Haiku by Rolfe Gjellstad
Through the fragrant pines,
A shiny moon and planet
Compete with street lights.
Cool Worship on Sundays
Our Summer Services are being held in our Meeting House Bradley Room which is air-conditioned. We will meet there until Labor Day. While we want to make your worship experience as comfortable as possible, please bring a sweater or wrap, if you feel you may need it.
New Hours for the Church Office
Beginning Monday, July 1st, the Parish House Church Office hours will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Deadlines for submission to our church publications are as follows:
- Bulletin & eBlast: Wednesday by 5:00PM
- Website: Thursday by 5:00PM
- Purchase of supplies for Sunday worship services or special set-up should be made to the Church Office at least one week in advance
The office email (email@example.com) and voice mail (203-787-4195 x101) will be monitored regularly. For urgent matters your may contact our Operations Manager, Jack Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-787-4195 x102. For Pastoral Care matters, please contact the Deacons at email@example.com.
Advocate for Justice
If you would like to become involved with the UCC social justice ministries on a national or local level, or if you would just like to learn more about the issues, please go to: https://www.ucc.org/justice. The United Church of Christ website has resources for people who want to support immigrant neighbors and stop the detention of children.
Second Service Takes a Vacation
In July 2017 Rev. Edwin Perez, Jr. created a contemporary bilingual service to follow our traditional morning service. On May 26 he led this service for the last time. Rev. Edwin left us with a framework for a service of prayer and meditation to use during the summer months as we awaited the arrival of our new pastor. Sadly, the empty pews have made it clear this format is not meeting the needs of this segment of the community. After much discussion the Board of Deacons has decided to let the 2nd Service take a vacation for the summer. When our new pastor arrives, she will be meeting with Edwin, then together we will choose a path forward for this mission. In the meantime, we hope to see you at our 10am service on Sunday. Remember, no matter who you are, no matter where you are on Life's journey, you are invited and welcome here.
A Message Our Moderator: Cher Balkcom
As we await the arrival of our new settled Pastor, Rev. Jocelyn B. Gardner Spencer on August 1st, we are blessed to have Pastor Olivia Robinson as our Bridge Minister. Pastor Olivia will be with us each Sunday through July 28th. During this time, pastoral care will be handled by Pastor Olivia and our Deacons with the support of the Advisory Committee. If you have pastoral care needs, please contact the church office and Pastor Olivia or a member of our Deacons be in touch with you as soon as possible. I also want to let you know that our Deacons have a new email address so that secure messages can be sent directly to them. If you have a prayer request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may wish to indicate whether your prayer should be printed in the eBlasts/Bulletins. Or if you would rather, it can be private prayer request shared with Pastor Olivia. Also feel free to contact Cher Balkcom, our Moderator, if you have any overall questions or concerns.
If you would like a copy of our most recent worship bulletin CLICK HERE.