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The First Church of Christ, Woodbridge – June 2022

The First Church of Christ welcomes you to our Worship Service every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Meetinghouse.

Zoom Option:  The option to attend Sunday Service via Zoom continues to be available.  To receive an invite, please email the office or log onto our website and add your name to our church email list.  All people in the community are welcome in person or via Zoom.

*If you would like assistance gaining access to Sunday Services, please call us by Friday morning, at 203-389-2119, or email us at office@uccw.org.

Office Hours:  The Church office in the Parish House is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Our 65th Annual Strawberry Festival:  First Church of Christ Woodbridge and Boy Scout Troop # 907 (who has been meeting at the church since October 31, 1968) will be sponsoring our townwide 65th Strawberry Festival to be held on the Church Green on Friday, June 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  We invite Woodbridge and our neighboring towns to enjoy a picnic dinner and homemade strawberry shortcake.  There will be a lively musical group to entertain you and our sanctuary will be open to show our community what a beautiful historic church we have!  The menu includes hamburgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs, chips, and drinks.  Dessert will be our famous homemade strawberry shortcake.  Bring a blanket for an old-fashioned picnic dinner on the Green!

All profits will be donated to Ukrainian Relief.

Sanctuary Décor Restoration:  The John Canning Company has completed the Phase One sanctuary restoration.  Please attend a Sunday service and see the restored ceiling, rosette, cornices, and the north wall.  The new décor is glorious.

Interim Minister:  The Rev. Susan Murtha has been the new Interim Minister at FCCW for just a few of months now, and already has made quite an impact.  Worship has been filled with God’s Holy Spirit in music and prayer, in God’s Word and sacrament.  Plan a visit to see what is “happening.”  You can also read about her on our website.  We are honored to welcome such an extraordinary individual!

*The Rev. Janice Touloukian has graciously offered to provide Pastoral Care, helping with visitations and congregational needs when Rev. Murtha is not available.

Music at First Church:  The Music Committee was thrilled to host our first concert since the start of COVID.  The concert was held on Saturday, May 14 in our lovely, renovated sanctuary.  Our own Nenad Ivovic was accompanied by guest cellist Hans Emil Sollesnes and violinist Michael Ferri, both from Yale School of Music.  Also playing was Nenad’s 7th grade student, Jason Chen, who played a four-hand piano piece with Nenad.  The music was incredible, and we are blessed to have an internationally renowned pianist as part of our church, as well as these accomplished musicians.  The concert was well attended, and the Music Committee hosted a reception afterwards in the Parish House.  Nenad expressed an interest in having another concert in the Fall and possibly in the Spring, hoping to get these musicians back to join him.  We asked for donations which went towards Doctors Without Borders for Ukraine Relief.

We are pleased to announce that even though Nenad’s time at Yale has come to an end, he very much wanted to continue on in his position with us which we are thrilled about.  He will be studying to get his Doctorate of Music at the City University of New York.  Over this summer he will be performing many concerts throughout Europe and other adventurous places.

Weekly Bible Study:  Bible Study meets at the Parish House each Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  All are invited!

Join the FCCW Choir!  New members are always welcome.  Join us for rehearsals each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop #907:  Regular scout meetings are held every Thursday, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish House.  Stop by with the young man in your family (ages 11-17 years old) and meet our great scouts!  New members are always welcome.  For more information go to www.troop907.org.

Pre-school space is available:  Pre-school/day care space is available in the Parish House at 5 Meetinghouse Lane.  Three rooms, 1,200 sq. ft., and an outside fenced playground.

For More Information:  Visit our website at www.uccw.org for resources such as our calendar of events, monthly newsletter, ministry and volunteer opportunities, photo galleries, scout info, and much more!  Follow us on Facebook and stay up to date with parish happenings, including memorials and baptism announcements.

Feel free to email us or call the office with all your questions. We are happy to hear from you!

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