If you are looking to get to know others in the church, we have many opportunities for connecting and involvement!
Following the worship service each Sunday we gather in Gifford Hall, greet friends old and new and linger over a cup of coffee, tea or lemonade. There are often special Sundays that we may be celebrating with treats like 90th Birthday breads, Confirmation cake, Souper Sunday soup, Appetizer Sunday, Christmas Eve cocoa or Easter cinnamon buns!
Usually planned in the fall, this event for adults starts with appetizers in one location, progresses to dinners in private homes and ends with desserts at a final location. It’s a lovely evening of large and small group gathering and delicious food.
Annual Church Picnic
On the second Sunday in September, we gather at Dean Park in Shrewsbury for a short church service in the pavilion followed by our Annual Church Picnic. A potluck meal with games and activities for the young and the young at heart is a wonderful way to strengthen the bonds of our beloved church community as we kick off another Sunday School year with this popular inter-generational event.
Join a Social or Service Group
Groups of seven adult diners, with our without partners, are arranged in January with the goal that each group will dine together at least four times during the calendar year. Participants take turns hosting dinner in their homes with all members contributing to the meal. Dine with Nine/Suppers with Seven is a wonderful way for newcomers, as well as those who aren’t so new, to make good friends and fit everyone in your home, on your deck or patio, or at a picnic table in the park. You choose where to host when it’s your turn!
Contact Tom Porter at 774-275-0319 or by email at [email protected]
Church Golf League
Weather permitting, the Golf League plays nine holes at one of seven local courses on Saturday mornings from late April until late fall. All levels of expertise are welcome! Contact Don Alger at [email protected] for further information.
Hands for Hope
This group meets to create tangible expressions of God’s love. Folks may knit or crochet a prayer shawl or baptismal blanket or create a preemie cap or sew a dress for a child in Africa. The group gathers the fourth Monday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30. Contact Carol Baker at [email protected] for further information.
Spirited Book Group
Book lists are decided in June for the program year beginning in September. Participants may join for one or all books. The discussions are always insightful and thought-provoking and there’s a lot of laughter as well!
This new group has formed as a result of research that shows Parkinson’s patients benefit from vocal training. They meet on Monday mornings and perform during the worship service twice a year.
Attend a social event
Throughout the year, the spirit often moves us to plan different events just for the fun of it! Recently we have hosted a late-winter costume party for adults, a game and dessert night for families and a spring fling and fall frolic for preschoolers. In the past we have organized contra dances, candlepin bowling, game nights and FCC Day at a Worcester Bravehearts game!