News and Events

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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.  We will start up again in the Fall!

Bible Study:  We call our weekly Bible Study ‘The Gathering’… No pressure.  No assignments.  No guilt.  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.  Join us again in the fall starting on September 14th!!

Heather Heyer… After the “alt-right” rally in Charlottesville that murdered Heather Heyer, the organizers announced the next one would be on 9/11.  Thankfully, some venues are refusing to host it.  Given their intent to vulgarize a sacred day we are reviving our 9/11 remembrance.  For many years we held an annual 9/11 service. 9/11, despite its sorrow, brought forth the greatest values not only of America but of the world: unity, compassion, sacrifice, generosity, faith, and courage.  On 9/11: ALL DAY, the Sanctuary will be open for prayer (prayer guides available)  7pm, “Let Justice Roll Down Like the Waters”, Worship and Conversation.

You definitely don’t want to miss Sunday, September 10 for our KICK-OFF SUNDAY with the Deacon’s Picnic” to follow at 11:30!  Lots to look forward to!

Fellowship Bike Rides – Summer is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy biking the beautiful country roads of Fairfield. Scott Craighead has been leading some “Fellowship Bike Rides” with the emphasis on easy exercise and camaraderie. Scott has some predetermined routes that will vary based on the attendance and ability. All are invited, the young and young at heart!  Contact Scott for more information

Military Honor Open: Golf Outing and Dinner.  Our own Chris Kenney, the Head Golf Professional at the Patterson Club, is organizing the second annual Military Honor Open, with a dinner on August 27, followed by a tournament on August 27. This is the second annual, supporting the work of Folds of Honor and MetPGA Hope — offering college scholarships for the children of veterans who have died in combat, and helping veterans through PTSD.  To learn more, and to register or donate, go to:  www.501auctions.com/militaryhonoropen/

This fall Greenfield Hill Church Nursery School will be opening enrollment to all past and current families, as well as church members, for the 2018-2019 school year – beginning Monday, September 11, 2017. We will accept applications through September. And please join us on Saturday morning, October 7, 2017, for our Annual Fall Festival. We invite you to bring your family and friends and enjoy a morning of fun on our nursery school’s playground! Be sure to tell your friends as we will begin accepting applications from the general public that morning. If you’d like more information or would like a tour of our beautiful Nursery School, don’t hesitate to call our Director, Susan Rippey at 203-259-7957.

Christmas in… August?  Yes, we are already thinking about our annual Advent Devotional, Advent on the Hill, and are looking for forty church friends to write reflections for the booklet. We will give you a scripture passage to look at, and then you write a brief (150 words or so) devotional and a short prayer. People love it and you will enjoy doing it!  Truthfully it will be a meaningful and fulfilling experience. To volunteer, please email the church office, or contact David.

David’s Book Sale!!   You can: Help David… Make Alida happy… Benefit PFP (Pennies for People)… and help the elderly poor in India all by purchasing any of David’s Books for only $2 each!!!  You can get copies at Church or at the Church Office!!  (The Parsonage needs space for David’s next book!

Our New Fall Church Season is Coming!
Sunday, September 10th  — Kick-Off Sunday and Welcome Picnic

* Worship at 9:00 and 10:30 am
* Sunday School at 10:30 am (for this week only)
* Picnic, hosted by our Deacons for all at 11:30 am – music, Bounce House, ice cream, games, and more!
Sunday September 17th — Full Regular Schedule
* Sunday School at 9:00 am
* Worship at 9:00 and 10:30 am
* Adult Class at 11:40 am
Thursday, September 7 — SPF (high school youth group) reconvenes
 * 6pm – 7:30pm with pizza for dinner first!!
*   Don’t forget to bring friends!
Thursday, September 14th — The Gathering/Bible Study Reconvenes! 
* 10:00 am and 7:30 pm
*  Church House Library
*  This year, the Gospel of Luke
Sunday, September 17th — YPF and JPF Resume!
* YPF (Youth Pilgrim Fellowship for our 4th and 5th graders) at 2:00pm in the Barn
* JPF (Junior Pilgrim Fellowship for our 6th and 7th graders) at 5:00pm in the Barn with pizza for dinner
* Don’t forget to bring friends!
Sunday Night, September 24th — Penfield Party
It’s a party!! Our 2017 Annual Penfield Party will be held September 24 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Penfield Beach, Fairfield (an adult fellowship event).  We’ll be at the Jacky Durrell Pavilion, looking out over the beach, enjoying the sunset!  Amazing food, A Fabulous Band, Dancing, and FUN! Not something to be missed!