The Special Club will meet on March 13th. at 7pm at the Massapequa Church.


The “Special Club” will meet on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7pm. hosted at the Presbyterian Community Church of Massapequa

(Massapequa, NY) — In an almost club-like environment, parents of local “special needs children and teenagers” are coming together, in an informal way, to share stories and offer support.

“Parents have ‘special needs,’ too,” says Stacie Armstrong, organizer of the group. “We all share a common bond, have common challenges and need to recognize that we’re not alone with facing the challenges to provide a satisfying life for our children without losing ourselves.”

“It’s an outreach to special needs families to provide a welcoming environment within the community” says Armstrong. “We’re looking forward to seeing the group expand and, eventually, divide into other groups devoted to various age ranges, as each experience different struggles as children grow older.”

Reservations are required so we can allocate our resources accordingly. For further information on this “Special Club” call Joan Tischner.  There is no cost to join, but donations will be accepted to defray the cost of coffee and pastry.

Supper at Six – Game Night Sunday, March 18th. hosted at the Massapequa Church.

Supper at Six Game Night
Sunday, March 18th 6:00pm – 8:30pm

This is not an exclusive dinner club. All members, family, and friends of our merging congregations are invited to attend. Children and grandchildren are also welcomed to participate. There are games always available for the little ones. Please bring a covered dish of your choice as well as a board game or card game to share with the group after dinner, Joan Tischner and Jeanne Pearson will provide set up, beverages and desserts for the dinner. Please RSVP to Joan Tischner.


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The Gathering Meeting Dates for March and April.


Mar. 4 Congregational meeting. The Gathering does not meet.
Mae. 11, 18, 25 Janice leads book study on Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down
Apr. 1 Easter: The Gathering does not meet
Apr. 8 Janice continues the book study
Apr. 15 Janice leads final meeting for book study
Apr. 22, 29 Stella leads The Gathering


All four Sundays in March and April 8th Janice will lead a book study on: Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down, by Kirk Byron Jones.
Books will be made available for purchase for all those who chose to participate.

The following is the information on the back cover of the book:
Does life have to be fast to be fun and fulfilling? In Addicted to Hurry, Kirk Byron Jones debunks the “need for speed” mentality that so many people have embraced. He goes beyond social and psychological analysis to include spiritual perspectives on the dangers of letting hurry become a chronic condition.