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 and very timely topics.  

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.  We are looking at the Gospel of Luke and have really been having some great discussions!!

October’s Book Chat will feature Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things… a novel with profoundly challenging yet essential con­cerns of our time: prejudice, race, and justice. You can pick up a copy of the book in the Narthex or click here to order! Join us on Sunday, October 29th at 7pm in the Parlor to discuss this amazing and thought provoking novel!

The little graveyard just down Bronson Road is full of people who loved our church way, way back when, as members and neighbors.  Jeff Taylor is restoring it one person at a time.  With a few helpers 90 headstones have been fixed.  More hands make for “lighter” work. Come and learn a little history, dig a hole, and have a laugh. The last fall volunteer day will all be on Saturday October 21 from 8:00am-2:00pm Bring good shoes, a shovel and/or a tooth brush. There plenty of work to be done.  Please email Jeff Taylor with questions.

On SUNDAY, October 22nd our church is having a joyous”Response and Relief Sunday”.  Led by our young people and musicians and singers, we’ll have an evening of inspiration, music, and nibbles.  Our goal is to raise $5,000 to be used for “disaster response” by three charities we trust: Habitat for Humanity, Church World Service, and Save the Children. Mark it in your calendar… Sunday, October 22, 6pm-7:30pm.  Bring your gift, send your gift, help.

The GHCC Adult Education Board Presents “The Legacy of the Protestant Reformation” with Glenn Sunshine, PhD, Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7:30pm – 9:00pm in the Sanctuary. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and FREE ADMISSION. The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. The Reformation had a much more far-reaching impact in shaping society and culture than simply changing our understanding of the Gospel.  The Protestant Reformation has been interpreted in a variety of ways by historians, sociologists, and other scholars over the years. While on the surface it was a religious movement, some scholars argue that the religious elements masked deeper, secular causes for the movement.   Please join us in reflections on the movement and its impact on church and society.

Service Sunday, November 5th, 2-3pm… SAVE THE DATE! Our fabulous Jr. Deacons will be hosting “Service Sunday” for kids from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m…. drop off your kids for an hour and have them take part in various service projects like making lunches for Operation Hope, and making toiletry bags for homeless shelters. Mark the date on the calendar and we’ll see you then!

Games and Fellowship night… Please join us for a night of Games, Fun, and Fellowship on Friday, November 3rd at 7pm in the Memorial Room! You won’t want to miss the fun and maybe a little bit of friendly competition to win! Lite bites and beer will be served (adults only, please). Click here to Rsvp to the Church Office! But for now… Let the Games Begin!

Remembrance Sunday takes place on Sunday, November 5, at the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. services. We will remember those who have died in the past year, friends, loved ones, neighbors – and we will remember the promises of our faith, with beautiful music from our Chancel Choir and guest musicians.  If you would like your loved one to be remembered during this service please call or email the church office at 203-259-5596 or by November 1st.

CAR WASH FUNDRAISER… Sunday, October 29th from 12-4pm, get your car washed by our GHCC PFP Girls (Pennies for People)! ALL proceeds will go to help the elderly poor in India, and show that they are loved! Head on over the front parking lot of Roger Ludlowe Middle School on Sunday to get your car sparkly clean while supporting a GREAT cause!

COAT DRIVE! Check your closets before the seasons change! SPF-er Casey Dies will be collecting winter coats from October 15 – November 5, which will go to to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission for their Thanksgiving distribution of 15,000 coats.  Gently worn coats for all ages needed!! Look for collection boxes at the Church House and in the Church!

Save the Date for Tuesday, November 7th, at 7:30pm, our Adult Education Board presents “Searching for Peace in the Middle East” with Rev. Jennifer Gingras, Senior Pastor, Monroe Congregational Church!!