SCC Book Discussion Group – September 16, 2018

September 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the SCC Library The book selected for the September 16th, 2018 discussion is Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik. The authors give a detailed look at Ginsburg’s family life, honesty, sense of style, love of opera and the…

Around The Table – Governing Board News

At its June 12 meeting, the Governing Board approved a modified call agreement to the Rev. Nancy Boldt McLaren to accommodate payment of her newly acquired UCC Pension Boards health insurance coverage through SCC.  Since the call agreement was being updated, additional changes were made to reflect the previous change of Pastor Nancy’s position to…

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:…

Faith Formation News

From the Adult Sunday School The Sunday Adult Forum is continuing its study of the book, “The Future of Faith” by the legendary Harvard scholar Harvey Cox.  The author has divided the 2,000+ years of Christian history into three eras:  1)  Age of Faith, which began with Jesus and his immediate disciples, 2)  Age of…

Library News

We are still receiving compliments on the new paint color and the amount of light in the library since it reopened in April.  We continue to be bolstered by your support!  Acquisition of a limited amount of new furniture is not moving as quickly as we would like. We continue to look at possibilities and…

Step Into The Water – Vacation Bible School August 6-10

The 2018 Faith Row Vacation Bible School will take place August 6-10, 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Storrs Congregational Church.  The theme for this summer is Step Into The Water. This ecumenical vacation bible school is sponsored by Storrs Congregational and St. Mark’s Episcopal Chapel, both located on North Eagleville Road adjacent to the…

Just Peace News

On the evening on June 5th, Tina Huey, Kathy Lindner ,Darryl Hilliard, Annetta Miller, Susan & Lindsay Irvine and Jan and Don Hoyle attended a program at E.O. Smith High School.  Students facilitated small group discussions on mental health and wellness.  The students face challenges of very busy schedules of academic and sports and pressures…

Have A Minute?

Thoughts from Pastor Matt… I’d already been thinking I’d write this month’s “Have a Minute?” on the topic of faith and politics… offering my own 2¢ (or, perhaps, slightly more than 2¢) on some of the ways we think about the relationship between these two fields, and how we do so with both integrity and…

8 Tips for Going Green This Summer

Summer is officially here and it’s the perfect time to think about ways to reduce your environmental impact. From food and shopping to traveling and entertainment, we’ve got you covered with tips for going green this summer. What is going green exactly? Read on to find all about the benefits of going green and going…

Thank You to our Properties Workdays Volunteers

In May, SCC benefited from another successful Properties Workdays Weekend.  Many of the ”regulars” who dependably show up were busy or away.  The two days of rain were a challenge as well.  In spite of this, twenty-four hardy individuals completed a large number of projects.  Major accomplishments include re-organizing Room 207 (a C.E. supply warehouse);…