From the Pastor

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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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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