WEST BRATTLEBORO -- Sept. 1 is the 15th Sunday after Pentecost at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 880 Western Ave. in West Brattleboro. The Rev. Joseph Amico will share a sermon called "Why God’s people struggle to stay faithful, thankful, and zealous" based on Jeremiah 2:4-13.

Organist and pianist George Soulos will share a prelude of "Little Prelude in C minor" by J. S. Bach, a postlude of "Giga" by G.F. Handel with a flute solo performed by Lisa Lucius, and an offertory of "Meditation on First Prelude" by J.S. Bach (also known as the Bach-Gounod Ave Maria) with flute solo. The Congregational hymns this week are "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah," "Here, O My Lord, I See You Face to Face," and "When Peace, Like a River."

Sunday worship at First Congregational is at 10 a.m. Following worship there is a Lemonade 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.

Tickets for the special 55th Annual Bazaar Quilt are available from members of the church, for more information contact Anita Bobee or Carol Eddy through the church office.

Ongoing weekly events include the Prayer Fellowship at 8:30 a.m. Sundays and the Handicraft group on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. (floating location for the summer, call church for information).

Everyone is welcome. Church office hours are changing to Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit the church website at www.wbucc.com, call 802-254-9767 or e-mail fccwb1770@gmail.com.