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Pentecost May 24, 2015

During worship on Pentecost Sunday, congregation members built an altar by processing up the central aisle of the sanctuary and placing red and yellow candles on the communion table. Many people wore red to celebrate the flames of the Holy Spirit alighting on the heads of the disciples on the original Pentecost. After worship, the congregation gathered outside for the …

Coming up

WARNING -All members of The Second Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, of Bennington, Vermont, are warned to be present at 11:30am Sunday May 31, 2015, for a special meeting of the congregation held for the sole purpose of voting whether or not to authorize the appropriate bodies and individuals of the Church to begin a search for the next …

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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 with two “a’s? Answer: Because the earth that God created, and that our grandparents grew up on, no longer exists. It has been changed irrevocably by human activity. Bill McKibbon in his book Eaarth uses the different spelling to denote …

Easter Bloom 2014

Easter Bloom

In Lent last year, 2014, a fire-pit bowl was brought into the sanctuary and filled with stones from a local stream. People of the congregation were invited to write their concerns, regrets, and “sins” on purple slips of paper and to slip them in between the rocks. On Easter the bowl was transformed with greenery and bright yellow forsythia. Later …

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Maundy Thursday worship service

Maundy Thursday worship service of simple supper in remembrance of the Last Supper, with communion, music and readings:

Mary’s notice for Benn Banner

On May 24, Pentecost, we created a holy conflagration of red, orange, or yellow candles as a Pentecost altar, recalling the flames of the Holy Spirit that touched the disciples and followers of Jesus on that first Pentecost. Rev. Mary Lee-Clark’s sermon, based on the reading from Acts, entitled, “Each in our own language” can be read on this website …

Coming Up at Second Congregational Church

Coming Up: Saturday, May 16 – and Sunday, May 17 Plant sale, together with instructions on how to make good black earth by composting (good for your garden and the environment) ****************************************** Sunday, May 17 – after worship – Members of the Pastoral Relations Committee, Next Level Task Force, or Administrative Council will be available in the Clayton Room for …

news

Join us. Come along with us. Put aside your busyness and worship with us at Second Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, this Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. Jesus’ call to his disciples in Mark’s gospel is the theme of this week’s readings and worship, as we wonder and discuss together how we respond to such a call. Following a …

front news 12/20

Sunday December 21st we lit the 4th candle, the Candle of Love, and children presented the Christmas pageant. After worship, a Birthday party for Jesus was celebrated with sandwiches and cake. Carolers left from the church at 1pm to serenade the homebound. Christmas Eve Services: Wed., Dec. 24, at 5 pm. Through lessons, carols, and candles, we hear and tell …

front announce 12/20

December 21 is the fourth Sunday in Advent, the time of waiting and expectation before Christmas. As Ronald Blythe, in his blog, writes: “Advent is in the air: an almost tangible time when we ‘put on the armour of light’ – an enchanting activity – and when ‘love is the fulfilling of the law’. …The liturgy trembles with expectation and …

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