WEST BRATTLEBORO - Sept. 8 is the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 880 Western Avenue, in West Brattleboro. Guest speaker Edna Fletcher will share a meditation called "Good Day" based on Jeremiah 18:1-11 and Deuteronomy 30:15-18. Organist and pianist George Soulos will share a Prelude of "Aria" by Johann Kuhnau, a Postlude of "Fantasy" by Georg Philipp Telemann. The Choir will share an Offertory of "My Lord is Like a Shepherd." The Congregational hymns this week are "All People that on Earth do Dwell," "God Will Take Care of You," and "God Bless America."

Sunday worship at First Congregational is at 10 a.m. 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.

Free Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, Sept. 15, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14, 8 to 9:30 a.m. First Congregational Church, 880 Western Avenue, West Brattleboro. Free and open to the public - no reservations necessary. For more information call 802-254-9767.

There is an on-going 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. Sunday mornings and the Handicraft group on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. (floating location for the summer, call church for information)

Everyone is welcome! The church’s website is "www.wbucc.com ". Church office hours are changing to Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Telephone is 802-254-9767. E-mail is fccwb1770@wbucc.com.