Sun and Fun community festival at Second Congo: Fidel creates rhythm on the Native American

    drum as folks dance with the blanket of stars. Join us Saturday August 19, 10am-3pm


    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.

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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    Oct. 16 – Colin Nesbit

    Tom Steffen’s Anniversary of Ordination

    Oct. 17 – Leslie Koelker

    Oct. 19 – CC Coffield

    Oct. 21 – Norm Wilder


    11:30 a.m. Sample Christian Yoga Class, Rm. 6

    5:00 pm              Sunday Supper


                 Weds, Oct 18      Climate Advocates                          Clayton Rm                        7-8:30pm

                 Sat, Oct 21          PetPurri                               Any room open                 10am-12pm


    Southwest Fall Association Meeting—Castleton Federated Church, registration begins at 2 p.m. Program is the Rev. Dr. Steve Berry, talking about Campaign Non-violence—Pace e Bene.   See David Durfee or Mary Lee-Clark if you’re interested in attending.


                 We need adults willing to care for any young children who may join us on Sundays, in the nursery.  Our Safe Church policy requires that there be two adults present, so sign up with a friend or partner.  Obviously you’ll only have to be in the nursery if there are children who need that care, and otherwise you can be in worship. Sign-up sheet on the folding doors in Webster Hall.

                 Petpurri work days:  We need your help!  Snowball Bazaar is early this year (Dec. 2, 3) and we are again going to have a section of pet products for sale. If you would like to help create toys, blankets, scratchers, etc., please stop by on one of our Petpurri work days.  No experience necessary! We’ll provide hot drinks, cookies, music, and fun. If you can bring your sewing machine that would really help. If you can’t make the work days, but can sew a few things for us, that would be helpful.   We also need volunteers to make some home-made dog treats — we have animal themed cookie cutters you can use.  This year’s work days are:    Sat. Oct. 21 from 10-12, Sat. Nov  4 from 10-12, and Sat Nov. 18 from 9-12 in Webster Hall.  If you have any questions (or ideas for fun things to make) contact Kathy Shaw 447-8982 or Nora Parsons 442-6766.

    The Seafarer Ditty Bags are small tokens of appreciation for the work of the merchant mariners who are detained on ships. Items will be collected Sunday, November 6th.

    Floss, Cologne, Toothpaste, Razors, Combs, Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes, Socks, Postcards, Deodorant, Kleenex, Nail Files, Shoelaces, Shoe Polish, Writing Paper, Nail Clippers, Lotion, Devotional Booklet, First Aid Kits, Scarves, Calendars, Pens/Pencils, Playing Cards, Shaving Cream, Mending Kit, Long Underwear, Band-Aids

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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.

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