FCCW COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

FCCW has suspended Sunday worship services until further notice and has implemented a modified plan for use of the building through the month of April 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 May 1st or 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

Father's Day 

Clean up buckets

Every Father's Day FCCW participates in the Church World Service Bucket Sunday. 

 

In the summer of 2018 wildfires raged through communities throughout southern California

leaving little time for residents to escape. Those who were fortunate enough to have a home to return to

faced the arduous task of cleaning up from either smoke or water damage. CWS provided Emergency cleanup Buckets, kits & blankets to the supply post to help give comfort to people in time of need. Knowing they had this cleanup bucket was a huge relief; one less thing to worry about when they returned home.

 

In the Fall of 2018, following Hurricanes Florence & Michael a total of 22,640 emergency clean up buckets were distributed in the U.S. & Puerto Rico. These examples of relief efforts are only possible because of our dedicated congregations & donors like you. 

 

For every $75. collected volunteers will fill a bucket with supplies such as sponges, mops, soaps, household cleaners, gloves, trash bags & laundry detergents to name a few. The Faith In Action Committee would be grateful if you act generously by donating any amount this June.

Many of you like to send a Father's Day card that includes acknowledgment of a donation to CWS for clean up buckets. We can make sure you receive these donation inserts if you make your donation soon. When you send in a donation to the church, just note that you would like to receive these cards. By donating early (by June 14th) we can be sure you get these in time to mail with your Father's Day cards.

Earth Stewardship

Suspended until further notice

Sundays, Gathering Space

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

The Earth Stewardship interest group (aka the “green group”) invites FCCW church goers to join in conversations on how to increase our personal and church environmental awareness and talk about our concerns and goals. The process is intended as a start to making a path toward growth in personal and church wide environmentally friendly practices. 

 

Please join us  in the gathering space after worship for any of our brainstorming circles to share your thoughts on March 22, 29 or April 5th. No advance notice is necessary.

Wolfeboro Reads

Suspended until further notice

Tuesdays

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Join Pastor Gina and Pastor Bill from All Saints on Tuesdays for discussion and sharing around a common read. We will meet each week (with some exceptions), from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Gathering Space at FCCW, 115 S. Main St. We will spend a few weeks on each book that we read.  All are welcome! 

March 18, 25 - Everyday Spirituality by James Hazelwood

April 14, 21, 28 - Braiding Sweet Greens by Robin Wall Kimmerer

May 12, 19, 26 - The Person You Mean to Be by Dolly Chugh

New Members Class

Suspended until further notice

Sundays, Chapel

11:15 - 12:15 pm

Pastor Gina and the Rev. Dr. Beth Nordbeck will be offering new member classes for anyone who considering joining the church. Beth is a retired professor of American Church History and UCC polity. Together Beth and Gina welcome you to come, get to know other potential new members, learn a bit about the history of our church and the wider church and denomination. Each week will be a different topic. New members will be received into membership during a 10 am worship service TBD.

 

Please know that you are welcome at these gatherings, with no expectation of your decision ahead of time! We have members of our community here who are full covenant members-professing this church to be their primary one. We have others who have joined as "associate members"-who maintain a primary relationship with a different congregation. We have wonderful "friends of the church" who participate in the worship, serve on boards, and fellowship with us too. And we always welcome visitors! But this is an invitation to consider deepening your connection and involvement at First Congregational Church, UCC of Wolfeboro, NH.

 

If you would like to talk more with Pastor Gina about this matter, or anything else, please contact the church office at 569-1555. 

Garwoods Benefit for FCCW

Suspended until further notice

Have you been looking for a reason to ask the new neighbors to dinner or get together with a group of friends or family? Now is your chance to get out of the house and enjoy the Wolfeboro Bay views from the dining room at Garwoods Restaurant and Pub! The Roark and Ling families who own and manage Garwoods Restaurant in Wolfeboro, have generously offered to donate 50% of receipts from diners identifying with FCCW on Saturday, April 4th. 

 

This is a fabulous opportunity to enjoy a fine meal while benefiting FCCW. All you need to do is to eat during their business hours (11:30 AM - 9:00 PM) on Saturday, April 4th and identify yourself as associated with First Congregational Church, Wolfeboro. Reservations are not required, but would be very helpful to Gordon so that he can plan for the day. Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your neighbors!

 

Participants are not required to be members of FCCW as long as they identify with FCCW. We hope you will join us! Thank you Garwoods for your generosity!

Wolfeboro Serves

Suspended until further notice

Sundays, once a month

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Pastor Gina, Pastor Bill (from All Saints Episcopal), and Maria Found (from Brewster Academy) invite you to join a service-focused, social-justice centered youth group for students in grades 7 through 12. We will meet once a month, and gather to put our faith into action. We are determined to be ecumenical (and happy to be interfaith, if you bring friends from other traditions!), welcoming, useful and inspired. Bring friends! All are welcome!

Pack meals at the food pantry (meet at All Saints). TBD

(603) 569-1555

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

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