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posted Jan 20, 2017, 7:00 AM by Dianne R   [ updated Mar 12, 2017, 5:46 AM by Gerry deSimas ]
Bach Birthday Bash

Sunday, March 12, 3 p.m., Sanctuary
Admission: Free

In celebration of the birthday of the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach, the Music Ministries here at ACC invites you to a concert of Bach's music. Area musicians will perform works by this great Master. Please join us following the concert for a reception with a Bach Birthday Cake! The concert is free and open to the public although a free-will offering will be accepted.

Dixieland Stomp at our Shrove Service
Sunday February 26- 10 AM. Our joyous Shrove Sunday service with Dixieland Stomp. Come sing along and tap your feet to these favorite tunes as we celebrate Mardi Gras, Avon Style! Dixieland Stomp is a six-piece traditional band playing as part of our worship service. Meet the musicians afterward at our social reception.

Show Your Love with a Valentine

Saturday, February 11, Fellowship Hall

Show your appreciation for our local firefighters and police officers by making them valentines on Saturday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to noon in Fellowship Hall. Card making supplies will be provided along with refreshments. Visit with Avon police and firefighters. Sponsored by the Outreach Ministry of Avon Congregational Church. Bring a friend! 

Hymn Sing
Sunday, February 19, 4 p.m., Sanctuary
Admission: Free

Do you love to sing hymns? Come to a joyous Hymn Sing and raise your voice with all of us!. Members of the community as well as other congregations are invited. If you have favorite hymns you'd like to sing, please email the titles to musicdirector@avon-church.org. The church has ample copies of several hymnals (Pilgrim, Methodist, The Faith We Sing), but if you have others, bring them along. We will enjoy a social reception afterward.

Pastor’s Lenten Bible Study begins February 22
Each Wednesday through April 12, Church Library

Pastor Donna Cassity will host a Bible study during Lent each Wednesday called “Joy Restoration after Grief, Loss and Disappointment” beginning February 22. The free study will be held in the church library from noon to 1 p.m., through Wednesday, April 12. Pastor Donna will take participants through a biblical perspective of grief and the tools needed to restore joy back into your life. Time Magazine reports that 50 million people have suffered from grief at one time. It takes 5-to-8 years to overcome a major loss and be able to function again as one did prior to the loss. 

Finding Joy after Sexual Trauma for Women
Sunday, March 5, Church Library

Lindsay Gibson, interim Director of Children’s Ministry, will tell her story of forgiveness, courage and hope as she shares how finding joy through the darkness of grief and sorrow led her to receiving God’s Love. Lindsay’s talk will be Sunday, March 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the church library.

Sound Healings
Sunday, January 29, 3 p.m., Sanctuary

An interactive workshop on Sound Healing will be hosted by the Music Ministries at Avon Congregational Church. Come to this experiential workshop and learn about the history behind, and benefits of, Sound Healing. Dan Connors will play the didgeridoo to demonstrate sound healing as a therapeutic practice. It will put your body into a new rhythm. Edie Jemiola uses quartz crystal bowls and her voice to re-establish whole body well-being. Admission is free with a reception to follow.

Sound Healing is an ancient therapeutic practice that helps re-establish a peaceful connection between the mind, the body, and the soul by shifting energy in and around the body. Find out more at an introductory Sound Healing workshop with two experienced practitioners.