Church Blog (Page 2)

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Church Committee Meeting Notes Mar. 9, 2021

MINUTES OF THE CHURCH COMMITTEE MEETINGMARCH 9, 2021 Attending: Pastor Kelly Thibeault, Ed Clavette, Jim Brinson, Jeannette Galvin, Jim Fennell, Deb Fennell, Kris Collins, Steve Mankavech, Cindi Barkley, Deanne Bellinger, Carolyn Chretien, and Leah Moynihan. Pastor Kelly opened the meeting with a prayer. TREASURER’S REPORT: Jim Koepfler was unable to attend but sent…

Food Safety Training for Oldtown Suppers

As we negotiate the uncertainty of determining when it’s safe to gather together again, one of the things we think about is how the pandemic has changed what we do for fundraising. Oldtown has always been known as “the church with the suppers,” and that is something that will continue long into the future. However, some things about how we do our suppers…

Church Committee Meeting Notes Feb. 9, 2021

MINUTES OF THE CHURCH COMMITTEE MEETINGFEBRUARY 9, 2021 First meeting held following the Annual Meeting. Attending: Leah Moynihan, Pastor Kelly Thibeault, Kevin Graves, Kris Collins, Cindi Barkley, Steve Mankavech, Ed Clavette, Deanne Bellinger, Jim Brinson, Jim Fennell, Jeannette Galvin, and Carolyn Chretien. Our Moderator Leah Moynihan called the meeting to order and…

Report of the Deacons for 2020

As deacons, we work closely with Pastor Kelly, helping coordinate many of the details of worship at Oldtown and assisting in the nurturing of the spiritual life of the church. We are often the first face a new visitor sees at Oldtown in our role as greeters, welcoming everyone on Sunday mornings with a warm smile. In a normal year, we prepare and serve communion on the…

2020 Annual Report of the Pastor and Teacher

My goodness, what a year it has been! We started the year with amazing celebrations. Pastor Amie McCarthy, who had been working with us for more than a year and was called to serve the First Congregational Church in Spencer, MA in October 2019, was officially ordained on January 5, 2020 at Second Congregational Church in Attleboro. The celebrations continued with an…

Annual Report of the Clerk 2020

First Congregational Church January 19, 2020The Annual Meeting and roll call of members of the First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleborough., Mass. was held on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in the sanctuary following morning service. The meeting was called to order by Jeannette Galvin, Moderator. An opening prayer was given by Pastor Kelly Thibeault. A moment of…

Fundraising Ministry Report for 2020

Each year, a significant portion of our budget is met through church fundraisers held throughout the year. We have been blessed with ongoing suppers, fairs, pet clinics, and flea markets. In addition, members have brought together additional fundraisers such as a coffee house, and online affiliate programs to boost our totals. Thank you so much for those that worked with…

Annual Report of the Historian 2020

Goodbye to 2020 and also many of the plans we had in mind. The proposed purchase of another fire proof file cabinet did not happen and will be postponed to sometime in the future due to our financial status. Any plans for further open houses in conjunction with the N. Attleboro Historical Commission did not take place and of course the third grade visits will not take…

Annual Report of the Flower Ministry 2020

Well what a year 2020 was! But we’ve all survived it and here we are into 2021, although not a lot has changed. One of the programs that was initiated in 2019 was the donations of Pulpit flowers. Donations were made by individuals in remembrance of, or in honor of, loved ones and/or special occasions. In the short time that we were able to worship in the church, we had a…

Oldtown Music Ministry Annual Report 2020

Music is a huge part of worship at Oldtown. Whether it’s traditional hymns sung by our Oldtown Choir, more contemporary music from our talented guitarists, percussionists, and vocalists, the sounds of our talented chime choir ringing out in the sanctuary, or our beautiful concert piano and our historic tracker organ, worship at Oldtown has had a joyous and beautiful…

Food Forward Project 2020

Our Food Forward Project was established five years ago with the goal of helping those in our community who are food insecure, We have added one dollar to the price of our Church suppers and that dollar in turn, funds our program. A great meal is enjoyed and that little extra means someone else will also eat, thus paying it forward. Since 2016 we have raised $4061.00 from…