The Federated Church in Thomaston/United Church of Christ/United Methodist Church and the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Rockland joined together in worship Aug. 29 in Thomaston. The Rev. Jacquelyn Brannen serves both churches. In her absence while on vacation, the Rev. Ralph Moore presided on the traditional Fifth Sunday celebration and services.

Barbara Marsh at the piano, from the Aldersgate Church, and Alice Billheimer on the organ, from the Federated Church, played duets and inspired the congregation with their beautiful music. Soloists from Aldersgate filled the sanctuary with beautiful song.

Following the service a potluck luncheon was served by the Federated ladies, as is usual on the fifth Sunday of any given month. A total of 68 parishioners from both churches were served.

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