Category Archives: From the Pastor

Christ Born in Our Midst

The worship service on Sunday, December 31st, was touching and meaningful. During the sermon time, several people shared how Christ had been born for them in the past year (how God specifically and personally touched their lives). Thank you to … Continue reading

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Service of Lessons and Carols

Our annual Service of Lessons and Carols was absolutely wonderful! The music was terrific, the readers were all superb, communion was quiet and meaningful, and   singing “Silent Night” by candlelight was just the perfect end to a stirring service. My … Continue reading

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A Proclamation

A Proclamation by His Excellency Governor Charles Baker Whereas After the first harvest in 1621, the Pilgrims gathered with their neighbors, the Wampanoag Native Americans, broke bread, gave thanks and celebrated their freedom in Plymouth, observing the First Thanksgiving in … Continue reading

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Wanted: Committee Volunteers

The Nominating Committee seeks people to volunteer for some positions and on various church committees and boards. We will check with some current participants to see if they wish to serve another term, but we anticipate a number of openings … Continue reading

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Stewardship Sunday – October 29th

Dear Members and Friends of the Second Congregational Church, Today in our Stewardship meeting, we spent some time talking about the church and what it means to us as individuals. We talked about what brings us here to worship; what … Continue reading

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What’s the Buzz? Tell Me What’s a Happenin’

What’s the Buzz? Tell Me What’s a Happenin’ Beth Zelazo Like the followers of Jesus in the musical, Jesus Christ, Superstar, some of you may be wondering “what’s the buzz?” at Second Congregational Church. Since March, during Sunday morning announcements, … Continue reading

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Outreach Project a Success!

Our first outreach project (since our meeting with Rev. Beverly Prestwood-Taylor in March) took place over the summer at the Palmer Public Library Summer Lunch Program. It was for families with children under the age of 18, and was offered … Continue reading

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“ . . . do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.”

Rev. Don Remick, who preached last Sunday and has worked with many churches on revitalization, noted that these words from Micah 6:8 reflect what makes vital churches vital in the 21st century. From his sermon, Rev. Remick said that to … Continue reading

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Delicious Food for Thought!

A total of eleven of us stayed after coffee hour on Sunday to listen to what Rev. Don Remick had to share about churches that are vital in the 21st century (a TERRIFIC number in attendance, by the way!). As … Continue reading

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Why Go to Church On Sunday?

If you’re spiritually alive, you’re going to love this! If you’re spiritually dead, you won’t want to read it. If you’re spiritually curious, there’s still hope! A church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained … Continue reading

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