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!
October 8, 15, 22
The Second Mountain
by David Brooks
November 5, 12, 19
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!
Wolfeboro Serves is delighted to offer INSIDE CAR DETAILING on Sunday, October 20th
We plan to use the funds raised to support service events such as meal packaging and holiday gifting. We will be vacuuming your car, cleaning the windows, dusting consoles, cleaning your dashboards, etc! Sign up for a time slot using this link. Please put your NAME and CELL # for us to contact you! ALL DETAILING WILL OCCUR IN THE PARKING LOT OF First Congregational Church of Wolfeboro!
The youth will be writing letters and packing care packages next Sunday, October 27th to be sent out to our college students and service members. You can help by bringing in items such as gum, homemade cookies, deck of cards, tea, candy, chapstick, microwave popcorn, cup of soup, stress balls, socks, stationary, beef jerky, or individual sized snacks. Bring them on Sunday or drop them off at the church office this next week. Thank you!
Gifts of Hope
Sunday, November 17th
Looking for something meaningful this Christmas? Shopping for someone who has it all? FCCW is hosting the Christmas Gifts of Hope Marketplace in Fellowship Hall, on November 17th at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm.
This is an fantastic opportunity to honor friends and family who already have enough "stuff," but to whom you want to give a gift of some kind. This is the perfect solution. Visit the different tables explaining ways you can contribute by donating to specific organizations in the name of those to whom you are giving gifts. We call these "Gifts of Hope."
There will be Gifts of Hope available in the following areas:
1. Ghana, both through monetary donations to scholarships as well as the purchase of beautiful crafts from Ghana (to support scholarships)
2. L.I.F.E. Ministries Food Pantry
3. Knights Against Hunger (backpacks with enough food for the weekend for middle and high school students)
4. End 68 Hours of Hunger (similar backpacks for elementary students)
5. Heifer International (organization fostering economic independence of impoverished people through education and supplies to make them self-sufficient), particularly in agricultural skills)
6. Alternative Gifts International (similar to Heifer International but with broader outreach to include health and education)
7. Hope House (Homeless shelter for families in the Governor Wentworth Regional School District)
8. Church World Service (initiative to aid refugees through welcoming, training and empowerment and to help families in developing countries)
We hope to see you at this important and fun event!
Sunday, October 20
Join us in worship this Sunday to celebrate our covenantal relationship with Kpenoe (pronounced, pen way), Ghana and learn how we are living out our covenant with the village of Kpenoe.
During worship, hear Ghanaian music and about some new sustainable initiatives that Amenyo Foundation has started in Ghana. Information regarding scholarships and other ways to support Amenyo Foundation’s work will be available.
After worship join us for fellowship and if you wish, order a Ghanaian fabric bag to be made specifically for you by our own Batik Boutique. Orders will be fulfilled by Christmas. A selection of completed bags will also be available for purchase. Proceeds from bag sales go directly into the Scholarship Program. 100% of all scholarship monies raised through Amenyo go directly into student scholarships.
......"Here, abroad, and in a special way with the people of Kpenoe, Ghana, we commit ourselves to ministries of preaching good news, binding up the brokenhearted, freeing the captives and proclaiming the year of the Lord's favor." from FCCW Mission Covenant
[Adopted by the Church Council and ratified by the congregation of the First Congregational Church, Wolfeboro in worship during the 2008 visit of Prosper and Angelica Attakey.]