Announcements

Two Upcoming Concerts!


 

Friday, December 2 at 6 pm is the date for the Lighting of the Green on the Village Green. Everyone is invited to celebrate this event and hear the Canfield High School Choir, directed by Tom Scurich. They will be singing at our church with a reception afterward.

We invite everyone to a Christmas concert on Sunday, December 11 at 3 pm, A Musical Gathering of Friends! Student, teacher and guest musicians will be featured. Cake, punch, coffee and tea will be served immediately following the recital downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.




175 Years of Blessings


 

So much to report about our special day. First, we feel loved and supported by our church family past and present. We are, indeed, surrounded by a “great cloud of witnesses.” Regional Minister Rev Allen Harris brought the message and greetings from the larger Disciple family. The music, provided by Anita, Jaki, Kylee and voices of the congregation, was glorious. The food was great thanks to the work of Nancy, Jean and Jane, Kim’s Confections and everyone who brought the delicious sides. Days of such happiness, fond memories and dreams of the future are rare and we were blessed with one yesterday. We are grateful for all 175 years of blessings!

For recent pictures, click on the picture or here.




175 Years- Getting Ready!


 

Our little historic church is getting spruced up to celebrate our 175th anniversary!  On the outside we have a new roof, and we've been trimming and planting around the grounds. On the inside, we've been painting and beautifying several areas of the church.  Our official celebration is October 9th. Hope folks will make plans to join us at this exciting time.

For recent pictures, click on the picture or here.




Lenten Breakfasts Return!


 

Service with a smile! The first Lenten Breakfast of 2022 is in the books. Please make plans to come to the church each Wednesday in Lent sometime between 6:30 and 9:00 am. Next week’s main event is french toast with a secret ingredient! Oatmeal with toppings, fruit juices, coffees and teas and other goodies are available every week. The church’s missions are supported by a freewill offering. Bring a friend!




Happy New Year!


 



Christmas Eve Candlelight Service


 

On Christmas Eve at 6 pm our Candlelight Service will be held in person and on Zoom.
In our White Gifts tradition, you can donate any non-perishable food items and wrap them in white paper or in a bag and place them in one of the Wagons of Hope. These will be distributed through Operation Blessing.




All Saints Sunday


 

All Saints’ Day will be celebrated Sunday, October 31 at our church. Those of us who have lost loved ones in the past year are welcome to come light a candle in their honor and memory.




Tuesday Night Bible Study on Zoom

Our Tuesday Night Bible Study is continuing on with a look at Ephesians. N.T. Wright explains that the letter was originally intended as a circular to various churches in the Ephesus area. In many ways it provides a bird’s-eye view of one theme after another within early Christian reflection: God, the world, Jesus, the church, the means of salvation, Christian behavior, marriage and family, and spiritual warfare. 
One of the best things about the way our study is set up is that there is NO PREPARATION NECESSARY! The study book asks questions that draw on personal experience and direct observation that not only teach, but provide practical insights for our daily living. We continue to learn new things and gain new insights from these ancient passages.
We do the study on Zoom at 6:30 every Tuesday night. Members can drop in and out as they have need. You can either follow the same link we use for everything here at church. If you would like a link emailed or texted to you or if you have any questions about getting Zoom set up on your computer, tablet or smartphone, just let Pastor Ben know. We would love to have you join us for an hour of study and insight.

 




Updated Guidelines for In-Person Worship

We are so thankful for the opportunity to welcome more and more people back to in-person worship on Sunday mornings. The covid vaccines have been an answer to prayer and have allowed us to accelerate our plan to return to life as normal here at church. 

That being said, we know the danger is still present for many in our community. If you have been fully vaccinated, you are welcome to go without a mask in worship. If you have not been vaccinated for any reason, please continue to wear a mask at all times while you are in the building for your own safety as well as the safety of others.    

There are many reasons why people may not be vaccinated at this point. We want to assure each person that comes to worship that they will not only be welcomed but will be safe, as well. Assuring the safety of everyone is part of our mission as followers of Jesus Christ.  
    

We will never turn anyone away because of their vaccination status nor will anyone be required to prove their vaccination status. We are the church and we trust each other. That also means that we will go out of our way to accommodate one another’s needs. Whatever your particular situation is, please consider how you can best extend love and care to others with faithful integrity.