The Federated Church in Thomaston/United Church of Christ/United Methodist Church and the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Rockland joined together in worship in Thomaston on Jan. 31. The Rev. Jacquelyn Brannen serves both churches.

Aldersgate’s spiritual musical Bell Choir and the combined choirs filled the church with joy. Barbara Marsh at the piano from the Aldersgate Church and Alice Billheimer on the organ from the Federated Church played duets, inspiring the congregation with their beautiful music.

Following the service a potluck luncheon was served by the Federated ladies, as is usual on the fifth Sunday of any given month. More than 69 parishioners from both churches were served.

The Federated Church is located at 8 Hyler St. in Thomaston. Services and Sunday school are held at 9 a.m.; there is parking in the rear. Everyone is welcome.

Submitted by Mary McKeever