178 OENOKE RIDGE ROAD NEW CANAAN, CT 06840

Tidings



       THIS WEEK AT FPCNC      

September 7
, 2014
 
"Coming Home Sunday"
10 AM Holy Communion Service

  Rev. Paul E. Gilmore preaching

First Presbyterian Choir singing

10:15 A.M. Sunday's Cool for grades K - 7

 11:15 A.M. Coming Home picnic and activities

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.



 ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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 EVENTS 
     COFFEE CONCERT - APR

 
7th Annual Barn Party!
 

Saturday, September 13th, 5 - 8 pm

Dede and Jim Bartlett’s historic Barn

         643 Oenoke Ridge Road               (corner of Country Club Road).

Look for the balloons!

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


Call Tina in the church office

to sign up (203-966-0002), signup in the Bliss Hallway, or email Tina@fpcnc.org

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CALENDAR


A Celebration of Life and Thanksgiving for Andy Walker  will be held on Saturday, September 13 at 12:00 noon in the church sanctuary followed by a reception in the common room.


CHURCH OFFICE HOURS


Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.