Week of October 22, 2017

Welcome! We welcome you here to Seymour Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, where whoever you are or wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. Here you will find a friendly, faith filled community willing to work and serve our Risen Savior. Here we “receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need”. Hebrews 4:16. Our Communion Table is open to all. Please join us in the partaking of the bread and the cup. If you wish to learn more about Seymour Congregational Church, please join us at coffee hour, call the church office at: 203-888-6729, or email us at seymourchurch@snet.net,

10:00 AM – Family Worship & Nursery
10:15 AM – Church School
11:00 AM Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall
11:15 AM Choir practice
11:30 AM SCC Talent Show!

Man is not at peace with his fellow man because he is not at peace with himself. And he is not at peace with himself because he is not at peace with God.
Thomas Merton – writer, theologian and mystic

The flowers today are given by the Noyack Trust as a provision of the will of Mildred Noyack in fond remembrance of her marriage to Edward Noyack. The church voted to place these monies from her trust in a separate fund named the Noyack Trust, to be used for renovations and some scholarship and charitable donations. We are thankful for her generosity which has allowed us to maintain and renovate our beautiful church building.

Today’s LAY LEADER: George Bashura
Today’s GREETERS: Dawn Ryan & Mary Jo Chevarella
DEACONS OF THE MONTH: Teresa Kregling & Deanna Imbro

Monday, Oct. 23 4:30 PM Weight Watchers
Tuesday, Oct 24 1:00 PM Bible Study
6:15 PM Girl Scouts #135
Wednesday, Oct. 25 6:00 PM Girl Scouts #306
Saturday, Oct 28 4:30 PM A Taste of Poland DinneR

    Calling All Confirmands!
    Pastor Allyson will be holding a confirmation class for all interested students in grades 9 and up beginning after the first of the year. The confirmation journey is a
    time of intentional preparation in which to explore their faith, learn about their church and their denomination and come to more fully understand what it means to be a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. Our time together will include opportunities for fellowship, participation in worship, community/church service, and a chance to attend a confirmation retreat at Silver Lake where our group will meet with confirmands from other CT churches. The class will culminate with a Service of Confirmation in May.
    Please contact Pastor Allyson at pastorallyson.scc@gmail.com or through the
    church office to express interest in the program. Our meeting times will be
    determined by the group to accommodate everyone’s schedule.
    “Not For Prophet” Musical Concert:
    All are invited to attend a free concert by “Not For Prophet”, a church group from
    Hamden, on October 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Oxford United Church of Christ, Congregational Church. The concert will take place following the Naugatuck Valley Association Fall Meeting and is open to anyone wishing to take advantage of time to enjoy beautiful music.
    From the Nominating Committee: There are many positions that need to be
    filled for the upcoming year. Diaconate – 1, Christian Ed – 2, Music – 3,  Parish Life – 6, Outreach – 2, Finance – 1, Property – 7, Stewardship – 3, Nominating – 4, Auditors – 2, and a Moderator. If you might be so moved by the Spirit and would  like to fill a vacancy, please contact Teresa Kregling at 203-881-2027, Leslie Miklus at 203-308-2628, or George Bashura at 203-888-7734.
    Our candle for peace burns as a sign of our continuing prayers for
    justice and freedom from oppression.