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Fundraising Ministry Report for 2022

2022 turned out to be a better fundraising year then we had ever expected. Despite the absence of our church suppers due to continued COVID restrictions, we still far exceeded our fundraising goals for the year. In lieu of Suppers, Ed Clavette and his team pulled together five yard sales for the year! That might be a record for this little church. (a special thanks to Tom…

Annual Report of the Flower Ministry 2022

Although the outdoor gardens were scaled back with care this year, they were still maintained, were able to thrive, and added to the beauty of our church building. We started the return of the Altar Flower Donations. A chart was posted and anyone is able to sign up to bring flowers for the altar, in memory of, or in celebration of a loved one. We have had many beautiful…

Oldtown Music Ministry Annual Report 2022

2022 was an exciting year in music at Oldtown. Though we began the year with a few weeks of online worship, we quickly returned to the sanctuary and raised our voices in song to praise and worship together again for the rest of the year. We were overjoyed to welcome two new performers to our lineup. Edi Diaz joined us occasionally on harmonica, and Janice Dumont joined…

Missions Ministry Annual Report 2022

The Missions Ministry officially came together to, for the most part, a full year of work. At that time we mapped out the remainder of the year with collections, recognitions, projects, and assistance in a variety of other church functions and services. They were as follows… COLLECTIONS: Undie Sundays – We held four collections. Each collection brought in more than two…

Report of the Deacons for 2022

This year we were still distance worshiping online for January and February. We resumed in-person worship in March. Communion was also resumed with a few minor changes in distribution for health and safety. We continued in our role as aids to Pastor Kelly with the Sunday and holy day services as well as continuing with cards, notes, and visiting with the sick…

Annual Report of the Historian 2022

Here we are trying to get back to some type of normalcy after all our experiences with the COVID pandemic. The last three years of school tours have been an experience. First we were closed for a year, and then we saw three classes before shutting down again. Last year the schedule sent to us was a hard one. Pastor Kelly was on her sabbatical so that meant Ed Clavette and…

Annual Report of the Clerk 2022

First Congregational Church January 30, 2022 The Annual Meeting and roll call of members of the First Congregational Church UCC of North Attleborough, Mass. was held on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM via a ZOOM meeting. The church was once again closed for a one month PAUSE due to continuing problems caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Members convened on their…

2022 Annual Report of the Pastor and Teacher

In the church, just like on road of life, it is easy to get caught up in the daily struggles, the annoying frustrations, and the bumps along the road. At one time or another, we will all undoubtedly have our feelings hurt, be judged by another, or feel like what we do doesn’t matter. Here in Oldtown, because we are a church made up of human beings, there will always be…