Come Worship with Us at The Sherman Congregational Church

To all who are spiritually weary and seek rest: to all who mourn and long for comfort; to all who struggle and desire victory; to all who sin and need a Savior; to all who are strangers and want fellowship; to all who hunger and thirst after righteousness; and to whosoever will come, this church opens her doors wide and offers welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thanksgiving service on Thanksgiving morning at 9 am!  Come worship and give thanks to the Lord for all He has done!  This is an informal and shortened service – come with your oven mitts on!

News and Needs:

No Women’s Bible Study this week due to Thanksgiving!
Greens for Church Decorating
The Flower Committee is collecting greens (spruce, white pine, boxwood, arbor vitae, yew, juniper (NOT hemlock))  We need it for our pots and also to make our Advent wreath.  Please let the office know, if possible, and leave them by the side of the church near the kitchen door. Leave them by Thanksgiving Day.  Thank you.

Hungerford Place Collection:

Last day to bring nonperishable food for Thanksgiving to donate to senior families through Hungerford Place, the Sherman Food Pantry is TODAY at 2pm!  We need items including:  gravy, canned green beans (no other canned vegetables, please), rice, instant potatoes, instant dressing, puddings, Jell-o, canned fruit, cake mixes and anything else non-perishable needed for a Thanksgiving feast.  Please bring things in small jars or boxes since these are meals for seniors and not large families. Hungerford Place was organized in 1993 by seven individuals and endorsed by the town’s three churches, the Board of Selectman, and the Sherman School at the time. It was established to provide food assistance and basic necessities to people in need. The group named the organization after the Hungerford family, highly esteemed for generations in Sherman. We will collect food for the baskets through Monday, Nov. 19.  The second offering at the service was Sunday, Nov. 18, and will go to providing grocery gift cards to those in need year ‘round. Please make your check out to The Sherman Church, with Hungerford Place in the memo line.

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The Rev. Bernie Powell, Interim Pastor
Bernie Powell was trained at Columbia Bible College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has been in pastoral ministry since 1973, and has begun serving as the Interim Pastor. Rev. Powell brings a wealth of experience to the job. Born in Indiana and ordained in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference in 1973, he has served four churches. He was approaching retirement after 23 years as pastor in Easton, MA, when the Interim Pastor Ministries contacted him about heading to Sherman.  The Powells have one son and three daughters, all young adults.
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Pastor Bernie and Cheryl Powell


Sunday Worship 10:00; coffee hour follows worship. Children’s Sunday School runs during the worship service.  Nursery care is available.

The Sherman Church. Gathered in 1744. 
A Congregational Church. CCCC member.
6 Church Road, Sherman, Connecticut. 
Office Tel. 860-354-6114.
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