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There will be two Thursday Night Alive evenings this month: September 8th and 29th.  We hope you can join us for fellowship, great food and local coffee, and inspiring praise and worship.


“God does not give us everything we want, but he does fulfill his promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to himself."

  -Dietrich Bonhoeffer 


The Monthly men’s breakfast will be September 10th at 8:00 am at MO’s Place in Hanson. 


Please focus daily prayer this month on our local schools and the dedicated mentors who invest so much into the hearts and minds of our children and grandchildren.


Psalm 145: 18-19
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires 
  of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

Isaiah 43:1-2  Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze."


Text Box: Men’s Breakfast                                   Saturday, September 10th at 8:00 am            Mo’s in Hanson.                                            All men of the church are welcome.                                   Feel free to bring a friend.



especially Dorothy Brundige, Dianne Marcus and; Lillian Horner, at St. Joseph’s Manor, 215 Thatcher St., Brockton.





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It is with great sadness to inform you all that beloved church member, Marjorie Terzian, passed away last Thursday.

Her sister Rose said that no formal services are being planned. There may, however, be a Memorial Tribute to Marjorie planned as part of a Sunday Worship Service here at some time in the weeks ahead. That information will be shared through email and the Sunday Bulletin if and when that happens.

 In the meantime, if you would like to send a card or note of condolence to the family, it can be sent to Marjorie’s sister:   Rose Winiewicz (please see printed First News for address)



Introducing Josie Kate, born June 9, 2022, at South Shore Hospital. 

Proud parents are Anna-Lisa and Patrick Kilduff, and proud grandparents are Jan and Nick Abbatangelo!

Nick writes: “Baby Josie has brought happiness and joy to all. We are truly blessed and thankful.”

  Our very best wishes to all the family!



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WHITMAN FOOD PANTRY: Dotty, who works at the Whitman Food Pantry, updated the list of what is most needed as of today 08/25/22.  These items include: regular mayonnaise, paper napkins, laundry detergent, facial tissues, canned peaches, canned mixed fruit and other tropical canned fruit, orange or tropical fruit juices in bottles, jello, pudding and Chef Boyardee canned items.  Cash or checks made out to Whitman Food Pantry are most welcome as well.  Thank you for the wonderful response you always show; and a huge thank you to John Barr, who volunteers as our representative.




Massachusetts Council of Churches


Our special offering for September will go to support the Massachusetts Council of Churches.  Today, the MCC is a council of seventeen denominations, committed to expressing the unity of the church in Christ and joining in common witness.

This organization is an ecumenical partnership of 17 Orthodox and Protestant churches/denominations in the state with approximately 1700 congregations.  Supported by the member denominations and investments, individual churches and anyone interested in furthering the work of the Council are encouraged to contribute. Please be as generous as you are able in this Special Offering, which will be taken up on Sunday, September 18th.

Use your numbered envelope with proper notation, or, if it is easier, you may send a check to the church.

Thank You!