Week of October 24, 2021

A Special Note of Gratitude From All of Us At FCC: 

Mara Vijups THANK YOU for pruning the lilacs in front the manse, they look great! Lane McElree,

For November’s Communion Offering we’re collecting for Martha’s Kitchen!

 Martha’s Kitchen Shopping List: 

·         Cans of Cream Soups (mushroom, chicken, etc.)

·         Cans or Jars of Gravy

·         Salad Dressings (any variety)

·         Instant Pudding Mixes

·         Baked Beans

·         Cooking Spray

·         Clorox Disinfectant Wipes

·         Napkins

·         Toilet Paper

·         Zip Lock Bags (gallon size) 

Reminder to all Board and Committee Chairs and others who write reports for the FCC Annual Report – reports must be in to the office by October 22 in order for them to be printed and published.

Office Change Reminder – Stephen McLaughlin is now a part of FCC’s staff working Mondays and Tuesdays.  Sue is now working Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

It’s time to start knitting to fill up our mitten tree with mittens, hats, scarfs, etc.  If you need knitting instructions, you can pick up the instructions on the table located at the front sanctuary entrance.  If you are in need of yarn, please contact Judy Miller at 802-893-2041 or email her at  We will be distributing the items on December 10th. Thank you for participating in this project which has traditionally has provided goods to the Samaritan House/Tim’s House, Laurie’s House, BFA;s Ada’s Closet, St. Albans City Elementary School, St. Albans Town Educational Center and Head Start here in the community.

Walking the Walk: Everyday Practices to Help us Love our Neighbors

The class is full!

Saturdays: Oct. 9, 16 and 23

From 10am-12pm

First Congregational Church, St. Albans

Please join us as we explore ways to better walk the compassionate path Jesus showed us.

In this three-part series we will discuss spiritual and everyday tools and practices that will help us love our neighbors, our enemies, and ourselves.

Masks in Sanctuary – We have gone back to wearing masks in the sanctuary for Sunday worship as per CDC recommendation for Franklin County.  If you forget to bring one, disposable masks will be available in the narthex.

Bible Study is on Wednesdays at 7 PM.  Everyone is welcome to join our weekly on-line bible study. We use the Google Meet as our platform.  You do not need a Gmail or Google account. Please call the office to let Sue or Jessica know you are interested and Jessica will send you the link with instructions.