Worship Service - 10:00am - Sanctuary
Sunday School - 10:00am - Vestry
Fellowship - 11:00am - Town Hall
New Members - December 4, 2011
Lorri has been the Music Director at the Rindge Congregational Church for the
past 3 years and enjoys using song to brighten the spirit. She looks
forward to broadening her existing friendships within the
congregation and to providing a welcoming atmosphere for new
members. Lorri lives in Peterborough, NH with her husband, Josh, and two
children, Evelyn and Miles.
and I live in Rindge at Hampshire Country School. Max is in forth grade
at Rindge Memorial School. I am a dorm parent and activities teacher at
Hampshire Country School. We moved here five years ago from VA and have
been looking for a home church. We both really enjoy church and the people
who attend and that is why we would like to be part of this community.
Jo Ellen D'Ambrosio
was raised a Roman Catholic and was rather devout up until about age 19 - 20,
when I questioned some of the required dogma. That made me a lapsed Catholic,
which is how I thought of myself. Because I loved the rituals of
Catholicism and their ability to foster something like mystical experiences, I
found protestant churches to be flat, ho-hum and just unappealing. I did
try out a couple of Unitarian churches and found one I could regularly attend
when I moved to Boston in 1990. But when the pastor retired, I stopped
going. Over the years I have borrowed some aspects of Buddhism,
Hinduism, and even Daoism. I decided to join the Congregational Church of
Rindge because it is such a welcoming place. "Fellowship" was
new to me and I liked it because I understand God, primarily, to be the
positive / loving energy between people.
February 2005 Kathy & I moved from Rindge to Myrtle Beach, SC.....we enjoyed
the warm weather & the 60 miles of white sand beach. We joined the
First Methodist Church, became very active & met many new Friends.
When Kathy died suddenly in September 2010, I came back to New England where
our 4 children, 9 grand children, & 1 great grandchild all live within 1
hour of Rindge.
Sarah Lalia Payson
was recently accepted into the national honor society, and am currently
learning to speak French, but I love anything Japanese! I love to sing, and
want to play Eponine in Les Miserables. My other hobbies are acting, and
drawing anime (My favorite is Naruto). I do some volunteer work, and would like
to do more. I am very excited to join the church, and look forward to serving
my community further!
Barbara has 2 adult sons, Peter and Tom. She lives in Jaffrey at Forest Park Estates.
Barbara is delighted to be a member of this church. She feels at home and
everyone is always nice to her. She thinks she's jinxed at celebrating
membership. A year ago she had her first stroke just before “the day”. She had
a mini stroke last week and is unable to be here today! The love of Barbara's
life is her parakeet George. He has a green body, yellow head and a blue tail.
George is 2 years old. Barbara loves to read, knit, crochet and do embroidery
in her spare time.
I feel the UCC was absolutely the best choice for me. I would like to thank Barbara
Wells for encouraging me to attend “Bring a Friend Sunday”. I encountered her
while she was watering flowers on the Town Common. She invited me to meet her
at the church entrance at 9:45am if I was interested. She continued her
watering. This was the beginning of my wonderful journey at the church. I’m
glad our retirement home was built so near the church of my faith, and I want
to go forward with this as best I can in my senior years.