An Early Spring Calendar of Events at First Congregational Church
Gatherings, worship and field trip to shake off the Winter Blahs.
(March 14, 2015) It’s time to put down the snow shovel and shake off the Winter Blahs. Early Spring at First Church has wonderful music and activities to get us in the Easter Spirit of rebirth. There is even a “field trip” to the Beardsley Zoo on March 29 for both kids and “big kids.” The zoo is just off the Merritt Parkway and Route 8. We’ll visit the Tropical Pavilion to feel warmth, and see the howler monkeys and parrots, as well as the wide array of unusual animals. (Lions, tigers and bears?) We’ll end the afternoon with a ride on the beautiful carousel. Click here for registration information.
This year we’ve combined the fun of a pot luck dinner with the beauty of our Maundy Thursday service. (Catholics refer to it as Holy Thursday.) The main, meatless course will be provided, and guests will bring either a salad or dessert. We will gather at 6 p.m. The very moving half hour service is immediately after that, at 7 p.m.. As is our custom, on Good Friday the church will be open from noon to 3 p.m., with periodic scripture readings during that time.
On Easter Sunday, we will start the rejoicing at sunrise with our first service (location near the church to be announced). Our 10 a.m. main service will center around the incredible music of our Chancel Choir under the direction of Jim Moriarty. Immediately following services, we will hold our Easter Egg Hunt on the church grounds.
I personally invite you to join with us, sing with us, laugh with us and dine with us. Most of all, join with us in worshipping our God who has given us the greatest gift of all, his Son, risen and leading us forth. http://arts.hersamacorn.com/winter-at-connecticuts-beardsley-zoo/
-- Pastor Pat Kriss