From the Pastor

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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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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