Our 2012 Summer Program
I will sing of loyalty and of justice; to you, O Lord, I will sing.
This year's theme colors represent God's promise.
A bit of history - In the latter half of the nineteenth century, thousands flocked to these sacred grounds to lift their voices and
fill the air with lively praise and worship. Local churches would suspend their services to come as an entire body to worship
with "those Methodists." Many renowned preachers have stood behind the pulpit to declare the Word of God to the attentive
ears and open hearts of the faithful and the curious.
One Hundred and fifty-two years later, many different denominational and nondenominational churches still gather to praise and worship God
together here on "God's holy hill." Our mission remains the same, reaching out to a broken world with the Good News of Jesus Christ!
We welcome you to worship with us as we await His glorious return, pondering the words He spoke so long ago:
"... when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?" Luke 18:8
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26
Come & be blessed!
Summer Program & Special Concerts
July 15th, The Sky Family Celtic Revival Concert, 7 p.m., Tabernacle
July 21st, Illumination Night, 8 p.m., Tabernacle
July 27th, Hyssongs Concert, 7 p.m., Tabernacle
July 28th, WCMA Annual Business Meeting, 8:30 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship Hour, 9:30 a.m. Business Meeting, John Pearce Chapel
August 12th, Vespers Service, 4 p.m., Victoria House
August 19th, Vespers Service, 4 p.m., Victoria House
ASSEMBLY WEEK July 22nd to July 29th
July 22nd, Opening Sunday, 4 p.m., Tabernacle, Rev. John Heald, Speaker; Paul Putnam, Pianio; Communion Service. Ladies Improvement Society Fellowship Meal follows, open to all
July 23rd - 27th, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. - Prayer Meeting - Victoria House
July 23rd - 27th, Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Vacation Bible School - John Pearce Chapel - Youth (ages 4 and up) led by Monica Cannistraci, Director; Teens led by Luke Monahan
July 23rd - 27th, Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Adult Bible Study - Victoria House - Rev. John C. Rankin, Leader
July 23rd - 26th, Monday - Thursday, 7 p.m. - Evening Worship - Tabernacle - Pastor Felix Chivandire, Speaker
July 29th, Closing Sunday, 4 p.m., Tabernacle, Rev. Joseph L. Coleman, Speaker; Paul Putnam & Rufus Davis, pianists; St. John’s Choir; Closing Circle; Potluck following service (Please bring a dish to share)
MINISTRY LEADERS for Assembly Week
Rev. John Heald
Revered member of WCMA and Pastor of the Light on the Hill church in Willimantic.
Pastor Felix Chivandire
Rev. Chivandire was born in Zimbabwe, Africa. He was led to Christ in 1984 and came to America in 1998; attending Word to the World Bible College in Denver, Colorado and has been “turning the world upside down” for Jesus ever since.
Rev. John C. Rankin
Theological Education Institute
John C. Rankin is the President of the Theological Education Institute (TEI) and the Mars Hill Society. Rev. Rankin “grew up in an agnostic Unitarian context before he ran into the presence of the living God.” His most recent book, “The Six Pillars of Honest Politics,” gives much food for thought to today’s government standards. Visit his website at www.JohnRankin.org.
Monica Cannistraci, Director
North Grosvenordale, Conn.
Monica comes to us from Creation Church in Thompson, CT. She has 10 years experience as a VBS Director as well as extensive experience with children through Children’s Church, Awana Club, choir and teaching.
Luke Monahan, Youth Director
Christian Life Assembly
Rev. Joseph L. Coleman
St. John's Christian Church
Pastor and founder of St. John's Christian Church since 1983. Treasured friend of the Association for twenty-six years.