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Church Community for All People and Another Fun Recipe

The newest recipe from the Congregational Church of Easton Friends and Family cookbook is available. Try these fun recipes, as a great way to keep yourselves busy during this stressful time of quarantine.

As families are having considerably more time of togetherness which can be a great opportunity for bonding, we also understand this can also magnify existing stresses and irritations, so we hope that you will consider instituting times of meditation, prayer, and perhaps seeking God through online or in person worship, as a way to offer peace, relief, and hope.

To join us for Sunday morning worship this Sunday, just click on the button in the notification bar on our church website at eastonchurch.org. We hope to offer up hope for tomorrow, strength in a time of need, and peace during a time of heightened stresses and upheaval.

Remember, Christ offers comfort and peace to all who come seeking. So even if you have questions, are unsure what you believe, non-committal, or just curious, all people are welcome to join us, as we search together for a connection to something more in life.

Vegetable Cheese Bake

Submitted by: Cyndie S (Massachusetts)
Preheat oven to: 350°F

Dice together:
2 red potatoes, 1 diced zucchini, mushrooms, green pepper, onion, and garlic. Add to skillet with ½ cup vegetable oil and sauté.
Add 1½ cups barbecue sauce, ½ cup burgundy, ½ teaspoon thyme. Mix together. Cook for 10 minutes.
Place in casserole dish, top with 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F.




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Church Community Still Available Even at a Distance

As we prepare for yet another month in the midst of the pandemic, we lift our prayers for all those starting school and work again. We at the Congregational Church of Easton have been meeting in person for worship but still offering worship online. We have been using technology to keep the faith community together in this unprecedented time.

We openly invite anyone in need of community, prayer, and spiritual care to join us on Sunday morning for worship online. The Zoom link can be found on our website at EastonChurch.org or you may join us for in-person worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

However, in-person worship does require calling the church office at 203-261-2527 for reservations as our allowed seating is limited. There are also safety precautions that are necessary for joining us. The church office can inform anyone interested in attending when reservations are made.

We will also be beginning an online Bible Study to start on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. The Zoom links will be posted weekly on the church website. It is open to all who want to attend. We will be studying 2 Corinthians.

We are also keeping ourselves busy with a church family and friends cookbook. And we would like to share some of the fun recipes that will appear in this book each week. This week’s recipe is:

Margherita Chicken

Submitted by: Marianne E (South Carolina)
Oven temperature: 350° F

Use as many chicken breasts as you wish or will fit in your baking dish.

Ingredients:
Chicken breasts
Pesto
Mozzarella slices
Tomatoes, cut into chunks

Directions:
Grill chicken breasts until almost done.
Place chicken in a baking dish. Smear with pesto, top with mozzarella slices and tomatoes.
Bake 20 minutes at 350° F or until chicken is done.




Church Community in the Midst of a World Pandemic

In the midst of this world pandemic, we have been asked to socially distance ourselves. For many churches, this meant moving worship to an online format and cancelling in person worship at least until the fall.

For many this has meant no religious guidance in a time of great need. I argue that this is a time where we need our church communities even more. Just because we are socially distanced this doesn’t mean we don’t have church, spiritual guidance, and community.

All of these are still available to all people who are seeking support. Our church, the Congregational Church of Easton, is still meeting online, and each week you can get the link to worship through our church website at www.eastonchurch.org or you may join us for in-person worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

However, in person worship does require calling the church office at 203-261-2527 for reservations as our allowed seating in limited. There are also safety precautions that are necessary to joining us. The church office can inform anyone interested in attending when reservations are made. 

We are also keeping ourselves busy with a church family and friends cookbook. And we would like to share some of the fun recipes that will appear in this book each week. This week’s recipe is: 

Pineapple Lemonade                    

Submitted by: Marianne E (South Carolina)

Ingredients:

1 cup Country Time Lemonade Mix

3 cups cold water

1 can (46 oz.) chilled pineapple juice

2 cans Sprite

Directions:

Combine lemonade mix with water. Mix until dissolved.

Add pineapple juice and Sprite

Serve over ice.