175th Anniversary Archivists Find Old Films of NBC

Some old church videos have been unearthed and are being transferred to digital format.  We are hoping to have a Movie Night at some point in the future, so if you have any videos (weddings, baptisms, concerts, VBS) you would like to add, please contact Bonnie Banks as soon as possible.

175th Anniversary Directory and History Update

The final photos have been taken and the directory is in the process of layout and editing.  Thank you for participating in this project which will result in a useful resource for our church.  We hope to have the directories available by mid-February once all the final edits are completed.

   The 175th accounting of our church history is also nearing its completion with final writing and editing.  We hope to complete it soon after New Year’s and have it ready for printing, perhaps even later in the month of January.  Thanks to Bonnie Banks and Tim Bates for taking the lead on these projects.

Soup-A-Thon @ Poquonnock Bridge Baptist Church

PBBC is presenting their Second Annual Soup-A-Thon on February 9 from 5-6:30 pm at 1241 Poquonnock Road, Groton.  This Soup-A-Thon will feature over 10 different kinds of soup, bread and dessert – all for $10.  For additional information, call 860-445-6126.

Sunday Worship Chancel Flowers

If you would like to have an arrangement in honor/celebration/memory of a loved one for a particular Sunday, please fill out your information on the sign-up sheet located on the wall in the outer office.  The suggested donation is $25.  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 mail.

Musical Masterworks Concert

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, will be sponsoring concerts by Musical Masterworks in February, March and May.  Our own Rick Wyman is the Administrative Director and Outreach Coordinator.  The concert in February will take place on Saturday, February 9 @ 5:00 pm and Sunday, February 10 @ 3 pm (with pre-concert talks 1 hour before the performance).  The February concert will feature violins, violas and cellos.  The music will be Sonata in G Major for Two Cellos, Verklärte Nacht for String Sextet, Opus4 and String Sextet in G Major, Opus 36.  Tickets are $40, plus $5 for the pre-concert talks – available online or at the door. 

For additional information go to Musical Masterworks’  website musicalmasterworks.org.  Future concerts will be promoted in the March and May newsletters and also in future Guiding Lights.

Concert at Grace Fellowship Evangelical Free Church

Carrollton, a popular contemporary Christian group, will be performing at the Grace Fellowship Church in North Stonington on Thursday, January 31 @ 7 pm.  Tickets are $17 general admission and can be purchased by contacting the church at 860-535-3149 or at the door the evening of the concert.

Annual Meeting, Sun. January 27 @ 11:15 am

We are welcoming another year with our Annual Business Meeting of the Noank Baptist Church after worship service in the sanctuary.  We hope that it will be a convenient time for members to attend.  Annual Reports are due into the church office by Tuesday, January 15.

Lay Readers

We are in need of lay readers from January 20 and through the spring and summer months.  Please sign up on the Lay Worship Leader Sign-Up Sheet located on the table in the Narthex.

Meals for Cal Robertson

We are looking for volunteers to make a meal for about 8 people at St. Francis House.  We especially need volunteers for the winter months.  If you are interested, please contact Betsey Goetsch @ 860-235-2729.

Epiphany Celebration @ the Pratt’s, January 6

Nancy and Jim Pratt invite everyone to an Epiphany Celebration at their home at 15 Church Street, Noank from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Epiphany Day, Sunday, January 6.  They will still have their huge collection of crèches and Christmas decorations on display gathered from all over the world.  These include many representations of the Wise men, or Magi, who arrived on the day called “Epiphany”.  Some of these have been created by members of our congregation.

Credo:  This I Believe Series

The series entitled “This I Believe” will resume at 7:00 pm on Sunday, January 13 in the Parlor.  This will consist of listening and responding to two or three essays, which offer a lively discussion of interesting topics of all types.  Each “credo” is insightful and thought-provoking.  These spoken “credos” come from the archives of NPR over the past 60 years, involving the reflections of celebrities, notable leaders, and average people.  All are welcome to join us on the second Sunday evening of each month through May.

175th Anniversary Archivers Find Old Films of NBC

Some old church videos have been unearthed and are being transferred to digital format.  We are hoping to have a Movie Night at some point in the future, so if you have any videos (weddings, baptisms, concerts, VBS) you would like to add, please contact Bonnie Banks as soon as possible.

175th Anniversary Directory and History Update

The final photos have been taken and the directory is in the process of layout and editing.  Thank you for participating in this project which will result in a useful resource for our church.  We hope to have the directories available by mid-February once all the final edits are completed.

   The 175th accounting of our church history is also nearing its completion with final writing and editing.  We hope to complete it soon after New Year’s and have it ready for printing, perhaps even later in the month of January.  Thanks to Bonnie Banks and Tim Bates for taking the lead on these projects.

“Soup”er Bowl Sunday

The children of the church are once again collecting cans of soup January 20 through January 27.  There will be a box available in the Narthex closer to those dates for your convenience.  The soup will be distributed to the Groton Food Locker.

Hats for Hope Project

This is our 9th year of the Hats for Hope Project and we are still in need of hats so we can distribute them to the Cancer Society, homeless shelters, W.A.R.M., community kitchens, children’s hospitals and various schools to be given to children who are in need of a warm hat.  We distribute between 300-400 hats each year.  We need your help again to replenish our stock.  The hats can be knotted or crocheted and can be made for both adults and children.  If you can help, please contact Sandy Mansfield at 860-445-6208.

Mystic River Chorale 35th Season Begins Sunday, January 20

Sunday, January 20 @ 3:00 pmBeatitude Mass: For the Homeless will be performed at Harkness Chapel at Connecticut College with the Mystic River Chorale & Orchestra.  To purchase tickets, call 860-460-1487 or visit www.mysticriverchorale.org.  Tickets are adults-$25; seniors-$20; students-$15.

Storm Closings

In the rare event of cancellation of Sunday services or a church-wide activity due to weather conditions, notice is included in the storm closing and broadcast on Channels 3, 8 and 30.  In any case of inclement weather, all are encouraged to use the own judgment.