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“Make me to know your ways, O Lord, and teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.” Psalm 25: 4-5
Sympathy Message from the Pastor
As many of you know, Ruth Law has lost her beloved Tom to COVID-19. She is heartbroken, and she requests your prayers. If you want to reach out in love to Ruth during this sad and challenging time, please consider contributing to our collection to help her with funeral expenses. Ruth prefers this to receiving flowers.  You can send a check payable to Ruth Law to the church (94 Miner Street, Middletown, CT  06457) and we will deposit all checks directly into Ruth's account.   If you would like to send a card or note to Ruth, you can mail it to:  49 Moodus Road, Haddam Neck, CT  06424. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  
Fellowship Time on Zoom, Sunday 2/28
Fellowship Time will be held this Sunday from 11 - 11:45AM.   As usual, the email containing login information will go out on Saturday morning at 10 am.
Bible Study on March 3rd
The topic for next week's study will be Understanding Ancient Law  If you plan to participate next Wednesday, please visit this link prior to the meeting to hear the audio, watch the video, and review the lesson questions.  A reminder email, including Zoom login information, will be sent to all regular participants next Tuesday. 
Easter Flowers Order Form
The order form for this year's Easter flowers was emailed to all members on Tuesday.  If you didn't get one, or can't open the attachment, please contact Chris Foley or Sue Charter asap so we can mail one to your home. Choose from three different types of 6 inch plants:  Lilies are $8 each; tulips or daffodil plants are $6 each.  Please remember that our order is due at the greenhouse by March 10th so don't delay!
Invitation to Participate in a Study on Prayer and Pain
Dr. Samantha Meints of Brigham and Women’s Hospital is leading an examination of the role of prayer as a way of coping with chronic pain. People use many techniques to cope with chronic pain, including praying to God or a higher power. The research aims to better understand the role of prayer in coping with chronic pain and what kinds of prayer are most helpful. If you are interested in participating, you can go directly to the screening website.

NACCC (Virtual) Annual Meeting Registration is Open!
The NACCC Annual Meeting will be held virtually on Saturday, June 19th and Sunday, June 20th.  The meeting will include pre-recorded and live workshops, and all workshops will be recorded for viewing after the meeting.  There is no registration fee, but registration will be required.  Registration is open. There is only one vote per church, so please register as a non-voting attendee.  For more details, please see the registration brochure. You may also want to take a look at the workshops list or the tentative agenda.  This is an opportunity to connect with our national association without traveling across the country. Pastor Nancy, Kim Kennedy, and Paul Kennedy attended the Annual Meeting in 2019. Feel free to ask them what it's like. 

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.   Accepted items: clothing, shoes, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, curtains, pillowcases, and stuffed animals.
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:
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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

                             Standing Committee          2/28    8:45  -     9:45AM
                             Fellowship Time                 2/28   11:00 -   11:25AM   
                             MM&C Committee                3/2     7:00  -    8:00PM                      
                             Bible Study                          3/3   10:00 -   11:00AM
                             Confirmation Class              3/3      3:30 -   4:30 PM
                             Board of Music Meeting       3/4      7:00 -    8:00PM             
Prayer Requests
*Please pray for Ruth Law whose beloved husband Tom passed away on Sunday, February 21st. Prayers for Tom's family and friends as they mourn his loss. (2/25)
*Please pray for Susan Clark who will be having surgery.  (2/18)
*Please pray for Patty Mailhot's relative, Jessica, who is undergoing radical surgery on 2/26. (2/18)
*Please pray for Bettye Nosenzo's family and friends as they mourn her loss. Bettye passed away on January 22nd. Also, please thank God for sending her to us to share her life, joy, and love. (1/28)
*Leslie & Dean have requested prayers of thanks for the safe delivery of their healthy new granddaughter, Sadie Elizabeth, born January 27. (1/28)
*Please pray for Janice Drescher's uncle, Ralph Hall.  He is currently in a PA nursing home working to regain his strength and being weaned off a ventilator after serious health problems last year. (1/28)
*Please pray for the people in Texas and Oklahoma whose lives and homes have been upended by extreme weather. (2/25)
*Please pray for peace in our country and throughout the world. (1/21)

*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 your request on longer.  Our practice is to list the name of the prayer requestor unless anonymity is specified. 

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

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

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