WEST BRATTLEBORO -- Jan. 26 is the Third Sunday after Epiphany at the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 880 Western Ave. in West Brattleboro. Pastor Joseph Amico will share a sermon entitled "Following Jesus" based on Matthew 4:12-23. Pianist Carol Jaenson will share a surprise prelude and postlude. The choir will share an anthem of "I’m Gonna Lift My Brother Up" by Faya Rose Touré led by Steve Rice. The congregational hymns this week are "Come, Follow Me," "Jesus Calls Us, O’er the Tumult," and "O Jesus, I Have Promised."
Sunday worship at First Congregational is at 10 a.m. Preceded by 9 a.m. choir rehearsal. 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 in January call Jesse at 802-257-1710.
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.
Ongoing weekly events include the Prayer Fellowship at 8:30 a.m. Sunday mornings and the Handicraft group on Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
Everyone is welcome. First Congregational Church is An Open and Affirming Congregation. The church’s website is www.wbucc.com. Church office hours are Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For further information, call 802-254-9767 or e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.