Stanwich Community News is our weekly email that includes news, events, and updates. Please select an issue from the archive list below:
Food Drive TODAY - We hope you will join the Stanwich Church in collecting much-needed items for the Fairfield County Food Bank.
Our tables are set out at the admin entrance of the church (202 Taconic Road, Greenwich). Donations can be dropped off from 8 am to 1 pm today.
Click here for a list of requested items. We thank you in advance for all that you can do.
Ask the Elders - Annual Budget Q & A This Sunday at NOON
At our April Elder Board meeting, the Elders provisionally approved the FY2021 Budget, which will be distributed to the congregation next week. We encourage you to join us for a video conference fo a "Ask the Elders" session, scheduled after our morning worship service at noon on Sunday, May 31. This is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the proposed budget.
To sign up for our Ask the Elders session, click here, and after you register, you will be sent a link to the meeting.
Please save the date; our Annual Meeting will be held online on Monday, June 15, at 7 PM. Additional details on how to participate in this meeting to come.
Annual Meeting, June 15 at 7 pm - Online Meeting
The Annual Meeting is the time when we gather as the Body of Christ to set the priorities for His church at Stanwich. Please prayerfully consider the matters we will be discussing, and then join us online and participate fully. All are invited to attend this important meeting, although only members will be permitted to vote on the 2020-2021 budget and to elect new officers.
This year's meeting will be held via Zoom video conference because attendance will exceed our current sanctuary restriction of 50 people. Thank you for understanding our efforts to keep everyone safe in this uncertain time.Please register for this meeting held on MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020, at 7:00 pm. Once registered, you will receive a link for the webinar.
There are links below for the Agenda for the Annual Meeting, the Slate of Officers to be elected, and last year's minutes, Proposed Budgets (Operating and Missions) for the Fiscal Year 2021 and the 2020 Annual Report. All documents can be found on our website.
We are excited to announce that the role of Church Administrator, vacated by Susan Connaughton last month, has been filled. Please help us welcome Isabel Gonzalez to the staff team.
Isabel joined Stanwich as a new member in 2018. During the interview and discernment process, Isabel impressed us with her administrative excellence, winsome personality, and deep love for God and his church. Her previous professional role was in the Admissions office at Rye Country Day School (RCDS). Isabel lives in Greenwich with her three children: Charles, a rising sophomore at Georgetown University; Sebastian, a rising senior at RCDS; and Gabi, a rising sophomore there. Isabel will officially start her new role as Stanwich Church Administrator on June 1. We praise God for his provision for our church in sending us, Isabel!
Thank You Stanwich Church for Your Support!
This past Saturday, 86 people -- including lots of kids! -- walked 6 km (the average distance people in some places have to walk to get water that isn't even clean) to raise money to bring life-giving water to these communities. Click the image above or the link below to see a short video of some of those who walked. Stanwich raised $17,500, which equals 350 children will have clean water for life! Thank you, Stanwich Church!
Join Miss Ann and Miss Sara on Zoom for Kid's Church every Sunday from 9:45 - 10:15. Ann will lead the elementary-aged children and Sara will lead the toddler/preschool Zoom. We'll watch our BIble story video, play some games, share with each other, and have fun! Zoom links go out every Saturday by 7 pm. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Facebook Live with Pastor David on Wednesdays
Stay connected with Stanwich during the week as Pastor David reflects on the previous Sunday passage and answers your questions. Each Wednesday at 7 pm, click here for our Facebook page. See you there!
To support those who have lost a family member during this time of quarantine, Nancy Sadock a Grief Recovery Specialist, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor from Greenwich Center of Hope and Renewal is offering a four week online Grief Support Group for Stanwich members. Each meeting will be 1 hour and 15 minutes.
There is no cost as this is a Center Coronavirus outreach. You can reach out to Nancy to join the group, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 249-8454. Space is limited.
Join us as we seek God's face for weekly corporate prayer via conference call on Mondays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 6:30 am, or Friday at 7 am.
Instructions: Dial 515-606-5410 and punch in access code: 119748#, introduce yourself, so we know who is present.
Please invite anyone you know who would benefit from this prayer time. Even in isolation, God is not bound by space, time, or geography and can unite us as the church in prayer. May the Holy Spirit guide us and our prayers during this time, and may He use what was intended for evil for good.
To have a request put on the prayer chain, you can call the church office (203) 661-4420, or email Patrica in our church office.
Summer Church Service Schedule
On Sunday, June 14, we begin our summer schedule. Please mark your calendars to reflect the morning service will be held at 10 AM, effective from June 9 - September 6.
Please continue to be faithful in your giving. If you typically give at church, consider giving online with the link here or send a text message to (844) 958-1245 (the Stanwich Church account number) with an amount (preceded by a $ sign) in the message body. You will then be prompted through the steps to register and make a donation. Thank you for your continued faithfulness.
Watch our Sunday Worship service online on our website, Facebook Page or on our YouTube page. You can also install the BoxCast app on your AppleTV, Roku, or Firestick; within the Boxcast app, search for Stanwich Church.