The First Congregational Church of Hadley is a community guided by love, hope and Christian tradition. Our purpose is to help transform the lives of individuals through the power of Jesus Christ, so that together we might transform the world. Inspired by Jesus’ example, we recognize that every individual comes to our table with a unique set of needs, talents, and experiences, and that everyone has value to our mission.
We therefore declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming community of Christian faith. We warmly welcome all to engage with us in our mission, regardless of age, economic status, ethnicity, family structure, gender identity or expression, marital standing, national origin, physical and mental health status, race, sexual orientation, or any other label that would seek to divide rather than to unite. With God’s grace, we invite all to share in the life and leadership, ministry and fellowship, worship and sacraments, responsibilities and blessings of our church.
JUNE 2017 WORSHIP SCHEDULE
June 4 – Children’s Sunday
Join us as our children lead us in worship. We look forward to what undersea surprise they have in store for us. Worship will be followed by a family picnic.
June 11- Pentecost Sunday -The Power of the Holy Spirit – Communion
Rev. Christina will preach on Numbers 1:24-30 and Acts 2:1-21.
June 18 – Second Sunday after Pentecost – Father’s Day
Join us as we honor and lift up prayers for all our fathers. Rev. Christina will preach on Matthew 9:35 - 10:8
June 25 – Music Sunday
Come and make a joyful noise! At this uplifting intergenerational worship service we will boldly and loudly celebrate the joy of music and singing.
CALL TO A SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING June 25, 2017
1: To appropriate needed funds to purchase a custom cabinet to protect the Church’s silver and pewter collection.
2: To appropriate needed funds to paint or re-side the exterior of the church building and paint or replace the windows, all of this on the main building only.
Family Fun Down on the Farm – June 25 After Worship
Please join the Board of Christian Education for a fun and informative get together at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery following the church service on June 25th. The kids will enjoy a farm tour of Barstow's Longview Farm at noon while parents will have the opportunity visit and chat. The Board of CE will cover the cost of the farm tour.
All July Worship Services will be held at North Hadley Congregational Church at 10 a.m.
PONDERING POTENTIAL PROPERTY PROJECTS
A list of building projects has been posted in vestry. You are invited to drop by anytime to add your voice. You will find directions in the vestry on how to participate in the process. We will be leaving everyone's input up over the summer. In the fall we will summarize the wishes of the congregation in conjunction with the Properties and Finance Boards. We look forward to the exchange of ideas, the conversations to follow, and making our sacred space welcoming and beautiful. Thank you for your participation!
Mug & Muffin with the Minister - All are welcome to join Rev. Christina every Friday morning at the Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters in Hadley for some coffee and conversation. Come and find out where our conversations take us.
When: Every Friday except June16
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Where: Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters–the side room
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