From the Pastor

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

For approximately the last two years,  the agenda of the Executive Council has              included an Essential Question within the first five minutes of the meeting.  Its purpose is to set a mood of reflection possibly relating to the major topics to be discussed, the secular or liturgical time of the year, the whim of the

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ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

For approximately the last two years,  the agenda of the Executive Council has              included an Essential Question within the first five minutes of the meeting.  Its purpose is to set a mood of reflection possibly relating to the major topics to be discussed, the secular or liturgical time of the year, the whim of the

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Let’s Name Our Mission!

During Fellowship Hour on Sunday, April 28, we will have the opportunity to work together to develop a mission statement for Second Congregational Church. One website (churchrelevance.com) defines a mission statement as “telling what you do: a one-sentence statement describing the reason an organization or program exists, and which is used to help guide decisions about

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Tell me About Your Faith

We are very grateful for the following article in which Cara Cole shares her faith,  why it is  strong,  and  how it is an ever- present part of her life: Growing up, faith was simple. Faith meant we got to share a pew with the whole family and hopefully Grammie had a mint in her

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What is the United Church of Christ (UCC)?

MODERATOR MOMENTS What is the United Church of Christ (UCC)? Several months ago, we conducted a survey regarding The Arrow. One of the top three vote getters (in a tie with two other questions) asked if Arrow readers would like to hear from the moderator. The number two choice asked for information on the United

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NEW CHURCH YEAR MINDSET

The beginning of anything new is always difficult. It’s taking the first step toward whatever it is that needs to be changed or for me right now deciding how to begin this article. My first thought was to find a quote about change which led me to a website with 350 quotes. Yikes! But I

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Christmas Fund Offering

For 117 years, the Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund has been a tangible expression of God’s love. One of the four Special Mission Offerings of the United Church of Christ, the Christmas Fund provides UCC congregations and members an opportunity to reach out in loving compassion, providing assistance

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Rev. Bruce Away

Rev. Bruce will be away from Monday, November 26th through Wednesday, November 28th. If  pastoral care is needed, please contact Moderator, Beth Zelazo, 283-3059, Head Deacon, John Theofane, 283-5782, or the church office, 283-6958 and they will contact the pastor on call.       

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A Special Thank You

Thank you to everyone who had a hand in the worship services of November 4 (All Saints) and  November 11 (Veterans Day and honoring Vietnam era veterans). Claudia Schmidt’s music on November 4 was extraordinarily inspiring and uplifting as we remembered the saints of our lives. Along with the wonderful music and Fellowship Hour of               

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