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"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

All Saints Day Service
On Sunday, we will celebrate All Saints Day.  Last year, you were invited to bring pictures of your loved ones who have passed away and we placed the pictures up front.  This year,  you're invited to bring pictures again but due to the need for physical distancing, please keep them with you in your pew.  You could stand your picture up in the pew, or simply hold it for personal viewing.  Please do bring a photo of someone you love who is no longer with us. 

Sunday will also be a family worship service.  We will worship together with our children and all take communion together.

Reminder:  Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend
Set your clocks back Saturday night and enjoy an extra hour of sleep!

Sanctuary Safety Precautions
Our sanctuary has been set-up for approximately 40 individuals to safely worship in person.  Last week, we were happy to see 34 people at our service. For the foreseeable future, we will continue to practice all safety protocols related to the virus, which means temporarily foregoing congregational singing and socializing within the sanctuary.  If you are unable to worship in person, know that we will continue to offer a videotape of the service that will be posted to YouTube around 3 PM on Sunday afternoon.  If and when circumstances change, and it is no longer advisable to worship in person, we will revert to a video only option.

Thanksgiving Spirit
While the pandemic will preclude us from having our traditional Thanksgiving dinner with members, we can still share the  the holiday spirit with others -- especially those who may be alone this year. Stay tuned for more information on how we will celebrate Thanksgiving differently this year.
Bible Study
The theme of the Wednesday morning Bible Study will be "Love." Find the study online. If you would like to join on Wednesday morning, please listen to the audio, watch the video, and read the scripture passages. If you would like the Zoom login information, please let us know.
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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

                              Sunday Worship:          11/1   10:00AM
                              Bible Study                   11/4   10:00-11AM   
                              Missions Committee      11/8   11:15 AM                  
       Prayer Requests
Please pray for Jane DiMauro who is undergoing corrective kidney surgery on Wednesday, November 4.  10/29
*Please pray for everyone who is out of work or experiencing a financial crisis. 10/22
*Please pray for everyone infected by COVID-19. 10/15
*Please pray for our friend, Lou D., who is at home recovering from complications from surgery.  10/8
*Please pray for the Chapin and Garofalo family on the loss of Joan. 9/20
*Please continue to pray for Sharon, sister of Carol and Patti, that she remains in remission. 10/1
*Please pray for our friend, Joy, who is recovering at home. 7/12
*Please continue to pray for Linda, Christopher, Joshua and Cindy on the passing of Jonathan. 9/27

*Please continue to pray for our friends, Arlene and Bill, who are experiencing health issues but are doing okay. 9/27

* 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)788-3575

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