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Re-Opening Committee

In light of the changing circumstances with regard to the delta variant of the coronavirus, our Church Re-Opening Committee recently met. The following  recommendations were approved by the church Reopening Committee as reported below by Chair Missy Delargy. Masks:  Mandatory for unvaccinated.  Optional for vaccinated.  We will post and announce the CDC  recommendation that masks

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September Birthdays – 2021

1– Jen Kirby 3– Jeffrey Gumbleton 3– Harvey Venne 5– Cindi Dykstra 6– Jan Sullivan 8– Fawn Disley 14– Richard Opper 16– Ken Korhonen 16—Dominick Venneri 17- Delores Potts 17– Shirley Christensen 23– Jim Deyo 24– Christine Case 24– Jim Coulter 25- Kathryn Prokop 27– Gene Stone 30- Liz Daley

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Calendar is Back

Take note…pages 5 & 6 have been added back in to your Arrow newsletter (at least for now)!! Page 5 is our monthly calendar. This is proof that things are at least beginning to get back to some normalcy…we have enough going on at Second Church now to write in on a calendar!  

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The Music is Back!

Many of you probably never realized that our bell tower musical hymns, played at noon and 6:00 p.m. every day, have been inoperable for the past 2 1/2 years !! Most likely sad for those in town that knew the time of day by our hymns and hopefully enjoyed the tunes as well! Thanks to the persistence of

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Haiti Relief 

The United Church of Christ has launched a campaign to raise $100,000 to aid relief efforts in Haiti following the August 14th earthquake. The purpose of the appeal is to support immediate relief efforts assisting survivors as well as to have resources for long-term rebuild opportunities. Water and first aid are the top priorities for

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Special Offering for Veterans

The Missions Committee is sponsoring an offering for the Brookfield Institute to support their work with veterans in Palmer and Ware. With the help of our previous gifts, the Brookfield Institute has been making monthly food deliveries to veterans and their families, recording the stories of veterans and military families, offering emotional support to veterans,

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Rev. Bruce Away

Rev. Bruce will be away from September 8th through September 13th, and back in the office on the 14th. If emergency pastoral care is needed, please contact the church office @ 283-6958, Barbara Larkin @ 413-436-5694 or Denise Summers at 413-539-1783 and they will contact the pastor on call.  

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Help Needed

Help is needed for one of our dear parishioners. Jan Sullivan is in need of someone to be with her in the mornings from 10-12-ish. Days would be flexible and can be shared with other caregivers. Her daughter Pamela has requested this for her. There is a stipend to be given. For more information please

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