October 25, 2014

Annual Valley-Shore Men’s Palm Sunday Breakfast – Mar. 24

Palm SundayOver a hundred men, young and old, from congregations throughout the Connecticut River Valley annually gather in Deep River for the annual Palm Sunday Men’s Communion Breakfast.    You are invited to come at 7 a.m. on Palm Sunday, March 24, for a half-hour Communion service, followed by breakfast in Fellowship Hall.   After breakfast, we will welcome our speaker, the Rev. Keith Jones.

Please plan to join other men from throughout the Valley Shore for this long-time Valley Shore tradition  by calling the Deep River church office before Tuesday, March 19 (860-526-5045), or by e-mailing your reservations to congregational.chrch@snet.net (or go to our church web site and click the box on the main page  www.deepriverchurch.org ).

The Rev. Keith Jones is a retired UCC minister who lives in our Valley Shore area.   Rev. Jones has been in the ministry within the United Church of Christ for 45 years, serving half of those years in the parish. During the 1980’s and 90’s he worked as a competitive analyst at AT&T in New York and New Jersey.   Later he returned to parish ministry as an Intentional Interim Minister.  Throughout his ministerial career he has been sole pastor or Senior Minister in team settings in Windsor, Norwalk, North Branford, and Higganum as well as in various churches in New Jersey.  Most recently he served as Interim Minister at the Congregational Church in Old Saybrook.  

He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Univ. of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and his Master of Divinity from the Harvard Divinity School.   Rev. Jones is married to Joan and has three daughters, a son, and four grandchildren.    He enjoys music and model trains.