September 10
Rally Sunday & Picnic
and beyond!

Welcome to this exciting and rewarding new season!


On Sept. 10, we will return to our regular season worship times: 8:30 and 10:00 a.m., traditional; and 10:00 a.m., Wind (contemporary).

Children’s and youth classes also resume at the 10:00 hour:

   Infants through 24 mos. — Crib Room
   Ages 2 & 3 — Nursery Room 3
   Ages 4 & 5 — Nursery Room 2
   Grades 1 & 2 — M103
   Grades 3 & 4 — M101
   Grades 5, 6 & 7 — M106
   Confirmation Class, for grades 8 and 9 will begin a week later, on Sept. 17, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., in Room M107.

SERMON SERIES — The topics for our new sermon series, Family Business, September 10 through October 1, are listed on the Upcoming Sermons page.


The entire church family is invited to join us on Rally Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. right here at First Church, on the Morgan House lawn. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and beverages will be provided.

Would you like to bring a dish? If your last name begins with A-L, you may bring a dessert to share; if your last name begins with M-Z,  a salad or side dish.

Join us for lots of fun, fellowship, games, and even a bounce house for the young and the young at heart! Bring a lawn chair and blanket; some picnic tables will be provided. There is no rain date.


Midweek programs will start up on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6:30-8:00 p.m.:

   Kids’ Club for grades 1-4, Fireside Room
   Middle School PF for grades 5-8, Youth Room


The Way, for grades 9-12, will start up on Sunday, Sept. 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m., in M107.


Our Confirmation Class, for grades 8 and 9, will start up on Sunday, Sept. 17, 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., in Room M107.


Children’s, youth and adult choirs—and worship teams—are also resuming. For rehearsal times and other info, see the September issue of The Spire, or call the Ministry of Music and the Arts at 860.529.1575 x209.


SUNDAY ADULT CLASSES will resume Sept. 24: Glenn Sunshine’s Ephesians class, 9:00-9:45 a.m., Morgan House Drawing Room; and Grace Gaillard’s Truth Seekers class on the Gospel of Mark follows the 10:00 a.m. service, Room M201 (Marsh).

WOMEN — You are invited to join the Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study, as they study Redemption History Through the Gospel of Luke, starting Tuesday, September 12, in the Murphy Conference Room, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Questions? Call Nancy Carroll at 860.529.7492.