From the Pastor

MAKING THE MOST OF IT!

People have heard me say many times in the last two and a half years as moderator, “we have to look at ourselves with fresh eyes.” If you haven’t heard me say it, well, there it is. I’m always amazed at how I can see something over and over and then one day this idea

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From the Editor’s Desk – Father’s Day 2018

Sunday is Father’s Day, the annual holiday where Americans celebrate the men who made them. You may love dear old dad, but how much do you  actually know about the observance in his honor? Brush up on your Father’s Day background before the big Sunday barbecue. Father’s Day officially began in 1910 in Spokane, Washington,

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Statement of Giving

We at the Second Congregational Church of Palmer are blessed with members and supporters who can offer many levels of financial support as well as many non-monetary talents. We recognize that our Church calls upon you for those resources frequently – your weekly offering, time in choir practice, teaching in Sunday School, the Annual Faith

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The Gift of Time

Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening it deletes whatever balance you fail to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent of course! Each of us has such a bank. Its name is

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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 everyone who shared. Each story gave the rest of us strength as we listened!   Rev.

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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 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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