Healing and Joy
(Posted June 7, 2023)
By Rev. Dr. Pat Kriss
This is “just what the doctor ordered,” and I don’t mean only me.
This Sunday we take an in depth look at Jesus, who is the ultimate Physician for all of our needs. In an age where people’s mental health is compromised by so much stress and so much free-floating anger, even sometimes directed at strangers, the thing we need the most often is for someone to really listen to us, restore our health and then raise our spirits.
Jesus is the source of that “listening, healing” presence. We’ll visit this kind of healing in our short sermon this week.
A Weekend of Joyous Events
A full weekend of joyous events at First Church that brings new people to meet us and our community.
Superheroes and Princesses Tea Party on Saturday, June 10,. from 3 to 6 p.m. at First Church. This will be a first-of-its-kind event for us, and it is chaired by new church member Olga Mejia. (Who is ably assisted by her husband Dave Baez and a cast of community collaborators.) Tickets are available at Eventbrite, and at the door.
Olga has gathered an amazing group who have designed this event to delight the “small fry” of Danbury. Kids will have a chance to dress up, meet their favorite characters, watch some magic and have a great afternoon. Bring your kids, your grandchildren or your neighbor’s kids to have a blast!
Welcome Summer! Service and Picnic on Sunday, June 11, starting at 10 a.m. It’s that time of year to tune up your tonsils, find a straw hat and bring your appetite. Our service begins at 10 a.m.in the sanctuary. A barbershop quartet from the Mad Hatter Chorus will lead us in song. They’ll also serenade us during the picnic that immediately follows the service.
The Picnic! After the service, we will take it outside on what promises to be a lovely day. We will have the tents up with tables and chairs on the lawn for the picnic. Food, beverages and snacks will be provided by everyone’s favorite hot dog truck from Ridgefield, Chez Lenard.
You may note that we are not making this a potluck event this time, so there will be a free will offering jar so that you can help the church defray the cost of the picnic menu.