News for the Church, 5/24/24

Greetings Church!

I’ve been participating in the Festival of Homiletics this week for continuing education, and hadn’t planned to send out an email today, but some important things have transpired that you need to know about. Here’s the news: 

Gordon Batson Passed Away Today

I got a note from Gordon and Katherine’s son Alex today, letting us know that Gordon passed away this morning at the age of 91. Katherine is doing as well as one can after 61 years of marriage. 

A funeral is being planned for next Thursday or Friday at Bayside Cemetery. I will let you know the details as I learn more. 

Ivette Herryman-Rodriguez to Present New Music at Online Connecticut Music Tomorrow (Saturday 5/25) 

Ivette would like to invite you to listen online to a benefit concert happening tomorrow evening at 8pm put on by the Haven Trio. The trio has commissioned Ivette to write music for them and they will be performing some of her pieces. The asking donation price is $20, but any amount will be gratefully received.

If you’d like to attend, the link is:

Franny Knott to Preach This Sunday 

In an unexpected series of events, Jeff Mitchell is unable to preach for us this Sunday. Thankfully, our guest preacher from last week, Franny Knott, will be filling in. A big thanks to Franny for stepping in to help! 

All-Church Potluck Next Sunday, June 2nd

Please bring a dish to pass the first Sunday in June, as we will be gathering together after worship to enjoy a meal together. 

Celebrating Lora Lunt and Arthur Freeheart’s Retirements

At the potluck, I’d like to recognize the recent retirements of two of our church members– Arthur Freeheart and Lora Lunt. If you’d like to bring a card of congratulations or share a short story about either of them, this would be the time to do it! We will take a few minutes during our meal to revel with them both and offer stories and/or a word of celebration. 

Bring In Your Rummage Sale Donations Next Week! 

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Next week, beginning on June 2nd, we will gladly accept any gently used donations you might have to bring in for our upcoming rummage sale, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 7-8. We are accepting gently used spring and summer clothing, household goods, functional furniture, toys, books, gardening tools, plants, etc. Please no CDs, electronics, or textbooks. 

See you Next Week! 
Pastor Katrina