From the Pastor

God’s blessing to you this late summer week!

Greetings Members and Friends of Second Congregational Church, God’s blessing to you this late summer week! Saturday is the twentieth anniversary of the attacks of September 11. Commemorative events will be held in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. For myself, I will not be watching the images of the actual attacks because

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Rev. Bruce Away

Rev. Bruce will be away from September 8th through September 13th, and back in the office on the 14th. If emergency pastoral care is needed, please contact the church office @ 283-6958, Barbara Larkin @ 413-436-5694 or Denise Summers at 413-539-1783 and they will contact the pastor on call.  

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What is Christianity?

      In the HOME………………..it is KINDNESS In BUSINESS……………….it is HONESTY In SOCIETY…………….…..it is COURTESY In WORK…………….………it is THOUROUGHNESS In PLAY……………….………it is FAIRNESS Toward the UNFORTUNATE………..it is COMPASSION Toward the FORTUNATE……it is CONGRATULATIONS Toward the WEAK……………….it is HELP Toward the WICKED……………it is RESISTANCE Toward the PENITENT……….it is FORGIVENESS Toward GOD………it is REVERANCE-LOVE-OBEDIENCE Author Unknown

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My Dad’s Hands

Bedtime came, we were settling down, I was holding one of my lads. As I grasped him so tight, I saw a strange sight: My hands… they looked like my dad’s! I remember them well, those old gnarled hooks, there was always a cracked nail or two. And thanks to a hammer that strayed from

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God Will See Us Into a Better Day

Dear Members and Friends of Second Congregational Church, I feel like I’ve been here before. It was the 1985 Boston Marathon. At mile 17, I hit “the wall,” and it wasn’t what I expected. I wasn’t in pain, but my legs felt like they were made of cement. Mile 18 was two minutes slower than

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  West Coast Fire Evacuations Take Toll on UCC Churches, Camps and Their Communities

As wind-whipped wildfires continue to take lives and destroy forests, homes and businesses on the West Coast of the U.S., United Church of Christ congregations are in stages ranging from evacuation to recovery to post-traumatic stress syndrome. In the two hardest hit UCC conferences– Central Pacific and Northern California-Nevada– several congregations and church camps await

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We’re Planning Our Reopening of In-Person Worship!

Plans are well in the works for restarting in-person worship at Second Congregational Church. Updates will be posted as we move toward that date, and we encourage you to check this website for information. When the doors do open to worship God in faith and in person, we will be doing so in accordance with

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