A September to Remember on God’s Acre

We invite you to join us for Outdoor Worship Services this September at 8:00 & 9:15am. Our virtual service will continue for those more comfortable at home. Please don’t forget to RSVP, bring a chair or blanket and wear your mask! Worship will take place rain or shine and the front lawn will be tented beginning September 13. Please remember to RSVP through the email invitation or contact Laurel Carr, laurel@godsacre.org

 

Sunday, September 6 – Welcome Rev. Kibbie

Rev. Kathryn Kibbie Laird joined our church family as the Associate Minister to Children, Youth, and Families this August. She is excited to meet all of you.

 

Sunday, September 13  – Kickoff Sunday “COVID” Style.

Come and learn about all we have in store for you this year on God’s Acre!

On Kickoff Sunday, instead of eating a meal together, we invite everyone to bring non-perishable food items to support the Inspirica Food Pantry in Stamford.  

Cohort X, (last names A-L) please bring – Canned Soup, Canned Green Beans, Canned Fruit & Vegetables, Non-perishable/Powdered Milk, Pasta & Sauce

Cohort Y, (last names M-Z) please bring – Rice, Macaroni & Cheese, Cereal & Granola Bars, Baby Food & Formula

Sunday, September 20 – Confirmation Sunday

Our 2019-2020 8th Grade Confirmands will join our church family as members at the 9:15am service.

 

Sunday, September 27 – Farewell Eric

Hear Eric preach his final sermon on God’s Acre and wish him well as he begins his next chapter in York, Maine.

 

Looking Ahead: Children and Youth

Youth Ministries, Church School, & Children’s Choir have teamed up to create an offering built around faith, fellowship, and unconditional love. Our program year will start this October. Please be on the lookout for an email to register your child(ren) for our offerings this fall. See you soon!

 

Sunday

YG (High School) #1: 4:00-5:30pm

YG (High School) #2: 7:00-8:30pm

 

Monday

7th Grade: 3:00-4:30pm

8th Grade: 5:00-6:30pm

 

Tuesday

K, 1st, & 2nd Grades: 4:00-5:00pm

Quest: 8:00-9:00pm

 

Wednesday

5th Grade: 1:00-2:30pm

3rd & 4th Grades: 3:00-4:30pm

6th Grade: 5:00-6:30pm

 

Adult Formation

Wednesday Morning Bible Study with Chapin
Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00am, on Zoom

Garden Meditation
Thursdays, 9:00-9:30am, Church Memorial Garden. Join Marianna Kilbride, marianna@godsacre.org for Lectio Divina.

Fridays with Merton
Fridays, 8:00-9:00am, on Zoom. Join Marianna Kilbride, marianna@godsacre.org to discuss Thomas Merton’s Thoughts in Solitude

Men’s and Women’s Small Groups
Small groups are forming now for the 2020-2021 program year.
Contact Marianna Kilbride, marianna@godsacre.org for Women’s Groups and
Steve Case, scase135@gmail.com forMen’s Groups.

Missions and Outreach

Inspirica
Our offering plate donations at the Sunday outdoor services in September will go to Inspirica. The Sneaker Tree Project begins on September 13. We encourage you to buy a pair of sneakers for a homeless child in need. Donate a catered meal for 30. For more details visit www.godsacre.org.

Noble House Renovation
Join us on Saturdays – 9/19 and 9/26 – to continue renovating this sober living space in Bridgeport.

Filling in the Blanks
Back to School Backpack Collection. Bring a new backpack to the outdoor worship services or drop off in the bin outside of the church office to help a child in need this fall. Contact Marianna Kilbride, marianna@godsacre.org for a complete list of our mission opportunities!

Music

Musical Moments
Jody Blaine Davis resumes her virtual 30 minute organ recitals each Wednesday beginning on September 2. Click here to watch.

Handbell Choir
If you are interested in being a part of the Handbell Choir contact Jody, music@godsacre.org to learn more!