healthy, substance-free lives.
Please consider displaying purple during DAY WEEK May 19 – 26 and come to the Guilford Fairgrounds on Sat. May 19 for the fun of the LifeLinx/Guilford D.A.Y. /Nick Kruczek 5k Color Run/Walk for Recovery at 10:00 am, signup starting at 9:00 am. The profits will benefit Lifelinx, a charitable group which operates sober houses in Guilford and Madison, and helps people in recovery from addiction. **See flyer for more details, or email church members Peter Palumbo or Bo Huhn with questions.
CHILDREN’S DAY and FAITH LEADER APPRECIATION LUNCH, 6/3:
Celebrate our children and all of the faith leaders who lead them on June 3rd, at the 10am service. Faith Leaders are invited to attend a luncheon in their honor at the Stambaugh residence after church.
CONFIRMATION SUNDAY, 6/10:
We look forward to welcoming our confirmation students into full membership at First Church as they share with us their Faith Statements and confirm their baptisms. *Our 5th-8th graders will stay in worship that Sunday, while we offer Sunday School to our 4th grade and younger after the confirmation portion of the service.
CHURCH FAMILY WEEK, 6/25-28:
Save The Date! During the evenings of June 25th-28th (and one day event on Monday), we will have a range of activities for our entire church family! Details coming soon in the bulletin, eblast, website, and Landmark…
SUMMER SERVICES AND SUNDAY SCHOOL, 7/1-9/2:
Summer Sunday Worship will be at 9am through the summer months with Sunday School offered for children through the 4th grade. The first Sundays of the month (7/1, 8/5, and 9/2) will be Family Worship Sundays with no Sunday School. Childcare for infants through 3 years old will be offered in the Nursery each Sunday, and for 5 years old and younger on 1st Sundays of July/August/September.
CONFIRMATION 1 and 2:
Our next meetings are:
- Confirmation 2, Fri/Sat, 5/11-12, Nightwatch
PILGRIM FELLOWSHIP (9th-12th grade):
Pilgrim Fellowship is a non-denominational group of high school students from Guilford, CT that recognizes, appreciates and embraces that all people are created differently. Through fellowship and service, both locally and nationally, PF engages in transformative experience that challenges its members, deepens their spirituality and strengthens their compassion for others. PF meets most Sunday evenings during the school year from 7-9 pm.
Pilgrim Fellowship is an Outreach Ministry of First Congregational Church of Guilford. For information, please contact our PF Director, Judi Wallace, at email@example.com.
Kids’ Choirs meet on Wednesday afternoons at the church during the program year. Please email Gail Etter, our Cherub Choir director (PK-2nd gr), or Liza Catino, our Junior Choir director (3rd-8th gr), with any questions.