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Sunday School is Coming Soon!

Sunday SchoolOur teachers are excited to begin a new year of Sunday School with a brand new curriculum. Classes for children (age 3 through high school) and adults will start on September 13, 2015 at 9 AM.  Parents must register each child every year.  Registration forms will be available in fellowship hall beginning on Sunday, September 6.  We hope you’ll join us!

 

Adult ClassOur adult class also meets at 9 AM on Sunday morning.  You can find us in the Collis Room (just past the pastor’s office).  We will be studying Jesus’ “wisdom parables” in the Gospels.  Although this is a continuation of last year’s study of the wisdom literature of the Old Testament, Jesus brings a new perspective to the wisdom of life–both in his day and all succeeding days, including ours.  The format is listening to an expert in DVD format followed by discussion.  Come and learn and discuss the relevance of Jesus’ teachings for today!

G-Force: Vacation Bible School 2015

WE STILL HAVE SOME SPACES AVAILABLE!!  PASS THE WORD AND REGISTER WITHOUT DELAY!!

 

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We invite all children to get ready to experience God’s unstoppable love at the G-Force Adventure Park Vacation Bible School! The fun begins on Monday, August 3rd and ends on Friday August 7th.  On Monday through Thursday, VBS takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and on Friday we end at about 12:45 p.m. after our closing celebration.

The adventures include Bible story fun, creative crafts, hands-on mission work, science, and great music. To be a part of all the excitement at G-Force VBS, stop by or call the
church office at 323-7584 to register (Wed – Friday 9:30 -12:30), send in a 2015 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLREGISTRATION FORM or you can visit the church’s VBS website and register there.  Children age three through sixth grade are welcome to join us for this fun week.  A gift from a generous donor makes it possible for us to offer this program at no cost but we only have room for 36 children so don’t delay, register today!

Sunday Service, May 31st, 2015 – Sunday School Celebration

Join us as we celebrate our Sunday school students and teachers!

 

 

Holy Week and Easter

What a Holy Week it has been!

Saturday, preceding Holy Week:  Soup Fest for Imagine No Malaria

We gathered to eat delicious soup, chili and stew to benefit our Sunday School mission

Dave soupfestproject.  To top it off we enjoyed some great entertainment from Dave Hamelin (thank you to Dave for filling in at the last minute for Sam who was ill).

Palm Sunday

A wonderful service celebrating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem with an uplifting message from our new CT/Western MA District Superintendent, Rev. David Calhoun.

Tuesday, Hope’s Place

A delicious corned beef and cabbage meal was served with the help of this happy group IMG_0475from Easthampton Savings Bank.

 

 

 

Dinner was followed by an interesting presentation on healthy aging by Statia Cantin.

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Wednesday, Lenten Study: Renegade Gospel

This has been a challenging study for many of us that has us questioning our priorities in our lives and wondering if we are collecting enough “dust on our sandals” from following Jesus.  Are we truly followers or are we merely volunteers?!

Thursday, Maundy Thursday

Maundy ThursdayA beautiful service of love with the sharing of the bread and cup as Jesus shared it with his disciples on that night of the Last Supper.  Thank you to our chancel choir for their beautiful offerings of music.  The service was followed by our Prayer Vigil with individuals keeping watch throughout the night in a time of prayer and meditation.

Good Friday

The bell tolled at 3:00 PM recognizing the death of Christ. words_from_the_cross_niv We gathered again in the evening for a solemn service with meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ spoken from the cross.  This was a very powerful and memorable service with individuals speaking from deep in their hearts on what these words mean to them.  We went out into the darkness to await the coming celebration.

 

Join us on Easter Sunday for a Grand Celebration of the Resurrection!

6:00 AM Sunrise Service at the Quabbin Tower

9:00 AM Sunday School classes

10:00 AM  Grand Easter Celebration service in our Sanctuary!The Garden Tomb

 

Holy Land photos

Here is just a taste of some of the places that our Holy Land travelers saw.  The group is planning to have an evening slide show on March 31st so that they can tell us all about their wonderful trip!

 

Sunday Service – February 8, Rev. Jack Moss

Today’s service was about Mark 9:2 – 13, known as the Transfiguration liturgy.

 After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.

Alice Collins gives the children a little lesson on it with her “WOW” card and Rev. Moss talks to us about this mystical passage and its meanings in today’s world.