What's New at ERC
Choir this past family Sunday
Janet, Amy, Donna, May, Jennie, Kris, and Diane; pianist Susan Taylor
The 2018 Annual Business Meeting and the Church Calendar Meeting have been held. A huge thank you to those who have served as officers for the past year and welcome to Susan Taylor as Treasurer and Jeanne Duffany as Moderator. The other officers remained the same for this year. A calendar of coming events is being mailed to all members and friends of the church so you can keep abreast of our activities. Looking forward to seeing you at all of them.
On September 17th we were privileged to welcome Julia and Kris into our church families as associate members.
Summer of '17 was spent in a study of Motivational Gifts found in chapter 12 of Romans. These gifts given to each Christian help us to find our place in the church and then effectively minister to others.
Pastor Pat's latest book is now available.
Here is the blurb from Amazon.com:
A simple and effective guide to the basics of living a Christian lifestyle. Drawing on both history and the Bible the author presents topics as varied as how to interpret the Bible and how to navigate the multi-denominational church world. A great way to explore the ideals of faith, freedom, and fellowship. If you're looking for peace and success in an authentic faith-filled lifestyle, this is a great place to start. (June 8, 2017)
June 4th was Sundae Sunday...Check out Amy & Matt, Garlyn and Arlene enjoying amazing ice-cream creations.
Cinco de Mayo celebration/pizza party. Fun for children and adults!! Here are some candids of art projects, piñata, smiles!
A great time was had by all.
On Ash Wednesday we marked the beginning of Lent with a dedication service looking to the three traditions of Lent, prayer, fasting, and giving to the poor, as markers of our progress as Christians. Through these three practices we hope to draw closer to our Lord as we prepare for Easter.
Congratulations to the new slate of officers for 2017 selected at the Annual Meeting on January 29th. They are as follows:
Moderator, Rev. Susan Taylor
Elders, Tom Pryor and Donna Sanford
Trustees, Donna Severson and Arlene Grasso
Clerk, Diane Silvestri
Treasurer, Jeanne Duffany
Assistant Treasurer and Director of Christian Education, Donna Severson
Lay participant on Church Administrative Board is May Jalbert
Christian Education Assistants, May Jalbert, Jennie White, and Tom Pryor
December 10th 2016 we held the annual Christmas Bazaar and this year added a Cookie Walk. Here are some photo's.
Well, that gives you a taste of the fair, hope to see you again next year.
We welcomed three new members into the congregation this morning,
August 21st, 2016.
Bobbie Bowden, Megan Bouchard, and Bea Neri.
August 21st, 2016, we're blessed today by the baptism of Megan Bouchard.
A new cross has been installed on the steeple to replace the one damaged some time ago in a storm. It's beautiful!
Bill and Pattie DeHuff of Terryville were our guest singers for July 3rd. Many thanks to them for sharing their enthusiasm and beautiful voices with us.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Bobbi Bowden, Sr. exchanged their vows in a beautiful wedding celebration June 25th. Best wishes now and always.
Summer worship at ERC
April 23, 2016-- Town Wide Tag Sale was a great success and the best way to kick off the day was by getting breakfast and your map at Eagle Rock Church; Plus some energy food to go. Thanks to chefs Donna Severson and Monica Aiello and to Arlene Grasso for manning the bake table; and thanks to their helpers Jeanne, Janet. and Diana.
Easter morning began at Black Rock State Park with Jeanne Duffany leading some favorite Easter hymns. The music continued at the 10:30 service as the choir presented "Sing a Song of Celebration." The theme of the day was the new life in Christ available to all.
Palm Sunday...March 20th...We were truly blessed this morning when seven new members joined our fellowship. A warm welcome to each of you. Dinner and celebration followed the service.
The beginning of the Lenten Season was marked by our Ash Wednesday service. It was a service of simplicity which reminded us of the gifts of fasting and alms-giving and their purpose in the life of the believer. We were especially blessed by the music of Susan Taylor and our guest Margaret Johnson.
Annual Meeting of Eagle Rock Church was held January 31st. The following officers/committee members were elected:
- Moderator: Rev. Susan Taylor
- Deaconess: Donna Sanford
- Treasurer: Jeanne Duffany
- Clerk: Donna Severson
- Trustees: Donna Severson and Patricia Serenson
- Superintendent of Sunday School: Donna Sanford
- Sunday School Treasurer: Donna Severson
An ad hoc committee was created to revise the church by-laws: Pastor Patricia Pryor, Chairman; Jeanne Duffany, Garlyn Monroe, Donna Sanford and Patricia Serenson.
A meeting to finalize the calendar for the rest of 2016 will be held Saturday, February 20th at 10:00 a.m.