GREATER TAUNTON CLERGY ASSOCIATION
Ecumenical Lenten Services 2014
The evening begins with a pot luck supper at 6:30pm. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share as well as their own place setting. The service is held at 7:30 PM. An offering will be received at each service to benefit the work of Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen and the St Francis Samartian House Shelter.
Date Host Church Preachers
March 6 West Congregational Church Rev Raefield Perteet
415 Winthrop St. Taunton Rev. Christana Wille McKnight
March 13 Pilgrim Congregational Church Rabbi Anne Heath
45 Broadway, Taunton
March 20 Union Congregational Church Rev .Walker Farrar
265 W Britannia St. Taunton
March 27 Antioch Ch @ Memorial Methodist Rev .Fr. Lenny Nelson
176 Somerset Avenue Taunton
April 3 Liberty Christian Center Bishop Michael Lunsford
159 Winthrop St.Taunton
April 10 First Congregational Church of Raynham Rev. James Tilbe
785 South Main St. Raynham - Remembrance of the Boston Marathon Bombing
An Ecumenical Good Friday Service will be held at St Thomas Episcol Church on April 18 from Noon-1:00 PM followed by a light lunch of clam chowder and hot cross buns. Pastor Greg Wheaton will be the preacher.
Keeping the Faith Campaign Begins!
With the vote of the congregation on September 22 authorizing this fund raising campaign, we are ready to start! This will be a quick program, with our pledge collection period ending with a celebration on Sunday, October 20. The goal is to raise $200,000 to provide funding for needed renovations and repairs including:
Renovations at the Rogers House
Replace old furnace at the church
Parking lot crack repair and sealing
Repairs to fire sprinkler system
The campaign also seeks money to reduce the debt the church owes from building our addition. The concern is that this debt could cripple to yearly church budget.
Kick Off Brunch
You are invited to the Campaign Kick Off Brunch after worship on Sunday, October 6. We will share an Italian buffet as we begin the process of collecting pledges for the work we need to do together as a church. The brunch is free, but we need to know how many people to expect. So call the church at 508-822-6177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you are coming! And don’t worry, the brunch will be over before the Patriot’s game!
We hope that every member and friend of the church will help make this campaign a success by pledging what you can. You will be contacted, either in person or by mail, to give you an opportunity to pledge. We hope to have the pledges back by October 20. This gift can be paid all at once or spread over a three year time period. The option of automatic pledge payments from your checking account will also be available for your convenience. Think of this, if 100 people gave just $2 per day, the church would exceed the $200,000 goal of the campaign!
We plan to gather again over brunch on Sunday, October 20 to celebrate the pledges received for the “Keeping the Faith” campaign. Please join us!