WEST BRATTLEBORO -- Aug. 10 is the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost at the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 880 Western Ave. in West Brattleboro. Sunday worship is at 10 a.m. Pastor Joseph Amico will share a sermon entitled "Not Necessarily Good to be the Favorite Son" with scripture from Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28.

Organist, Robert Popple, will share a prelude of "Elegy" by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an offertory piece "I’ve Found a Friend" Arr. by Juliet Calkins, and a postlude of "So Send I You" by John W. Peterson. Congregational hymns this week include "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise," "O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee" and "Lead, Kindly Light."

For those with disabilities, there is a ramp leading to the sanctuary. For a ride to worship in August call Al at 603-363-4686. Worship services are broadcast several times during the week on BCTV, Channel 8.

Everyone is welcome. First Congregational Church is An Open and Affirming Congregation. Church office hours are Monday and Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, call 802-254-9767, e-mail fccwb1770@gmail.com or visit www.wbucc.com.