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The First Church of Christ Welcomes New Organist

We are pleased to announce that Nenad Ivovic joined the Music Ministry of the First Church of Christ Woodbridge as our new Organist on November 1st and we welcomed him to his first service on the 5th.  Nenad is from Serbia and is currently doing graduate studies at the Yale School of Music.  As well as playing organ, Nenad is an internationally award winning pianist.  We look forward to Nenad sharing his many musical gifts with First Church.

Nenad is joining Faye Chen in our Music Ministry.  Also an accomplished musician, Faye has shared her musical gifts with First Church for several years, most recently as Director the church’s Bell Choir which she has led since 2004.  In September of 2016 Faye also began directing the Senior Choir.

We invite everyone to come hear the wonderful music from our Music Ministry during the following Advent Special Events:

Saturday, December 2, Trimming Bee with wreath-making and children’s activities beginning at 4 p.m., a potluck supper at 6:00 and lighting of the tree on the Church Green at 6:45 followed by carol singing.

Sunday, December 10, the Bell Choir will bring their special gifts to the 10 a.m. service and at 3 p.m. we open the Meeting House doors for the Annual Community Carol Sing for the entire family, followed by a reception in the Parish House.  We are asking people to bring their singing voices to the Carol Sing and a new stuffed toy to be donated to the Toy Closet at Yale new Haven Children’s Hospital.

Sunday, December 17, the annual Christmas Pageant will be held during the 10 a.m. service.

Sunday, December 24, In addition to the 10 a.m. service, there will be a Christmas Eve service in the Meetinghouse at 7 p.m.

As always, we invite all members of the community to join us at 5 Meeting House Lane, Woodbridge for our regular weekly services and special events:

Sunday Services 10 a.m. including our Intergenerational Service the first Sunday of each month. Nursery care for small children is available during the Sunday services.

Church School – Sunday at 10 a.m. the second through fifth Sundays during the school year with lessons based on the life and teachings of Jesus.

Middle School Youth Group for 5th – 8th graders – The Youth group generally meets the 2nd Sunday of the month from 4 – 6 pm.  In December, the Youth Group will be attending the Community Carol Sing and then gather in the Parish House for a meal & movie.

Confirmation Class for 7th-9th graders meets the first Sunday of the month at 8:30 a.m. in the Parish House.

Weekly Bible Study Wednesday, 10-11 a.m., in the Parish House.  We study both Old and New Testament passages based on the Lectionary.

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