On Sunday, Feb. 18, Rev. Josh Fitterling will begin a Lenten preaching series entitled “Love Never Ends” at the First Congregational Church. Inspired by the well-known passage 1 Corinthians 13 and nurtured by the teaching of Jesus, we will explore aspects of true love and God’s love as we look toward Easter, where we discover that love never ends.
Holy Week Services
Holy week services will include a 10 a.m. service on Palm Sunday, 7 p.m. candlelight Tenebrae service on Maundy Thursday, a shared Good Friday service at 6 p.m. in the St. Philip’s Parish Hall, and two services on Easter, a shared 6 a.m. sunrise service with St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on the town dock, and a 10 a.m. Easter Celebration service in the First Congregational Church.
Lenten Bible Studies
Throughout Lent, Reverend Fitterling will lead two bible study groups: one on select Sunday evenings from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and one on select Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This study will explore the work of “taking up our cross” as we consider the Apostle Paul’s journey to Jerusalem in the book of Acts and the ways in which it mirrors the journey of Jesus to the cross.
Blood Drive - Friday, February 23rd
The Alpha Iota Sorority is again sponsoring a blood drive in our Fellowship Hall. Appointments are available between 1:00 and 6:00 pm. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule an appointment. On the day of your appointment, you can save some time by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions.
The First Congregational Church of Wiscasset will be sponsoring a community discussion on child abuse, local statistics, prevention and how the community can help. Guest speaker Leslie Livingston, Executive Director of Healthy Kids, will be facilitating the conversation. Ms. Livingston has a master’s degree in Family Studies and has worked in the child abuse prevention arena for 25 years. Healthy Kids is the child abuse prevention agency serving Lincoln County. Healthy Kids has many programs supporting parents, families, professionals and children. Their programs include personalized home visiting, parenting classes, health classes in the high schools, playgroups, father’s groups and professional workshops.
The event will be held Wednesday, February 28th at 7 pm in the First Congregational Church of Wiscasset’s Fellowship Hall located next to the Lincoln County Courthouse. The public is encouraged to attend and learn about this valuable organization.