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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 …

Maundy Thursday 2April2015 2

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

Christ is still risen, so come and live into resurrection life with Second Congregational Church, UCC, this Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. Following a Time for the Children in All of Us, children up through grade 5 are dismissed for Godly Play, and nursery care is available. The Middle- and High-school Class will be at the Kitchen Cupboard this Sunday …

Coming Up at Second Congregational Church

Coming Up: Lenten Food Drive! Our total food drive took in 505 items valued at $545.00. Great job! During Eastertide the Eaarth Advocates are sponsoring a SPRING series of programs. This week we are focusing on Spring Cleaning, specifically the products and techniques for cleaning without the chemicals that are harmful both to humans and the environment. ****************************************** Trustees Meeting …

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 …

News 12/0/14

This week at Second Congregational Church Sunday, December 7th 5 pm Sunday Supper 7 pm Bible Conversation at the Lee-Clarks’ Tuesday, December 9th – Trustees Meeting at 7pm in room 6. Tuesday, December 9th – Deacons meeting in the Clayton Room 7pm – 8pm Wednesday, December 10th – Next Level Task Force meet at 7:30pm. Thursday, December 11th – Relay …

Mary’s Piece 12/0/14

“Second Congregational Church, UCC celebrates the Second Sunday in Advent this week, beginning with worship at 10 o’clock on Sunday morning. We light the Second Advent candle—the candle of Peace—as we share signs of hope observed throughout the week. Following this Time for the Children in All of Us, children up through grade 5 are dismissed for Godly Play and …

Liturgical Colors

Consideration of liturgical colors in the web site home page http://www.ucc.org/worship/liturgies/liturgical-colors.html   The use of colors to differentiate liturgical seasons became a common practice in the Western church in about the fourth century. At first, usages varied considerably but by the 12th century Pope Innocent III systematized the use of five colors: Violet, White, Black, Red and Green. The Lutheran …

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