On Sunday, November 7th, First Congregational Church celebrated All Saints Day, through a service of remembrance for eight members of the church who had passed away since January 2019.  Rev. Deborah Breault lit a candle as each name was read,  and this was followed by the ringing of a chime.  Those members of our church family included:

Janet Gruenwald
December 31, 1923 – January 24, 2019

Deborah Pratt Wiacek
October 27, 1942 – August 24, 2019

Muriel C. Spence
November 10, 1924 – February 17, 2019

Gladys L. Usher
December 16, 1929 – September 27, 2019

Robert Bescherer
May 23, 1926 – August 18, 2020

Eloise Stalk
August 2, 2931 – October 7, 2020

Lester Warren Cory
July 25, 1939 – April 24, 2020

Edward “Ned” Wilbur
September 23, 1937 – January 25, 2021

Parishioners were then invited to light other candles in the sanctuary in memory of their own loved ones who have passed.

This special service also included a tribute to military Veterans, in anticipation of Veterans Day on November 11th.  Deacons read a moving poem which honored veterans, and members of the congregation recognized all veterans who were present.

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