Church Picnic

Sunday, August 4

The August 4, 10 o’clock service at Guilford Community Church, UCC, will face the question of what is “enough” as one lives life and faces death. Al Franklin will read the scripture lessons Psalm 109 and Luke 12:13-20, the last being the parable of the rich fool who builds new barns rather than sharing his wealth. Music for the day under the direction of Andy Davis includes two anthems: “Let the Life I’ve Lived Speak for Me”, an American Spiritual, and “Gratitude”, a shape note favorite. Rev. Lise Sparrow will welcome new member Katharine King, host Holy Communion and offer the children’s story and the homily for the day. The children will help prepare for the church’s 253rd Birthday Picnic and Potluck to be held after church. Everyone is welcome.
After church and before the picnic there will be a special meeting for all interested to share an update on the pastor search process. The profile has been completed and will now go to the National UCC for distribution. Questions and ideas will be welcomed.
Guilford Community Church, an Open and Affirming/Just Peace Congregation of the United Church of Christ, is fully handicapped accessible and committed to providing hearing assistance and ASL interpretation, if given notice ahead.  The church is located one mile south of exit 1 on Route 5 just in back of the Guilford Country Store.  For more information call 257-2776, check the website at or friend us on Facebook at “Guilford Community Church”. Our services are also being filmed and can be found on BCTV Wednesday morning at 7am and Sunday mornings at 8am or anytime online at
“Let the Life I’ve Lived Speak for Me”