Midweek Connect

WEDNESDAYS
Ending for the season
on Wed., May 17.
Watch for the start
of summer barbecues!

We all want to be in a place “where everybody knows your name.” But we also want to know more about the God who loves us and how we can follow Him. That’s what’s happening at First Church on Wednesday nights—a place to connect with others and with God.

DINNER

THE COMMUNITY DINNER is served Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:15, in the renovated Keith Jones Hall and is both tasty and nutritious. Cost is $5 for one, or $10 for a family. You don’t need to register—just come!

MENU for Wednesday, May 17 (final for the season) — Choice of Beef or Pulled-Pork Tacos with all the fixin's, salad, bread, and dessert — and featuring two piñatas for the children to enjoy!  There will be a vegetarian option and children's menu as well. Come have dinner with the family!

NOTE: Tonight’s Midweek Connect is the final one for this season. Watch for the start of our famous summer barbecues!

ACTIVITIES

AGES 3-5

Faithweaver Friends for Preschoolers — This interactive midweek club for children ages 3-5 empowers them to connect with God through powerful Bible stories and awesome activities such as Learn-It, Make-It, and Play-It.  Faithweaver Friends meets in the Gym Room, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

GRADES 1-4

FaithWeaver Friends (Kids’ Club) for Grades 1-4 — This weekly gathering is an exciting time to experience the joy of Jesus in community with friends. Some of our activities include: Surprise Station, Music, Games, Project With a Purpose, and Snack-It Café. This time is all about encouraging one another in our journey to follow Jesus. Faithweaver Friends meets in the Fireside Room, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

GRADES 5-8

Middle School PF is our youth group for this age. We have a blast at Middle School PF. Our time together involves games, worship, inspiring messages, and small-group time to help kids process what Jesus is seeking to do in their lives. Middle School PF meets in the Youth Room, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

GRADES 9-12

High School “The Way” is our youth group for high school kids. We are a community of Jesus followers, growing together. Each week is filled with laughter, worship, fellowship, and an opportunity to explore more fully what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Every other week, we break up into small groups—Bromans (for guys) and Reign (for girls)—to dig deeper into God’s Word and prayer. The Way meets from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in M107, located in the Lower Level of the Marsh building (as shown below).

CHURCHWIDE PRAYER

CHURCHWIDE PRAYER TIME is 6:15 to 6:45, in the Prayer Room, followed by classes elsewhere. During this prayer time, we focus on the church’s mission and our mission to the world. All are invited to participate. The final Churchwide Prayer gathering of the season will be Wednesday, May 17.

CLASSES

NEW BIBLE STUDY

6:45 to 8:00 p.m.
Led by Tessa Beauregard
April 19 through May 17

How can I cope with stress? How can I rebound from failure? How can I overcome loneliness? How can I live above average? Join Pastor Tessa Beauregard for this moving study of some of life’s hardest questions, using a DVD study by bestselling author and pastor Rick Warren, followed by small-group time. Wednesdays,  6:45-8:00 p.m., from April 19 to May 24. Please contact Marilyn Danielson at 860-529-1575 for questions or to register.

NEW PRAYER CLASS

Transforming Prayer:
     A Guide to Intimacy with God
6:45 to 8:00 p.m.
Led by Pastor Deryk and Diane Galloway
April 19 through May 17

THE ALPHA COURSE

6:30 p.m., Morgan House Drawing Room
Led by Terry Shook
Started April 26

To find out what the Alpha course is all about, click here. Register by calling Marilyn at 860.529.1575 x213 or by emailing your name and phone to firstchurchalpha@comcast.net.

PARENTING COMMUNITY

6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in  the Murphy Conference Room
Led by David and Donna Luce
Watch for resumption date.

Learn together from top Christian authorities on various aspects of parenting small children in today’s world. Many have been helped by this group’s special approach. This group is currently focusing on the Alpha Course.

DIVORCECARE

Weekly video series and support group
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Morgan House Drawing Room
13-week cycle has ended.
Click here for details.

Click here for classes on other days of the week.

  |  No class 2/19, 3/5 or 4/16