Updates: Week of March 19, 2023

Watch Parties for The Chosen:  Note that there will be no screening of The Chosen this Friday evening, March 17, 2023.  Our weekly watch parties of Season 1 episodes will resume at 6:30 pm on Friday, March 24.   There will be popcorn and drinks available for everyone, so bring the whole family. Everyone is invited!

Camp Sentinel: We will welcome a visitor from Camp Sentinel who will be joining us in person this Sunday, March 19. Camp Sentinel registrations for this summer are filling up! For much more information on their 2023 programs, click here. An overview Youtube video for Camp Sentinel may be viewed by clicking here.

The Rummage Sale is back!  The next Etna Ladies Aid Rummage Sale will be Friday, April 28th, Noon to 5:00 pm and Saturday, April 29th, 9:00 am to Noon at Trumbull Hall, Etna NH (195 Etna Rd).  $5 a bag after 11:00 AM on Saturday.  Donations of clean seasonal clothing, jewelry and small household items in good condition accepted at Trumbull Hall Tuesday to Thursday (April 25 – 27).

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS):  Thank you for your support of the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering! The UCC’s Wider Church Ministries’ ability to provide Disaster Ministries, Refugee Ministries, and Sustainable Development initiatives are a result of your generosity. This year we’ll receive an offering for OGHS on Sunday, March 26,  using the theme “It’s Time to Share,” based on Galatians 6: 9-10. While thousands of congregations will receive the OGHS offering on this day, we are grateful for your generous gifts whenever they are received throughout the year.  For much more information, click here.

The Etna-Hanover Center Mud Season Community Talent SHOW is finally back!!!
when & where: Sat. April 1 @ 7 PM  (no fooling!) on the TRUMBULL HALL STAGE
It’s a “low bar”, so please think about sharing your family-friendly, interesting/unusual/fun talent—3-4 minutes maximum. In past years, we’ve had dancing, singing, music, poetry, hover-boarding, fencing, fireman demonstration, comedy, etc. Don’t be shy! All ages are welcome to perform—or just have fun meeting your neighbors and seeing their talents. We’re accepting donations(food/$) for the Haven — at the door.  For more info or to sign up please contact Marjorie Rose (email’s best).

New Hymnals:  We continue to develop our toolkit for worship.  Last Sunday, Pastor Chris announced that we’ll be getting new hymnals for the church. The new hymnal includes perennial favorites as well as more contemporary hymns and songs for us to offer our praises to God in song.  You have the opportunity to make a gift of one (or more) hymnals to the church in memory or in honor of friends and loved ones. The cost is $13.99 per hymnal. To do so, simplly put a check in the offering plate at any time.  Please include your dedication (if you wish).   Click here for a list of the hymns and songs (alphabetical by first line) in the new hymnal.  Contact Pastor Chris if you’d like more information.

Können Sie Zoom?  Making our Sunday morning services available via Zoom has become an important part of our ministry.  We are thankful for the technology and the willing hands that allow us to reach beyond the church walls every week.  God is great, indeed!  We could use a couple more “Zoom drivers” on Sunday mornings to provide a quality on-line experience to those who attend our service on-line.  If you enjoy a little mouse-clicking technology, and/or if you don’t mind sitting in the back of the church, you might enjoy running the church Zoom meeting on a Sunday morning!  We use a sign-up schedule and there’s no standing obligation!  If you’d like to help us out on a regular or an occasional basis, or if you’d just like to learn more about how we present church online on Sundays, talk to Pastor Chris, Carol Edwards, Mark Hardy, or Doug Irwin.  We’d love to have you join the Zoom team!

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