Saturday May 4, 2013

WEST BRATTLEBORO -- May 5 is the Sixth Sunday of Easter at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 880 Western Ave. in West Brattleboro. The Rev. Joseph Amico’s sermon will be "Beautiful Dreamer" based on Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5. The service this week will include Holy Communion.

Organist and Choir Director George Soulos returns and will share a prelude of "Largo" by Handel and a postlude of "Fantasie" by Purcell. The Senior Choir will sing "The Holy City." Congregational hymns this week are "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah," "Shall We Gather at the River," and "I’ll Fly Away." Guitarist Jeff Brewer will play Gathering Music.

Sunday worship at First Congregational is at 10 a.m. During the worship hour, there is Sunday School for pre-school through grade 6, and child care for younger children. Following worship there is a coffee hour. For those with disabilities, there is a ramp leading to the Fireplace Room level, as well as large-print hymnals and bulletins. For a ride to worship call 802-257-4408.

There is an ongoing collection of canned fruits and vegetables, pasta and sauces, peanut butter, tuna fish, and cereals for the Drop-In Center’s Food Shelf.

Ongoing weekly events include the Prayer Fellowship at 8:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, the Handicraft group on Tuesdays at 1 p.m., and Senior Choir rehearsals on Sunday at 9 a.m.

Next Sunday, May 12, the church will host a free breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.


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m. On the menu will be pancakes, sausage, muffins, breakfast casseroles, scrambled eggs, fruit, orange juice and other beverages. All are welcome and no reservations are necessary.

The church’s website is www.wbucc.com. Church office hours are Tuesday and Friday 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Telephone is 802-254-9767. E-mail is fccwb@myfairpoint.net.