SECOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Bennington Vermont 802-442-2559  

"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 us on the journey at Second Congregational – a church for young and old and in-between. A progressive church, with opportunities for questioning and seeking, musical and mission-minded, we were Vermont's first “Open and Affirming” congregation and welcome - into the worship, fellowship, membership, and full life of our church - all persons of faith and those seeking faith, regardless of race, social or economic status, physical abilities or sexual orientation.
  • Whatever the Groundhog says about winter this week, come and be present in the moment, joining us in worship at Second Congregational Church at 10 o’clock this Sunday morning. We’ll hear Mark’s story of Jesus beginning his public ministry, and Rev. Mary Lee-Clark’s sermon is entitled, “Wow! Now that’s power!” After we share Epiphany Moments, children up through grade 5 are dismissed for Godly Play and the Middle- and High-school Class meets. Nursery care is provided throughout worship. The whole church family is invited to join in the Celebration of Holy Communion.
    A time of fellowship and refreshment follows in Webster Hall, and the Adventures in Reading group meets.
    Second Congregational Church welcomes 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 and is located at 115 Hillside St. For further information, contact the church office at 442-2559 or see our website at

  • This Week at Second Congregational Church

    Sunday Feb 1

    Gospel Sing in the sanctuary 11:45

    Adventures in Reading Group meets Sunday February 1 after worship to share and receive recommendations for reading.

    Ski for Heat – NancyJean, Hamilton and Lorna plan to ski 6 miles to raise funds to help low-income Vermonters with fuel costs this winter. We appreciate any sponsors ( cash, or checks made out to “Ski for Heat/BROC”).

    5 pm Sunday Supper
    7 pm Bible conversations at the Lee-Clarks’

    BIRTHDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS (We have been working on an updated list of birthdays. There is a 2015 calendar hanging by the office door. If you would like your or your child(rens)s birthday and turning age printed in the announcements, please write your name and age on the appropriate date.)
    This week: January 31 – David Durfee, 86

    Wednesday, February 3rd join friends for lunch, conversation, and companionship in Webster Hall at noon. If you need a ride, sign up on the Fellowship Lunch sheet (in Webster Hall, near kitchen).

    The Flower Committee has many open dates in February for flowers/plants on the altar. Please sign up on the schedule on the bulletin board between the front hall and main door to the sanctuary/coat closet. Fill in donor and “In memory of” or “in honor of.” If you would like Grace Sohn (447-1976) or Jan Fabricius (442-4224) to purchase the flowers for you, please let them know.

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Our Environmental Mission



Living Lightly on God’s Earth: A Guide to Spiritual Practices Focused on the Environment   It is customary during Lent …

OD People Hiking

Lent and EAARTH

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

OD Orange Newt

Our Congregation’s Responses to questions about the Earth’s Environmen

Our Congregation’s Responses to questions about the Earth’s Environment: Questions were posed and responses invited on posters in Webster Hall. …

Our Stories

Walk For Climate Change 2

The People’s Climate March, Sunday Sept. 21 in NYC

This march was the largest march calling for action on the climate. There were over 2,000 folks from Vermont to …

Crop Walk Resized

Crop Walk, Sunday October 19th at 1pm

End hunger one step at a time. Signup at the web link below or at on Sundays at Second Congregational …

Maggie And Scott At The Free Clinic Table 2

Rally Sunday, September 14, 2014

Following worship, the whole church family was invited to “rally” in exploring a number of different service and mission opportunities …