Fall Schedule for 2019

Sept. 5 @ 7:15 pm – Senior Choir Practice Begins

New members are welcome and veteran members are encouraged to return.  If you are interested in joining the Senior Choir, please contact Erin Wyman at erinwyman@sbcglobal.net.

Sept. 8 @ 11:15 am – Youth Choir Practice Begins

We hope to see new faces this year.  If you are a student in grades 3 to 12 and like to sing, we are looking forward to seeing you.  Our choir rehearsals are each Sunday after worship and we sing in church every other Sunday.  Erin Wyman is our choir director.

Sept. 8 – Homecoming Sunday

Our regular church schedule will begin on Homecoming Sunday.  Our morning worship for all ages will begin at 10:00 am with the children and youth departing midway through the service for Sunday School.

Sept. 8 – Lighthouse Cove Resumes

We will begin worship as usual and then dismiss the children to their appropriate age level Sunday School Class. 

Sept. 11 – NBC Day Nursey School Resumes

Teachers, Miss Allison and Miss Heidi, are preparing for the 2019-2020 school year.  If you know of anyone who may be interested in enrolling their child for this school year, please contact Miss Allison at 860-961-0899.

Sept. 15 – Jazz Sunday

Our sanctuary will be filled with the upbeat sounds of Dixieland Jazz at the 10:00 am worship service.  Mark McCormick and friends from the area will be back to lift our spirits with toe-tapping sounds!  Invite your family and friends to this special event.

Sue Robinson to Retire from NBC

It is bittersweet for us to receive word of Sue’s retirement as Director of Children & Family Ministries effective October 30.  We are happy for her, but we are sad that she will be leaving a role where she has been extraordinary and effective since she began in early 2012.  Plans for recognizing this milestone in her life will be forthcoming.

Summer Early Worship Schedule 2019

The last 8:00 am worship service will be held on August 25 with Frank & Marge Murdock as leaders.  A BIG THANK YOU to all who volunteered to be leaders:  Ray Wilbur, Vince Spunar, Michael Whitehouse, Jim Pratt, George Hebard, Nora Andrews, Dave Williams and Frank & Marge Murdock.

Summer Music at NBC

Since the senior and youth choirs are off for the summer, Erin and Rick have enlisted other ensembles & soloists for the following Sundays.

Aug. 25             Mary Harris, Clare Wurm, vocalists

Sept. 1              The Wyman Family

Position Opening

A Nursery Caregiver is needed for Sunday mornings; must be 21 years of age or over, with childcare experience.  For hours, compensation and detailed information, please contact Sue Robinson at children-family@noankbaptistchurch.org. or 860-536-7129.

Fellowship Hour

We are looking for a volunteer willing to help with our post-worship Fellowship Hour.  After the service each Sunday, drinks and snacks are served in the Parlor.  We have a host for each Sunday, except for the Second Sunday of each month.  The task is making drinks (which are provided) and supplying refreshments (many are left in the freezer downstairs in the church kitchen).  If you have questions or are interested, please contact Betsey Goetsch.

September Newsletter

The deadline for submission of articles for the September Newsletter is Thursday, August 22.  Folding will take place in the Parlor on Thursday, August 29 at 9:00 am.  If you would like to volunteer to help with the folding, either call Gloria in the office or just stop in.

School Supplies for Claude Chester School

We are collecting school supplies for Claude Chester School again this year.  The supplies needed are:

            Back Packs

            Glue Sticks

            Sets of Dry Erase Markers

            Boxes of Tissues

Supplies may be left in the container labeled “Claude Chester School” located in the Narthex.  Deadline for donations will be next Sunday, August 25.

Holiday Bazaar is only 3 Months Away

Now is the time to step up your efforts to make this year’s Holiday Bazaar the “greatest ever”.  Continue working with your knitting/crochet needles and sewing machines for the handmade table, baked goods for the bake table and also think of creative ways to offer your items or services for the Silent Auction tables.

If you have any extra cucumbers, red or green tomatoes that you can donate so that they can be turned into pickles or relishes, please contact Jane Templeton.

Summer Seal Watch Cruise, Tues., Aug. 20 @ 6 pm

Join Blackhawk sailing from Niantic as we head out on a leisurely cruise to see the seals and lighthouses and enjoy the sunset.  Space is limited, so reservations are strongly suggested.  Adults $20, kids 12 & under $15.

As part of our Black Hawk and the Community Program, we are pleased to partner with local nonprofit organizations.  Show the flyer (which will be available on the table in the Narthex) at the dock or a photo on your phone, on Facebook or a paper copy and Noank Baptist Church Day Nursery School will receive 50% pf the proceeds from your ticket purchase.  Visit www.BlackHawk SportFishing.com for info and tickets.

Interreligious Eco-Justice Network Event

Sun., Sept. 15 – 2:00-3:30 pm

Join us at Temple B’Nai Israel, 383 Jackson Street, Willimantic for a green forum focused on how houses of worship can access solar power.  Sena Wazer, the 15 year old Co-Director of Communications for Sunrise CT, will be our keynote speaker and will speak about what the climate crisis means for her generation and why we should be taking action.  To learn more and RSVP, go to https://greenforumonsolar.eventbrite.com

Lay Readers Needed

We are looking for lay readers for August 11 & 18 and the fall months.  If interested in being a lay reader during those times, please sign your name on the sign-up sheet located on the card table in the Narthex or call Gloria in the church office 860-536-7129.

Groton Community Meals 

The Groton Community Meals is asking for silverware for serving meals on Monday nights.  If you have extra knives, forks and spoons, please leave them in the box in the outer office.

History of Noank Baptist Church

The history of NBC has been completed and printed.  If you would like a copy of this wonderful and informative history, they are available on the card table in the Narthex. 

“Art on the Groton Bank”

Susan MacKay and her mom, Eunice Schaub, will be exhibiting their art in “Art on the Groton Bank” on June 8 from 10-4 on the grounds of the Bill Memorial Library.

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 March 6 & 13.  If you are interested, please sign up on the sheet on the table in the Narthex.  If you have any questions, please contact Betsey Goetsch @ 860-235-2729.

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.

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.

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.