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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 8 All people of faith or in search of faith are welcome to join in worship at 10 a.m. this Mother’s Day Sunday morning at Second Congregational Church. Rev. Mary Lee-Clark’s sermon, based on the story of the freeing of Paul and Silas and the slave girl in Acts and Jesus’ prayer for unity in John’s gospel, is entitled, “Freedom for One…Freedom for All.” Following a Time for the Children in All of Us, children up through grade 5 are dismissed for Godly Play. The Middle and High-school Class is at the Kitchen Cupboard this morning for their monthly service work.
    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.

    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 photos below.

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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 …



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

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    From middle of town intersection of Routes 7 & 9,  take Route 7 south 2 blocks.
    Turn left onto Hillside St.  (just before Friendly’s).

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