Carillon Newsletter

Food Pantry Needs – June4

Our Food Pantry has recently been re-stocked by the local community through the National Letter Carrier Association Annual Food Drive. Local families are simply not receiving enough assistance to put food on their tables and the Food Pantry has become a vital necessity for their dietary needs. Here are some items that are always needed:…

Have A Minute? Thoughts from Pastor Matt

June is going to be a fairly busy month for me, and that’s not because of the wedding—after all, by the third day of the month, the preparations will be in the past and the travelers will be on their way home.  More impactful to my schedule in June is the upcoming General Synod of…

Metzgar Media Center In The Library

The media center in the library was made possible by the Metzgar Family in honor of Larry Metzgar’s passing. Eileen, his wife, and their family wished to do something in his memory and Larry used to attend the C.A.F.E. Storrs gatherings each week in the library. Conversations led to the decision to have the beautiful…

Building & Grounds Workday

In May, SCC benefited from another successful Properties Workdays Weekend.  Successful because the weather was cooperative and there are a significant number of volunteers who reliably appear twice a year to assist with buildings and grounds improvements.  The faces may change but there is a consistent willingness of individuals to bring an assigned chore to…

Community Event: Green Forum on Divestment

Earthkeepers’ Corner from the InterReligious Eco-Justice Network:   Spring is finally here!  We want to do everything we can to preserve the beauty of our Earth, and we know that the rapidly rising level of carbon in our atmosphere is threatening Earth’s ability to sustain life itself.  Is your House of Worship adding to this problem…

Food Pantry Needs: May 2019

Our Food Pantry will be re-stocked by the local community through the National Letter Carrier Association Annual Food Drive later this month. However, if you can help, here are some items that are always needed: Paper Towels Dish Soap Laundry Soap Toilet Paper Personal Hygiene items Folks that have been using the Food Pantry have…

Community Event: Interfaith Panel Discussion on “WAR AND PEACE”

Windham Interfaith Working Group Interfaith Panel Discussion on “WAR AND PEACE”: This working group panel will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 pm, at the First Congregational Church UCC, 199 Valley St., Willimantic.  Three speakers, from each of the Abrahamic Faiths:  Baykar Yurdakul of the Bloomfield Muslim Community Center, Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz of Temple…

Musical Notes

A hearty thank you to our choir and handbells for their inspirational music during Lent, Holy Week and Easter. You are a joy! On May 5th we bid a fond farewell to our choral scholars until the next academic year. Kareem is graduating but we think that Tyler and Madison will be among us again….

Building & Grounds Workdays: May 18 & 19, 2019

It’s that time again when your help is needed for our spring “perk up your premises” weekend.  This year’s Properties Workdays are Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.  Saturday’s projects will take place from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and will primarily take place outdoors due to the L. Cameron Johnson Memorial Organ Competition…

SCC Book Discussion Group – May 19

Susanne Davis, the author of the book The Appointed Hour will discuss her book at our May 19th gathering, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Edwina Whitney Library. The book, a collection of short stories, tells of: a woman experiencing post-traumatic stress who finds her voice in communion with other women a Mayflower descendant…