See the November Newsletter for All the latest NMCC News — Updates are below

Our worship service is in person in our sanctuary AND  live streamed on Zoom

and Facebook at 10:oo a.m. on Sunday.  See your all church email for the Zoom link.

If you have problems logging in please contact:  Sandy Dickson 203-376-7075 or Carol Luckenbach 203-530-9903


Post Harvest Dinner De-Brief Meeting

A meeting will be held on Sunday, November 21 at 11:30 am in Fellowship Hall to discuss this year’s Harvest Dinner.  What worked? What would need tweaking if we ever do “only-take-out” again in the future? Come and join the discussion! If anyone would like to attend virtually, please call the office and let Jackie know and we will set up a zoom link,, 203-421-3241.

NMCC Community Yoga Series for November/December

Remember to take time out and take care of yourself with the holidays once again upon us! Our next 5-week series begins Monday, November 15 and runs through December 13.  Our 4-week Thursday series begins November 18 and ends December 16 with NO CLASS on Thanksgiving Day, November 23.  Both Zoom classes begin at 6:00 pm.  Pricing:
  • Monday series costs $35 for 5 classes.
  • Thursday series costs $28 for 4 classes.  Thursday-only students may add any Monday class, which gives you a total of 5 classes for $35.
Checks can be mailed to NMCC, 1271 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 – please clearly mark the check and envelope with “Yoga”.  Invite friends or family!! Not sure, try a class before committing – previous experience is recommended. For questions or to register, contact Roberta Hanlon or 203-500-8311.   Let Roberta know if you would like to be removed from our mailing list!

Refugee Resettlement

This is an update regarding the resettlement of the Afghan family that we are involved in through Shoreline Interfaith Resettlement. Our church is helping to stock the kitchen for the new Afghan family hopefully arriving in December. I received a list of items that we are in need of to stock this kitchen. If you have any of the listed items and would be willing to donate them, please let me know. We are looking for items that are in “like new” condition. The list is: large baking dish (1); forks (12); knives (12); spoons (12); plates (12); bowls (12); cups (12); cooking knives (3); trash cans (2); kitchen towels (4).
If anyone has any of these items that they are willing to donate, please reach out to me. My email is and my cell is 203-809-0877.  Also, we are still in need of monetary donations which can be made on the NMCC website under Online Giving or by check to NMCC. Please put SHIR/IRIS in the memo. Thank you all so much for your help

Prison Ministry

We are collecting again for the Free Forever Prison Ministry program through November 21. This program helps support families of incarcerated people in New Haven.
The items they particularly need are: SUGAR, CEREAL, BATH SOAPS, PAPER TOWELS, DIAPERS, COFFEE, TOOTHPASTE, DISH DETERGENT, TOILET PAPER, and NON-PERISHABLE FOOD. These items can be left on the ramp outside the church office in the bin and clearly marked “Prison Ministry” as other ministries use the same bin.
Thank you for your continued support! Questions? Contact Nora Price (203-245-8335 or and Gail Faithfull (203-689-5840 or , NMCC Prison Ministry Champions

Caring for Covid This Thanksgiving Day!

Please put a candle in your window to show you care about all the people who have lost their lives to Covid –And the ripple effect it has had on their families, friends, and co-workers. Also, please hold a moment of silence before you begin your Thanksgiving meal this year, in their honor. Showing you care goes a long way!
*This is a Retired Physician’s idea (85 years young) ~from Westerly RI

Holiday Craft Fair

Save the Date for our Annual NMCC Holiday Craft Fair: Saturday, December 4 from 9am-2pm: 40 Quality Artisans; Bistro; Over 4000 Homemade Cookies; Gifts. See you at the fair! See below for sign up information:
Cookie Bakers Needed: We are known for our Christmas cookies!! We always sell out early, so we need many bakers to reach our goal of 4,000 or more cookies!! It’s our best potential for upside sales this year.
If you are making 4 dozen….you might as well make 8!! The first to sell are cookies that “look like Christmas” and are small enough to fit into the cookie box.  So here are some tips:
  • Think red, green or dusting with confectionary sugar. Get creative: Chocolate chip – how about red and green M&Ms? Or oatmeal with Craisins? Dust molasses and chocolate cookies with confectionery sugar.
  • Size and type matter:  Smaller cookies fit better into the boxes and allow more to pick from and thin, delicate cookies break easily so avoid these.
  • Label your cookies with a little tented card or we’ll make one for you. PLEASE note if cookies contain nuts and gluten free would be a wonderful addition.
Signup info will be sent out soon, so start getting out your recipes.  We’ll also need cookie packers on the day of the Fair, soup makers, (recipes will be provided), Café Help, and Set Up and Clean Up help. Please mark your calendar and save the date! More info to follow soon.