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…

The Full Run-down of My Plans

What will I be doing? [an earlier version of this entry also appears in the late August – September 2017 issue of The Carillon, our congregation’s newsletter] Hello!  I know that many people are interested to know just what it is that I’ll be spending my time on during these 4+ months.  So, here’s the rundown…

“Creating Promise out of Pain” – Sermon for June 25, 2017

“Creating Promise out of Pain” A Sermon on Genesis 21:8-21 for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A; preached June 25, 2017, by the Rev. Matthew Emery, Senior Minister   Most people, including—arguably—most Christians, do not understand what the Bible really is. [Have I gotten your attention?] Yes, indeed, when it comes right down…

Faith Row Vacation Bible School – August 7-11

2017 Faith Row Vacation Bible School August 7 – 11, 2017 For ages 4 to 9, with special programming for ages 10-12 Held at Storrs Congregational Church UCC 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Calling all kids to respond to God’s call to welcome our neighbors, and even the stranger in our midst, at this year’s…

“Spoken into Creation” – Sermon for June 11, 2017

“Spoken into Creation” A Sermon on Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a for Trinity Sunday, Year A; preached June 11, 2017, by the Rev. Matthew Emery, Senior Minister[1]   As a clergyperson, I get told things from time to time that I simply don’t know how to react to.  It’s an occupational hazard, you could say—one of those…

NOTICE: Getting to SCC in Summer 2017

UConn Utilities Construction to impact getting to SCC for Summer 2017 Introduction Beginning May 9, 2017, UConn began the newest phase of a two-year project to repair and upgrade utility infrastructure in the northeastern section of campus. This year’s construction phase requires the reduction of traffic along North Eagleville Road to one lane of one-way…

SCC Seeking Sabbatical Supply Minister

SCC Seeking Sabbatical Supply Minister The Storrs Congregational Church UCC is preparing for an exciting time of sabbatical for our Senior Minister, the Rev. Matthew Emery, with accompanying work on our congregation’s part connected with his sabbatical theme of “Voices: Reconnected, Reclaimed, Renewed.” For the August 25 to December 31, 2017, period of this sabbatical,…

L. Cameron Johnson Organ Competition – May 20

L. Cameron Johnson Memorial Organ Competition – May 20 The L. Cameron Johnson Organ Competition for High School students is coming up on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 11:00 AM here at Storrs Congregational. This year the competition attracted some outstanding candidates. It was difficult to narrow the field to just three finalists. Each competitor…

Govering Board Meeting Packet – May 9, 2017

Governing Board Meeting Packet Meeting Date:  May 9, 2017 These are the documents that were distributed to the Governing Board in preparation for its meeting of May 9, 2017: 1. Board Agenda May 9 2017 2. Consent Agenda May 9 2017 3. The Purpose of the Church 4. APRIL 2017 – BALANCE SHEET 4.a. APRIL…