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SUNDAY SUPPER: Each week we welcome folks eager for a hot meal and companionship. Started by members of Second Congregational Church, which has two supper making teams, the Robins (also known as the Roaring Chickens) and the Bluebirds, Sunday Supper now has teams from various other local faith communities who also take turns providing the supper, either cooking in the Second Congo kitchen or bringing an already prepared meal. On Sunday May 22, some half dozen baked hams, two large casseroles of sweet potatoes, 4 ½ pounds of fresh beans, and a big bowl of cole slaw were prepared by eight Second Congo members and enjoyed by 45 people, including nine Second Congo folks. Chocolate layer cake made by Dara was a delicious dessert, accompanied by tea and coffee. Guests helped clear tables and put away tables and chairs. read more>
SPRING CLEAN-UP MORNING. Congregation members spent the morning of Saturday April 30 readying the church grounds for summer, while inside others cleaned the sanctuary. Mike Day, Bruce Smith, Hamilton Topping, George French, Sid Russell, Doug Krause, Bill and Linda Lyons, David Adams and Lorna Cheriton brought rakes, shovels, and tarps; they raked the old thatch and gravel from the lawns; swept winter gravel off the parking lot, trimmed bushes, renewed mulch, weeded, and picked up branches and junk outside. Inside Eric Webster, NancyJean and Maggie Briggs cleaned the sanctuary. George and Grace Sohn had previously cleaned the stainless steel kitchen sinks until they shone. read more>
Sunday May 29, All are welcome to join in Sunday morning worship this Memorial Day weekend at Second Congregational Church, beginning at 10 o’clock. The Chancel Choir and congregation will join in the anthem, “A Prayer for Our Time,” by Joseph Martin, and following a Time for the Children in All of Us, children up through grade 5 will be …
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.
On Sunday March 13 a Wilderness of Jungle surrounds a jar of nard, the fragrant oil that Mary poured on Jesus’ feet.
A hand-knit sweater and hand-knit baby blanket are pictured above. As in past years, knitters of our congregation made a large number of each. With Church World Service no longer “doing” baby kits,” 25 baby blankets and 25 baby sweaters (many with intricate patterns) were donated to the US Committee for Refugees. The women also donated “one-zies,” and receiving blankets …
Blue waves of ocean wilderness rolled on the altar table, surfing onto a shore of beautiful shells and drawing congregation members after worship to yet another “Wilderness” diorama during our Lenten exploration of wildernesses, geographic and spiritual
Congregation members admire the desert wilderness created on the altar by Barbara True-Weber and Mike Weber.