Advent, the season leading up to Christmas may be an invitation to awaken from our numbed endurance and our domesticated expectations, to consider our life afresh in light of new gifts that God is about to give…” Be ready at any moment for God to appear in your life as inspiration, opportunity, insight, person, possibility.
Our church’s banner photo (above) is of the snowflakes (each one unique just as people are) and the trees… all made by Barbara true-Weber and other creative people of our church especially for Advent 2016. Advent, the season leading up to Christmas, is “an invitation to awaken from our numbed endurance and our domesticated expectations, to consider our life afresh in light of new gifts that God is about to give…” Be ready at any moment for God to appear in your life as inspiration, opportunity, insight, person, possibility.
“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.
BIRTHDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS THIS WEEK:
Feb 22 – Elizabeth Buttle
Feb 23 – Sigrid Barker
Nancy Jean & Tom Steffen’s 60th Anniversary!!
5:00 pm Sunday Supper
THIS WEEK AT SECOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH:
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. Board of Deacons Meeting, Rm. 2
Wed., Feb. 22, 6 p.m. Jubellaire Ringers rehearsal
Thurs., Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Adult Choir rehearsal
Our Music Director, Matt Edwards is presenting a concert at Old Castle on Sat. Feb. 25th. Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm. For more information see poster in the Webster Hall.
Next Sunday, Feb. 26, is Transfiguration Sunday. To celebrate this final Epiphany, we will have several guest musicians, along with our own gifted musicians. Bring a friend to church to experience the warmth and vitality of our congregation!
Wed., Mar. 1—Ash Wednesday—There will be a service of communion and optional imposition of ashes in our sanctuary at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 12—Spring Listening Event with Vt. Conference Minister, Rev. Lynn Bujnak, at the United Church of Dorset and E. Rupert, 2-4 p.m.
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.
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
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Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside Street, Bennington VT 05201
Telephone: 802-442-2559, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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