The Spire April 2021Announcements:If you purchased Easter flowers please contact the office if you need help getting them after service. Barbarawill be placing most of them outside on the back porch for easy pick up.These Days are located on the table in the fellowship room. If you would like a copy but can’t come in to getone, let Barbara know and she will mail one.During the week of April 12-16 Barbara will be in and out of the office. It is spring break for the kids. If youneed anything, please email if possible. Barbara has linked the email account to her phone and will be able toget right back to you. Thank you in advance for the understanding.Prudential News:The Prudential committee would like to let the congregation know what we are doing to prepare for ourreopening. There are a couple of things that have been done and are planned to be done.1. Culbertson Hall and the Nursery room in Parish Hall have been painted2. We are in the process of going through closets and areas in the church to start disposing of items nolonger used. Hopefully, in May, we’ll send a notice out to the congregation with items that would beavailable to anyone who would like them.3. We are transitioning to a more lightweight table for Parish Hall. The congregation will have anopportunity to contribute to their purchases, if so desired. We have presently donated all our metaltables to Marvelwood School.4. If the congregation vote on April 6to transfer money form the building and capital improvement fundsfor the painting of the Sanctuary and Lecture room, we will hopefully be able to start that project in Mayand have it completed in early June.5. Lastly, we will be having a spring cleanup on May 2 beginning at noon. Since we have not done achurch cleanup for two years, we may have some work to do. More information on this will beforthcoming at a later date.
A much deserved thank you to Steve RobeyAs many of you know, Steve is the treasurer of our church. He not only does the church’s budget, but healso is in charge of our endowments (including investments). He keeps tract of the investment to make surethey are in a high preforming portfolio that reflects our church’s value system.Over the years, everyone has seen what Steve does behind the scenes. Whether is shoveling the walkways,fixing items around the church that needed attention and even, with his family, putting up the Christmas Treethis year in our Sanctuary to give us a bit of the holiday spirit while live streaming. And when you come backto Culbertson Hall in the Parish House, you’ll see a new chair rail that Steve installed.The Kent Congregational church is very fortunate to have a member, like Steve, who does so much for thechurch without a lot of fanfare. Well, it’s time for the church to give some fanfare and say how much weappreciate his love for this church. Thank you Steve!FAMILY NEWS“Rowan Vincent Purdy was born to Olivia (LaFontan) and Patrick Purdy on March 13, 2021. Maternalgrandparents are Vince and Maria LaFontan and aunt is Abigail LaFontan. Great aunt and uncle areRebecca DaSilva and Lyle LaFontan. Great grandparents are Dennis and Beverly LaFontan”Opportunities within the congregationBook ClubJoshua has come home. But home is no more peaceful then it was during the “time long ago”remembered by Joshua. Violent, seemingly intractable disputes poison the very air. It falls to Joshua,retracing the path taken two millennia ago, to lead his followers to peace in this world as well as inthe next. Joshua in the Holy Land will carry every reader back to where it all began.Book group meets the third Wednesday of every month at 3pm via zoom. Email John for the zoomlink if you want to join.