Weekly News in the Pews

June 11, 2023

NEWCOMERS:  Is this your first time worshipping at First Congregational United Church of Christ? OR do you want to update your contact information for our Church Directory? If so, please fill out the Attendance Registration pad found in the center aisle end of the pews. We are glad you are here! 

EPISTLE DEADLINE:  The deadline for the next Epistle newsletter is this Thursday, June 15th.

OFFICE SCHEDULE THIS WEEK: Pastor Greg will be attending the UCC New York Annual Conference Meeting in Niagara Falls from Wednesday, June 14th through and including Sunday, June 18th. Vicki will be out of the office Wednesday morning, June 14, to attend a NYS mandated training session.

SALEM NUTRITION CENTER: Volunteers are needed to make sandwiches and set up tables where the food is packed and given to guests. If you are able to volunteer on Tuesday, June 13th from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, please contact Pastor Greg at 585-966-9416; revgregrup.ucc@gmail.com. Pastor Greg can provide a ride for volunteers. If you would like to drive to SNC yourself, the address is 60 Bittner St., Rochester, NY 14604. The entrance is at the back of Salem UCC.

ADVENT HOUSE FUNDRAISER: On Thursday, June 29th from 2pm-9pm, What’s 'Ur Scoop Ice Cream, in Panorama Plaza, Penfield, is donating 20% of its sales to Advent House when the customer mentions Advent House to the cashier. 

ROCHESTER RED WINGS BASEBALL GAME - INTERGENERATIONAL OUTING: Saturday, July 8th, at 6:05 PM. Come join us on July 8th for a fun night of Baseball, an RPO concert, and fireworks after the concert. Ticket price is $10. If you wish to attend, scan the QR code on the rolling bulletin board or click on the following link: Red Wings Church Outing July 8th and follow these steps: Click on “Buy Tickets”; Click “Show Section”; Select desired seats (blue dots); Select continue; Select “Confirm Selected Tickets”; Enter payment information and submit. Tickets will be sent electronically to your desired location. There are a limited number of seats, tickets are first come, first served. If you have any questions, feel free to call Brian Sherry at 585-233-1010 or email at blsny05@gmail. (See rolling bulletin board or www.milb.com/rochester for bag restriction policy)

BOOK CLUB will meet at 1:00 on June 19 to plan for next year’s book club.

IN-PERSON WORSHIP:  The bulletin can be accessed via the QR code on your mobile phone or tablet. Prayer requests must be emailed to Pastor Greg at revgregrup.ucc@gmail.com by 8:00am on Sunday with the subject line Joy or Prayer Concern. You can view the Virtual Worship Service on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/First-Congregational-United-Church-of-Christ-Fairport-NY-174043249305098/. An audio Worship Service will be uploaded to our church’s website each week, usually on Monday. 

DINNER AUCTION FUNDRAISER will be held at Monroe Golf Club on Friday, October 27. The dinner buffet will be beef burgundy, almond crusted chicken, artisan rolls, garden salad, potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and cookies. The price per person is $57.00 to be submitted to Vicki Sherry. We encourage you to invite family and friends for an elegant, fun-filled evening. A new formal sign-up sheet is posted. For those of you that signed up on the preliminary sheet, please reenter your information on the new sheet. Please also list items you have for auction. If you have items for auction but are unable to attend the event, there is a separate sign-up sheet for those items.

THE CONGREGATION NEEDS YOUR HELP to fill a  number of volunteer positions. Please consider your ability to serve on the Publicity Committee. Adult volunteers will be needed to assist with Sunday School. If you can help, please sign up on the rolling board. Thank you.

FELLOWSHIP TIME: The congregation is invited to sign up on the rolling board to bring snacks for Fellowship Time on Sundays. We have a plan to provide beverages almost every Sunday. Snacks are always welcome.

PERINTON FOOD SHELF needs include juice boxes; orange/apple juice; canned stew, hash, or sloppy joe; cooking oil; mayonnaise; mustard; ketchup; strawberry or grape jelly; diced tomatoes; pancake mix & syrup; cereal & oatmeal; paper towel & Kleenex. Smaller sizes are preferred.

LIGHT THE NIGHT: Thank you to David and Janice Coon for lighting the steeple in June in memory of their mothers.


10:45 AM Pastoral Relations Committee
9:00 AM Salem Nutrition Center
10:00 AM Morning Circle
6:30 PM BOFM/Christian Ed.
6:30 PM Boy Scout Court of Awards (Sanctuary & FH)
Pastor Greg attending UCC NY Annual Conference (today through Sunday)
7:00 PM Worship Ministries (SR)
7:00 PM Boy Scout Committee (UFH)
7:00 PM New Life AA
Epistle Deadline

Rev. Gregory J. Rupright, Pastor
Rev. Dr. John N. Cedarleaf, Pastor Emeritus
Beatrice Benedict, Organist
Heather Watras, Director of Music Ministries
Vicki Sherry, Administrative Assistant
Christian Copyright Licensing International #2320160
Phone:  585-223-0224; Website:  fairportucc.org
Office email:  vsherry.ucc@gmail.com 

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