YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRIES

September 10 – HOMECOMING SUNDAY – Widening our Welcome

Welcome back! Homecoming is always such a joyous time of coming together again from places near and far. Rev. Christina will reflect on widening our welcome and embracing change. The children will be making all the goodies for fellowship hour and hosting it as well. 

Welcome back to Sunday School!  We're getting ready for some exciting stuff.
Our theme is Bible Heroes, and we'll learn about Noah, Abraham, Moses, Deborah, Joseph, and Ruth, among many others.  

Join us for Homecoming Sunday!

Sunday, September 10 is our annual Homecoming Sunday -- when Sunday School officially starts up for the fall.  -- It's Bible Heroes time! And the kids will host the coffee hour with the treats they make on 9/9.

Other dates to plan for:
Saturday, September 9 at 2:30pm --  Jean will be hosting a "bake-in" at the church -- all kids welcome, and teen & adult helpers, too.

Sunday, October 1 at 1:30pm -- Join us for a hike on Mt. Warner with ice cream afterward at the North Hadley Sugar Shack!

Sunday, October 22 is our annual "Bring a Friend" Sunday. Kids (and parents too!) are invited to bring a friend to worship and Sunday School.

Quarters for our Heifer International Ark!

The quarter collection tube was emptied and blessed by the children last Sunday to support our ark. $140 was added to the growing collection that supports our Heifer International Ark.  Since September, we have raised 20% of the $5000 needed to buy a Heiffer Ark!  We encourage you to keep donating your quarters and/or making your own personal contribution.  Checks can be made payable to Heifer International and processed through First Congregational Churchof Hadley in order to be credited towards our Ark. Thank you for your generosity!

For more information about Heifer International:  http://www.heifer.org