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Jana turns over compost and learns about backyard composting in the Earth Life Explorers Camp, a free day camp for children aged 5-8 (K-3rd grade) who live in and around downtown Bennington.


Professional and para-professional staff, in cooperation with the One World Conservation Center and the Greater Bennington Interfaith Council, created the camp, which meets 9am to 1pm at Second Congregational Church on Hillside St, Bennington and offers adventures in the natural world, arts and music designed to nurture appreciation of all creation. For information or to register a child for week 2 (July 11-14), 3 (August 1-4) or 4 (August 8-11), contact the church office 442-2559 between 8:30 and 12:30 weekdays or Jane Norrie at 430-4107.


ANNOUNCEMENTS BIRTHDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS THIS WEEK:   Celebrations this week: July 30th – Lorna Cheriton   Today: Linda Johnson’s birthday 5 pm Sunday Supper   This Week at Second Congregational Church: July 27th 7pm – 8:30pm Jesus Fatwah (Rm6)   Next Sunday: Worship will be led by Bruce Lee-Clark and Charlie Gingo is joining as a guest speaker. We welcome …


Flower Garden

After a number of years of faithfully and expertly nurturing our church gardens, David Knighton was recognized after worship recently for his “green thumb” ministry. The plaque inscribed “Nurtured by David” was placed in the circular garden in front of the church. A plethora of flowers now grow in this circle where formerly the roots of a large tree prevented …

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Vigil for Orlando

The LGBTQ community and the Greater Bennington Interfaith Council held a vigil Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Four Corners in Bennington to honor victims of the Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando FL. The Bennington Banner reported that over 100 people attended. Leaders of faith communities of Bennington and Arlington participated, several wearing rainbow-colored vestments. Rainbow signs were held by members of the Unitarian Fellowship. On the corner under the clock, a young woman with rainbow-colored hair and a man with rainbow-colored socks shared the sidewalk with a sign “We Weep for Orlando and all LGBT communities.” read more

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Children’s Sunday and Outdoor Picnic

Sunday June 5 During worship, third grade students were given bibles, and teachers and other leaders were acknowledged. A picnic for the whole church family took place following worship out on the front lawn and terrace – the forecast rain held off.

Walk For Climate Change

Be the Church

“Be the Church” was the theme of the meeting, and it is the headline of the banner hanging in our fellowship hall at Second Congregational Church. In this day and age, what does it mean to “be the church”? This is what we proclaim: “Protect the environment. Care for the poor. Embrace diversity. Reject racism. Forgive often. Love God. Fight …

Sunday Supper 22 May 2016

Sunday Suppers at Second Congo

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
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