Reception for Martha LaMoria to follow

service Sunday at Newfane Congregational NEWFANE -- The First Congregational Church of Newfane will meet for worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 22. The Rev. Robert Hamm’s sermon is titled "The Hairs of Your Head are Counted" with scripture from the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 10 and verses 24-39. Congregational hymns are "Morning Has Broken," "On Eagle’s Wings" and "How Great Thou Art."

Special music will be provided by organist Martha LaMoria who will play the prelude "Pilgrims’ Chorus from Tannhauser," the piano postlude "Holy, Holy, Holy" by Heber/Dykes and a special offertory "The Lost Chord" by Arthur Sullivan.

This will be LaMoria’s last Sunday on the organ bench as she retires from her position of Music Director/Organist. A reception in her honor will follow the morning service.

The June Missions of the month are the NewBrook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department and the Townshend Food Shelf.

Events for the upcoming week include Al-Anon at 7:30 p.m. on Monday; Sew What’s at 5 p.m. Tuesday; Men’s Coffee Hour at 10 a.m., Prayer Quilters at 1 p.m. and the Choir Picnic at 6 p.m. all on Thursday. Next Sunday’s worship will take place at 10 a.m. on Newfane Hill at the site of the original church. In case of rain, it will be held at the church sanctuary.

Call the church office at 802-365-4079 or visit the church website at