From the Pastor

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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Planning to Resume In-Person Worship

The committee that is setting plans for resuming in-person worship is developing a comprehensive plan for resuming worship in our sanctuary, starting from the moment someone enters the church until they depart. Everything will be about ensuring as much safety as possible in our particular situation. This plan will be sent to you directly when

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Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

What a couple of weeks it’s been! Keeping up with the news has once again been like trying to drink from a fire hose, especially since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. As individuals, it was abhorrent and overwhelming even to hear about. (I can’t bring myself to watch it.) It is also part

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“We are a Resurrection!”

Greetings Members and Friends of Second Congregational Church! I think I’ve mentioned it before, but there is an old Chinese “blessing” of sorts that says, “May you live in interesting times.” Well, folks, it sure looks like we’re there! One of the gifts of being human beings is that we can learn as we go

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In Ministry to One Another

Although it may be obvious, this is a time unlike any other. While it is a time of staying home and social distancing, it does not have to be a time when we grow apart or become isolated. During a time like this, life can become especially challenging for some folks. I can think of

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Staying Connector During This Time – God is Here!

Greetings, Members and Friends of Second Congregational Church! Things have certainly evolved quickly in our lives and in our life together! What felt like a major disruption just two weeks ago has become the status quo in our lives. We are all making the necessary changes to keep safe ourselves, our loved ones, and people

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Seasons of the Church Year and Liturgical Colors Lent

(The six weeks before Holy Week) The traditions of Lent are derived from the season’s origin as a time when the church prepared candidates, or “catechumens,” for their baptism in to the Body of Christ. It eventually became a season of preparation not only for catechumens (new members) but also for the whole congregation. Self-examination,

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29th ANNUAL LENTEN LUNCHES – 2020

29th ANNUAL LENTEN LUNCHES at Second Congregational Church 1080 Pleasant St., Palmer, MA 01069 Served Fridays, February 28 – April 3, 2020 (11:30-1:00) LUNCH MENU HOMEMADE SOUPS New England Clam Chowder available every week and Soup du Jour…$3.00 Double Tomato………………..February 28 Onion…………………………….March 6 Corn Chowder……………………..March 13 Pasta E Fagioli……………………March 20 Vegetable………………………. March 27 Double Tomato

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