From the Pastor

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 gratitude is overflowing! Our Music Director, Len Rogach, deserves the lion’s share of appreciation for

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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 the American colonies; and Whereas During the American Revolution in November 1777, the Continental Congress

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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 for 2018, including (but not limited to): Clerk, Executive Council Member at Large, Deacons, Financial

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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 sustains us, and what keeps us coming back week after week. We talked about the

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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, articles in the Arrow, and bulletin board displays, you’ve heard or seen the words “Spectrum

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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 Monday-Friday for six weeks. Several of us assisted in cleaning before and after the lunch

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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 those of you in worship heard, Americans as a whole are very much as inclined

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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 that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. He wrote: “I’ve gone

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In Appreciation

What an experience it has been! I am recovering according to schedule from my               surgery. Although my fitness did not prevent the surgery, it seems to be helping me recover well. I am humbled and filled with gratitude for the outpouring of care that I have received. It has started at home with my wife,

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