WEST BRATTLEBORO -- Aug. 31 is the 12th Sunday after Pentecost at the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 880 Western Ave. in West Brattleboro. Sunday worship at 10 a.m. in West Brattleboro is a Union Service with Guilford Community and Centre Congregational churches. Pastor Joseph Amico will share a sermon entitled "Love Reaches for the Common Good in the Church" with scripture from Romans 12:9-21.
Organist, Robert Popple will share a prelude of "Toccato in D-Moll" by J.S. Bach and a postlude of "My Savior First of All" arr. by Lenny Seidel. A combined choir under the direction of Steven Rice will perform two pieces, "Give Me Jesus," an African American spiritual arr. by Steve Rice, and an offertory piece, "Grace" by Carolyn Hamlin.
Congregational hymns this week include "Your Ways Are Not Our Own," "I Come With Joy" and "I Would Be True."
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. Everyone is welcome. First Congregational Church is An Open and Affirming Congregation. The church’s website is www.wbucc.com. Church office hours are Tuesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, call 802-254-9767 or e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.