Library Media Center Dedication: August 10th

We are pleased to share that over the past couple of months, a new Media Center has been constructed in our Library here at Storrs Congregational Church, thanks to the generosity of the Metzgar family who have made the project possible in memory of the late Larry Metzgar. The media center consists of a permanent…

And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise

And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise October 17, 2017 A significant aspect of my time here in Cambridge has been singing with the choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge.  Selwyn is one of the 31 constituent colleges that make up the University of Cambridge.[1] Founded in 1882, it is not one of the “old”…

Odds and Ends of Thoughts from Pastor Bob

I recommend that you visit the current exhibition at The Benton, The William Benton Museum of Art, which will continue until December 17: Unfiltered: An Exhibition About Water. This exhibition explores water as a universal concern and touches on the themes of: the power of water and the changing landscape; water pollution and biology; water…

A Note from the Just Peace Taskforce

War is not the answer… Over the next several months, The Carillon will feature a series of articles exploring what it means to become a Just Peace Congregation. In this installment, the Rev. Alice O’Donovan ponders peacemaking, asking, “If war is not the answer, what is the question?” In September 1953 I entered fifth grade…

Around the Board Table: Governance Structure and New Bylaws

At the Annual Meeting held January 29, 2017, the Congregation voted to extend the trial run for a second year and to amend the Bylaws by extending the terminal date of Bylaws changes, enabling governance under the trial run until the January 2018 Annual Meeting. Prior to the decision to extend the trial run, the…

With whom do you go to church?

With whom do you go to church? October 13, 2017 Apologies for the delay since my last blog entry… it’s been a pretty packed schedule over the last week-and-a-half, between trying to get in a good bit of sight-seeing before Adam had to return to the US and the schedule of commitments involving the choir…

Library News…

And into the Fall season the library will go with support being offered to the Just Peace informational gatherings, Faith Formation and Outreach activities and meeting your individual reading needs.  In the meantime, we find ourselves in the middle of a major painting project in the library. As to the painting project, we are hopeful to…

Reformation/Reconciliation Sunday October 29th, 2017

During our worship on October 29 we will observe the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The date of October 31, 1517 marks the occasion when Martin Luther offered for public discussion in Wittenberg The Ninety-Five Theses, formally titled Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences. The contents of this document were soon widely…

Heritage Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Plan to be with us in worship on Reformation/Reconciliation Sunday, October 29 as we celebrate the history and heritage of our congregation, founded in 1737, 280 years ago. We will be honoring our 40+ year church members with a Pot Luck Luncheon following worship. Everyone is invited. We will be serving offerings from Potluck and from…

Women’s Fellowship Program and Luncheon – October 19

On Thursday, October 19th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. come and gather in the Parish House Lounge for a wonderful Women’s Fellowship sponsored mid-day program titled “Settling In – Here in the Quiet Corner”. This program is presented by Ann Plumley and others from the Quiet Corner Refugee Resettlement organization. Ann will share evolving…

2018 Budget First–Look

On Tuesday, September 12 the Governing Board met jointly with the Ministry Team Leaders.  On behalf of the Finance-and-Administration Committee, Ray Joesten provided the Board and Ministry Team Leaders a preliminary version of a 2018 budget. Team Leaders were asked to review the draft in light of the following questions:  Are the proposed allotments enough? …