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Religion in the News Class – each Sunday right after our 10:30 worship service! 11:40 a.m. in the Parlor.  Enjoy interesting conversations around interesting topics.

Bible Study:  We call our weekly Bible Study ‘The Gathering’… No pressure.  No assignments.  No guilt.  We are looking at “The Absolute Essentials of the Christian Faith”.  Give it a try, you’ll enjoy it, we promise! Thursdays, at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Church House Library. Our Lenten Bible Study will use a wonderful book written by Mother Teresa called A Simple Path. This book and Bible Study are good companions to our new “Lenten Devotional” with its theme of “The Way”. Mother Teresa’s book lays out 6 important aspects of living a simple Christ-like life. Note, you do not have to buy or read the book to enjoy the Bible Study, David will use a chapter each week as a jumping off point. Copies are available in the narthex for $25.

Women of the church! Our Annual GHCC Women’s Retreat is coming up.  With Alida leading, we’ll be in Darien, at beautiful St. Birgitta’s retreat center, from 9 to 3 on Saturday, April 1st. A time to renew your spirit, connect with other women, and enjoy a little peace and beauty! For women of all ages! Please let us know you’re coming by contacting Alida (, 259-5596). Cost will be $35, which includes our lunch.  (Carpool from church at 8:30 a.m, for those who wish)

March Book Chat! Join us on Wednesday evening, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Parlor, when Alida will lead us in a discussion about A Man Called Ove.  A feel-good story about an angry old man and a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others.  Copies are available for $10 in the Narthex.

Progressive Dinner…Everyone is warmly invited to a favorite annual tradition!! It’s the GHCC Progressive Dinner which is scheduled for Saturday, April 1st. Never been? Here’s how it works!! Everyone gathers together for appetizers at the church where you’ll be given your dinner assignment! Following the appetizer course, everyone departs for church member homes, where they enjoy dinner in smaller groups of 8-10 people. This year the dessert course will be hosted by Anna & Jeff Taylor at their lovely home on Meetinghouse Lane. Everyone contributes to the dinner by bringing a salad, appetizer or dessert … or by hosting one of the dinners! This event has become a very popular GHCC tradition, enjoyed by both folks who are new to the church and those who have been with us for many years. If you would like to join in the fun, we do ask that you sign up NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, March 26th.  If you would like to sign up for the event and/or volunteer to host, or just have a question, please contact the Church Office at

The Annual Auction for Appalachia will be THIS Saturday, March 25!  Silent and Live Auctions, reflections on the 2016 trip, fun and fellowship, and a chance to help our SPF teens go and do God’s work in Appalachia this summer!  Go to our ASP page to purchase tickets!

Come to an Adult Ed discussion on the movie “The Shack”… Join us THIS Sunday, March 26th in the Parlor, following 10:30 worship, as David leads a conversation on “The Shack” — based on the bestselling novel in which a grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God.

Stories from India:  Sunday, March 26th, at both services, the participants in this year’s India mission trip will share reflections on their experience of poverty and hope on the other side of the world. Please join us for this special Sunday, as we hear the stories of God’s love in action!

PENNIES FOR PEOPLE:  SAVE THE DATE FOR DINNER OUT! Don’t cook on Thursday, April 6th come to Garden Catering instead!  A percentage of all the sales that day from 2pm-7pm will go to PFP and the elderly poor in India! It’s so easy to give back!!

Easter Lilies! Help us to decorate our sanctuary beautifully for our Easter service!  By purchasing one (or more!) you can also honor or memorialize someone dear to you.  Their names will be listed in the Easter bulletins.  Lilies for this year’s Easter Services are $15 each.  Order below (using a credit card or Paypal) — or send a check to the church house!

Name for in memory/honor:

Do You Knit or Crochet? Several church members have asked the Fellowship Board to spearhead a knitting & crochet group at the church one evening a month. We would like to know if there are church members who would be interested in joining this group. The evenings are simply to get together to knit &crochet – all levels welcome – and for fellowship with each other having a shared interest in these two crafts.   We will have a church member at most of the evenings who will be able to help.  Please contact Francine Jacques or Amy Desel