Carillon Newsletter

Results of our Autumn Properties Workday

The semi-annual properties workdays are vital to maintaining our beautiful facilities.  A team of 21 reliable volunteers completed a huge number of projects throughout October.  As you read the list of their accomplishments, you may realize that many of them could easily go unnoticed.  That’s OK because these things could be easily noticed if the…

SCC Library News…

By now many of you may have discovered some new furniture in the Library! The new paint color created a new color palate for the room.  The furniture you have been sitting on has been in use since the building was originally built in 1959.  Mark Roy even has the invoice from G. Fox &…

Storrsmas: Coming Sunday, December 9th…

Over in Cambridge, England, where Pastor Matt spent a part of his sabbatical a year ago, they have a week in early December each year known as “Bridgemas”.  What’s “Bridgemas,” you ask?  It’s Christmas in Cambridge, of course!  You see, just like here, the fall academic term in Cambridge concludes well in advance of the…

Just Peace Advocacy Opportunities

The Just Peace Team is continuing to work and explore advocacy opportunities for different justice issues.  Here are some ways you can work on a justice issue this month. CLIMATE CHANGE – from Rev. Alice O’Donovan, Chairperson for Just Peace A Chat with God A:  Good morning – thank you for the new day and…

Around The Board Table

At the September 11 Governing Board meeting Buildings and Grounds Coordinator Duffy Brookes was present to discuss $3,000 overspent above what was appropriated for the Narthex heating repair project. The overrun was due to the fact that, while attempting to re-establish heat in the Narthex, our plumber discovered that the original pipes from the radiators…

Call to December 2nd Congregational Meeting

Pursuant to the bylaws of our congregation … The members of the Storrs Congregational Church are called to the Annual Budget Meeting, to be held Sunday, December 2, 2018, at 11:30 a.m.  The meeting will be held in the Parish House Auditorium.  The business of said meeting shall be to receive the budget recommendations of…

Faith Formation News

Confirmation Cohort Happenings: Our four confirmands, Nolan Klimkiewicz, Anne-Marie Baldwin, Lindsay Irvine, and Will Huey,  headed to Silver Lake during the first weekend of November!  Pastor Nancy and Bob Malecki accompanied the Confirmands as they gathered with groups from three other churches to learn more about their lives in faith. Mark your calendars!!! Y@SCC gathers…

Have a Minute? Thoughts from Pastor Matt…

This month, even though many of us find ourselves craving all things warm, fuzzy, and/or pumpkin-spice-infused, a number of “civic” occasions mark our calendars and call out for our attention.  In just a few days—on Tuesday, November 6th—our local, statewide, and federal elections will call us to the polls.  Five days later, on Sunday, November…

Sundays at Storrs Congregational:  November 2018

November 4: All Saints Sunday – Holy Communion We share in our annual remembrance of those who have died in the past year, along with all those in the “great cloud of witnesses” who have gone before us. Pastor Matt preaching: “Your People Shall Be My People” Scripture:  Mark 12:28-34 & Ruth 1:1-18 November 11:…

SCC Book Discussion Group – November 18, 2018

Our next book discussion is Sunday, November 18th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. The book choice for November 18 is Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard. Beard explores the backstory in the development of the atomic bomb. She uses several narrators to tell the story of the secret research conducted at Oak Ridge…