Membership: National Association of Congregational Christian Churches
RALLY SUNDAY–SEPTEMBER 19TH
ALL ARE INVITED!
SERMON: “Guests or Hosts?”
by Rev. Pastor David Poole
(Mark: 9 30-37)
Rally Sunday welcomes current, past and future members to First Church. Traditionally held in early September, it signifies the end of summer vacation and the return to Sunday services in our Sanctuary followed by friendly conversation and treats in our Fellowship Hall. While we are still treading a bit carefully due to COVID concerns, we have an array of fellowship and educational opportunities for all ages.
Rally Sunday also marks the start of our youth oriented Christian Education program. For children kindergarten and up, Sunday’s will begin with Worship in the Sanctuary with your family, then off to fellowship hall for a time of lessons and arts and crafts. The older help the younger, and great friendships are made.
Marking two decades since the 9/11 attacks, the First Church bell was rung while a minute of silence was observed six times Saturday morning. The memorial started at 8:46 AM when the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The other attack events observed were at 9:03 AM, 9:37 AM, 9:59 AM, 10:03 AM and 10:28 AM, corresponding to when the attacks took place at the South Tower, the Pentagon, the Shanksville Pennsylvania plane crash, and observing the time each tower fell. Outside the Church entrance a dozen or so people were standing in somber respect while 6 people took turns ringing the bell.