WEST BRATTLEBORO -- April 6 is the Fifth Sunday in Lent and Holy Communion at the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 880 Western Ave. in West Brattleboro. Pastor Joseph Amico will share a sermon entitled "Is That Spooky or Is It Hope?" based on Ezekiel 37:1-14.

Pianist Bill McKim will share a prelude of "Interlude #14" by S. Karg-Elert and a postlude of "Toccata in e minor" by E. Gigue. The choir, directed by Steve Rice, will share an anthem of "I Will Arise" by Joseph Hart. Congregational hymns this week include "Breathe on Me, Breath of God" and "Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness."

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 April call Wendy at 802-254-4522.

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.


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For further information, call 802-254-9767 or e-mail fccwb1770@gmail.com.