“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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30th
8AM-NOON: SPRING CLEAN-UP MORNING. Please bring a rake, shovel, or tarp from home to help pick-up, rake-up, and shovel-up with others to ready the church grounds for summer. Rake the old thatch and gravel from the lawns; sweep winter gravel off the parking lot and pick up branches and junk outside. Inside are 2 refrigerators, a well-used oven and stove-burners, corners and flooring behind and under everything to be cleaned in the kitchen… and three bathrooms that can use some scouring and corner cleaning. Can’t make Saturday morning? Start a section of the yard or parking lot on your own schedule
Saturday April 30 Funeral service for Ruth Randall at Mahar at 2pm, calling hours 1pm
1-5pm Bennington Choral Society Scholarship Auditions in sanctuary
Sunday May 1 Welcome the month of May in worship at Second Congregational Church at 115 Hillside St. this Sunday morning. Worship begins at 10 o’clock, and includes a Time for the Children in All of Us, after which children up through grade 5 are dismissed for Godly Play and the Middle- and High-school Class meets. Rev. Mary Lee-Clark’s sermon, based on the reading from John 14, is entitled, “At Home in You.” All are welcome to the table of the Lord’s Supper, as we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
A time of fellowship and refreshment for the whole church family follows in Webster Hall.
5 pm Sunday Supper
7 pm Bible Conversation at Lee-Clarks’
Church Phone Directories are available.
Hygiene Kits (health kits) are Ziploc bags of toiletries that we at Second Congregational assemble each year in early May. Church World Service delivers them to folks in places of disaster and poverty. This is the time of year we collect the items. To meet our goal of making and sending 100 hygiene kits, we need:
9 Wide tooth Combs
3 boxes of Regular sized Band-Aids
$money to buy remaining items
These items can be purchased at minimal cost at dollar stores.
Our One Great Hour of Sharing offering on Palm Sunday totaled $2335.
A glorious array of lilies on the altar, exuberant music by the singing choir and the hand bell choir, an inspiring sermon by Pastor Mary Lee-Clark, an Easter egg hunt for the children, and special “prizes” such as the purple potted plant…all made for a memorable Easter celebration.
“’Good Shepherd Sunday’ sounds kind of old-fashioned, but here in Vermont it’s lambing season! What does it mean to follow Jesus, the Good Shepherd? Join us on this “Good Shepherd Sunday” morning for worship at 10 o’clock at Second Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, at 115 Hillside St. The Jubellaire Ringers call us to worship with “Celebrate with Ringing” by Michael Mazzatenta, and Rev. Mary Lee-Clark’s sermon is entitled, “Everything I Need.” Following a Time for the Children in All of Us, children up through grade 5 are dismissed for Godly Play and the Middle-and High-school Class meets. Nursery care is provided. A time of fellowship and refreshment for the whole church family follows in Webster Hall.
Second Congregational Church is an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ. We welcome to our work and worship all people of faith or in search of faith, without regard to age, race, economic condition, disability, or sexual orientation. Our building is wheelchair-accessible. For more information, call the church office at 442-2559 or see our website at http://bennscc.org/2cc. “
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Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside Street, Bennington VT 05201
Telephone: 802-442-2559, e-mail: email@example.com
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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