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    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

     

  • “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.

Snowball Bazaar 2017



Poster Boards

Thanks to everyone who helped make Sun and Fun a tremendous success! The weather was beautiful, the displays educational, the kids had a blast, the music was upbeat, and the food was delicious! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to enjoy!

A big Thank You to sponsors Solar Pro Vermont , Second Congregational, Bennington, and Climate Advocates Bennington of 350 Vermont who helped to make Sun and Fun a success!


Poster Boards

This is Second Congo… friends getting together to paint, in slightly over two hours, an amazing number of signs and pegboards for upcoming events – Sun and Fun August 19 and Snowball Bazaar! Environmentally friendly, they used a number of part gallons of white paint stored in the church basement as well as small amounts of a few other colors. Also repainted the date on the Sun and Fun signs to the upcoming August 19, 2017

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  • ANNOUNCEMENTS

    BIRTHDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS THIS WEEK:

     

    Nov. 21 – Spencer Thomas

    Nov. 25 – Marilyn & Sidney’s Russell’s Anniversary

     

    TODAY:

    Note: We light the red candle on the altar this morning for the victims of yet another mass shooting, this one in Rancho Tehama, CA.

    New Member materials and information available from the table in the lobby this morning. If you’re interested in becoming a member of Second Congregational Church, please sign the sheet on the table and take whatever materials interest you.

    11:35 a.m.  Eaarth Advocates meet in the Clayton Room

    Pre-Advent Book Sale in Webster Hall. Provided by the Bennington Book Shop.

    5:00 pm          Sunday Supper

     

    THIS WEEK:

    The Office is closed Thursday, Nov. 23 — Happy Thanksgiving!

    NEXT SUNDAY, NOV. 26—Service of Memory and Hope—We will light candles in memory of church family members and loved ones who have died. If you’d like a candle lit in memory of a loved one whose name you’d like in the bulletin, please get names to Erin by Wed. noon.

    –After worship next Sunday, we’ll “clear the decks” for the Snowball Bazaar! Please plan to stay and help in this monumental task. Many hands make “light” (or at least quick) work!

                     

Sewing and Crafting Bee

sewing and crafting bee on Saturday, November 4 was a busy and fun morning of making toys and treats for ...
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Bennington Battle Day Parade

For the Bennington Battle Day Parade, Second Congregational Church's Sun and Fun team (in yellow shirts) joined with the local ...
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Joyful Path

During worship August 6, the children had the polar bears sliding on their iceberg and swimming in the surrounding "ocean" ...
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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 ...
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EAARTH FRIENDLY LENTEN PRACTICES

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