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Welcome to the United Church of Christ in Stoughton! Our new sign, created by church members Gale and Ed Porter, is a clear affirmation of what our church is all about: Love Lives Here! We believe that each person, without exception, is created by God and deeply loved by God, and we do our best to extend that same unconditional, heartfelt welcome to everyone. Please join us for worship on Sunday at 10:00 AM to see for yourself!
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
April 14 – Palm/Passion Sunday: 10:00 AM
April 18 – Maundy Thursday: 7:00 PM at First United Methodist Church
April 19 – Good Friday: 7:00 PM Contemplative prayer service
April 21 – Easter Sunday: 10:00 AM Celebration of the Resurrection of Christ
It is time to place your dedication for a plant of lilies or tulips for our altar for Easter on April 21. Look for the order forms in the Sunday bulletin where you may specify who the plant is in memory or honor of, and the name of the donor. Can’t be here on Sunday? Just mail (or drop off) your information to the church office indicating your dedication. firstname.lastname@example.org We suggest a donation of $10.00 for each plant. After the Easter service, you are welcome to take it home. Members of the Caring Committee will deliver the remaining plants to our sick and housebound members. In order to have your dedication appear in the Easter bulletin, your donation must be received by April 14.
If you would like to have flowers on the altar in memory of someone or in honor of a person or event, we have three open dates in April. April 7, 14 (Palm Sunday), or April 28.
For more information email the church office at email@example.com or contact Janet Clough at 781-344-3860 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Needs Bible Club
April 14 (Sun): Special Needs Bible Club presents their annual retelling of the Easter story at 4 pm in the sanctuary. Come and hear the good news and join us for light refreshments. For more information contact Bonnie Bittner or Dottie Rother.
Bags of Hope Project
Thanks to everyone who donated to or organized items for our Bags of Hope event hosted by the confirmation class on March 24. We were joined by several area churches and youth groups and were able to fill 105 bags to help spread some hope to the women and girls affected by human trafficking, addiction and homelessness. A special thank you to Marilee and Frank Cantelmo from UCC Norwell and co-founders of the South Shore Interfaith Coalition Against Human Trafficking. UCC Norwell sponsored our event and guided us throughout the planning stage. For more information about this inspiring ministry go to https://jasminegrace.org/bags-of-hope/. LEARN about human trafficking – globally and locally. PRAY for victims of trafficking and for an end to this slavery. DEMAND slave-free products. Buy fair trade when possible. ADVOCATE for state and federal legislation that protects victims. If you suspect human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-3737-888.
Lunch with the Pastor
April 4 (Thu): Please join Pastor Mary in the Fireplace Room at 11:45am for Lunch with the Pastor. Bring a brown bag lunch and she will provide beverages and dessert. This is a nice way to share what’s going on in our lives. Bring a friend! All are welcome.
It will soon be time to start planning our community garden and everyone is invited to help out – new gardeners and seasoned ones too. Look for more details in Notes & Notices. We will talk about what worked last year and what we’d like to improve on. What is your vision for our 2019 Community Garden? To be kept up to date on planning for our garden and the dates that we will meet, send an email to Lindsey Medeiros email@example.com or Marcia Olson firstname.lastname@example.org
Fill A Bag for UCC Stoughton
Event Dates: Now - April 13, 2019
Collection location during drive: First Congregational Church of Stoughton, 76 Pierce Street, Stoughton
Help support the ministries of the First Congregational Church of Stoughton by donating your gently used clothing, accessories, and linens during our spring FUNDrive. Start your spring cleaning by filling up 3different drop off time or a pick up3-gallon bags and dropping them off at the church between now and April 13. Bags can be dropped off on Saturday, April 13 between 9 AM - 1 PM during our church yard sale or on any Sunday morning. Contact Marcia Olson email@example.com or at 781-344-9547 to arrange for a different drop off time or a pickup.
Yard Sale and Clothing Drive
A yard sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 (the same day the town recreation department is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at Halloran Park). We are also collecting gently used clothing, linens, shoes, accessories (such as belts, scarves and purses), and small household goods for a separate FUNDrive. As you do your spring cleaning, please bring your donations to the church during March. Please, no computers, computer accessories, TVs or non-working electronics. Some donations may also be given to local families in need or reserved for the church fair in the fall. If you can help or want more information, please contact Marcia Olson | firstname.lastname@example.org | 781-344-9547.