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October 09. 2013 5:00PM

Greenfield church to shut down its service on Sunday

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Covenant Church’s weekend will include canceling worship on Sunday — and the community will benefit because of it.

Members of GCC are putting their faith into action by canceling their regular Sunday service at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, 1 Verney Drive, to practice purposeful acts of service throughout their community.

Church members will join what is being called “Faith in Action Weekend” to complete several short work projects that will unite community members from within and outside the church.

The weekend will begin with a bake sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise money for the various Faith in Action projects. The bake sale will be held at Delay’s Harvester Market in the center of the village.

A portion of those funds will be donated to a CMRC patient with Lou Gehrig’s Disease who has written a book about his experience with the disease and is trying to get it published.

On Sunday, participants will gather at the Greenfield Covenant Church’s Ministry Center at 12 Depot Drive at 9 a.m. for a short session of prayer and singing; and the group will then disburse to work on the projects, which include improving the playground and nature trail at Greenfield Elementary School and painting projects at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center.

At 1 p.m., following completion of the projects, people will gather at the Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center cafeteria for lunch and a time of sharing.

“We’re excited about how our congregation has rallied to support this special Sunday of service to our community. The people who have signed up for the various projects obviously see the value of what we are doing and want to help. We invite everyone to join us,” says GCC’s pastor, the Rev. Dr. Dan Osgood.

For more information about GCCC and its Faith in Action weekend, call the Ministry Center at 547-3265 or go to www.greenfieldchurch.org.


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