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Easter Flower Order Forms available here!

Youth Sunday
Youth Sunday takes place on Sunday, April 2.  For the next few Sunday mornings each age group will be using some or all of their class time to prepare a presentation about our First Church heroes. Parents should encouraged to  their child participate in Youth Sunday. we strive to accommodate any amount of public speaking experience, reading level or even acute shyness!  Youth Sunday is always a special experience for the students and reaffirms the value we as a congregation put on our youngest members.

Program on Nov. Election RESCHEDULED (from 3/14) for Thur, April 6 at 7 pm
On Thursday, April 6 Pam Wilmot will lead a program about the November election and the current state of voting rights and access around the country.  Wilmot is the Executive Director of Common Cause Massachusetts and will describe how congressional districts have been redrawn since the 2010 Census and how and why  this “new age of Gerrymandering” is undermining our democracy.  In addition she will address about the current state of the Electoral College and explain why it no longer serves the original purpose of our country’s Founders.
This program is part of the First Church in Salem’s “Resistance” Speaker Series for 2017.  Over the course of the next 12 months the congregation is hosting a series of programs dealing with major social and political issues facing the United States.  

Meeting House Flower Update!
The Garden and Decorating Committee are pleased to announce several enhancements to the Altar Flower Program:
· Three different price points: $15, $25, $45. 
· We supply the arrangement in consultation with you. 
· Or we gratefully accept the arrangement you provide. 
· Your donation will be acknowledged in the Order of Service. 
· If possible, plant material will be re-purposed in the foyer or in the garden. 
· Committees are encouraged to participate once a year to highlight an aspect of their work. 

We hope this new program will inspire more members to celebrate an event, memorialize or honor a loved one.

Sign Up Online! Additionally, a signup sheet will also be circulated during Fellowship Hour or you may email Catherine in the office at firstchurchinsalem@gmail.com or contact Jan Eschauzier directly at 978-969-1820 or janeschauzier@gmail.com.

UPCOMING CALENDAR

Sun, April 2
10:30am Youth Sunday Service
12:15pm Social Justice Cmte
1pm CUUPS Meeting

Tues, April 4: Annual Reports Due

Wed, April 5
7:15pm Standing Committee Mtg

Thu, April 6
7pm Program on Nov. Election

Sat, April 8
9am Garden Clean Up
9am Choir Rehearsal

Sun, April 9: Palm Sunday
9am Choir Rehearsal
10:30am Service
During Religious Ed:
Coming of Age Mentors
Egg Dying

Mon, April 10: Passover Begins

Tue, April 11
12pm Lunch with the Pastor

Thu, April 13
7pm Maundy Thursday Service

Sat, April 15
9am Choir Rehearsal

Sun, April 16: Easter Sunday
9am Choir Rehearsal
10:30am Service
Annual Egg Hunt follows service
4:45pm Lifebridge Dinner Team

Tue, April 18: Passover Ends

Sat, April 22
4:45pm Lifebridge Dinner

Sun, April 23
10:30am Service

Thu, April 27
4pm Salem Pantry Bagging

Sat, April 29
9am Yard Sale
9am Salem Pantry Distribution

Sun, April 30
10:30am Service