Haiku by Rolfe Gjellstad
The Berlin Wall failed.
Will our southern border wall
Work any better?
This Week's Scripture Reading: Isaiah 65:17-25
For prayer and reflection:
- Where do you sense God doing a new thing in your life? In our congregation? In our community?
- What do you think needs to be transformed in order for this world to be a joy to God, and its people a delight?
This Sunday, November 17th, we will have the pleasure to welcome to our pulpit Sean Patrick Coady, a Member in Discernment at United who is currently serving as Pastoral Resident at Wellesley Village Church in Wellesley, MA. Welcome home, Sean Patrick! During the service, we will also acknowledge Transgender Day of Remembrance, a time to lament the ongoing violence experienced by the trans community, especially trans women of color. The New Haven Pride Center is sponsoring an array of programming for Trans Awareness week, as well.
Pastor Jocelyn's Installation Service
On Sunday, November 17th, at 3:00 pm, we will host a celebratory worship service, attended not only by our congregation, but by representatives from the New Haven Association, the wider community, and various other guests. During the service, we will formally make our covenant as pastor and congregation. Reception and conversation to follow. Please join us!
Getting to Know You
As our congregation and our new Pastor, Rev. Jocelyn B. Gardner Spencer, get to know one another, she has suggested a question or two for our members to share and to learn something about you all are. No lengthy responses are needed, just your thoughts about our Church and your expectations for her ministry. Please CLICK HERE to take a moment to share your perspectives. This week's questions are:
- What do you believe is the greatest gift our church has to offer?
- What is one gift you would like to offer to our church?
- What is one gift you would like to receive from our church?
Interested in Ringing Bells?
Our Music Director, Caesar Storlazzi and several congregation members are trying to get a quorum of ringers together so that we can add handbells to our upcoming holiday celebrations. If you are interested in participating, please let Caesar know via email: email@example.com or by cell: 203-988-4609 ASAP! Ideally, we should have at least nine ringers to be able to play most handbell literature. Rehearsals will most likely be on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 at the Meetinghouse.