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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? …

Music Notes for October

A favorite mantra pops up in my thoughts every year as we reassemble our music ensembles after their summer hiatus. From Helen Kemp, a leader in working with Children’s Choirs and later Seniors, comes the simple phrase “Body, mind, spirit, voice: it takes the whole person to sing and rejoice!” Granted, that’s a little long…

Workday Opportunities in October

The weekend of October 21 and 22 are the days for our semi-annual SCC Properties Workdays.  Currently, many critically needed projects are being handled by professional contractors such as the painting of the steeple and dead tree removal.  However, there is never a shortage of cost-saving, labor intensive jobs that can be handled by groups…

Have a Minute? Thoughts from Pastor Bob…

October marks the month when most of our church ministries and programs are in full gear. I am excited about the wide variety of ministries provided by the leaders and members of this congregation. You are blessed by a staff of excellent, committed and compassionate leaders who work day-to-day with many of you. We can…

A Seat at the Table

Come for all things are now ready. (Luke 14:17b) Yes that’s right UCC New England Women’s celebration is finally happening. This is the tenth celebration of all UCC women in New England. Gather your girlfriends, mothers, daughters and any other woman of the church for a time of worship, fellowship and wonderful workshops. When? you…

Sundays at Storrs Congregational:  October 2017

Sundays at Storrs Congregational:  October 2017 October 1: The 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time- World Communion Sunday Pastor Bob preaching: “God’s Sustaining Presence” Scripture: Ezekiel 18: 1-4, 25-32 & Matthew 21:23-32 October 8: The 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Pastor Nancy preaching Scripture: Isaiah 5: 1-7 & Matthew 21:33-46 Neighbors in Need Special Offering October 15:…

Introducing the Reverend Dr. Robert K. Loesch

The Sabbatical Senior Pastor Search Committee, following unanimous approval of the Call to Sabbatical Supply Senior Minister and Agreement of Support by the Governing Board at its meeting held Wednesday, July 19, is pleased to introduce the Reverend Dr. Robert K. Loesch as the temporary Senior Pastor while Pastor Matt Emery is away on sabbatical….

SCC looks forward to a new year at UConn

SCC looks forward to a new year at UConn The Storrs Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, and it’s UCC UConn campus ministry are looking forward with excitement at the start of the 2017-18 year at the University of Connecticut.  Opening weekend at UConn is August 25 – 27, 2017, with freshman move-in on Friday,…