Holiday offerings slated at church
The First Congregational Church at 36 Main St. in New Milford has announced its holiday programs.
They will include a special luncheon, Advent worship, a Christmas concert, a children’s Christmas pageant and a Christmas Eve service.
This year’s theme is “A Hometown Christmas” and will feature the church’s Christmas choir and Village Ringers hand bell choir, both of which include community members who will perform holiday classics and newer music.
Music director Sarah Fay said the program will include holiday favorites such as Jerry Herman’s “We Need a Little Christmas” and several pieces composed in the last few years.
She also noted that a selection from the “Messiah” will be included.
The audience will also be encouraged to join in on Christmas carols.
The Christmas choir is under the direction of Fay, the church’s music director and organist, while the Village Ringers bell choir is directed by Sarah Albright.
A free-will offering will be available, with funds to support the church’s music program.