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  • “The Glory of God is the human being fully alive!”

    Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, YOU are invited to join is on the journey at Second Congregational — a church for young and old and in-between. Second Congregational Church is a progressive church, musical and mission-minded, with opportunities for questioning and seeking. Vermont’s first “Open and Affirming” Congregation of the United Church of Christ, we welcome all people of faith or in search of faith to our work and worship, without regard to age, race, economic condition, disability, or sexual orientation.
  • “Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome to join us in worship at Second Congregational Church this Sunday morning at 10 o’clock.  Following a Time for the Children in All of Us, children up through grade 5 are dismissed for A Joyful Path, while nursery care is provided throughout worship.  Rev. Mary Lee-Clark’s sermon, based on the readings from Jeremiah and Luke, is entitled, “Prayer Warriors.”  A time of fellowship and refreshment for the whole church family follows in Webster Hall.

         Second Congregational Church is an Open and Affirming, Green Justice Congregation of the United Church of Christ.  We welcome to our work and worship all people of faith or in search of faith, without regard to age, race, economic condition, disability, or sexual orientation.  Our building is located at 115 Hillside St. and is wheelchair-accessible.  For more information, contact the church office at 442-2559 or see our website at www.bennscc.org/2cc.”




    Celebrations this week:

    Oct 17 – Leslie Koelker

    Oct 19 – CC Coffield

    Oct 21 – Norm Wilder

    Oct 23 – Lindsey Findley


    5:00 pm Sunday Supper

    Wed., Oct. 19, 5:45 p.m. Gospel Singers

    6 p.m. Jubellaire Ringers rehearsal

    Thurs., Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Chancel Choir rehearsal

    7 p.m. Stewardship Committee, Rm. 2

    Coming Up:

    Next Sunday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m. Interfaith Potluck Supper at First Baptist Church


    3rd Quarter Giving Statements are available on the hutch in the lobby.

    Beth-El is serving dinner Monday the 17th at 107 Adams St from 5-6 pm; they will not be serving dinner on the last Monday of October because it is Halloween.  After October’s dinner they will go back to their normally scheduled dinners which will be held on the last Monday of each month through May.


    If you would like to donate to the victims of Hurricane Matthew please use the One Great Hour of Sharing envelopes on the back table.

    Helpers and shoppers needed for Knapp estate sale on Friday Oct. 21st & Saturday Oct 22nd from 9am-2pm at 247 Burgess Rd in Bennington.  Please call Cindy or Marsh at 440-5190


180th Birthday

On Sunday September 25 Second Congo celebrated its 180th birthday. The special worship service featured four historical characters from the church’s past, and four “Grasshopper Tales” (five-minute stories, in the style of Moth Radio stories, each told by a member of the congregation who participated in a “leap of faith” in the church’s history). The adult choir sang and the handbell choir rang, both under the direction of Sue Green. Vintage photographs and newspaper clippings from events such as the explosion of the church organ, will be on display in the social hall.
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The Sun and Fun! festival on Saturday August 20 at Second Congregational Church, was a day to celebrate the environment and local community.

It featured live music, kids’ activities, and over 25 different community and environmentally friendly groups, including an eclectic mix of groups who meet regularly at the church – from beekeepers to quilters. Live and lively music was provided by The Hale Mountain Pickers. Lunch was prepared by a local professional chef and her team, all from the congregation. Read More


Flower Garden

After a number of years of faithfully and expertly nurturing our church gardens, David Knighton was recognized after worship recently …

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Children’s Sunday and Outdoor Picnic

Sunday June 5 During worship, third grade students were given bibles, and teachers and other leaders were acknowledged. A picnic …

Walk For Climate Change

Be the Church

“Be the Church” was the theme of the meeting, and it is the headline of the banner hanging in our …

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Update on Eaarth Advocates

The cold reality of human impact on the environment Update on Eaarth Advocates’ Environmental Activism So, Why is “Eaarth” spelled …



Living Lightly on God’s Earth: A Guide to Spiritual Practices Focused on the Environment   During Lent, instead of fasting, …

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Lent and EAARTH

Lent and EAARTH (1) There are a number of ways to live Lent. One is to suffer a bit, to …

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    Second Congregational Church,  115 Hillside Street,  Bennington VT 05201
    Telephone: 802-442-2559,  e-mail: bennscc@sover.net

    Or visit the church
    From middle of town intersection of Routes 7 & 9,  take Route 7 south 2 blocks.
    Turn left onto Hillside St.  (just before Friendly’s).

    Church is located on right at top of hill.

    We will be pleased to hear from you

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