Our morning worship will highlight our responsibility to take care of God’s good earth. Following worship (weather permitting), we are encouraged to walk the streets of the village picking up trash to beautify our neighborhoods. Trash bags and gloves will be available and remember to bring walking shoes!
Chief Warrant Officer, Richard Wyman’s Coast Guard Retirement Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 14 at 1:30 pm in Leamy Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, followed by a reception (with light refreshments) to follow at 2:30 pm in the nearby Leamy Hall Ballroom. RSVP not necessary, but helpful (for cake/drink procurement) – simply respond to Rick at email@example.com.
The group meeting scheduled for April 22 will be re-scheduled to April 29 at NBC. We will be participating in the Walk to End Homelessness in New London on April 22. We will meet at Homeward Bound Treasures in New London at 12:30 pm to register. The walk steps off at 1 pm. Visit www.nlhhc.org/walk to download the registration form or register online. Registration is $13, but walkers are encouraged to raise as much as they can for the cause!
April 22 – Lighthouse Cove Earth Day
May 6 – Mother’s Day Flowers
Our 175th anniversary weekend events will feature a special concert on Friday evening, May 18 in the sanctuary, celebrating NBC’s wonderful musicians and music’s important role in the church’s past, present and future. Do you have a song, anthem or aria to sing - a work to perform? If so, please speak to Rick Wyman who will be developing the program, put a note in the “music” mail slot in the copy room or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part of the 175th Anniversary celebration consists of the Community Service Challenge. The goal is to have 175 individuals participate. Please consider volunteering for Habitat for Humanity or a soup kitchen, donating to a food pantry, participating in a fundraising walk/run/bike ride, knitting hats for those in need, donating clothing, coats, etc. Don’t forget to log your volunteer activities into the 175th Challenge Log Book in the Narthex. Have you seen the Progress Chart on the wall just past the doors to the Sanctuary? Thanks to Meredith Jannusch (Nora Andrews’ daughter) for creating this meaningful way to measure our progress.
Invitations sent out for the 175th anniversary celebration apparently did not reach some individuals. If you did not receive your invitation, please contact Bonnie @ 860-536-6048. The banquet will be held on May 19 and will be a catered buffet, so we need an accurate count of people attending. There is no charge for the banquet, but we will be accepting free will donations to help defer costs. Although all are invited, there is also a limit to the number of people we can accommodate in the vestry, so please be sure to respond soon.
All are invited to come to this Work Group. We will be making banners and collages of various eras at NBC. We will be meeting in the Chapel from 9 am to noon. We need as many helpers to make this celebration memorable.
The First Quarter Congregational Meeting of NBC will be held on Wednesday, April 25, in the in the Vestry beginning at 6 pm with a potluck supper followed by our meeting at 7 pm. All are encouraged to attend.
The PBBC Tag Sale will be held on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 from 9 am to 2 pm. There will be a bake sale and a wide variety of items for sale from clothes, books, kitchen items, toys, tool and treasures. There is something for everybody. Come and check it out!!
Bid to Build is Habitat for Humanity’s 10th Annual Fundraiser. It will be held at Three Rivers Community College. There will be both live and silent auctions and a basket raffle. You can win a hotel overnight stay, contractor services, show tickets, dining certificates and lots more. Food will be catered by Olde Tymes Catering with a cash bar. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at www.habitatect.org, at their office at 377 Broad Street, New London or at the door. If you have questions, please call 860-442-7890.
Habitat is delighted to invite you to this dedication event with Shanette and her family. This project involved three churches, Poquonnock Bridge, Union Baptist and Noank Baptist. There was cleaning and renovating done to the home by volunteers from the three churches since last year and it is finally completed. Come and see what the hard work of willing volunteers has accomplished.
The PNC is asking for your help with replenishing their food pantry. They are low on the following items: pineapple, soups (chicken, beef, vegetable), chili, jelly, macaroni & cheese, pasta noodles. Their daily living closet is always in need of laundry detergent and dish soap. If you need any additional information, please contact Jennifer @ Jennifer@thepnc.org.
Niantic Baptist Church, 443 Main Street, Niantic will be hosting an organ concert as the church dedicates their new Allen MDS-38 organ. The featured organist is Nathan J. Bayreuther. Included in the concert will be the Niantic Baptist Church Chancel and Hand Bell Choirs. Admission is free and open to the public.
Come see our new art show about old Noank Baptist Church! We have turned the Parlor into Gallery One Seventy-Five where you will see art, photos and artifacts from both distant and recent history of our church. This exhibit emphasizes the character of our congregation through the years, as we reflect on our heritage as a loving and welcoming church community.
Come and enjoy the wonderful assortment of mementos that depict the character of the congregation here at NBC. You can come at any time during the week and browse at your leisure.
It is time to register for summer camp! NBC supports Camp Wightman and can assist families to offset the price of the programs. If you are sending your child to camp, you are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Space is limited and many programs sell out quickly. Please complete your registration form online at www.welovecamp.org and send a copy to the church office. If you have questions about Camp Wightman, need assistance with registration, or want more information about NBC camp scholarships, please call the church office at 860-536-7129 or contact Sue Robinson at email@example.com.
Lay readers are needed for the entire year. If you are interested in being a lay reader for a particular Sunday, please sign your name on the Lay Reader sign-up sheet located on the table in the Narthex.
Chancel flowers are always valued in our times of worship. We invite you to sign up for available Sundays on the listing in the outer office bulletin board. A donation of $25 toward the cost is much appreciated. Please make your check payable to “Noank Baptist Church” with “flower fund” in the memo line. You can slip the check into the brass slot on the office door, place it in the Sunday worship collection plate, or send it via USPS.
During Lent (beginning Feb. 18), members of the Flower Committee will create a special arrangement for the season, so no extra flowers will be needed during this. Dates are available in April. outer office.
Food and friendship is available on Mondays every month at the Groton Senior Center from 6-7 pm. This program operates year-round, is free and welcome to everyone. Transportation is available, by reservation only, for a fee of $2 by calling 860-441-6785. If you have any questions about the meal program, call 860-444-6760. Groton Community Meals is also asking for your help with a “Wish List” of items that they use on a regular basis: tea bags, coffee, cold drink mixes, and other household items. Please find the “wish list” on the bulletin board in the Narthex. If you can help, please take the items to the Groton Human Services, Fort Hill Road, Groton.
The Children and Family Ministry would like to announce that we have selected a new Nursery Caregiver. Andra Davis has a BS in Early Childhood Education from the University of Rhode Island. Andra looks forward to serving NBC’s youngest children. We invite you to visit the nursery to welcome Andra.