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09 28 16 Upcoming Weekly Events

posted Sep 28, 2016, 10:47 AM by Kathy Smith

This update includes the following articles:

             Fall Newsletter Deadline – Articles Needed This Week

             Church School Helpers Needed

             Welcoming Ministry Request

             First Friday Dinner – October 7th

             First Friday Volunteers Needed

             Adult Overnight Mission Trip – October 14th – 15th

             Sew-In for Quilts of Valor – October 29th

             2017 Rummage Sale – March 31st – April 1st

             Word Processing Volunteer Needed

             Upcoming Events Notice

             Avon Health Center – Team Church

             Fisk Jubilee Singers – October 22nd

             Simply Smiles Benefit Concert – November 13th


It’s Time for our Fall Newsletter!  Submit articles to Denise Beeney by tomorrow, September 29th for our Fall Parish Tidings.  The next newsletter will come out for Thanksgiving/Advent, so articles should cover events happening through mid-November.

Church School Needs Your Help – One extra church school helper is needed for the following dates: October 9th and October 30th. Helpers will also be needed in November and December. If you are available to help on any of these dates or for November and December, please contact Jenny Egan, Pastor Donna or sign upon the hall bulletin board.

The Welcoming Committee is looking for a volunteer/volunteers to coordinate the Hospitality Hour after church service. The coordinator would be responsible for scheduling weekly volunteers and coordinating with the Worship Ministry for holidays and special occasions. If you are interested, please contact Mark Robichaud at mjlrobi@gmail.com or call or text at 860-604-6838.

First Friday Dinner - October 7, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Our popular dinners kick off with an autumn favorite, homemade, succulent meat loaf.  This classic comfort food will be paired with oven roasted herbed potatoes, vegetables, beverages/dessert bar. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Heifer International “Gift Ark” project. Purchase tickets at the church office, Mon.-Thurs., 9 - 3, or at the door; $13/adult & $7/child 10 and under).

1st Friday Dinner Volunteers are needed for the upcoming October 7th dinner.  Desserts are needed too.  A signup sheet is posted in the main hallway near the office.

Adult Overnight Mission Trip! Spend a day with us at the Irons Homestead in greater Providence, Rhode Island, where we’ll partner with organizations involved in supporting the area’s homeless and hungry communities. We’ll talk and work with other volunteers and homeless folks who are working – and succeeding – to end homelessness and hunger there. WHEN: 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 14th to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 15th. COST:  $30 plus meals per person. Contact Sue Crowther or Beth Ferrari for more information.


Sew-In on Saturday, October 29th, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Sew Inspired Quilt Shop on Wilcox Street in Simsbury. The shop will host a sew-In in t heir classroom for our group Sew Thankful Quilters/Quilts of Valor.  This event is open to the public for anyone at any level to come for a short time or all day and work on Quilts of Valor tops. There will be all sorts of jobs. Sew Thankful Quilters will be providing all the fabric, patterns, and guidance. We would love to have some church members come and support our ministry.

 The 2017 Rummage Sale will be held March 31st - April 1stSave the date! If you need to clear out some items now, Janet Carville is accepting donations at her home. Please make arrangements directly with Janet.  She can be reached at 860-677-0115.

Word Processing Volunteer Needed - If you know how to use a word processor, you can add content to our websites. If you know how to upload and download pictures, you can do these things on our website. Volunteers are needed to do these things for our church website and at ACC(plugged-in) before November. Please contact the church office and let us know you are willing to do this, or contact Bob Burke directly – 860-264-5829 or by email – rbt.burke@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events vs Room Calendar - If you happen to be looking for the church room calendar on the ACC website, look instead over on ACC(plugged-in). It's always been there, too. The church website now is replacing the room reservation calendar with an Upcoming Events announcements page that can be found under, Connect, a navigation tab at the top of the church website page. Upcoming Events also comes each week to you by email as "Avon Congregational Church - Weekly Event Update.”

 For 27 years, an ecumenical group sometimes called “Team Church” has been conducting weekly worship services on Thursday mornings at Avon Health Care Center. Ailments and/or business commitments have left the team short of volunteers. Most needed now are people who can greet patients cheerfully, hand out the sheets with the words of hymns and songs, and join in the singing. If you have experience as a worship leader, that talent can be used too! The time commitment is about 50 minutes, from 10:40 to 11:30. Volunteers do not physically assist patients. To learn more, contact Bob Barton at rbrtbarton@aol.com (preferred) or 860-677-0087 (leave message including name and phone number).

The Farmington Historical Society, in collaboration with the Mark Twain House, is presenting the Fisk Jubilee Singers on October 22nd at 7 p.m. at The First Church of Christ Congregational at 75 Main Street in Farmington. This event will pay tribute to the 175th Anniversary of the Amistad captives coming to Farmington. The Fisk Jubilee Singers are an historic American a cappella ensemble that performs Negro spirituals sung by slaves prior to the Civil War. Purchase your tickets by contacting The Mark Twain House/Events online or by calling 860-280-3130. Tickets will not be sold at the door. 


Save the Date ~ Simply Smiles Benefit Concert!

On Sunday, November 13th, 4:00 p.m. a concert will take place at the Quick Center in Fairfield, CT to support the work of Simply Smiles. Performers include Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary – Peter is a friend of Simply Smiles and has been a social activist for over fifty years; Frank Waln – a Lakota Hip Hop artist and activist who was featured on MTV’s Rebel Music; and, Kristen Graves – a humanitarian who was called “the next generation of folk music” in the New York Times.  Save the Date – Tickets will be available soon!