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…

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…

Sundays at Storrs Congregational:  July 2018

July 1: The 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Holy Communion Guest Preacher:  Bryan Nurnberger Bryan is the founder of Simply Smiles, an organization that facilitates service-learning partnerships in South Dakota and Mexico.  An inter-generational group from SCC is forming to travel to South Dakota in summer 2019.  Come hear Bryan preach during worship…  and…

“Conspiracy Theory” – Sermon for July 15, 2018

“Conspiracy Theory” A Sermon on Mark 6:14-29 for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B; preached July 15, 2018, by the Rev. Matthew Emery, Senior Minister   Estefany Galvez, age 18, lives in a trailer in the “Little Mexico” section of Norwalk, Ohio, a city of 17,000 just about 10 miles off the Lake…

Information on Memorial Service for Virginia “Ginny” Rowe

Information on Memorial Service for Virginia “Ginny” Rowe We here at Storrs Congregational join with all throughout the greater Storrs and UConn communities in mourning the death of long-time friend Virginia “Ginny” Bradford Rowe. A Service of Witness to the Resurrection celebrating Ginny’s life will be held here at the church on Wednesday, July 11th,…

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);…

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:…

Bells and Chimes News

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to play hand bells? Come learn basic ringing techniques on bells and chimes this summer. On an informal basis, depending on who answers this ‘ad’, I will be hosting short sessions at convenient times for those with courage. A knowledge of rhythmic notation is helpful but you can…