Sunday, March 26, 2023 – Today is the Fifth Sunday in Lent and the liturgical color is violet.

Nashua Soup Kitchen Run Walk for Food & Shelter, Sunday, March 26, 2023 Gather your family and join in this yearly community event.

Nursery Care – The routine for nursery care has changed slightly. Nursery care remains available. Instead of proceeding directly to the nursery, first please check in at the welcome center. A nursery volunteer will be at the desk. Signs to this effect will also be posted.

Sunday School – As we move through the season of Lent, Christian Formation is focused on the parables of Jesus: the lost coin, the prodigal son, the Good Samaritan and the workers in the Vineyard. For each lesson the teachers create age appropriate activities which in addition to being engaging also tell the story of our faith.

Walk the Labyrinth on Maundy Thursday!  Our First Church Labyrinth will be available to walk on Maundy Thursday, April 6 from 4-6:30PM in Fellowship Hall. Rev. Jami will be there to answer any questions.
Come experience a meditative, prayerful walk before attending our soulful service of Tenebrae in the sanctuary at 7:30PM.

Heifer Project Giving calendars and collection boxes are available in the CE Office or in the classrooms for this traditional collection to help families in need around the world.

News from MAD (Make A Difference Youth Group)  The Jr. High students of Make A Difference are excited to share their new fund raising project, with the Church Family: “Fill a Wheelbarrow” for the Animal Rescue farm Live and Let Live of Chichester, NH. They are celebrating their 25th year of rescue and rehabilitation for the largest to the smallest animals. Our students look forward to working again with you to help Make A Difference! Look for our M.A.D. Wheelbarrow (generously donated) in Fellowship hall. Don’t want to shop? Our students are happy to shop for you! Thank you in advance for helping our students learn how to put the Word into action!

Below is the wish list of much needed items:
 Paper towels, baby wipes, latex gloves (all sizes), heavy-duty trash bags, bleach
 Black oil sunflower seeds, apple cider vinegar, corn oil, grain store certificates
 A new or used heavy-duty vehicle for towing a large horse trailer
 A large horse or stock trailer
 Metal round pen panels and gates
 Land, old farm or other property for future expansion and pasturing of sanctuary animals
 Tractor/any farm equipment
 Wheelbarrows, shovels, pitchforks
 Pickup truck: must run; doesn’t need to be inspected; onsite rescue use only

April 16 Pasta Bar Lunch! The Food and Fellowship ministry is planning a Pasta Bar lunch (gluten-free available) following worship on Sunday, April 16th at 11:30 AM. Please sign up HERE, at the welcome center following worship, or by calling the church office at 603-882-4861. Last day to sign up is Sunday April 9th.. We hope to see you there to enjoy food and fellowship!