NEWFANE -- The Rev. Robert Hamm returns to lead the worship service at the First Congregational Church of Newfane on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. when Heidi Carrington-Heath will be the guest speaker. She is a student at Andover-Newton Theological Seminary and a Member-in-Discernment of the MetroBoston Association of the UCC.
Carrington-Heath’s message is titled "Can You Hear Me Now?" with scripture from the book of Isaiah 6:1-8. Congregational hymns are "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise," "Here I Am Lord" and "Jesus Calls Us O’er the Tumult." The Newfane Community Handbells will play the prelude, "For the Beauty of the Earth" and "Cascade for Chimes."
The postlude, "A Tune for Trumpet" by J.S. Bach and arranged by David Paxton, will be played by organist/music director Martha LaMoria. The offertory anthem by the choir is "Breathe on Me, Breath of God" by Edwin Hatch and Robert Jackson.
Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m. with child care available. The church’s Mission of the Month for January is Andover-Newton Theological Seminary.
Upcoming events include Al-Anon at 7:30 p.m. Monday; Sew What’s at 1 p.m. Tuesday; Men’s Group at 10 a.m. and Hand Bell rehearsal at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Next Sunday the Sacrament of Communion will be observed. The Annual Financial Meeting of the church will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 23, an installation service will be held for the Rev. Robert Hamm.
Newfane Church is handicap accessible by elevator and chair lift and welcomes all. The church office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.