Carillon Newsletter

Reaching Out From Outreach

A busy October is beginning to take shape for Out Reach. There are many opportunities for you to get involved. On Saturday October 6, SCCUCONN will be volunteering at the Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic. There they will prepare and serve a delicious meal of baked chicken, green beans, various salads (Rich Cowles’ famous pasta…

Properties Workdays – October 20 & 21, 2018

It’s that time of year when your help is needed for our fall properties projects weekend.  This year’s Properties Workdays are Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21.  Saturday’s projects will take place from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Sunday’s projects will take place from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. There are opportunities for…

Heritage Sunday 2018

Remember, renew, recommit on Reformation Sunday, October 28th. What do you do the year after a major anniversary?  Keep on making new history, of course!  Last year, we remembered 500 years since the Protestant Reformation, and 280 years since a new faith community formed to meet people where they were, here on a hilltop in…

Around the Board Table

At its July 24 meeting, the Governing Board approved the recommendation of the Edwin Whitney Trust Fund Committee to award $800 to Connor Filkins, a resident of Wallingford, Connecticut, a member of the First Congregational Church, UCC, and a student at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.  It also appropriated $3,000 from the Major…

Women’s Fellowship Lunch & Program – October 24, 2018

All Are Welcome! Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (Note the switch to Wednesday!) 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Parish House Auditorium Please join us starting at 11:15 Wednesday, October 24, 2018 to enjoy hospitality, coffee and tea and an opportunity to “meet and greet” our Parish Piecers who will show you some of their favorite quilts…

Faith Formation News for October 2018

Y@SCC Youth group for middle and high schoolers continues! All are welcome! Tuesday, October 2nd from 5:30-7:00 gathering in the Youth Room Sunday, October 7th from 12:00 noon-4:00 pm Apple Picking Tuesday, October 16th from 5:30-7:00 gathering in the Youth Room Tuesday 10/30 5:30-7:00 Youth Room Confirmation Gatherings Saturday, October 6 from 9:30-1:00 serving at…

Have A Minute?

Thoughts from Pastor Matt… Friends, I hope you don’t need me to tell you that there are many ways in which the Spirit is already at work among us, in the joys and delights of our community and in all of the talents, time, and passions shared among us.  We see it in new faces…

Sundays at Storrs Congregational:  October 2018

October 7: The 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Holy Communion Pastor Matt preaching: “Job Loss” Scripture:  Job 1:1, 2:1-10  October 14: The 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Pastor Nancy preaching: “Job Complaints” Scripture:  Job 23:1-9, 16-17  October 21: The 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Pastor Matt preaching: “Job Counselling?” Scripture:  Job 38:1-7, 34-41  October…

Neighbors in Need Offering – October 2018

The Neighbors in Need (NIN) Offering, which we will receive in October, supports the UCC’s ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries to fund a wide array of local and national justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects. Through…

Library News – September 2018

We have been busy in the Church Library over the summer. We’ve worked on finding new furniture and have continued with the updates to technology to support our database. We’ve also spotlighted some great books for your spiritual journey during Ordinary Time and Vacation Bible School. The Church Library has many books that reflect the…