Three things will last forever-faith, hope and love- and the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 3:13

We, at First Church of Christ Preschool, treasure our families.  So, when tragedy strikes someone in our Preschool community, we want to be available to help in any way we can.  We are making this page available to our Preschool families as a convenient way to connect, inform and help those in need.

Unfortunately, our hearts have been broken for the Marcelynas family and the Borgen family this year. We are including the correspondences that went out and the links for assisting and supporting them. If you know someone outside of our preschool that would like to help, you can direct them to this web page and they can get connected.

1. ELDA, JAMES & GIULIA MARCELYNAS’ story: I am writing to let you know that a student in our Tuesday/Thursday 3s class, James Marcelynas, lost his dad in a tragic accident on March 2.

If you saw the news coverage of the vehicle that was hit by the tree, it was James Marcelynas—father of Giulia and James and husband of Elda.  Some of you have had the pleasure of knowing this sweet family.

We are deeply saddened by this news and will be deciding how best we can serve them as a Preschool community.

2. BORGEN FAMILY’S STORY (‘Maven’, Paul, Melanie & Anthony)It is with deep sadness that I write to you about another tragedy that has afflicted one of our Preschool families.

Paul & Melanie Borgen have 2 children, Maven and Anthony.  Maven attended our Preschool for 2 years and is now attending Kindergarten.  Anthony is currently attending the 3s p.m. class.

Maven showed signs of what appeared to be Bell’s Palsy, but it is now confirmed to be a malignant brain tumor attacking her brain stem. It is a very aggressive, fast-growing type of cancer. Please, please pray for a miracle. She has started radiation and will begin a state of the art, aggressive treatment as soon as she meets the criteria and they find the right hospital with the right treatment. Obviously, this news is a shock to this precious family and very devastating. 

  • Meal sign-up.   If interested, please see when meals are needed. I’ve been told that the Borgen family will definitely need meals to be delivered to their home in Wethersfield. Click here.