ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, June 4th
Honoring Deacon Emeriti
Sunday, June 11th
Children's Sunday and Parish Picnic
Sunday, June 18th
Special Congregational Meeting

Pastor's Corner

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Pastor's Corner

Pastor LaurenSummer approaches! It’s always nice to welcome the longer days, the warm sunshine, and the slower pace of life that accompanies the summer. School will be out soon and family trips are assuredly being planned. What fun! For our part at CFC, there’s a few things to note before we’re all in the midst of summer plans.

On Sunday, June 4, we’ll be honoring Hattie Turner and Deborah Howard as Deacons Emeriti at our 10 a.m. worship service. A recep-tion to honor these mighty women will follow.

I’ll be having an Open House at the Parsonage on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and you all are invited to stop by. A great deal of hard work went into renovating the parsonage in the months prior to my arrival in Colchester. And I’m so grateful for everyone who worked so hard. It would be wonderful to welcome you to my new home for a visit on the 10th!

On Sunday, June 11, we’ll have Children’s Sunday and recognize our graduates—the little children will assuredly be leading us that day.

Finally, Sunday, June 18, (Father’s Day) will mark the beginning of Summer Worship at CFC (which will last through September 3rd.) We’ll move to just one worship service at 9 a.m. during the summer months.

I will most certainly be around this summer—focusing on getting to know our congregation and beginning to plan for the fall. Though I will be attending the United Church of Christ’s General Synod in Baltimore in late June/early July and know I will have news to share upon my return. Synod is always an action-packed week and impor-tant decisions are made that we are encouraged to bring back to our local congregations, so stay tuned!

On days off, I’ll be continuing to explore Connecticut. So if you have any suggestions or must-see/favorite spots around here, please feel free to share them as I'm doing my best to get to know my new home a little better. I look forward to seeing you at many of these wonder-ful events in June (and throughout the summer!)

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Lauren

Colchester Federated Church, Colchester, Connecticut