WEST BRATTLEBORO -- May 11 is the Fourth Sunday of Easter and Mother’s Day at the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 880 Western Ave. in West Brattleboro. Pastor Joseph Amico will share a sermon entitled "The Cause for Nonviolence" based on 1 Peter 2:19-25. Organist Bill McKim will share a prelude of "We All Believe in One God" by J. S. Bach and a postlude of "Choraal" by F. Peeters. The choir, led by Steve Rice, will share an anthem of "Make Me a Channel of Your Peace" by P. Amidon. Congregational hymns this week include "The King of Love My Shepherd Is," "Grant Us Wisdom to perceive You" and "Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us."
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 May call Wendy at 802-254-4522.
Worship services are broadcast several times during the week on BCTV, Channel 8. Check Weekend and Tuesday Reformer for BCTV schedule, or the online schedule which is updated every Friday afternoon.
There is an ongoing 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 email@example.com, or visit www.wbucc.com.