Calendar of Upcoming Church Activities, Spring 2014


Sunrise Service 6:00 a.m.
Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior. Those who wish, will have the
opportunity to renew their Baptismal vows. We will also be celebrating the sacrament of Holy
Communion.  Continental breakfast to follow.

At 10:00 a.m. we will gather again for our Easter Service and the FLOWERING OF THE CROSS. Come
and experience the transformation as the once dark and lifeless cross transforms into sign and
symbol of new life. A new life promised to us through the resurrection of our Lord.

It is our custom to observe the Sacrament of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month
as well as at other times appointed by the Pastor and Deacons. On those Sundays we also
welcome the offerings of canned goods which we collect for the Cape Ann Food Pantry. They are
received in the barrel placed at the rear of the sanctuary. Also, an offering plate is placed on the
table at the rear of the sanctuary on those Sundays in which we welcome monetary contributions
for the Deacons' Fund. This fund is used by the Deacons to meet special needs in the community
and its recipients are held in confidence and are known only to the Deacons.

Tuesday, May 13th, Ladies Aid Meeting, 10:30 a.m. in the parlor

Wednesday, May 14th, COMMUNITY MEAL, 6:00 p.m.
( Click Here)

Sunday, May 18th, COMMUNITY HEALING SERVICE, 3:00 p,m. at our church.

Sunday, May 18th, articles for the June edition of The Messenger newsletter due to editor
Deb McComiskey

Tuesday, May 20th, Worship Service With Holy Communion at
Seacoast Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  (
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:  Anyone who may be interested in serving as an usher or greeter or
as a lay reader during worship services or any person willing to provide light refreshments
following a worship service is invited to sign up on one of the lists provided downstairs in the
Vestry.  These are great opportunities to take an active part in our corporate fellowship without
making a long-term commitment.  If you would like to receive an email notification concerning
upcoming church-related activities, there are sign-up sheets on a clipboard at the rear of the
Sanctuary or you may email your request to Janice Lufkin Shea at

Our Church Officers/Contact Persons:

Diaconate: Margie Akerley (978) 283-2323                     
Flowers: Lauri Burke (978) 815-2316
Council Chair: Kathy Olmstead (978) 948-3769               
Community Meal Info: Marrgie Akerley (978) 283-2323
Clerk, Cheryl Olson (978) 283-9752
Building & Grounds: Pete Haskell (978) 546-2837
Treasurer: Rev. Alice W. Erickson (978) 293-0844
Assistant Treasurer: Claudia Haskell (978) 546-2837
Moderator: Leslie Pope (978) 283-7309
Ladies Aid Society: Sandy Oliver (978) 282-1324 or Linda Symczak (978) 282-3301
Sunshine: Linda Symczak (978) 282-3301
Christian Education: Karen Hunter (978) 281-0054

Church Office: (978) 283-2817
Church Email:
Pastoral Emergencies: Call (978) 495-0071                        
This Week in West Gloucester
West Gloucester Trinitarian Congregational Church,
United Church of Christ
488 Essex Avenue, West Gloucester, MA  01930     Tel. (978) 283-2817
The Rev. Michael Gelsomine, Pastor & Teacher

Established  as the Second Parish in Gloucester, New England,
Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1713     NOW IN OUR FOURTH CENTURY
Rev. Michael Gelsomini, Pastor & Teacher

Rev. Dr. Llewellyn Parsons Smith, Minister Emerita
Ms. Jocelyn Chaparro, Organist & Pianist
Ms. Patricia Ktistes, Assistant Organist & Choir Director