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E-mail ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Tom Coronite (TC)
Church Office # 781-447-5557
Margaret Mannke – Secretary
Office phone: 781-447-5557
Music Director/Organist: Heather Peel
AMERICAN RED CROSS: SOUND THE ALARM Campaign is offering to Whitman residents FREE smoke detector w/installation.
Schedule an appointment by texting your name and contact phone number to
ARC Volunteer, Anne Williams at 508-345-8988
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, 2021, anyone fully vaccinated is not required to wear a mask.
Social distancing guidelines will remain for another week until June13th service.
All Ages Welcome
Volunteers needed – signup sheets in sanctuary.
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
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
Sandwiches for MainSpring
This wondrous mission program sends 100 lunches each month
Meet in the kitchen just after service – many hands make light the load
Thursday Thoughts – September 21st
Greetings, members and friends of First Congregational Church, Whitman!
This past Sunday I had the privilege of sitting in on a meeting of your Search Committee, at their gracious invitation. To be sure, I was not there to direct or guide in any way. I was simply there as an observer, a resource, so the committee could ask questions and gain perspective. They asked me a few questions about what I thought about a few items, and I made a couple of very “broad stroke” or “big picture” suggestions. One of them, I will share with you.
Prayer is an important part of the Search process. It can be so easy to get bogged down in details, particularly about compensation line items, job description particulars, and the like. But it’s important for a SearchCom to remember that their work is an exercise in discerning where The Spirit is leading. And to discern that, prayer is crucial.
But it’s crucial for the congregation, too! This has been said before, but it bears repeating. This Search is important work. It is sacred work! It is an exercise in understanding and discerning God’s will for this Fellowship, where The Spirit is leading you to go. And so often, God’s voice is best heard in times of quiet prayer, away from the noise of deliberations over budgets and resumes and compensation packages. Those particulars are important, yes, and they have their place. But if prayer is not an overall support and context for our work, we may miss God’s voice, God’s direction.
You, the Congregation, must pray. You must! You must pray for your SearchCom, and you must pray for this sacred work that is being done. It is an exercise in listening. In understanding. In standing under. Standing Under God’s Word, and His Will, which we can only hear, if we listen. In quiet prayer.
Rev. Tom Coronite
RALLY DAY-THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH
Bring a dish to share at a potluck fellowship luncheon. Dessert and drinks will be provided.
Invite a friend or two or three. Bible Story Sundae class for all ages starts.
THE PUMPKINS ARE ARRIVING SOON!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to unload the pumpkins from the delivery truck. Continue or start a family tradition, gain community service hours, or just have fun. We’d love to have you join us!
Saturday October 7th at 1pm. Please meet at the church. Snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Kelly at 781-570-6995.
Volunteers are also needed to help with sales. Details and shifts TBA shortly.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD---CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX COLLECTION! Please begin looking for items on sale for boys and girls tee shirts, shorts, socks and underwear. Other items that can be used to fill the boxes are washcloths, soap, toothbrushes, small toys, and small sewing kits. For additional gift ideas, log onto the website at: www.samaritanspurse.org and click the link on the home page for Operation Christmas Child. Thank You!
In addition, Samaritan’s Purse is currently in Hawaii
serving our neighbors during this crisis. They have airlifted a volunteer
team and 17 tons of emergency supplies to Hawaii to provide immediate relief.
Please pray for the hurting and for the teams as they share Christ’s love
with those they service.
A BOOK CLUB is starting on Wednesday nights at 6pm. The first book will be “Praying Together” by James Banks. We will read a chapter or two, then talk about what we learned. Sharing thoughts and light refreshments. Anyone interested, please let Gail Clement know. (617) 838-2842 or email@example.com
Please sign up by September 25th. Books will be ordered and are $6.88.
Can’t make Wednesdays?- let’s talk about alternatives! Even email discussion Q&A could be a possibility.
Wally S, Andrea’s son
Karen C, Gail C’s sister,
Diane M, Barbara M’s sister- in-law
If you are not up to date on your covid vaccinations, please wear your mask at all times when at church.
Hand sanitizer stations are available
Sanitizing measures have been ongoing throughout the church
Thursday Thoughts will be the resource for updates on worship services and prayer requests.
Please email Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.