HEBREWS CHURCH

UPCOMING EVENTS

25 OCTOBER 2015

ALPHA

We invite you to mark your calendar now for opportunities to explore your faith and to grow in your understanding and experience of who God is in your life.  Whether you have been a Christian for many years or still aren’t sure about the Christian faith, Alpha will be the place you want to be on Wednesday nights to ask any and all of your questions.   Beginning Thursday, @ 6:30pm - 8:30PM, September 14 for 10 weeks,  join us for dinner, a short talk on topics that address your questions and a time of small group discussion where you can ask all your questions and share your thoughts. To know more contact Jacky@stanwichchurch.org. To register you can click here

More on the Alpha Program

Alpha has helped thousands of people worldwide answer questions about life and faith.  Participants are encouraged to ask tough questions without fear of feeling judged or pressured. No question is too difficult or too critical to ask. 


How about you? Do you have questions about life or Christianity that you would like to have answered but have always been afraid to ask?

The Alpha Course will help to answer these questions and much more in a relaxed, fun, non-threatening environment.   Beginning Wednesday, September 14 for 10 weeks,  join us for dinner, a short talk on topics that address your questions and a time of small group discussion where you can ask all your questions and share your thoughts.


“Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important." C. S. Lewis

27 OCTOBER 2015

ALL CHURCH GATHERING

The Elders are calling for an All Church Meeting of Stanwich Congregational Church, to be held on Sunday, March 8, at 12:00 p.m. in the sanctuary, immediately following the 10:45 worship service. We have selected this time as opposed to our normal Monday evening meeting time to encourage a broad discussion by the church family.  Please plan to attend this important meeting in the life of Stanwich.

25 OCTOBER 2015

ALL CHUCK PICNIC

On June 11th after worshipping together at the 10am morning service ALL are invited to gather outside for food, fellowship, and fun.

Stanwich provides hamburgers, hotdogs, rolls, condiments and lemonade and iced tea.  We need volunteers to bring salads or side dishes.  No desserts are needed, because the Youth will be having a bake sale to raise money for their Guatemala trip.

We also need volunteers to do grilling, help in the kitchen before the picnic, and to help with clean up.

Click here to sign up

27 OCTOBER 2015

ANNUAL MEETING

All are invited to attend this important meeting, although only members will be permitted to vote, to elect new officers and to vote on the 2017-2018 budget.

Please print the documents below and bring them to the meeting with you.  Only a limited number of copies will be available at the meeting.
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Minutes of Annual Meeting 2016
Meeting Agenda 2017
Annual Report 2016-2017
FY 2017-2018 Budget Narrative
Missions Budget_2017
Slate of Church Officers to be Elected 2017

25 OCTOBER 2015

ASH WEDNESDAY

Join us in the sanctuary for a service that will focus on preparing our hearts for Lent. Ashes will be distributed and nursery care will be provided. (Note: There will be no Wednesdays at Stanwich that evening.)

27 OCTOBER 2015

ASK THE ELDERS

The Elders have scheduled "Ask the Elders" sessions to answer any questions you may have about the budget and to listen to your input and discernment. Click here to view "FY 2017-2018 Budget Narrative." Physical copies will be available on Sundays mornings These sessions will be held on May 7th & 21st at the following locations:


Greenwich - in the Meeting Room following both morning services

Stamford -  on the 1st floor at the Gathering following the service. 


These will be "question and answer" sessions and no formal presentation is scheduled.  If you have any questions or desire additional information prior to these sessions, please send an email to Bob Rieger at bob@stanwichchurch.org.

25 OCTOBER 2015

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Christmas is a time that provides several opportunities to attend events that feature seasonal music. This year's Christmas Concert at Stanwich Church will occur on Saturday, December 3 at 3PM. in the sanctuary. The concert will feature the Stanwich Church Adult Choir singing various Advent and Christmas anthems, vocal and instrumental solos and duets, and congregational singing of Christmas carols. There is no admission charge. A free will offering will be received. There will be a reception following the concert.  If you would like to bring food or help with the reception, please contact Genie.

This concert promises to be an exciting way to celebrate the 2016 Advent/Christmas season, so come and bring a friend.

27 OCTOBER 2015

DISCOVER STANWICH

To learn more about Stanwich Church - our beliefs, our ministries, our vision - join us to have your questions answered about Stanwich Church and how we understand membership.  We will meet at Charis House - 208 Taconic Road.

For us - and for you, we hope - membership at Stanwich means uniting with others who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who desire to live, learn and grow according to the teachings of the Bible and become an active part of how God is leading among us.

We do not assume that your participation in Discover Stanwich means that you will necessarily choose membership.  Our intention and hope is to provide you with the information you need to prayerfully consider Stanwich Church as your spiritual home.  
Register

25 OCTOBER 2015

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE

Southend Sunrise Service will be held at 6:30am in the Natural Amphitheater by the Water Taxi behind Beacon Harbor Point apartment building

Directions:
Travel south on Pacific Street, past the intersection of Washington and Dyke. Continue to and past the stop sign.  You will see signage directing you at this point. Please plan 5 minutes to park your vehicle and walk to our meeting point.  In the event of snow or rain, the service will be held at Revolution Gym, 579 Pacific Street, Stamford. 

27 OCTOBER 2015

FIRST COMMUNION

During the worship services on Sunday, November 6, there will be an opportunity for anyone, adult or child (7 and older), who has never taken Communion, to do so. Participants will attend an informational class on Wednesday, November 2nd during Wednesdays at Stanwich. At the class, one of the pastors will explain the purpose and the meaning behind Communion. On the 6th, all participating children will remain in the sanctuary during the worship service instead of transitioning to the Children's Wing.  

REGISTER

25 OCTOBER 2015

FIRST COMMUNION

During the worship service on Sunday, November 5, there will be an opportunity for anyone, adult or child (7 and older), who have never taken Communion, to do so. Participants will attend an informational class on Wednesday, November 1st during Wednesdays at Stanwich.  At the class, one of the pastors will explain the purpose and the meaning behind Communion.  On the 5th, all participating children will remain in the sanctuary during the worship service instead of transitioning to the Children's wing to partake of their first Communion.

27 OCTOBER 2015

If you enjoy decorating for Christmas, please come help us "deck the halls" here at Stanwich.  This is a wonderful family time and a fun way for anyone to serve.  To sign up, email genie@stanichchurch.org or use the sign-up board in Emmaus Hall.

25 OCTOBER 2015

GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP SERVICE

A quiet, contemplative service on our Lord's Passion.  Meditations on the Last Words of Christ are offered by the clergy.  If needed, the Comfort Room is available downstairs for parents with younger children where the service can be viewed on the television.

27 OCTOBER 2015

GREENING OF THE CHURCH

If you enjoy decorating for Christmas, please come help us "deck the halls" here at Stanwich.  This is a wonderful family time and a fun way for anyone to serve.  To sign up, email genie@stanichchurch.org or use the sign-up board in Emmaus Hall.

25 OCTOBER 2015

JOURNEY TO THE CROSS

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This meditative and moving "journey" will last approximately 50 minutes.  You will travel in groups and visit 12 stations, each depicting an aspect of Jesus' life culminating with the crucifixion.  This event is appropriate for ages 5 years old and up.   Babysitting is provided for children 4 year olds and under.  Please register for a particular arrival time and indicate the number of adults and children in your party.

Arrival time choices are:  5 to 5:30;  5:30 to 6:00;  6:00 to 6:30;  6:30 to 7:00;  7:00 to 7:30;  and 7:30 to 8:00. 

REGISTER

27 OCTOBER 2015

MAUNDY THURSDAY DINNER

Bring your whole family to this special Holy Week event.  We assemble in the Sanctuary before moving to Emmaus Hall to partake in a simple Passover Mal.  During this time, we learn the significance of the different Passover foods.  Scriptures will be read and communion shared. In a vicarious way, we each become one of the disciples at the Last Supper  Please sing up by clicking the registration link below.  Babysitting for 4 year olds and under will be provided. *Note this is not a full meal so you do want to have had dinner before you come.REGISTER

25 OCTOBER 2015

MEN'S PRAYER GROUP

The men of Stanwich are responding to the calling for prayer for our families, church, neighbors, friends, work environment and the world we live in meeting at 8:00am. Meeting at the Greenwich campus in the sanctuary.

27 OCTOBER 2015

MEN'S VERMONT WEEKEMD

The Men's Vermont Weekend is our flagship men's event.  Some men consider it an annual pilgrimage, a chance to start each year on the right path.  Great skiing is offered, but most men opt for hiking and other activities. This year is will be from January 29 - February 1.

To register click below:

https://stanwichchurch.bvcms.com/OnlineReg/63

25 OCTOBER 2015

NEW COVENANT QUARTERLY LUNCHEON

Stanwich Church is providing a quarterly Sunday luncheon meal of ziti, salad, and dessert to approximately 90 guests of the New Covenant Center Cafe, which serves the needy. We need volunteers to prepare in advance ziti, make salad or a dessert. This would need to be prepared for serving on Sunday, October 22 - 11:45 -1:30PM.  


We need volunteers to prepare in advance ziti, make salad or a dessert. This would need to be prepared for serving on Sunday, October 22 - 11:45 -1:30PM.  We also need volunteers to help serve and mingle with the guests.  

Click Here to sign up and for recipe instructions!

25 OCTOBER 2015

PACIFIC HOUSE

Stanwich volunteers and friends will be preparing and serving food for the men at the Pacific House Emergency Shelter that is located a few doors adown from the Stamford campus.  Various volunteer time slots include food shopping, cooking/prep at Greenwich campus, food transporting, and serving or clean up.  


To sign up click here or for more information contact David Borden at david@stanwichchurch.org.

27 OCTOBER 2015

OPERATION CHRITMAS CHILD KICK OFF

The Stanwich family is invited to participate in the annual collection of shoeboxes filled with items for poor children around the world through Operation Christmas Child, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse International Relief Organization.  This is a wonderful way to teach your children about giving to others who have very few material possessions.  Beginning on October 23rd, you can pick up your free box at Stanwich and take it home to fill.

Shoeboxes are due back to Stanwich by Sunday, November 13th.

Items to pack into shoeboxes might include:

* Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.

* School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

* Non-Liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
* Accessories: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.

For more information, please contact Melissa O'Neill (swainoneill@gmail.com).

27 OCTOBER 2015

PIVOT SUNDAY

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and here at Stanwich that means Pivot Sunday is coming!  The men from Pivot Ministries will be with us during all three worship services.  Richard Williams, the Director of Pivot, will be our preacher that day.  After the 10:45 service, there will be a luncheon in honor of the Pivot men in Emmaus Hall.

There are three ways you can be directly involved: Signup for these opportunities here.


1.   Provide groceries for the Pivot men.  Bags with an attached list of needed items are available at both campuses.  All contributions are gratefully appreciated. Please return your bag the same area where you picked them up. Either the rotunda at the Greenwich campus or the downstairs area in the Stamford campus. 

2.   Sign up to prepare food for our luncheon.  

3.   Sign up for to join the luncheon and share time and a meal with the  wonderful men of Pivot.  This is a great family event. 


REGISTER HERE

25 OCTOBER 2015

PROMOTION SUNDAY

During the 10:45am service on June 4th, all students going into 1st- 12th grade next year will be promoted from their current grade and move unto the next stage. This is an exciting transition point for students!

For Kindergarteners entering our Elementary program, and for current 5th graders entering our Youth Program for the first time, this will mean something special as they will be asked to come forward to be prayed over and receive a gift. Graduating Seniors will also be honored.

27 OCTOBER 2015

TURKEY AND CLOTHING DRIVE - BRM

A team of Stanwich volunteers is needed to help distribute turkeys and clothing to people in need at Grace Baptist Church in Norwalk.  At least ten volunteers are needed.  To sign up, please contact Bob 

25 OCTOBER 2015

PROMOTION SUNDAY

During the 10:45am service on June 4th, all students going into 1st- 12th grade next year will be promoted from their current grade and move unto the next stage. This is an exciting transition point for students!

For Kindergarteners entering our Elementary program, and for current 5th graders entering our Youth Program for the first time, this will mean something special as they will be asked to come forward to be prayed over and receive a gift. Graduating Seniors will also be honored.

27 OCTOBER 2015

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE AND HOPE

For those who desire to have a time during the season of Advent to remember loved ones who have died recently or long ago, or have a experienced a loss of any kind, you are invited to join us as we recall God's gift of HOPE that ignites our hearts with praise, even in a time of grief.  This invitation is extended to your family and friends to join you in this service of remembrance and hope.  A reception will follow in Emmaus Hall.

25 OCTOBER 2015

TENNIS OUTING

This summer we have scheduled one outing to be held at the Field Club of Greenwich, 276 Lake Avenue, Greenwich on Friday, July 14 from 6pm - 8:30pm. The cost is $18 will cover drinks, snacks, and use of 2 grass and 2 clay courts.  You may come to play, or just visit on the patio and watch others play! This has always been a fun evening! Please email Christa Hartch if you interested.

Remember: There is an ALL WHITE tennis attire rule at the club.

27 OCTOBER 2015

THANKSGIVING DAY GATHERING & DINNER

Stanwich is excited to announce the sixth  annual Thanksgiving gathering at Stanwich.  Singles, couples and families are invited to join Audra and Jason Kruk at Stanwich for a casual time by the fire of fellowship and a Thanksgiving dinner.  We encourage you to extend an invitation to anyone you may know who needs a place to go for Thanksgiving or anyone who may want to attend. A donation of $5 per person is requested with a maximum of $20 per family.  Please RSVP to Audra via email, audrajbp@yahoo.com, or phone (203) 820-8507.

25 OCTOBER 2015

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE

Join us here Wednesday night, November 23 at 7pm for our family Thanksgiving service. Pastor Chuck will present the homily. Childcare will be provided for infants and toddlers.

27 OCTOBER 2015

VALENTINES DINNER

Stanwich Youth is hosting the 6th annual Valentine's Dinner.  Make it a date night or grab a group of friends and enjoy a fireside, candlelit four-course gourmet dinner.  There will be live music and free childcare available.

All proceeds will be used to support the Youth service trip to Guatemala this summer.  Make your reservation now!

Check out a recap from last year's dinner:
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25 OCTOBER 2015

WEDNESDAYS AT STANWICH

Every Wednesday evening, September through May, Stanwich opens its doors to adults, teens and children for dinner, fellowship, worship and Bible study.  Dinner is served at 6:30pm; group studies begin at 7:00pm and the evening ends promptly at 8:15pm.

2017 Fall Series: The Bible Project

This series will help us understand what the Bible is, and the story it tells. But, perhaps even more importantly, it will teach us how to read it for ourselves in light of the various literary styles that make each section of the Bible unique in its own way.  By the end of the series, we will be familiar with every part of the Bible and how it uses language to communicate who God is, who we are, and the big, redemptive story that we are all living.

27 OCTOBER 2015

WOMEN'S RETREAT

The Beautiful Broken

As imperfect, broken people we are invited to Christ’s perfect, beautiful grace.   Isn’t it time to let go of shame that robs you of purpose, contentment and joy and step into the life of acceptance that is already yours in Christ?  Join us as we are reminded or discover for the first time how Jesus Christ sets us radically free from a life of perfection, performing and pretending.  And how that changes everything!

February 27 - March 1, Edith Macy Conference Center, Briarcliff, New York

Costs:
Single Room $390
Double Room $250
Triple Room $225 
Register For Event Here

25 OCTOBER 2015

WOMEN'S ADVENT RETREAT

Standing on the Threshold

A threshold is a space between - a doorway between the old stories and the new one being birthed, between the former way of life and the new one emerging.  The season of Advent invites us to prepare to step through the doorway into the new life that is now offered to those who welcome the birth of Christ.

Join us for a morning of reflection and worship as we anticipate the weeks of Advent and the celebration that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.

Leaders:  Jacky Gatliff and Heather Wright
Music:  Katie Nelson Troyer

Saturday, November 19
8:30 am - 12 noon
(light breakfast begins at 8:30)


Click Here to Register

27 OCTOBER 2015

WOMEN'S CHRISTMAS GATHERING

God Came Down

December 15, 10am Brunch and 7pm Appetizers
Women, join us for this Christmas event with speaker Rachel Borden and music with Katie Nelson.

In the midst of all the rush and tinsel, the season reminds us of the turning point in all of history: God, the Power of All Creation, has come to us as close as a baby’s breath.  Join us as we enjoy connection, conversation and song as we celebrate the God who came down.


Thursday, December 15th 10:00 - 11:30AM
Stanwich Church, 202 Taconic Road, Greenwich
Brunch will be served
Cost: $15

Thursday, December 15th 7:00 - 8:30PM
McArdle's Florist, 48 Arch Street, Greenwich
Wine and appetizers will be served. 
Cost: $15
register online


25 OCTOBER 2015

WORLD MISSION CELEBRATION

Rivers of Living Water - A Missions Celebration

On Saturday, Oct. 14 @ 6:30 pm, we’ll be celebrating how God is moving through Stanwich to serve a world in need of hope and healing. Join us for an evening of good food, spirited worship and inspiring testimony from our missions partners.

Register Here


27 OCTOBER 2015

WOMEN'S CHRISTMAS GATHERING



HEBREWS CHURCH


SPECIAL EVENT!

We offer a ton of new opportunities to get invloved. We are now opening up a new ministry to those who may not have grown up in the church and are curious about small groups. We will be meeting in the Cafe at 11:00AM Saturday mornings to meet and greet. You do not need to bring anything other than yourselves. This is just a time where you can get to know each other and have casual discussion. In the middle of the meeting we will have a very brief open discussion about a particular topic. We look forward to having you join us. It will be an exciting time to meet new people.