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  • “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. Congregation members spent the morning readying the church grounds for summer. Inside others cleaned the sanctuary. See details and photos in “Stories” below


    Sunday May 8
    5 pm Sunday Supper
    7 pm Bible Conversation at Lee-Clarks’


    Kits of the Heart are packages that we at Second Congregational assemble each year. Church World Service delivers them to folks in places of disaster and poverty. On Tuesday May 3, we assembled 308 school kits, each in a cloth bag sewn by one of our congregation, and 120 hygiene kits (handtowel, washcloth, soap, comb, nail clipper, bandaids and toothbrush).


    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.

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  • “’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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SATURDAY, APRIL 30th 8AM-NOON: SPRING CLEAN-UP MORNING

Mike Day, Bruce Smith, Hamilton Topping, George French, Sid Russell, Doug Krause, Bill and Linda Lyons, NancyJean Steffen, Maggie Briggs, …

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Easter 2016

Click here for slideshow A glorious array of lilies on the altar, exuberant …

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Jungle Wilderness

On Sunday March 13 a Wilderness of Jungle surrounds a jar of nard, the fragrant oil that Mary poured on …

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Update on Eaarth Advocates

The cold reality of human impact on the environment Update on Eaarth Advocates’ Environmental Activism So, Why is “Eaarth” spelled …

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EAARTH FRIENDLY LENTEN PRACTICES

Living Lightly on God’s Earth: A Guide to Spiritual Practices Focused on the Environment   During Lent, instead of fasting, …

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Lent and EAARTH

Lent and EAARTH (1) There are a number of ways to live Lent. One is to suffer a bit, to …

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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.

    We will be pleased to hear from you

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