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 "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Matthew 5:16
Communion Sunday Service
This week is Communion Sunday.  If you wish to take communion from the safety of your home on Sunday, please be sure to have some bread and juice or wine available.

Our service will be recorded on Saturday and you'll receive an email that will include a YouTube link to to the recorded service, and an attached Order of Worship.
  You can also launch the service from the "Worship" page of our newly designed website.
Fellowship Time on Zoom -- Sunday, 1/3
This Sunday, our Zoom  Fellowship Time will be held  from 11 - 11:45 AM.   The email containing login information will go out on Saturday morning at 10 am.
Bible Study on January 6th 
Bible Study will resume next Wednesday when the group will study Paul's Letter to Philemon.  If you plan to participate, please visit Philemon at the Bible Project site to read the letter prior to the meeting.  A reminder email, including Zoom login information, will be sent to all regular participants next Tuesday.  If you would like to join Bible Study, please contact Pastor Nancy.
Christmas Giving
Thanks to the support and generosity of our congregation, the Missions and Outreach Committee was able to donate a few hundred dollars in gift cards, as well as clothing, toiletries and other items to the charities selected this year:
              The Eddy Shelter, an emergency shelter for the homeless in Middletown
              Gilead Services, serving individuals and families living with mental health conditions
              The Veterans Home and Hospital in Rocky Hill
In addition, the committee was able to use donations to assist one of our church families. 
                                                     Many thanks to all who contributed!
Clothing Donation Shed Now Open
The clothing donation shed in the church parking lot, which was temporarily closed due to the pandemic, has now been reopened.  This shed is designed to give community members a a clean and convenient donation option.  St. Pauly Textile Inc., the company that provides the shed, partners with businesses and various organizations to distribute donated items both here in the U.S. and worldwide. 

In 2019, the company was able to help keep over 20 million articles of clothing out of landfills, which clothed an estimated 2.5 million people worldwide. St. Pauly Textile is an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau.  Accepted items: clothing, shoes, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, curtains, pillowcases, and
stuffed animals.
January Newsletter
We're working now on the next edition of the Third Church Newsletter.  If you have a story and / or photo you'd like to contribute, please email it to the church office by January 8th.
 Scroll the "Gallery" on Our New Website
Visit the Gallery for a scroll down memory lane of recent and not-so-recent events in our congregation.  You'll find pictures of members and friends celebrating Sunday services (indoors and outdoors!), baptisms, holidays, special occasions, charity events and more.  To add one of your photos, email the photo file and a brief description of the picture to Chris Foley and we'll get it posted ASAP.
Annual Reports Due Next Week
Annual reports from all committees are due no later than next Wednesday, January 9th.  Please send your report to Chris Foley at your earliest convenience.

From Our Treasurer:  Return Pledge Cards ASAP
If you haven't already done so, please return your pledge card to Sharon Maloney.  You can also email your pledge information to Sharon.  Many thanks to all who have already responded.
Support Our Church through Amazon Smile
If you purchase items through, please consider making Third Church the charity of your choice. If you do, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to Third Church, whenever you order through To choose us:

1.    Visit
2.    Sign in with your credentials.
3.    Search for "Third Congregational Church." 
4.    Select the one in Middletown, CT as the charity of your choice.
Current Office Hours
Rev. Nancy Lois, and our administrative assistant, Chris Foley, have office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-3PM. Our pastor is available to meet with you or visit you at your convenience at other times during the week. She also checks church voicemail and email daily Tuesday through Sunday. Monday is her day off.
Upcoming Events

                                Fellowship Time                 1/3    11:00 - 11:45 AM
                                Endowment Committee     1/5      7:00 -   8:00 PM
                                Bible Study                        1/6     10:00 - 11:00 AM
Prayer Requests
*Please pray for Joy Cummings who recently learned she has a fractured spine (12/31)
*Please pray for the families of those who have been lost to COVID-19 (12/17)
*Please pray for all healthcare workers (12/17)

Prayer requests are listed for 4 weeks.  Please let Chris Foley know if you would like to keep them on longer.

Pray for Our Shut Ins
Betty Behn, Sally Parker, Bettye Nosenzo and Evelyn Macensky, Karen Keathley

Our mailing address is:
94 Miner Street, Middletown, CT  (860)632-0733 website
YouTube Channel
Rev. Nancy Lois, Pastor (413) 250-9895
Chris Foley, Administrative Assistant (860) 632-0733

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