Niantic Community Church http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org A community of Christians, learning God’s ways, sharing God’s love and extending God’s peace and healing grace to all. Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:31:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.5 Adult Church School January 21st http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/17/adult-church-school-january-21st-2/ http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/17/adult-church-school-january-21st-2/#respond Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:31:00 +0000 http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/?p=7292 This Sunday as part of our Transitional Forums, Pastor Dianne and Ron Johnson, a member of our Search Team, will present the findings from our recent all-church (cottage meetings) and Holy Cow online questionnaire. 13 cottage meetings were held; 115 members and friends responded the questionnaire. Without divulging much, we gathered encouraging results. These insights will shape the ongoing mission and vision of our congregation. Won’t you join us?

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Adult Church School January 21st http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/17/adult-church-school-january-21st/ http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/17/adult-church-school-january-21st/#respond Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:27:50 +0000 http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/?p=7349 This Sunday as part of our Transitional Forums, Pastor Dianne and Ron Johnson, a member of our Search Team, will present the findings from our recent all-church (cottage meetings) and Holy Cow online questionnaire. 13 cottage meetings were held; 115 members and friends responded the questionnaire. Without divulging much, we gathered encouraging results. These insights will shape the ongoing mission and vision of our congregation. Won’t you join us?

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Middle School Fellowship/Senior Youth Group http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/17/middle-school-fellowshipsenior-youth-group/ http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/17/middle-school-fellowshipsenior-youth-group/#respond Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:11:54 +0000 http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/?p=7347 Middle School Fellowship/Wanakee Informational Meeting:

We will have a parent/youth meeting about this year’s Wanakee mission trip next Sunday, January 21 at 11:00 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room.  Anyone interested in participating should attend.

Senior Youth Group:

This Sunday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.  Our topic will be ‘Doubt.’  Parents are invited to stay for the first 15 minutes of our meeting, to watch a powerpoint show about Group workcamps and to turn in workcamp paperwork and downpayment.

Senior Youth Group Mission Trip:

This Sunday, January 21, is the deadline for the paperwork and $100 downpayment for our summer mission trip.   At the start of our meeting, Julia will show a powerpoint of a workcamp trip she led years ago, to give teens and parents a good feel for the whole experience.  Parents, when you drop off your teen, feel free to stay for the first 15 minutes to view this show.

Our SYG overnight lock-in is scheduled for next Friday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m. to Saturday, January 27 at 9 a.m. (or earlier, for those with other commitments).  Julia will need the general permission form for all high school youth attending.  The group decided to start off our lock-in with a pot luck supper.  Bring your appetite and your favorite food to share!  Please let Julia know if you are able to come or not, so she can better plan for the night.

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Annual Meeting – Notice of Call http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/16/annual-meeting-notice-of-call/ http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/16/annual-meeting-notice-of-call/#respond Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:00:52 +0000 http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/?p=7345 NOTICE OF CALL is given herewith to the members of the Niantic Community Church, Inc. for an Annual Meeting, Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 10:45 am at the church, for the purpose of hearing and receiving annual reports; election of officers, boards and committees; and any other business that needs to be brought forth. Included in the meeting will be presentations of the following for information, adoption and approval:
Budgets for 2018
Informational Presentation regarding the proposed Memorial Garden
Update from the Search Committee

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Winter Retreat Day (FR) http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/11/winter-retreat-day-fr/ http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/11/winter-retreat-day-fr/#respond Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:49:51 +0000 http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/?p=7338 Winter Retreat Day, Saturday, February 3rd, 10:00-2:00, Fellowship Room. Savor the silence, explore journaling and creative expression during this time of retreat, awakening and renewal. Monastic Soup and bread lunch served. Labyrinth walk. Register by January 29th in the church office (860)739-6208. A free nurturing faith opportunity presented by Community Minister Patty Chaffee and Carol Vara. ]]> http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/11/winter-retreat-day-fr/feed/ 0 Youth Fellowship Groups http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/10/youth-fellowship-groups/ http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/10/youth-fellowship-groups/#respond Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:24:18 +0000 http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/?p=7334 Youth Fellowship Groups:

Both Middle School Fellowship (MSF) and Senior Youth Group (SYG) will meet this Sunday.  SYG meets at a special time, so we can watch a feature-length film together.

Middle School Fellowship: Come join the fun right after Sunday School this week – we gather between 10:45 and 11 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room.  Our meetings end at noon.  All children in 5th – 8th grade are welcome to join us for games, fellowship and fun.

MSF Wanakee Trip: We will have a parent/youth meeting about this year’s Wanakee mission trip next Sunday, January 21 at 11:00 a.m. (usual MSF time).  Anyone interested in participating should attend.

 Senior Youth Group: This Sunday’s meeting is from 4:15 – 6:30 p.m.  We will be watching “Hidden Figures.”  Feel free to bring snack food and beverages to share, as well as something comfortable to sit on during the movie.  Friends and newcomers are welcome!

Next Sunday, Jan. 21, is the deadline for the paperwork and $100 downpayment for our summer mission trip.   At the start of our meeting, Julia will show a powerpoint of a workcamp trip she led years ago, to give teens and parents a good feel for the whole experience.  Parents, when you drop off your teen, feel free to stay for the first 15 minutes to view this show.

Our SYG overnight lock-in is scheduled for Friday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m. to Saturday, January 27 at 9 a.m. (or earlier, for those with other commitments).  Julia will need the general permission form for all high school youth attending.  The group decided to start off our lock-in with a pot luck supper.  Bring your appetite and your favorite food to share!

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Adult Church School January 14th http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/09/adult-church-school-january-14th/ http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/09/adult-church-school-january-14th/#respond Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:58:28 +0000 http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/?p=7290 Our current DVD series ultimately hopes that each of us will gain a clearer vision of God’s dream for our life. But before we go in search of that vision, we would do well to identify what’s important to us. One way to do that is to consider who and what inspire us. You might find it tattooed on your body—or, at least, on your heart. (No need to reveal all in this week’s class. Just be honest with yourself and your Creator.) Be assured that God has a dream for your life. Please join us as, together, we seek God’s direction.

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Church Closed Today January 4 http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/04/church-closed-today-january-4/ http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/04/church-closed-today-january-4/#respond Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:46:12 +0000 http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/?p=7331 Church offices are closed and all events cancelled due to storm on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

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Senior Youth Group Mission Trip. http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/02/senior-youth-group-mission-trip-2/ http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/02/senior-youth-group-mission-trip-2/#respond Tue, 02 Jan 2018 21:55:29 +0000 http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/?p=7327 Senior Youth Group Mission Trip.
Anyone who missed the parent/youth meeting about the upcoming mission trip can pick up a manilla folder on Julia’s office door. It has all the information and forms for the trip. Downpayments and registration forms for the trip are due on Sunday, January 21, so we can reserve our spot in the Wilmington, Delaware workcamp. Please feel free to contact Julia at julia@nianticcommunitychurch.org with any questions or if you have a special circumstance regarding the mission trip.
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Confirmation Class Lock-In 1/5-1/6/2018 http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/02/confirmation-class-lock-in-15-162018/ http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/2018/01/02/confirmation-class-lock-in-15-162018/#respond Tue, 02 Jan 2018 21:54:49 +0000 http://www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/?p=7325 Confirmation Class Lock-In:.
Our lock-in (overnight retreat) will be held at the church this Friday, January 5 (starting at 5:00 p.m.) to Saturday, January 6 at noon. Andrew Proud will be our male chaperone for this event. Denise Walstra will provide the dinner on Friday night, Mary Childs will provide the breakfast on Saturday, and everyone is asked to bring snacks and beverages to share during our evening festivities and late night movie. Bring sleeping bags, pajamas and whatever medication and toiletries you’ll need. You may also wish to bring your own refillable water bottle. It’s important that all parents have filled out, signed and returned the general permission slip that was emailed out, before their youth can stay overnight. Extra copies are on Julia’s office door.
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