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A Message From The Quilters

Do you know anything about the round, mostly lavender, antique quilt that we found in the quilters’ room in the upstairs of the Education Building?  It’s rather small and may have been a table cloth.  We’re not sure if it is a contribution or something to show us.  As you may know, we are a…

Food Pantry Needs – March 2019

Due to the early release of February SNAP funds, our Food Pantry has had a lot of activity this past month. The food pantry has also been recently recognized by UConn as a food resource for students facing Food Insecurities. Local families and off-campus students are simply not receiving enough food or assistance to put…

Have a Minute? Thoughts from Pastor Matt…

“Discernment” is one of those words that we tend to throw around a lot, especially in our current era.  In recent times, we’ve grown in our sense that how we operate here in church should embody something beyond mere “democracy,” or—even worse—personal or ‘consumer’ preference.  We also use the word “discernment” to talk about what…

Advocate For Gun Violence Prevention

From the Just Peace Team Part of the Just Peace Resolution, adopted for our church in January, 2018, includes “we as a church and as individual people of faith commit ourselves to giving time, talents and dollars to the ministry of advocacy to change unjust policies and systems and to ministries creating justice where there…

Caring Ministry Leadership

Kathy Lindner, Caring Ministry Coordinator for three years, will be succeeded in mid-February by Rev. Leslie Kennard. Kathy would like to thank all the Team Leaders and members who have been helping with the Caring Ministry.  The following will be continuing as Team Leaders.   Jennie Talbot, Prayer Shawls Team Leader – members knit shawls for…

Food Pantry Needs – February 2019

Thank you for your generosity in helping to keep our Food Pantry stocked. Recently, due to the government shut-down the impact of food insecurities has been brought to the attention of many people in our community and their desire to help is strong.                 Please share the news that the Food Pantry at SCC gratefully…

Around the Board Table

At its January 8th meeting the Governing Board: Directed the Treasurer to transfer the remaining amount in the Director of Musical Ministry 2018 professional expense account to the Director of Music Ministry off-budget professional expense account. Trisha needed to postpone her sabbatical for a year, and this money will be used in conjunction with her…

Valentine’s Day Dinner – February 16, 2019

The annual dinner hosted by UCC UConn for Valentine’s Day will take place Saturday, February 16th in the Parish House Auditorium. Proceeds from the dinner and a silent auction will support the organizations annual Alternative Spring Break. UCC UConn is a student-run organization dedicated to keeping UConn students involved with the United Church of Christ…

Have A Minute?

I simply want to take a moment or two here and invite you to consider taking part in a couple of things that will be happening on Wednesday nights in coming weeks: Evening Prayer (Vespers) – each Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:00 pm, on the Meeting House Chancel.  Continuing on from a pattern we started during…

Developing A Mission Statement

The Governing Board is working to develop a Mission Statement for our church that will help us clarify the Mission and purpose that we aspire to achieve. Agreeing on and adopting a Mission will help us clarify our identity and rally around the things that are important to us. It can also guide our decisions…