Stanwich Community News is our weekly email that includes news, events, and updates. Please select an issue from the archive list below:
Take Our Survey
Last week we invited you to take part in a Stanwich survey. Starting in November, we have the opportunity to worship in our Greenwich location with physical distancing, limited capacity, and other guidelines, while also live streaming one of the services for those who choose to stay home. Your answers below will help us plan the timing and ministry programming of these services.
Please submit one survey for your household.
Click here if you or someone in your household has not taken the survey yet.
Update on Outdoor Service Capacity
On October 8, Governor Lamont will begin entering into Phase Three in Connecticut. This will ease some of the restrictions put into place on religious gatherings. Starting October 11, you will still need to register, but we will not have a cap on our registration for attending our Outdoor Sunday Service. If you are comfortable we invite all to join us on Sunday morning.
World Vision Virtual 1/2 Marathon, October 4
There are still a few DAYS left to donate to help get clean water to children who desperately need it. Click the link for more information on how to contribute to the Stanwich Team. This year our team is running virtually on Sunday, October 4.
Is your child ready to learn more about Jesus' teachings on communion, why we do it, and what it means? Pastor David will lead a class for interested children on October 18, during children's ministry at the outdoor service. We don't like to put age parameters on this; some children are ready in 1st grade, others aren't ready until 5th grade. Most kids who take this class are in 2nd grade. If you think your child is ready, you can register for the class HERE.
An important note...you MUST ALSO register for the service on October 18. Registering for this class does not register your family for the service. If the service is cancelled for weather, the class will be moved to Zoom.
Outdoor Worship Night, October 23 at 7 PM
A new month, a new worship experience to invite everyone to join! Come out and enjoy the fall air and live music on October 23 at 7 PM at our Outdoor Worship Night. Bring your lawn chair and blanket. Rain date: Saturday, October 24th at 7 PM (if it rains both days, this event will be cancelled).
You must register for this event for contact tracing purposes.
Please check-in at the welcome table upon arrival.
Discover Stanwich is an opportunity to have your questions answered about Stanwich Church. Join us to learn about our membership, beliefs, ministries, and visions. We hope you will join us online. Please register below.
On October 16, 5-7 PM, there is a special outreach event in downtown Stamford at Winfield Street Coffee (96 Broad St.) right by the Stamford Library. There'll be live music led by our worship team featuring Garnet Walters on keys, Mark Peynado on drums, Ben Dean on violin, & The Honey Blades. Swing by to grab a coffee or a bite, support a local business, and get to know our neighbors in Stamford. In case of rain, our event will be moved to 10/17.
Piano Recital, October 17 at 4 PM
Sue Song and Leon Reid will be performing a classical piano recital featuring works by European composers, including J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and others. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some wonderful piano music played as an offering of worship unto God.
We did it! Thank you for your amazing response to support the New Covenant Cafe lunch! All opportunities have been filled. Please do not forget to drop of your item this Sunday at the church. Any questions contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org
Following Christ in an Election Year
This week on Facebook we met for our third meeting in this fall series. During our time David closed out the book of Titus. He reminded us that we are called to submit to our earthly leaders, and beyond that, we are to speak evil of no one (not even our government/state leadership). David also reminded us that our motivation not to speak evil is because we were (and often are) no different than those we speak of. We will meet again on our Facebook pageWednesday nights at 7 PM for a live discussion on 1 Timothy Chapter 1.
This Monday night we learned the goal of all our prayers is for God's kingdom to come and His will to be done in every situation. When we pray "Thy kingdom come" we are asking Jesus to show up and reign as King. As ambassadors of God's kingdom, we have been given the privilege to advance His eternal kingdom here on the earth through our prayers and our actions. Listening is an important element in prayer. Prayer is not one-sided but a two-way conversation between God and His people.
If you would like to join this study, please register, as we will meet four more times on Monday nights via Zoom at 7 PM.
Missions Coat Drive
Missions will be collecting new and gently used coats for all ages for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission on October 23from 9 AM to 5 PM. If you are attending the Outdoor Worship Night that night, you can also drop your coats off then. A bin will be set up outside the administrative office entrance.
Couples Course_Presented by Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal
Calling all couples! Relationships always require time, intentionality, and a willingness to grow in understanding your partner. This is true for those who are newly coupled and those who have been together 20+ years. Especially this year, when stress is high and the working from home/homeschooling challenges have put extra strain on couples, there couldn't be a better time to check out GCHR's Connection Course!
Held via Zoom on October 30th from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, this is the perfect opportunity to learn from GCHR therapist, George Faller, about how to connect and reconnect to your partner. For more information and to register check out: https://hopeandrenewal.org/connection-course/.
The cost is $450 per couple.
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.