Church of Christ Congregational News

Tag Sale, June 4th, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Tag Sale, June 4th, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

It’s time for the ASP Tag sale. How can you help? Donate: Drop your donations off at Fellowship Hall – Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3 from 3-8pm. We will pick up larger items that same week. Contact Tom Porell to have items picked up. We can accept: un-upholstered furniture, small appliances, tools, household goods, etc. We CAN’T accept: clothing, upholstered furniture, large appliances or television sets. Volunteers: We are looking for a few volunteers to help with the cleanup on Saturday, June 4 from 1:30-3:30pm. Questions: Contact Tom Porell at 860-416-8965.

Gentle Yoga, Tuesdays at 9:15 am, May 24th – June 28th

Pause and soothe your soul with this gentle yoga practice. Relax and enjoy an empowering, accessible and inclusive practice which aims to meet students where they are physically, mentally, and emotionally. The intention is to offer a meditative, breath-focused practice which will calm and ground while lifting the spirit. Through skillfully presented options, all levels can receive a rich and satisfying experience. This practice concludes with a sumptuous, restful Savasana. This one-hour free practice will be offered to all church members on Tuesday mornings from 9:15-10:15am, beginning May 24 through June 28. You do not need to attend all six weeks; you’re welcome to come whatever dates suit your schedule. Please call the church office for more information at 860-666-4689 or to sign up for a class. Feel free to bring a friend! Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a mat and any props (blocks, blanket, cushion, etc) which may help support your practice. * A couple of extra mats are available on a first come, first served basis for those that may want to experience the practice but don’t own a mat. Carrie is a Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher, she earned her 200-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Certification from Kripalu School of Yoga and is certified in Dynamic Gentle Yoga. She has received training on Guiding Trauma-Sensitive Yoga as well as training on Leading Savasana/How to Guide Deep Relaxation. Carrie is also an IIN (Institute of Integrative Nutrition) Certified Health Coach and is Certified in Reiki Level II. She incorporates these aspects of her background into the yoga practice that she guides.

Gardening Activity (Church Parking Lot), April 3rd, 11AM

Gardening Activity (Church Parking Lot), April 3rd, 11AM

Are you a flower person or someone who uses herbs or maybe you have a great spot for a tomato plant? Come to our Plant Where You Are activity on Sunday, April 3rd from 11-1pm in the North Parking Lot. Bring you own container; we will have the soil, seeds or seedlings of flowers, herbs and vegetables and you can choose to plant them in your own pot. We all have enough pots to fill and starting a new seedling is good enough.

Join us for Lenten Thursday Group

Join us for Lenten Thursday Group

This Thursday, March 17th from 7 – 8 pm via Zoom, we will be discussing the scripture Luke 13:31-35 and spiritual practices of lament and letting go. Hope you can join us. For more info, or a Zoom link invite, please contact Pastor Melanie at menfield@newingtonucc.org

CALL TO MEETING – Special Church Meeting on March 27, 2022

Church of Christ Congregational – Newington, CT 06111

Special Church Meeting, Sunday, March 27, 2022

CALL TO MEETING

A Special Church Meeting of the Church of Christ, Congregational, of Newington, CT will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 11:00 AM, immediately following service, in the Sanctuary. The purpose of this meeting is to:
Present and approve the slate of members, selected by the Board of Deacons, to serve as the search committee for a new Associate Pastor.

Members selected for election include.

Forrest Helvie, Jamie Harris, Deb Jeanfaivre, Deb Ingle, and Janet Schneider

  Paul Palaia
  Paul Palaia
Church Clerk
Dated: March 13, 2022
Newington, CT

 

Join us Friday night, March 25th at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary with Bronwen Henry as she shares her story about the importance of creativity and how it helped her navigate a difficult time in her life. Dessert to follow in Fellowship Hall. Then join us on Saturday morning, March 26th from 9:00 -11:30 am in a painting workshop as we explore how a creative practice can be an antidote to stress, and can allow us to access more playfulness and joy. The cost for Saturday’s workshop is $20 per person for supplies.Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to grow and have fun!
RSVP by March 21st to the church office (860-666-4689) or email Pastor Melanie at menfield@newingtonucc.org
Our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner is Back! March 1st at 5 pm

Our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner is Back! March 1st at 5 pm

Please join in Fellowship Hall for pancakes, sausage, and applesauce. Share a meal with friends while helping to support our monthly SALT meals for the Hartford-area homeless. Dinner service begins at 5:00 pm and ends at 6:30 pm. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 (maximum $25 per family). We’ll also offer a “grab and go” option for those who prefer to dine at at home!

Upcoming New Member Classes

Upcoming New Member Classes

We would love to have you become part of our Church Family! Please join our new Member Classes, a series of two, which will be held on March 6th and March 13th in the church’s parlor, both at 7pm. We will have all the information you need and will answer your questions. New Members will be received on Sunday, March 20th during the Worship Service. Please contact Rev. Melanie Enfield at 860-666-4689 or email her at menfield@newingtonucc.org if you are interested or have any questions.