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This Week's Update - June 15, 2016

posted Jun 17, 2016, 7:47 AM by Bob Burke
In kinship with all who grieve the tragedy in Orlando, we at Avon Congregational Church will open our doors and our hearts on Thursday, June 16th from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. to anyone seeking a sacred space for personal prayer, meditation, or to sit with someone else who honors your grief. LGBTQ, Muslim, everyone is welcomed and cherished here. Know that you are loved.

Google Street View Photo Session a Success!!!
Congratulations on being the first church in the Valley to use the clickable Google inside tour. Thank you to the Support Ministry Communications Team and the Welcoming Ministry, Spread-the-word Team, but also to the congregation and others who helped make this possible.  Congratulations to the congregation! We have achieved yet another milestone at ACC.  Other churches in the Farmington Valley have a few inside snap shots, but no other Valley church has attempted to do what we accomplished on Sunday. We are the first to adapt the so called Google Business View to a church setting feeding off of Google Maps Street View. What will be especially unique is that the clickable inside tour will show people in worship and in fellowship instead of empty chambers. The photographer said that we can expect to see the results sometime in July. Be sure to spread-the-word about this first for our church whenever you talk to anyone about ACC. Besides the virtual tour, we will have access to numerous still photos that show off our church and its prime rooms. Be sure to check with Bob Burke or the church office for the many possible applications including web site development, brochures, newsletters, framed picture gifts and on and on.

Summer Worship Time is 9:30 a.m.:  Union worship services with the West Avon Congregational Church will be held at West Avon Congregational Church in July.  August worship will be at Avon Congregational Church.

Office Hours:  During the months of July and August the Avon Congregational Church office will be open Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The office will be closed Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please feel free to leave a voice mail message or send an email; we will respond as soon as possible.

 Summer Pledges:  If you are planning to be away from the church this summer, please consider  mailing in your checks over the summer to keep your pledge current. It will help cover routine  expenses like utilities, insurance, supplies and payroll. Many members have switched over to using  their bank’s bill pay service (usually free) to schedule their pledge payments over the summer and it  saves them a check and a stamp. ~ Beth Ferrari, Treasurer

Vinyasa and Vegetable  
Betsy Van Loon is teaching yoga at the Community Farm of Simsbury from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays July 11, 18 and 25.  Free will donations are welcome and will support the farm and Gifts of Love.  Stretch with the squash!  Twist with the tomatoes! 

Life Line Screening at Avon Congregational Church
July 12th, 9:30 - 5:30 in Fellowship Hall - Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Avon Congregational Church on July 12, 2016.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to:  blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.  Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60 – 90 minutes to complete. 

In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners