“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.
D. Mark Blank –
Pastor of Second Congregational Church. Raised in the United Methodist Church, Mark found a spiritual home in the UCC in 2007. Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Mark graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2017 having attained a BA from the University of Tampa in 2000. Mark draws on his background in theatre, music, and storytelling in leading worship.
What does it mean to “Be the Church”: Care for the poor. Fight for the powerless: Share earthly and spiritual resources: Protect the environment: Reject racism: Celebrate diversity: Forgive often: Love God. Enjoy this life
BIRTHDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS NEXT WEEK:
Immediately after worship, Virtual Store in Webster Hall. Please come to buy and donate hygiene kits which were bought in bulk at discounts and will be sent to people in need in poverty and disasters. Donations also very welcome.
For April’s Autism Awareness Month, the Art of Autism exhibit continues in Room 6 from 11:15 to noon with information about autism, artwork by children on the spectrum and jewelry handmade by Kelly Kimball who is donating 50% of sales to the Molly Stark Early Childhood Program.
5:00 pm Sunday Supper
- Packing Kits of the Heart. Please come and help assemble school kits and hygiene kits at 9:30 Tuesday May 1 in Rooms 2 and 6.
- We need volunteers to sign up to be a second adult in the Nursery and Joyful Path.
- Anyone who has taken CWS school bags please finish them up & get them back to the church by the end of April.
- We have a photography event for a new picture directory Wed May 30 – June 2nd. Scheduling to begin after Easter.
- Spring Clean Up has been scheduled for May 5th from 8-12!! Come and help us get the church cleaned up!!
Want to know more about the national United Church of Christ that we’re a part of?
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.
We will be pleased to hear from you