THIS SUNDAY, October 20th
@10am

Our yearly theme is Seasons of Life, Embracing the Day!  As we focus on that theme and times of change, we will continue to hear more of the story of Martha and Mary from the Gospel of LUKE 10:38-42.  We will learn all about who and what is important to us in our lives.

All children PK - 8th grade will attend Sunday School right after they are dismissed from the Sanctuary to Chapel time.  Nursery care is provided for children every Sunday in the Nursery 3 years old and younger.


@11:20 am
Adult Forum in the Chapel


@7 pm
Pilgrim Fellowship meets in Fellowship Hall.

 

 

OCTOBER SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

Our monthly spiritual practice activities are creative ways to connect to God, and can help with the hectic day to day stress of schedules and dominance of technology. May these 'practices' bring balance, as you and your family cultivate new ways to engage with God and each other.

For the month of October, our church and older children will be learning the story of Mary and Martha and the season of life they encounter in the scriptures.  The welcoming of friends and care for others we learn about in the story is a great connection to our Spiritual Practice this month.


THE SEASON OF WELCOME

Paying attention. Simply paying attention is about as basic as it gets. But it can also be challenging in our world today. Young children are good at noticing. They notice bugs and flowers and the way a pea rolls around on the plate. That gives us a natural way to connect the things they notice to God the Creator. “Thank you, God, for creating that cool bug.” “Wow, God makes some beautiful flowers!” etc.

As children grow into tweens and teens, they become more distracted by a lot of the same things that distract us. So we can help them (and ourselves) by simply inviting them to notice, to pay attention, to look for signs of God all around them. “I see the beauty of God’s creation in the sunrise.” “I see God’s compassion in you in the way you care for your friend.


**Our monthly spiritual practice is adapted from Equipping World Changing Disciples, umcdiscipleship.org

 

 


UPCOMING CONFIRMATION EVENTS

Confirmation for Year 2
Meeting on October 21st at 7:00 pm

Confirmation Blessing for Year 1 in Worship.
October 27th - Meet in sanctuary at 9:30 am.


Confirmation for Year 1 
Next Meeting on November 18th at 7:00 pm


Please refer to 
Confirmation page on the church website for all other information. 

7TH/8TH GRADERS NEEDED
If there are any middle schoolers who would like to participate in worship or ushering on the first Sundays of the month, please reply to this email!


PILGRIM FELLOWSHIP (9th-12th grade)
Pilgrim Fellowship is a Youth Outreach Ministry of First Congregational Church of Guilford, and meets most Sunday nights.  Please refer to the 
Pilgrim Fellowship page on the church website for all information.

Please contact our PF Director, 
Judi Wallace, with any questions.

 

 


OCT 21st:   7:00 pm -  Confirmation 2 Class in Griswold Hall

OCT 27th:  Confirmation Blessing at the beginning of worship

NOV 1st and 2nd:  Annual Harvest Fair

NOV 10th:  Multi-Generational Sunday - No Sunday​​ School - Children remain in Worship 

 

 

 

CHILDREN'S CHOIRS
Our Cherub Choir is for K-2nd grade. (please email cherubchoir@firstchurchguilford.org with questions)

Our Junior Choir is for 3rd-8th grade. (please email our Director of Music Ministries, 
Bill Speed, with any questions)


 

 


Judi Wallace, Acting Director of Children and Youth Ministries

First Congregational Church of Guilford

122 Broad St.

Guilford, CT 06437

judi@firstchurchguilford.org

www.firstchurchguilford.org