Words of comfort in uncertain times
NOTE: The service on Oct. 25 will be outside at Etna Baptist Church and via Zoom.
NOTE: Info on how to join ZOOM is in the weekly emails and the letter mailed to to the congregation in June. You can send a request to be added to the church email list at: email@example.com
We are still meeting, praying and worshiping together! Pastor Spinney will host a live Bible reading/prayer worship service via ZOOM on Sundays at 10 AM. See instructions below:
Sunday Worship services with Pastor Roger 10 AM
Time: Every week on Sunday for the foreseeable future. Instructions on how to connect to our ZOOM services have been emailed to the congregation--you can sign up for emails by sending an email to the church secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find the bulletin for the Sunday service Oct. 11 here
If you are not receiving emails from the church to get the information on the ZOOM services, please email the church at: etna.hanovercenter.church at gmail.com
We have recordings of our most recent weekly ZOOM online Sunday worship services by an audio or video file below (the green buttons). It has been wonderful and fun to see and hear the voices of our church family as they join in the conversations and prayers. Click on the buttons below for the video recordings of the service:
The Interchurch Council and Pastor Spinney have been successfully conducting a hybrid service including an option for in-person outside worship on some Sundays at the same time as the regular ZOOM service as long as weather permits at the Etna church parking lot, rain or shine. The last outside service will be on Oct. 25, then we will move to Zoom exclusively. Services will continue to be available by ZOOM for the foreseeable future. Check the weekly church email and/or check this website often for updates on our worship options.
For outside services, the safety protocol requires:
-- folks bring their own chairs and umbrellas -- or stay in car.
-- social distancing (6-foot minimum between families) and masks are required.
-- no access to indoor Etna facilities (in case of rain, stay in cars or under umbrellas)
There will be a combination of live and recorded music for both the in-person and Zoom attendees.
We will will continue with our normal access to the Zoom worship services with the church Zoom account, which includes toll-free dialing. Instructions were sent in a letter posted June 18 and are sent regularly in the church weekly emails.
NOTE: YOU MAY NEED THE PASSWORD IN ADDITION TO THE LINK or toll-free number! Note: You don't need a computer to join Zoom by phone! Email or call the church or Pastor Roger if you need access info for the ZOOM!
Please sign up for weekly emails to get updates on our worship schedule and the Zoom service password!
Weekly announcements and upcoming events:
VIRTUAL BIBLE STUDY will start in on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7:00 p.m. and wil be via Zoom. The weekly e-mails will have more info. Let Pastor Roger know about your ideas for a new topic.
*The Yoke: If you have articles, announcements, or other information, please submit to the Church secretary by October 16, 2020.
*Choir Rehearsals: Choir rehearsals have begun at 7 p.m. Thursday via Zoom. Christine Hoskin will be sending out the Zoom link, recordings of music, and instructions to choir members for their participation. If anyone would like to join the choir, please contact Christine (email@example.com). All are welcome.
*Missions Committee: Our church currently supports nine ministries and are working on scheduling brief virtual visits by video/ Zoom during Sunday services in October--Missions Month.
18 October: Scott Mitchell of Stand With Me
25 October: Pat and Todd Langille
1 November: Madeline Flores
8 November: Capt. Gary Thornton of the Salvation Army (via Zoom)
HANOVER CENTER WOMEN"S FELLOWSHIP:
**Chicken Pie Supper: We are planning to hold the annual Chicken Pie Supper as a take-out event on Saturday, October 31st. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Elaine Hawthorne (hawk8 at myfairpoint.net).
**Food Pantry Donations: A total of $1,900 has been donated to local food pantries in the past several weeks: the Lyme Food Pantry, the Lebanon Senior Center Meals on Wheels, and the Haven.
**Inclusiveness Goals: The Hanover Center Women's Fellowship is considering changing its name to be gender-neutral and more inviting and inclusive. ALL are welcome to participate in this organization - from Hanover Center and from Etna, both men and women. The efforts are primarily fundraising events to support the physical upkeep of the church, pay for electricity, and to help families in need in our community. Contact Christine Hoskin with any questions or to be added to the e-mail distribution for notification of events (christine at schoolhousefarm.net).
*The Search Committee has been busy interviewing candidates and trying to discern God's will for our church. Please continue to pray for the committee.
Prayer Requests: If you would like to pray for our members in need, sign up to receive our weekly prayer email below.
Prayer requests or questions for the church secretary? E-mail the church at: etna.hanovercenter.church at gmail.com
Pastor’s schedule: Pastor Roger Spinney is generally working in Etna four days a week, Thursday through Sunday at noon. He is available by phone/text/email:
Interim Pastor Roger Spinney: e-mail: rspin6477 at aol.com or text or phone: 508-944-4536.
The parsonage landline is: 603-277-2131 and the church office/ answering machine is 603-643-2618.