The First Congregational Church of Darien

United Church of Christ

A community of faith since 1737

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20151122_095335An old tradition is back!  Come before or after the 10:00 service on Sunday, November 19 to shop for things to enhance your Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.   The Fair is put on by the Women’s Association.

We will have your favorite offerings:

  • Bake Sale
  • Jewelry Table
  • Raffle for some beautiful wreathes and other holiday items
  • Jumble Sale
  • Dove Box Sign Up
  • Cabot Cheddar Cheese for sale
  • Craft, Knitting and Crochet creations
  • Wonderful Bakery Bread from Beldotti’s bakery
  • Table Floral arrangements

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We need your help to make this a success.  Please think about what you can contribute. We are collecting contributions for the Jewelry and Jumble sales in boxes at the front of the stage in Parish Hall.  (Jumble items are used household items that are small (think toaster size or less).  If you are baking or making soup or other savories, put some in the freezer to contribute to the Bake Sale.

We will be making craft and food items for the Fair.  Watch for dates for crafting mornings.  Also, Wednesday, November 8 we will be making quiches to sell at the Fair.  This is our “Nite Owls” night so we’ll bake quiche and then eat some for dinner.

More details, dates and order forms will follow.

Thanks

Debbie Nelson

Family Coffeehouse Night with Doug Allen Bring your family (kids are welcome!) and your friends to enjoy an entertaining evening of country music with Doug Allen! Doug is ‘local talent’ who is now a Nashville-based singer/songwriter. Saturday, October 21st, 7:00-9:00 pm in The Parish Hall.

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Doug is an appealing, live performer, having opened for acts like Gregg Allman, Edwin McCain, John Entwistle of The Who, The Bacon Brothers. Doug Allen is THE BEST, and we are excited to have him perform for us! Two songs from his current CD are featured in major motion pictures— Listen here: www.dougallenmusic.com/ Coffee, tea, sodas, juice and dessert are provided. Admission: Adults: $10; Children Free. Sign up today! in the Parish Hall; or call the church office: 203 655-0491; or email: office@uccdarien.org

Click here for flyer: Family Coffeehouse 

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TWO RIVAL COACHES, ONE FAITH — Special Turkey Bowl Huddle Event

In a world that seems to be making all of us rivals — we are delighted to announce a Darien FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) event that is taking place next Monday, November 21. The week of Turkey Bowl, Darien and New Canaan will come together under ONE faith to show our community that even though we may compete, our faith ALWAYS brings us together. We pray this message can touch the world!

Please join us for a very special Turkey Bowl Huddle with special guests Darien Coach Rob Trifone and New Canaan Coach Lou Marinelli.
Come hear about friendship, respect, sportsmanship, and faith.

Monday, November 21, 7-8 PM
Darien United Methodist Church, 345 Middlesex Ave.

All high school students from both Darien & New Canaan welcome. Please invite friends. Alumni and parents welcome too.

 

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Food for Everyday Order Form

This new effort is the Women’s Association Fall Fund Raiser

Choose from entrées, bakery goods, or soups.  These items will be cooked in our kitchen, ready for pick-up on November 20, after church, in time for holiday meals, or for freezing. Orders due by Monday, Nov. 14.

All instructions are on the order form. Something new! Try it out…

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My beloved cycle team,

Thank you for taking the time to consider joining an incredible CYCLE event on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 12:00-2:00 pm at the Mamaroneck Equinox.  This is going to be an extremely emotional and powerful event.  We advise you to arrive 15-30 minutes before the event begins so you can get ready to RIDE!  The purpose of this ride is to support the young people BOTH here in America and in Africa.  The monies raised from this event will go directly to the needs of our young people here and around the world.

Team, we live in a world of approximately seven billion people in which two billion live in poverty, countless millions live in a state of war, and everywhere human beings are struggling to find and keep meaningful purpose in their lives. And that’s where YOU matter!  To share the power of love with everyone, everywhere!

C. S. Lewis said this:

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

I believe, deeply, that we ALWAYS have to dream big!  If our dreams are only visions that we know 100% we can attain — than we have forgotten to invite God into the situation.

Over the past 4 years of our lives we have been on an incredible journey together as a cycling community.  This event will truly honor the time and investment we have given to each other.  Please, be  apart of this event on June 18.  My life is dedicated to serving the next generation.  I’m inviting you to come along this journey with me.  Please feel free to share with others if they would like to contribute to our cause.

Here are the logistics:

  1. Each BIKE is $225 to reserve.  However, if you feel inspired to give more — that would be such a gift to the youth and me! You need to go to the secure link listed below to donate:
  2. Once you have made the donation, please email me RIGHT AWAY so I can reserve your BIKE.  Once the bikes are sold out, they are sold out!
  3. Please come to the event ready to give all you have. We will laugh, cry and sweat all in one day!!!
  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all who decide to be a part of this event!

Lastly, I want to announce that this event will most likely be my last class in Mamaroneck.  My life’s journey has taken me to Fairfield County, which I’m SO grateful for.  My wife and I are beyond happy — we are ecstatic!  As a result, we will truly be honoring our time together.  Your presence and commitment to this ride means the world to me.

We are riding for the young people in our world — come out to this event and ride with me one last time!

Love always,

Gary

 

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17 people from our Church are leaving Saturday for Guanacaste, Costa Rica, where they will live and work building homes for local residents. We wish them “buen viaje” and Godspeed. 20160103_102306_opt

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This week we kick off the preparations for our Fall Fair to be held Sunday, November 22nd from 9:30 to 2:00. This is the only fund raiser we hold to raise money for our association. Did you all see the new chairs in the library that the Women’s Association donated this year?
Craft Days and Evenings are scheduled, so dig out you glue guns and join me in the kitchen where we will make wonderful items to sell at the Fair.
Craft Days:  Tuesdays 12:00-2:00. October 13, 20, 27
                                                                      November 3, 10, 17
Craft Evenings: Thursdays 6:00-8:00October 15, 22, 29
                                                                              November 5, 12
Bake Nights are on Thursday and Friday, November 19 and 20. We will make delicious pies and quiches for the bake sale and for us to enjoy eatingon Friday. Please plan to join in the fun!
Fall is a great time to do a closet clean out! We need items for our jumble sale, so clean out your gift closet and donate new or gently used items. The Jumble is a great place for the children to shop for gifts for friends and family.
The Vintage Jewelry area is another wonderful place to shop for both adults and children. Sift through your jewelry boxes and drawers to find pieces you no longer wear to donate. I have found several favorite pieces there!
There will be boxes on the stage for you to place your donated Jumble and Jewelry items.
Check the Women’s Association’s bulletin board for additional news.