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Lenten services, meditations and luncheons

PRINCETON — Hungry guests were greeted with warm smiles and hot soup on Feb. 20 at the Hampshire Colony Congregational Church for the first Lenten service and musical interlude of “Blaze” composed of the McCauley/Suarez families in the church sanctuary.

A luncheon followed downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Bonnie Bangert was the coordinator. Kitchen helpers included Carol Fisher, Marcia Roberts, Mary Lou Sanders, Pat Hansen, Leanore Sapp, Judy Topham, Marian Lovgren and Susie Bishop.

This is the 60th-plus year for HCCC to conduct the services with lunch to follow at the church, located at 604 S. Church St., Princeton.

Musical meditations will begin at 12:10 p.m. on Wednesdays with lunch follows. A free-will offering will be accepted each week. Musicians will include Kris Gould on March 13, Ron McCutchan on March 20 and the Methodist Church Hand Bells on March 27. Everyone is invited to attend.

For more information, call the church office at 815-875-2329 or Bonnie Bangert at 815-875-2746, or email hampshirecolony@frontier.com. The church is handicapped accessible from the south parking lot.

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