Words of comfort in uncertain times
Recordings of our recent Sunday ZOOM video/phone-in services can be found by clicking on the buttons below.
IMPORTANT CHANGE: The Interchurch Council approved a pilot for outside for in-person worship along with ZOOM. This Sunday August 16 outside the Etna church (bring your own chairs and umbrellas). We will still have our Zoom worship service at the same time. We are using the new church Zoom account which includes toll-free number to call by phone for those folks without internet! or a computer. More details were mailed to to the congregation in June and in our regular weekly emails.
*Wednesday Mornings at 9 AM: coffee, prayer, & conversation with Pastor Roger via Zoom--instructions and meeting number is sent via the weekly church email.
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The church mailing addresses are found in the "Contact Us" page above.
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 and Wednesdays at 9 AM. See instructions below:
Sunday Worship services with Pastor Roger
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 August 9 here
If you are not receiving emails from the church to get the information on the ZOOM services, please email the church ASAP: etna.hanovercenter.church at gmail.com
Wednesday morning “coffee and donuts” with the pastor (9 AM)
(BYO coffee and/or a donut, etc.) via ZOOM. The ZOOM instructions with links and password are sent in the weekly church email. An informal prayer and conversation with Pastor Roger.
We have a 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 Inter-church Council and Pastor Spinney have decided to try to pilot an hybrid service including an option for in-person outside worship at the same time as the regular ZOOM service this Sunday August 16 at the Etna church lawn/parking lot--rain or shine.
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 by 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!
Lots of memories of our past church activities--we'll be back when it's safe!
Weekly announcements and upcoming events:
*The Search Committee has been re-consituted and is re-starting its operations in earnest. Stay tuned for Search updates in the coming weeks and months.
* Wednesday mornings prayer and conversation--bring your own coffee and donuts for a online chat with Pastor Roger. The weekly email has the zoom info.
* New Church photo directories are available for in person pick up at the Etna church entryway--please one copy per household. Please email the church if you cannot pick up your copy and need it to be mailed or delivered.
* Our zoom worship is now using a new church zoom account and meeting number--and has a toll free option for the folks who dial in on their phones. The link was sent on the weekly email. Please note there may be a password required (included in the weekly email and ICC letter from June 20).
*VIRTUAL BIBLE STUDY covered a lot of ground on the difficult teachings of Jesus this spring. A new Bible study will resume in the Fall.
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: email: 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.