High Street passersby at FCC Bristol on the afternoon of Saturday, June 5th saw children of all ages racing around the front lawn, passing through the obstacle course (including a challenging water barrier!) laid out by Susan Brosnihan, chalking up the sidewalks with artwork (I’m looking at you, Natty), practicing their baseball swing, tossing bean bags to win corn hole points, and other outdoor games. The tantalizing smell of grilling hot dogs and other yummy refreshments drifted across the lawn. The laughter and screeches of children and adults filled the air. It was an exciting start to summer on a lovely, sunny day.
Amazing Stained Glass and Light Video at Washington National Cathedral
This 4 minute video of stained glass colors splashed by the moving sun onto the carved stone interior of the Washington National Cathedral was sent to me by a dear friend. The sampled orchestral sound accompaniment is perfect. It touches the heart. Well worth viewing.
NURTURING OUR CHILDREN
Nurturing and tending to the spiritual life of our children and youth is a sacred gift and responsibility. Growing and learning about Jesus together is an essential element of our lives of faith.
We invite you to join us at our monthly meeting, every second Sunday via ZOOM at 10:45am immediately following worship for more exploring and engaging the Christian Education Ministry of FCC. Call the church office to join Zoom Meeting.
This is an open invitation to anyone interested in engaging in the CE ministry of FCC. Perhaps you previously served or are currently interested in working together on this wonderful and creative area of church life.
Please bring your ideas and joys, your concerns and talents, gifts and experiences. If you know someone who used to be involved in CE or, may now be interested in getting involved, please invite them to attend. I am excited and eager to see the ways the Holy One will call us into a new partnership with all those interested in the ministry of Christian Education at FCC. I hope you will join me. Please feel free to contact me for any reason.
I am sincerely in Christ’s service,
Rev. Deborah Breault
01/23/2021 STONE CHURCH COFFEEHOUSE
This was a fantastic night. Kim Trusty has a heart as big as all outdoors, and a talent to match!
It felt great to be back at the DeWolf Chapel in person after all these months away due to COVID. We were only 32, rather than the usual “sell-out” crowd of 100, but the spirit in the room was just as powerful as ever.
Roger and Donna and their team of volunteers kept us all safe with their careful planning, screening, social distancing and masks. And Kim’s authentic Blues, R&B and Jazz just filled our hearts.
Thank you again and again to the Dubords and to FCC for hosting this terrific coffeehouse for the past 14 years!
FOOD FEST – IT’S PULLED PORK NIGHT!!
Deary me! What to do when COVID makes the annual Harvest Moon Bazaar, with its Bake Sale, Wheel of Cheddar, Plant Sale and dozens of crafters just too unsafe. . . . If you are the folks at FCC, you turn your event into 4 months of safe take-out dinners, pre-ordered and pre-paid through their easy web-site.
The dinners were scrumptious, generous, and fun. It only took a second to pick up the meals we ordered. But it felt great to again see good friends (at least the upper part of their faces!) and exchange the latest news. Screening, masks and social distancing kept everyone safe.
I went to the Cookie Walk, too, back in December. And it was terrific. Gazzilions of cookies of all flavors and all safely packaged in plastic bags to keep everyone safe.
Thank you FCC!