Preservation week is an opportunity for you to have fun with the past. In cooperation with the New Milford Library, a number of events have been planned for the week. Proceeds from events this week will be used to help "Raise the Roof" (details below).
Saturday, April 21 --Scapbooking Workshop: In the church's Parish House Auditorium -- all day 9am-9pm. $25 reserves your spot. Contact Kathy Maher at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, April 22 --Connecticut Crossroads Roundtable: Personal memory meets public history. Chris Fisher will meet with and record members in the Taylor Room starting at 11:30am. Help Chris capture what New Milford and our church is now and as it was in the past.
Monday, April 23 --Book Care and Simple Repair: Demonstration at 2:00pm at the New Milford Public Library.
Saturday, April 28 -- What's it Worth? Antique Appraisals: Bernie McManus, former owner of Woodbury House Antiques, will be here from 10am-2pm. Join us in the sanctuary for this unique event. Mr McManus has been a professional appraiser of antiques, fine arts, and old and rare books for more than 45 years. Admission is $20 for one appraisal and $25 for two appraisals. Register online.
Sunday, April 29 --Church Cookbook Coffee Hour: Recipes made from church cookbooks from the past will be served.
Monday, April 30 -- Preserving the Past for the Future: Presentation and discussion with the New Milford Trust for Historic Preservation President Robert Burkhart at 6pm in Memorial Hall of the New Milford Public Library. What is the trust and what are the good works it does for this community? "The history, culture, and economics of a town and region are often ensured and enhanced by the buildings which often outlive us. A future that is rooted securely in what we might become, with a disregard for what we have been, is more likely to evolve into a town with no history, no memory, and no ambiance."
Help us to "Raise the Roof"
The church has launched a capital fund campaign to restore our historic sanctuary. Our church is a landmark building on New Milford's Village Green, and has been an integral part of the town's history. The church has been active in serving the community.
In the early 1990's the community supported our "People for the Steeple" campaign. Today we are asking the community to help support our effort to repair damage from winter ice which has dislodged a ceiling beam requiring the installation of support steel inside the sanctuary (notice the steel supports in the live stream image below). Read more about the campaign.
The church has also established a "Raise the Roof" fund through the Connecticut Community Foundation. All donations to this fund are for the preservation of our historic meetinghouse. Please consider a tax-deductible gift to our "Raise the Roof" campaign.
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One Great Hour of Sharing - April 22
OGHS is part of our church's wider mission that carries God's message of love and hope to people in crisis. We support our international partners to provide sources of clean water, food, education, health care, advocacy , resettlement for refugees/displaced persons, and emergency relief. Find out more.
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