From the Pastor

The 172nd Annual Meeting of Second Congregational Church

The 172nd Annual Meeting of Second Congregational Church was held on Sunday, January 26th. A potluck luncheon preceded our meeting. Thank you to all who put this together. There were 35 church members in attendance in our dining room. The church body voted to accept the reports of the Pastor, Clerk, Treasurer and Moderator and

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Trip to the Holy Land

Greetings Members and Friends of Second Congregational Church! My wife and I returned barely a week ago from a trip to Israel to visit sacred sites and other historical locations. The whole experience made it easier to imagine the actual human beings who shaped the faith we share today, from Abraham and Sarah to Jesus

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Church Statement of Giving

We at the Second Congregational Church of Palmer are blessed with members and supporters who can offer many levels of financial support as well as many non-monetary talents. We recognize that our Church calls upon you for those resources frequently – your weekly offering, time in choir practice, teaching in Sunday School, the Annual Faith

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Thank You from Rev. Bruce!

Thank You, Second Church! Thank you for the celebration of “Pastor Appreciation Sunday” on October 13th. Thanks to Beth Zelazo for organizing it, to the Women’s Fellowship for the gift certificate to the Salem Cross Inn, and to all who were present ant those who spoke so kindly. I  often think of how fortunate I

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Our Faith Helps Us to Make Our Life Decisions

Dear Members and Friends of the Second Congregational Church, As we prepare for the Faith and Promise Sunday on October 27th and contemplate what our annual contribution should be, we remember that we are a “People of the Way.” We follow Jesus for our hopes and inspiration and how we live our lives. Individually we

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The Sneeze

They walked in tandem, each of the 92 students filing into the nearly crowded auditorium. With their rich maroon gowns flowing and the traditional mortarboards (caps), they looked almost as grown-up as they felt. Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and moms freely brushed away tears. This class would not pray during commencement-not by choice,

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Moderator’s Moment: Liturgical Colors

How many of you have sat in church and wondered why the color of the pulpit,  lectern and altar cloths have changed?  Those who have been a member of the Diaconate may know because it is their responsibility to insure the proper colors are being used for the specific time in our church year.  But

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