Food Pantry Needs

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:…

Bells and Chimes News

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to play hand bells? Come learn basic ringing techniques on bells and chimes this summer. On an informal basis, depending on who answers this ‘ad’, I will be hosting short sessions at convenient times for those with courage. A knowledge of rhythmic notation is helpful but you can…

Around The Table – Governing Board News

At its April 17 meeting, the Governing Board: Adopted a SCC Credit Card Policy and Procedure and a SCC Credit Card Reader Policy and Procedure, which will be added to the Board Policy Book. Voted unanimously to approve an exterior window project and to appropriate $8,500 from the Major Projects Fund to pay for it….

Summer Music 2018

Calling all singers and instrumentalists. If you have a talent to share, please contact me right now. The list has begun with dates from June 24 to August 19. We had an excellent line-up of summer musicians last year and they all survived. Not only that, on behalf of you, they raised up our congregation’s…

Earthkeepers Corner

Summer is just around the corner, and it is wonderful to hear about all the gardens being planted in congregations around Connecticut!  We hope you are remembering our dwindling pollinator populations and making space for their favorite flowers, and to keep your garden free of herbicides and pesticides!   IREJN and Knox Inc. are joining to…

Faith Formation News

From the Adult Sunday School The Adult Sunday School will be meeting in the Education Building, Room 201 at 9:00…all are welcome and encouraged to join. C.A.F.E. Storrs continues to meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, now meeting in the newly refurbished Library, with leadership alternating between Pastors Matt and Nancy.  The group has been…

Church World Service: Blankets & Tools Offering – June 17th

This year we will be receiving the CWS Blankets and Tools offering on Father’s Day weekend, June 17th. Contributions to CWS Tools mean Church World Service will be ready to help people around the world gain the resources and develop the skills necessary to sustain themselves and their families and to build viable communities. From…

Cameron Johnson Memorial Organ Competition

The 25th Anniversary of our competition for high school students attracted a very talented pool of applicants. Many thanks to you, the congregation of Storrs Congregational Church, for your ongoing support of this competition that’s co-sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. It’s inspiring to see there are young students passionate about the organ and…

Have a Minute? Thoughts from Pastor Matt…

As the calendar flips its way into June, most of us are beginning to ease into the rhythms of summer.  Although, to be honest, there’s not a huge amount of my own weekly schedule that changes in the summer—after all, we still have weekly worship, pastoral care needs continue, and even many of our faith…

New Members Welcome For Just Peace Action Groups

The Just Peace Team meets monthly on the 4th Wednesdays at 7:00 in the Parish House Lounge.   New members are always welcome.  The Team is now forming smaller Teams to study and plan initiatives on the following justice issues.  If you are interested in participating in a Team, contact the leader of each. Food Justice…