Vacation Bible School 2018

Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3, 2018

9:00 am – Noon

A white-water rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God!

We enthusiastically invite all children (from Kindergarten through 7th grade) to this year’s high-energy Vacation Bible School!  Participants will discover how to raft through life with God and others. The fun begins on Monday, July 30 and ends with an evening celebration picnic on Friday, August 3, which our entire congregation is invited to.

The adventure includes energizing music,  interactive Bible fun, super science, cool crafts, delicious snacks, great games and more!

Feel free to invite your friends’ children, as well!!  VBS is a great introduction to our church and to God!

The cost is $30.00 per child; each additional child (from the same household) is $20.00 for the entire week.  Checks can be made out to WCC, with VBS written in the subject line.  Register your children today! Registration/refund deadline is Sunday, July 15.

 

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If you are interested in decorating, speak with Kristin Parkhurst.  Teens entering 8th grade as well as adults, can join our volunteer team.  Contact Kristin Parkhurst at: (860) 227-3450 or kparkhurst237@comcast.net

May 5 Craft/Bake/Tag Sale :: 9am-2pm

Three sales in one!  Join us for a fun day of shopping at Westbrook Congregational Church.  We’ll be holding our annual tag sale on the church lawn, a bake sale on the steps of the church, and a craft vendor sale inside our fellowship hall on Saturday, May 5 from 9am to 2pm.  We’ll be raising funds to send 11 high school youth on a mission trip this summer

<<Seeking craft vendors. Please email or call the church office for an application.>>

Hammers, Pipes and Flying Quills Concert on Saturday March 3, 2018 3:00 PM

Join us for a special performance by Dr. Elena Zamolodchikova featuring piano, organ, and harpsichord, all three main keyboard instruments of music history, in one performance.

Saturday March 3, 2018 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary, 1166 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498.

Save money and purchase your tickets in advance! Ticket prices at the door will be $25 and $15.

Ticket Information: All seats are General Admission. Tickets may be picked up starting 1 hour prior to the performance.

 

Longest Night Service, Wed 12/20, 7pm

This service, also referred to as a Blue Christmas Service, will be held here on Wednesday, December 20, at 7:00 p.m. With the dwindling daylight of December days and the coming of the winter solstice (the longest night of the year), we are reminded that the good news of the nativity arrives for us during the darkest season.

Also for many, the holiday season is a bittersweet time. Loss or change of any sort can cause the holidays to fall hard on our shoulders. To honor and mark both the joyous light of this season and the holy darkness in which it shines, we will gather together for worship and ritual that speaks of God’s great news in Jesus Christ that is given to a beautiful but broken-hearted world.

We mark this solemn and sacred time with simple songs, loving words and the lighting of prayer candles. Please invite someone you know who might want or need this service to come with you.

Christmas Eve 2017

We will have 4 services on Christmas Eve this year:

  • 9:45am Traditional Worship Service, the Fourth Sunday of Advent.
  • 5:00pm Family Service with Children’s Pageant.
  • 7:30pm Candlelight Service with Choir
  • 11:00pm Candlelight Communion Service

Good Things Shop

 

First Congregational Church of Westbrook will be the site of a new consignment shop for women’s clothing and accessories. The “Good Things Shop” is open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The shop is located on the Westbrook Green at 1166 Boston Post Road. Please contact the church office for further information at (860) 399-9367.

Buy a Brick!

Do you want to help beautify the church, participate in a fundraiser and leave a legacy for yourself or a loved one? Our Buy a Brick Fundraiser is a way to do all that! Personalized bricks will be used to update the church entry and property. This is a wonderful way to honor families, parents and friends. There are two size bricks available: 4×8 and 8×8. The cost is $75.00 and $150.00 respectively. Clip art is an additional $10.00. Forms will be available in Fellowship Hall. Any questions please see Sharynn Gendron or Dawn LeMay. You can also email Sharynn at gendronjr @ aol.com.

Celebration Brunch to thank Catherine

There will be a Celebration Brunch after the 9:15 Worship Service on Sunday, June 18, to thank Catherine Linde and wish her well on retirement as Church Administrator. The Celebration Brunch will be a delicious sit-down meal. To assess attendance and provide a special menu to honor Catherine, we are selling tickets for the brunch each Sunday or by contacting Karen Amendola (860 304 7533) or Becki Renshaw (beckirenshaw @ sbclobal.net). Tickets for the brunch are $5.00 each (children are free).