FCCW COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

FCCW has suspended in-person Sunday worship services until further notice and has implemented a modified plan for use of the building through the fall to try and limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Please see the attached links for emails send from Pastor Gina on 3/12, 3/12, and 3/14. Please stay home if you are not well! If you need assistance getting things at the grocery store or running errands please be in contact with Krista or Gina who can put you in touch with someone who can help.

 

These are the activities that will be suspended until until further notice.

 

* Food related events (potlucks, coffee hour)

* Committee Meetings (meet via phone, video chat or email)

* Office Hours - will be working from home and sometimes in the office. Call or email

* Pastoral Visits - call or email Gina if urgent. Happy to do phone calls.

* Outside groups using the building

* Choir practice 

We will get through this time together. It will require a patience and grace from us that will stretch and grow us in new ways. We will be  in touch frequently as things continue to unfold and change. If you would like to be added to church email notifications, please send us an email at fccwucc@gmail.com

Italian Dinner Take-Out

PASTA AND SAUCE TO GO will be the focus of the Italian Fundraising Dinner this fall.

 

There will be both Bolognese and Marinara sauces in serving sizes of either 32 or 16 oz jars. As an extra, we will also offer either regular or gluten-free uncooked pasta.

 

Pre-order your sauce today! Orders delivered will be on a first-come/first-serve basis and orders will be filled beginning in September. Home delivery will be available to anyone who wishes it. Please fill out this order request forms to place your order today!

Garage Sale by Appointment

As part of the fundraising committee, Patty Mac Hewitt will be hosting a garage

sale, “BY APPOINTMENT.”

 

No more than three people at a time, or a family group will be booked to come, browse, and perhaps, buy. Masks must be worn, and gloves and hand sanitizer will be provided.

 

Items for sale include some of the collectibles not sold at the fall appraisal day and sale and some utilitarian things in excellent condition. Patty Mac would be

happy to receive additional items for donation which she can vet. Suggestions are good condition kitchenware and even appliances if they are nearly-new in usage.

Collectibles are still welcome as are small pieces of furniture in excellent

condition.

 

For further questions or offerings, please call Patty Mac at 781-929-7859 or 603-569-6090.

Wolfeboro Reads

Pastors Bill and Gina encourage you to select a few books from our summer reading list to enjoy over these next months. We will reconvene in September via Zoom to share reflections from our readings and to embark again on a common read. Email Pastor Gina for the link to RSVP. Download the list here!

A Sin By Any Other Name by Robert W. Lee to be discussed on 9/15, 22, 29

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

to be discussed on 10/13, 20, 27

Braiding Sweetgrass by by Robin Wall Kimmerer to be discussed on 11/10, 17, 24 

 

Wolfeboro Reads Summer Reading list:

Braiding Sweetgrass

The Person You Mean to Be

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

The Book of Longings

The Dutch House

The Tradition

The Nickel Boys

Afterlife

The Weight of Ink

The Alchemist

The Uninhabitable Earth

Talking to Strangers

All Adults Here

As Bright As Heaven

Boy Wallows Universe

Disappearing Earth

For all Who Hunger

Here For It: Or, How to Save your Soul in America

Patron Saints of Nothing

Strengthen the Church

Special offering in July

 

Strengthen the Church (STC) is one of our four special offerings for which we seek your contributions and it’s fast approaching. If there was any greater time we should be finding ways to cooperatively build up the United Church of Christ, I cannot think of one. Funds raised support leadership development, new churches, youth ministry and innovative ministries in existing congregations.

 

All churches are struggling to minister not only to their congregations, but to their communities as a whole during this

pandemic. Your donation will allow this to happen. We will be seeking contributions during the month of July. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this particular offering by going to The UCC website and viewing the four short videos about how United Church of Christ, with our help, is changing the lives of many.

 

Although we are not formally collecting until July, if you wish to donate after watching the videos, click on Give found under the

title of the page. Be sure to complete the information concerning the name of our church (we are in the New Hampshire

conference), so that our church will be recognized for its

donations.

Wolfeboro Library Exhibit

Helen Fernald, inspirational writer, teacher, and photographer, is honored to offer the opening
art exhibit at the newly renovated Wolfeboro Public Library through the end of August.

 

The Sights of Wolfeboro is a
collection of photos, taken during Helen’s early morning time by the water and her daily walks,
that capture the charm of Wolfeboro as well as the splendor and varying moods of Lake
Winnipesaukee. Photos from the exhibit are also available for viewing
on Helen’s website, helenfernald.com.

(603) 569-1555

115 S Main Street
PO Box 913
Wolfeboro, NH 03894, USA

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