Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2014’

“The Next Reformation”– Exodus 34:1-12, Matthew 22:34-46– Oct. 26, 2014

  One can only imagine the racket it made–a mighty pounding on the great door of the Church of All Saints in Wittenberg, Saxony. The Castle Church, as it was also called, held one of the greatest collections of holy relics– purportedly “including vials of the milk of the Virgin Mary, straws from the manger [of Jesus], and the body …

Second Congregational Church, UCC celebrates Reformation Sunday during our 10 o’clock morning worship.  All God’s children—young and young at heart—are welcome, regardless of age, race, sex, economic condition, disability, or sexual orientation. This Sunday morning worship includes a Time for the Children in All of Us.  Children up through grade 5 are then invited to Godly Play, and the Middle- and …

October Highlighted Items

Highlighted Events and News: We have closed the P.O. Box, please mail all correspondence to the church at 115 Hillside Street, Bennington. 5pm Sunday Supper – every Sunday! This supper is open to the community. Sun, Oct. 26 – Empty Bowls Supper at St. Peter’s. Cost is $10 at the door for a handmade ceramic bowl and tasty soups from local restaurants. …

Uniquely UCC

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“Promises, promises…”– Matthew 22:15-22– Oct. 19, 2014

  We’ve done it again. We have promised. We have committed “ourselves to live our faith in such a manner that our lives and our words may draw children towards the love we know in God. We [have] reaffirmed our commitment to the life of Christ in our midst, as together we advocate for the nurture, safety and protection of …

Crop Walk 2014

CROP WALK 2014 – click on image to view video About 25 walkers and 2 hoppers raised just over $4,000 for the CROP Walk last Sunday while enjoying a dry, cool fall afternoon. Thank you to all who donated!

“Celebrate!”– Matthew 22:1-14, Philippians 4: 1-9– Oct. 12, 2014

  I am sometimes asked about the process I go through in writing sermons. How do you know what to preach on every week? Where do you get your ideas? How long does it take? Where do you get your title? I imagine that the process is different for every preacher, and for any one of us, the process isn’t …

Next Level Congregation process

Mike Piazza from the Center for Progressive Renewal is our consultant in the Next Level Congregation process, through the Vermont Conference, helping us discern and move our congregation to an even more vital level.  You are invited to meet with Mike on Wed October 15 either over a brown lunch at noon in Webster hall or join us for dinner …

“Come to the Table”– Matthew 26:26-30– Oct. 5, 2014

  Some of you remember the dark times at the beginning of the 1930’s. Fascism, communism, economic depression. In 1933 the folks at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh launched a proposal that eventually became Worldwide Communion Sunday, now celebrated each year on the first Sunday in October, an expression of unity among Christians amidst all the forces that would tear …

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