Today -            Worship Services, 8:30 & 10:00 a.m.
                       Sunday School, 10:00 a.m.
                       Youth Choir, 11:15 a.m.
Monday -         Presidents’ Day, Office Closed
                       EDA Support Group, 6:00 p.m.     
Tuesday -        Gentle Yoga, 10:30 a.m.
                       Board of Christian Education, 6:45 p.m.
                       Winter Bible Study “Becoming Love,” 7:00 p.m.  
                       A.A., 7:30 p.m.                     
Wednesday –  Pinochle Group, 1:00 p.m.                                              
                       HVN Support Group, 1:00 p.m.  
                       Chancel Handbell Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m.
                       N.A., 7:30 p.m.
Thursday -      Shoreline Soup Kitchen, 5:00
                       Senior Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m.
                       A.A., 7:00 p.m.
Friday -           Transition Academy, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday -       Women’s A.A., 8:30 a.m.
Sunday -         Worship Services, 8:30 & 10:00 a.m.
                       Sunday School PJ & Breakfast Day, 10:00 a.m.
                       Youth Choir, 11:15 a.m.
                       Confirmation Class, 11:30 a.m.

Deacons in Charge for February
Susan Miron is the Deacon on Call.  The Sanctuary Rep is Keith Jones and Anne Bartlett  is taking care of Greeters, Lay Readers, and Flowers.

Birthdays This Week
Evelyn Grohs, Cathy Fremut, Arianna Smith, Cari Noti (Today); Brian Simpson (18); Colton Bailey, Robyn Lane, Chase Rozelle, Nancy Warner, Judy Roberts (19); Erica Anderson, Katie Roberts (20); Katie Munsell, Travis Olson (21); Chelsea Chiappa (22); Cooper Robbins (23).

Help Needed in our Nursery
We need some help in our nursery overseeing our little ones. If you are interested in signing up for a Sunday or two, please see Sybil or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you for considering!

Are You a Nurse or CPR/EMT Certified?
Recently there were two events in our church which prompted the discussion about who is CPR or EMT certified or trained as a nurse at the last Board of Deacons meeting.    Gratefully, both cases were handled correctly with happy endings.  The Deacons would like to compile a list of those who are CPR/EMT certified and/or are trained as nurses.   Please submit your names to Kris if you are willing to have your name on this list.  The Board of Deacons thanks you.

Please join the PRAYER PARTNERS…use the list to hold up these individuals, whether you know them or not….and please contact Kris Lindner (860 526 5045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you know someone in need of prayers from the faithful.

New Requests:
Family of Robert Zuppe
Rick Adams
Lana
Donna
Roberta Collura

Continued Prayers:
Rev. Bill West                Rev. Chris Horvath  
Kathy K                        Steven
Matthew V                     Marion Beemer
                                    Carolyn Wehr
Ruth S                          Scott Robinson
Sandy (Hospice)            Noah Krebs                  
Anthony                        Lyn & Harry
Bill                                
Darlene & John Bach     Bobbie & Ed
Jim Rankin                    Dotty Davis
John Bourne                  Alan C (new heart)
JR                                BJ
Joe Feola                      Nate
Joanne                         Marti
Ruth                            Travelers
Abigail                           
All families grieving the loss of a loved one      
Those struggling with any type of addiction     

Middlesex Association Prayer Requests for the Week of February 17th     
The Hadlyme Congregational Church, UCC, asks prayers that it be a more welcoming congregation in Christ through physical improvements and spiritual renewal. 

Deep River Food Pantry Needs – Sunday, March 3rd     
We continue to collect non-perishable items for our Deep River Food Pantry on Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of each month. Present needs include:  Peanut butter & jelly, pasta sauces, canned tuna or chicken, breakfast cereals, baked beans (not chick peas or other kinds of beans), as well as items for kids’ lunches.  Adams often has 10 for $10 sales on some of these items.  Please help   keep the shelves well-stocked!   Thank you in advance for your generosity.                                                                                                                                                                 

GL Scrip News  
A new year is here and we hope each and every one of you has a happy and healthy one.  We thank all of those who supported the GL Scrip program last year, especially during the holidays.    Now that the holiday season is over, we will submit orders for GL gift cards at the end of the month only.  Adam gift cards are always available.  Remember you can order cards online.  More information about this is at our table in Fellowship Hall after each of our services.  See you at our table, Jane and Elizabeth.

‘Becoming Love’
Our Winter Bible study and discussion group is being held on  Tuesdays, at 7 p.m.  in the Upper Room.   It is based on a 5-session video by Bob Goff entitled “Everybody, Always—Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People.” In the series he shares stories from his life that helped him understand what it means to love the way Jesus did—without fear, insecurity, or restriction.   He speaks with joy, humor, and inspiration and will help us to find love and be love in our world.  All are welcome.

Reminder:  School & Hygiene Kit Items are due no later than Feb. 24th

Sunday School Wear Your PJs & Have Breakfast At Church – February 24
Sunday School students (toddlers on up) and teachers are invited to wear their pajamas to church on Sunday, February 24. During the 10:00 service our Sunday School teachers will be making the students breakfast. No need to go into church first, just join us in the Upper Fellowship Hall promptly at 10:00 am. Eggs, bacon and pancakes are all on the menu and BE SURE TO BRING A FRIEND!!!

Companion Needed:
A new woman resident at Riverview Lodge is in need of a visitor/companion for about 2 hours every other week.  She would love to have someone to chat with and to be able to go out for a ride to Old Saybrook, for example.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Kris in the church office, 860-526-5045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community News:
•    Life After Loss is a bereavement support group for younger men and women who have lost their spouses or significant others.  It is sponsored by Middlesex Hospital and will be held on the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 6:45 at Middlesex Hospital Outpatient Center, 534 Saybrook Road, Middletown.  There is no cost, but registration is required.  Please contact Doreen Gagnon, oncology social worker (860-358-2053 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Sherry Russenberger, bereavement coordinator (860-358-6091 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Next meeting is Tuesday, February 19th.
•    Become a Foster Parent or help find families for kids.  Community Residences, Inc. is looking for patient, understanding families willing to open up their hearts and their homes to foster children who deserve a family to call their own.  There are other ways to help, as well, such as distributing flyers/brochures, hosting a home or work program to learn about the program.  For further information, contact Lisa Figueroa or Laura Noonan at 860-621-7600, ext. 117 or 261 or email- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  There is more information on the bulletin board across from the kitchen.

 

Support Groups at Our Church in Lower Fellowship Hall

Mondays at 6:00 p.m. - EDA
Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. – AA
            Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. – HVN
            Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. – NA
            Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. - AA
            Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. – Women’s AA

       Shoreline Soup Kitchen serves a meal here at 5:00 p.m. every Thursday