JANUARY 2022

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

10:00 AM Worship

11:00 a.m.: Fellowship

 

 

WORSHIP HOURS

 

We begin worship service at 10am

 

 

E-mail ADDRESS: uccwhitman@gmail.com

 

Rev. W. Scott Wasdin

swasdin@gmail.com

Church Office # 781-447-5557

 

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Margaret Mannke – Secretary

Office phone: 781-447-5557

 

Sexton: Todd Decoto

 

Organist:  Tom Hoisington

 

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Go paperless!!  Now you can give online!!

Click the link below

 Online WebPay

 

 

 

SUNDAY’S SERMON

for December 13th, 2020

Click here to view Sunday's sermon

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

 

WOMEN’S GROUP COMMUNITY ACTIVITY

 

Please JOIN US on

Saturday, February 12th at 10:00 AM

for a

Tea Party!

 

We’ll be serving Tea ~ Coffee ~ Scones ~ Muffins, Fellowship and Fun while cheering area shut ins. We will be decorating Valentine’s Cards and Bags for West Acres Nursing Home residents. Please bring any pretty stickers or craft supplies you want to share. Invite your friends to join in the fun!

 

For more information,  please email Crystal at eowyn78@gmail.com.

 

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Home Communion and visitation now available- please call the church at (781) 447-5557 to arrange.

 

 Mask restriction lifted (if fully vaccinated)!

As of Sunday, June 6th, anyone fully vaccinated is not required to wear a mask.

Social distancing guidelines will remain for another week until June13th service.

 

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Church and Fellowship hall are available for your event

 

Please contact the church office for available times and costs

 

Baby showers- Wedding Showers- Collations

Weddings and Special Events

 

The fellowship Hall underwent a beautiful face lift.

 

Check us out when planning that special event.

 

 

 

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All Ages Welcome

Volunteers needed – signup sheets in sanctuary.

 

 

 

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Interested in joining a committee or be a representative on the board?

Openings are available for all church members young and not so young.

Learn more at fellowship or by asking a current committee or board member

Or

How about greeting, usher or counting collection?  Sign up on the clipboard in the back of the sanctuary.

Thank you for considering taking a more active role in your church as a much-needed volunteer! Any time you can give, is sincerely appreciated.

 

  "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. " Henry Ford

 

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Sandwiches for MainSpring

Every month

This wondrous mission program sends 100 lunches each month

Meet in the kitchen just after service – many hands make light the load

 

 

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Thursday Thoughts – January 13th

 

Wednesday Night Alive Service will return later this year.

 

 

ANNUAL REPORTS DUE: Please submit your Board and/or Committee's Annual Report(s) to the Church Office by Tuesday, January 25th. Thank you!

 

GIVING ENVELOPES are upstairs in the sanctuary on the back table.  Pick yours up at your earliest convenience.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! : Please help as a Greeter, Usher or Fellowship Volunteer.  There is a signup sheet on the back table. Add your name! Thank you! 

 

PASTORAL EXCELLENCE: SPECIAL OFFERING FOR JANUARY:  The purpose of this program is to develop, promote, and sustain excellent pastoral leadership for the churches in the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, and to create a model which can be used by other Conferences around the country.  This Special Offering will be taken up all month.

WHITMAN FOOD PANTRY: Food continues to be collected for the Pantry. The only items needed at this time are regular mayonnaise, kids’ cereal and laundry detergent. Thank you for the wonderful response members and friends of FCC Whitman always show!

 

Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.

You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.

~Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

From the Desk of Scott:

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 

1 Corinthians 13:13

 

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Pastor Scott is available for pastoral counseling by appointment each Thursday and Friday morning. Masks are required.  Please contact Scott or Margaret to set up appointments.

 

Please be in prayer for our local law enforcement, firefighters, and EMT personnel this month.

 

Prayers

Rita R, friend of Illine D, health concerns

F. Family – Sue Johnson’s relatives

Allyson M

 

***Reminder***

If you are not vaccinated, please wear your mask at all times when at church.

Hand sanitizer stations are available

Sanitizing measures have been ongoing throughout the church

 

 

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Thursday Thoughts will be the resource for updates on worship services and prayer requests.

Please email Gail at iamgjc@icloud.com with joys and concerns to share.

 

A live Facebook broadcast (available also as a link on this website) will be available each Sunday until further notice.

 

 

God Cares. Yesterday today and tomorrow

 

 

All over the world folks are doing what they can to support and give comfort in this time of uncertainty.

Everything has changed but God is our constant. 

God will comfort the grieving and give strength to those who are in need

There is hope found through prayer and our continued faith that God will be there for all of us.

 

 

Our church family is amazing when called upon to help. 

Some ideas.....
Fill the plastic container outside the parking lot door with food for the food pantry

Drop off cards in the office mail box to be mailed to area nursing homes or our shut-ins.

Put a sign with a word or picture of encouragement in a window or in your yard

Every day at 3PM let's all take a moment to connect spiritually with prayer.

A moment in time each day to pray for those who need God’s comfort and care.

 

Your deacons are available via email or phone. We are committed to help however we can.

Gail Clement:  781-447-4052

Russ Greene:  781-447-5047

Wayne Brundige:  781-447-1021

Frank Kawa:  781-308-5511

 

 

The Lord hears when I call to him. There are many who say, “O that we might see some good!”

Lift up the light of thy countenance upon us, O Lord

In peace I will both lie down and sleep.

For thou alone. O  Lord, makest me dwell in safety.

 

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