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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.

  • 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 dismissed for the last Godly Play session for the year and the Middle- and High-school Class meets. Nursery care is provided. Rev. Mary Lee-Clark’s sermon, based on Psalm 96 and Luke 7, is entitled, “Great Day!”
    A time of fellowship and refreshment for the whole church family follows in Webster Hall.

    Wed May 25 Handbells rehearse 6pm

    Sunday June 5 Annual Picnic on the patio. Grills provided for you to cook hotdogs or burgers. Bring a salad or dessert to share.

    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. See images below Sunday supper photos.


Easter 2016

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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

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

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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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