If you are looking to get to know others in the church, we have many opportunities for connecting and involvement!
[COVID NOTE: All indoor fellowship activities will resume once COVID19 is under control and physical distancing and masks are no longer required]
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, Appetizer Sunday, Christmas Eve cocoa or Easter cinnamon buns!
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
Dine with Nine is now Suppers with Seven in 2020
Groups of about seven adult diners, with or 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. You choose where to host when it’s your turn!
Church Golf League
Despite COVID19, the Golf League proceeded this summer, in accordance with the state guidelines, as the FCCSM Golf League began its 18th season in 2020 at Berlin Country Club using the new Mass Golf guidelines: https://www.massgolf.org/play/
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.
This group formed as a result of research that shows Parkinson’s patients benefit from vocal training. They meet on Monday mornings from 10:30-12:00 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 hosted a Coffeehouse featuring church musicians. We’ve also hosted wine tastings, theater trips, game nights, and a chili-cookoff.