“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.
“Second Congregational Church has been “changing lives since 1836”—that’s 180 years! All are welcome to join us in worship service, beginning at 10 o’clock. Following a Time for the Children in All of us, children up through grade 5 are dismissed for A Joyful Path. Nursery care is provided. Fellowship and refreshments follow the service.
Second Congregational Church is an Open and Affirming, Green Justice 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 located at 115 Hillside St. and is wheelchair-accessible. For more information, call the church office at 442-2559. “
BIRTHDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS THIS WEEK:
Celebrations this week:
Sept 24 – Joan & Frank Ryan’s 65th Wedding Anniversary
Sept 25- Doug Krause Sept 26– Eli Koelker
– Eve Oldendorph Sept 27– Michael Smith
– Linda Lyons Sept 30– Neely Turner
Thurs., Sept. 29, 7 p.m. Chancel Choir rehearsal with Matt Edwards
Back to School Sale!!
Church World Service School Kit items are being put on sale. Supplies needed are:
70ct Notebooks boxes of 24 crayons
Pencils with erasers blunt pointed scissors
handheld pencil sharpeners large erasers
Pat Lafontaine will gladly take donations and do the shopping for you. Or drop them off on Sunday mornings or in the church office.
Beth El Congregation Monday Night Community Dinner is back up and running. Please join them on the last Monday of each month at 5pm at North St and Adams St.
Also Beth EL is looking for volunteers to watch children after their service on Oct 3rd and Oct 12th from 11-1 please let Erin know by Sept 30th if you are able to volunteer
Reading Group David Durfee proposes a first Reading Group session at which each of us talks about a book we read this past summer (or early fall) which we think the others should know about.
On Sunday September 25 Second Congo celebrated its 180th birthday. The special worship service featured four historical characters from the church’s past, and four “Grasshopper Tales” (five-minute stories, in the style of Moth Radio stories, each told by a member of the congregation who participated in a “leap of faith” in the church’s history). The adult choir sang and the handbell choir rang, both under the direction of Sue Green. Vintage photographs and newspaper clippings from events such as the explosion of the church organ, will be on display in the social hall.
It featured live music, kids’ activities, and over 25 different community and environmentally friendly groups, including an eclectic mix of groups who meet regularly at the church – from beekeepers to quilters. Live and lively music was provided by The Hale Mountain Pickers. Lunch was prepared by a local professional chef and her team, all from the congregation. Read More
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Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside Street, Bennington VT 05201
Telephone: 802-442-2559, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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