WEST BRATTLEBORO -- Feb. 23 is the Seventh 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 "C’mon Jesus, Be Serious!" based on Matthew 5:38-48.

Pianist and choir director Bill McKim will share a prelude of "Prelude in c sharp minor" by F. Chopin and postlude of "Sonata # 2" by Cirri. The choir will share an anthem of "Simple Gifts." The congregational hymns this week will include "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling," "Your Ways Are Not Our Own," and "O Perfect Love."

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 February call Al at 603-363-4686.

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 on 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 fccwb1770@gmail.com.