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    SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICES   

 Begins at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 22 continues through August 31. This service will be held “in the round” setting in our air-conditioned sanctuary. Childcare is provided for infants through 4 years old; there is a children's summer activity for grades all grades. Older children remain in the sanctuary with their family.  Following the service, at 10:30 a.m., please join us for a Continental Breakfast on the Terrace provided by our Deacons.


     THIS SUNDAY AT FPCNC     

 August 31, 2014 
9:30 AM Worship Service 
 
Romans 12:9-21 / Exodus 3 selected verses
"Lower Your Bucket"
  Rev. Kathryn Kibbie Laird preaching

Musicians: Ellen Taylor Sisson, soprano, Sherry Tate, alto, Melissa Tate, alto 

 Sean McCarthy, organ

9:45 A.M. Sunday's Cool for grades K and above

  10:30 A.M. Continental Breakfast and Fellowship

THE ASSOCIATE PASTOR NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Is pleased to present

REV. KATHRYN KIBBIE LAIRD


As their recommended candidate to become the Associate Pastor for Children, Youth and Families at First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan.

 On Sunday, August 24th, the FPC congregation voted on Rev. Kathryn Kibbie Laird as our new Associate Pastor.  The Presbytery of Southern New England will vote on approving the call at its meeting on September 13th.

Click here for more information about Rev. Laird
Click here for the announcement letter that was sent to the congregation regarding the APNC's recommendation


 

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Be watching for a forthcoming challenge from your pastors -

Paul & Kibbie

for a congregational ice bucket challenge at Coming Home Sunday, September 7th.

If you do the challenge before then, consider making your donation to:

The Lou Gehrig ALS Center

Columbia Presbyterian Hospital

710 West 168th Street

New York, NY 10032-3784

Attention: Dr. Shneider

Doing so will directly benefit Ann Depuy and countless others.
 



Safe Church Policies for Children & Youth

Most every Sunday morning you hear me stand in front of the congregation and tell you that “this is a safe and sacred place…”  We wanted to inform and reassure you that we have put into place safe church policies that are guided by the policies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and reflect current practices nationwide for activities involving minors.  Here are the steps that we have taken to seek to insure the safety of our children and youth. 

·        All children are supervised by at least two adults at all times - in Sunday school, children’s and youth activities,  choir rehearsals, youth group meetings, confirmation classes, and youth overnight retreats, mission trips, and pilgrimages.

·        Infants and toddlers are cared for on Sunday mornings during worship by two or more professional adult babysitters who have undergone thorough background checks.

·        Youth participating in overnight retreats or events are supervised by at least one adult of each gender.

·        All adult chaperones of overnight trips will undergo a standard background check.

·        It is our practice to maintain a smaller youth-to-chaperone ratio than is required by the hosting organization during our pilgrimages and mission trips.

·        Ordained pastors, elders, deacons, and Stephen Ministers are considered mandated reporters by the Presbyterian Church (USA), as well as the state, and are charged with reporting any concerns immediately.

These measures contribute to the safe and sacred place that is First Presbyterian Church.  We appreciate your understanding and support of our safe church policies.  Together we will provide for the well-being of our children and youth, truly make this a sanctuary where all God’s children will not only be safe but will flourish. 

Grace & Peace,

Paul & Kibbie

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 


 
 

 

 
 









 

UPCOMING EVENT 
 
 
  
 

Seventh Annual Barn Party!

For Adults and Children!

Saturday, September 13—5 - 8 pm

Dede and Jim Bartlett’s historic Barn

643 Oenoke Ridge Road

(Corner of Country Club Road).  Look for the balloons! 

We’re having another Dining Out – again at the historic 1750 barn,

with dozens of antique farm implements and other antiques.

The Bartlett’s have graciously offered their property for this party.

We’ll have a potluck dinner with country music in a bucolic setting

– a fun, casual evening “on the farm.”

Bring a friend too . . . this is open to all adults and children!

A main course, wine, beer, soda and water will be provided.

We will have a basket for donations, which are optional.

Rain or shine – the barn doesn’t leak.

 If your name begins with:

A-H: Bring a salad

I-P: Bring a dessert

Q-Z: Bring an appetizer

 Sign up by calling Tina at the church office (203-966-0002),

or sign up in the Bliss Hallway, or email tina@fpcnc.org.

 

 

     COFFEE CONCERT - APRIL 27
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    

 

 
 
 

 

 
 




 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHURCH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS


June 23 - August 29

 

Monday-Thurs: 9:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Friday’s: 9:00 - 1:00 p.m.


A Celebration of Life and Thanksgiving for Andy Walker  will be held on Saturday, September 13 at 11 a.m. in the church sanctuary followed by a reception in the common room.

 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN WEBSITE CALENDAR


 

 

 
 
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   

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