WEST BRATTLEBORO -- April 27 is the second Sunday of Easter at the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 880 Western Ave. in West Brattleboro. Pastor Joseph Amico will share a sermon entitled "Genuineness of Faith Tested by Fire!" based on 1 Peter 1:3-9.

Organist and choir director Bill McKim will share a prelude of "Prelude and Fugue in ‘E’ Minor" by M. Bruhns and a postlude of "Praise to the Lord" by E.L. Diemer. The choir will share an anthem of "Lord of the Land" by B. & S. Poorman.

Congregational hymns this week include "The Day of Resurrection," "I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me" and "Hope of the World."

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 a.m. Sundays and the Handicraft group on Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

Everyone is welcome. First Congregational Church is An Open and Affirming Congregation. Church office hours are Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 802-254-9767, e-mail fccwb1770@gmail.



com, or visit www.wbucc.com.