Dear Church Family –
This Sunday for Worship, you are invited to a very special combined worship service with our UCC neighbors and my colleagues in the Upper Valley – Rev. Kim McKerley of Bethany UCC Church in Randolph, Rev. Amanda Swoyer of the North Pomfret UCC and Rev. Mandy Lape-Freeberg of the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College in Hanover. Many of you appreciated our group worship at the end of May. I am so blessed to be part of this clergy group that gathers regularly on zoom to support each other, to share resources and ideas, to pray together and to share joy and laughter. There is something sacred about laughter, especially in difficult times. As a matter of fact, our sermon this week is about sacred laughter!
And – surprise – we filmed the service in our sanctuary this month!
We will have our usual worship gathering from 9:30 – 10:00 on the regular worship zoom link. At 10:00 Church Announcements and sharing of Joys and Concerns and Pastoral Prayer on the regular zoom link and then you are invited to attend the worship service by going directly to the You Tube link to be posted on this website Saturday .
I hope that you are enjoying this glorious June weather – thank goodness it is cooler and less humid!
Next Sunday, July 5th, we will have our Combined Old Home Day service with the UUs (via zoom). In preparation, we would like to gather photos of OLD HOME DAY! Please send your photos to Rev. Paul Sawyer or to me – recent photos, old photos, parade photos, community photos, church float photos. Lets make a great Old Home Day slide show!
I look forward to “seeing” you on Sunday! (via zoom of course)
Please reach out if you need anything, please call each other, please check on your neighbor. Let us be kind, compassionate, patient and gentle with each other and with ourselves.
Be safe, wash your hands! Get outside and enjoy these beautiful June days.
And may your faith be greater than your fear today and each day to come.
In the greatest of hope – Lucia
Sunday, June 28th 9:30 Gathering via zoom
10:00 Announcements and Joys & Concerns via zoom
followed by the Special Combined Worship Service!
Monday 8:00 AA meeting
Tuesday 9:00 – 11:00 “Drive Through” Church Office Hours –
Lucia will be sitting outside at church – unless it is raining torrentially –
and YOU are invited to stop by for a visit!
Wednesday 7:00 Quarterly Church Council Meeting via Zoom
Sunday, July 5th 10:00 Combined Old Home Day Worship Service
with the First Universalist Society of Hartland (via Zoom!)
Plan now for the Backpack Project !
It is that time again to begin to prepare for backpacks to be given to students returning to school in the fall. In the past, we have provided 20-25 new good quality backpacks to be distributed to some Hartland children as well as other children in need within the Upper Valley. Backpacks can be purchased at LL Bean (use those coupons!) and appeal to a mixed age group. You can also donate school supplies: notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, folders, erasers, crayons, binders, pencil boxes. (NO trappers / keepers). You might choose to contribute a backpack or some of the items to fill it or both! We begin collecting in July so they can be packed and ready to go by early August. We are planning a drop off site at the church each Tuesday between 9-11 AM. All donations due by Aug 9th for blessing at worship.
Thank you in advance for helping with this initiative. I know the children will be anxious to return to school in the fall and to be ready to go with a new backpack will make it all the more exciting.