Greenfield Hill Congregational Church Honors Marcia Carothers for 25 Years of Service

greenfield hill church marcia carothersFAIRFIELD, Conn., August 31, 2015 — On Sunday, September 13, Greenfield Hill Congregational Church (GHCC) will be honoring Marcia Carothers for her twenty-five years as Director of Christian Education. Ms. Carothers joined the staff of Greenfield Hill Church in the summer of 1990 and over those years, well over one thousand children have grown up under her guidance. With her direction, the education program for children and youth at GHCC has flourished. Ms. Carothers designed a popular ‘learning center’ approach to Sunday morning Church School using everything from art to cooking to help kids learn the bible stories, and she also introduced a variety of children’s service projects as well as special vacation day activities. Additionally, Vacation Bible School at Greenfield Hill Church didn’t exist prior to her becoming Director of Christian Education. Ms. Carothers started the summer program with a handful of children gathered around a single table and grew VBS to capacity (with a wait list) welcoming and engaging 120 kids and 35 teen counselors every August.

Marcia, her husband Bill and their four children, who were raised within GHCC, have been long-time members of Greenfield Hill Church. Marcia has also been actively involved in Greenfield Hill Church’s denomination, the United Church of Christ, serving for many years as the Registrar of the Fairfield East Association.

Greenfield Hill Church will celebrate Ms. Carothers’ 25 years on staff at GHCC during the 10:30 AM worship service on September 13, 2015.

About Greenfield Hill Congregational Church

The Greenfield Hill Congregational Church is located at 1045 Old Academy Rd, Fairfield, and was founded in 1725 and has grown to a membership of almost 1000 members.  Led by Rev. Dr. David Rowe and Rev. Dr. Alida Ward, the church is a vibrant and effective community with the feel of a small town.  Members come from many religious backgrounds and find their church home at Greenfield Hill where they are greeted with the respect and encouragement needed to grow a “can-do” spirit. With a very active mission serving others from their own backyard to halfway around the world and through a very lively Sunday school, legendary youth work, and numerous volunteer opportunities, anything is possible within the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church.

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