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Sunday Services

We are hoping to stay outdoors this coming Sunday, November 15. 

Register now for the 10 am service.

We will make an announcement if we need to move indoors due to the weather. If we do, you will have to re-register for either the 9 AM or 11 AM morning service at that time. There will be Children and Student ministries at both services. We look forward to seeing you either in-person or online.

Trust, Truth, and Trauma: Is Forgiveness Politically Possible?
November 30 at 7 PM

In a time of deep national division, Christians are called to be ambassadors of reconciliation. Sometimes reconciliation requires forgiveness, which proves to be one of the hardest things to offer to our political opponents.

On Monday, November 30, at 7 PM, Pastor Nathan will interview Nancy R. Gibbs. Ms. Gibbs is the Director of the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center and the visiting Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice of Press, Politics, and Public Policy.  They will explore the timely question: Is forgiveness politically possible?  Join us in the Sanctuary or on live-stream. There will be a question and answer time after the discussion. 

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Keeping the Grace In Race
November 12 and 19 at 7 PM

 
Join Steve and Adrienne Reedy in this guided conversation about applying the gospel to the problem of racial division. The good news of the gospel is that in Christ, God has reconciled the world to himself, not counting our sins against, and has called us to be ambassadors of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5). We Christians have a unique, reconciling role to play in any kind of division in our world, including race. 
 
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Thanksgiving for Pivot Ministries
November 22 at 9 AM


In the past, we prepared lunch, set the table, sat with our brothers from Pivot, and enjoyed a Sunday lunch together, celebrating and thanking God for his goodness. This year our Pivot Sunday on November 22 is going to look a little different. 

Instead of hosting our traditional lunch, we will prepare a Thanksgiving feast in advance for the Pivot men and transport it to them to enjoy together This is a great way to celebrate our partnership with Pivot Ministries by providing a feast for them and enjoying the gift of giving.  Sign up below to donate a turkey or prepare a dish for this Thanksgiving meal.

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Thanksgiving Eve Service
November 25 at 7 PM


Join us this Thanksgiving Eve on Wednesday, November 25, at 7 PM in the sanctuary, as we worship God in song, gratitude, and reflection. This is a perfect way to lead yourself, your family, and your neighbor into a mindset of Thanksgiving.  We will also stream this event on  Facebook and our website.

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Greenwich of the Church
December 5 at 9 AM-12 PM


It's hard to believe it's almost that time of year.  The Greening of the Church is a long-standing tradition at Stanwich.  If you would like to help beautify our Church in time for the Christmas season, please email Isabel for further details.  We will be decorating on Saturday, December 5, from 9 AM - 12 PM.

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Service of Remembrance and Hope
December 2 at 7 PM

 

This service honors those who have experienced a loss. Whether it is grief from a divorce, losing a job, or the death of a loved one; the loss can be particularly challenging at this time of year. Join us as we recall God's gift of HOPE that can lead to praise, even in a time of sadness.  This invitation is extended to your family and friends.  Please invite others you know who have experienced a loss this year.

We will host this event in the sanctuary at Stanwich; we will also stream on Facebook, YouTube, and our website.

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Art and Advent:  Waiting with Hope
December 2, 9, 16 at 12-12:30 PM


Ladies, for three Advent Wednesdays from 12-12:30 pm, Heather Wright will lead a Zoom discussion on Scripture and related artwork.  Each week will examine a new artwork and the Bible passages related to them.  These will include a Renaissance and an abstract painting, and a classical music piece.  
 
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Christmas Carol Hymn Sing
Sunday, December 6 after the 11 AM Service


We encourage and invite you to come out to the sanctuary for our Christmas Carol Hymn Sing that will begin right after our 11 AM morning service (around 11:15 AM.) We will "sing to the Lord" (Psalm 95:1) with hymns that are in our church's hymnal and some of your Christmas favorites as well. Join the fun and bring a friend!
 
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Free Booklet! 
Examining our Roots:
From the Beginning of Greenwich to Stanwich Church in 2020


Debbie Reynolds, a church member interested in Greenwich and Stanwich's history, has written a booklet entitled “Examining our Roots: From the Beginning of Greenwich to Stanwich Church in 2020.”  This booklet is filled with facts and pictures and will be available after the services this Sunday.  It is a free offering to the church.  If you can’t attend church, they will also be available for pickup at the church during the week.

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