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, Christmas Eve cookies 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.
The 6th Annual Dinner is planned for October 14th. We will gather at 6:00pm at the Westbrook Crossing clubhouse for appetizers. Then we will break into the smaller groups. If you have never participated before, this is the year to join in. it is always a fun way to connect with your church family. Sign ups are in Gifford Hall after services. If you have questions, you can contact Elizabeth McRae at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Church Picnic
After an early-September worship service, we gather in Dean Park for our Annual Church Picnic. A potluck meal with games and activities for the young and the young at heart, this intergenerational event allows us to break bread together on a sunny fall afternoon.
Join a Social or Service Group
Dine with Nine
Groups of nine adult diners, with our without partners, are arranged in December with the goal that each group will dine together at least four times during the year. Participants take turns hosting dinner in their homes with all members contributing to the meal. Dine with Nine is a wonderful way for newcomers, as well as those who aren’t so new, to make good friends.
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!
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 premie 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.
Intergenerational Drum Circle
Meeting on a selected Friday evening each month, this opportunity is sponsored by the Arts on the Green. Nan Gibbons brings her drums and leads the group in some very spirited music making! A nominal fee is requested and there is a break for brown bag or pizza dinner.
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 and FCC Day at a Worcester Bravehearts game!