Farewell service for Pastor Trudy

It was a lovely service this morning in church, although bittersweet in many ways. The music was awesome (thanks David), the solo inspiritional (thanks Pastor), but it was a farewell service for our pastor of 5 years, Trudy Codd. She brought us the word of God, and helped us along our journey of faith. Now she will retire for awhile to allow her body and mind to rest and heal, before she jumps into service once again, in some form, to spread the message of love from the Father. We wish you all the best as you move along your life’s journey, Pastor Trudy.

Blessings Abound!

Today was a wonderful worship service in many ways. Those in attendance were blessed twice (or more!!) when we welcomed a beautiful little girl into our church family through her baptism. And it was a joy to see the face of Dan Abbott, a long time member of our church family who now makes his home in the west. Dan was in the area and stopped in for a brief visit. Blessings to little Riley and her family, and blessings and travel mercies to Dan as he makes his way back home. Such joy today!!

Community Food Bank Calendar

The June calendar for the Community Food Bank appears below. If you need to see it a bit larger, simply click on the calendar. The food bank is open to those residents needing assistance in Barkhamsted and New Hartford. Donations of food can be made when the food bank is open…details appear on the calendar.

June Link is now available.

The June 2017 edition of our church newsletter, The Link, is now available on-line. To see what’s happening at church this month, and to read our pastor’s farewell article, click on this link June Link & Schedule. You will also find our schedule for volunteer helpers included in this Link edition.

Youth Sunday Worship Service

This past Sunday, April 30th, was Youth Sunday in our church. The entire service, from the ringing of the bell to the benediction, was planned conducted by our youth. The kids did a wonderful job of sharing their faith and love of the Lord with the congregation. We all enjoyed the important Children’s Sermon on kindness, the beautiful special music, the scripture verses that were chosen, and the personalized sermon message that was shared. You could see that the years they have spent passing through the Sunday School classes, along with the help of their parents, have proved that the messages of the Bible have gone to their hearts. We thank them all for their time and talent that was shared so freely with us all.

Enjoy some pictures of the service.

Spring Bean Hole Bean Supper!

Our first Bean Hole Bean Supper of the year will take place on Saturday, April 29th. This long-standing tradition has been going for over 80 years! Seating is still available. For details about our supper (including the menu), and a glimpse into its history, click on the Bean Hole tab at the top of the page. We’d love to have you join us!

Good Friday Events

Today is Good Friday and our church will be open from noon until 3pm should anyone want to come and spend some time in quiet contemplation and prayer. Pastor Trudy will be on-site, and the movie The Passion of the Christ will be shown in one of the classrooms if anyone wants to view it. Tonight a worship service will be held at 7pm and is everyone is welcome.