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Christ has died. Christ is risen! Christ will come again!
We hope that you’ll join us for worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday Mornings and stay for a social time afterward in our Fellowship Hall.
Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome to participate in this sacrament.
Nursery care is available every Sunday, and Sunday School is offered every Sunday during the school year.
SECOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – CELEBRATING 175 YEARS – 2018 Year-in-Review
Enjoy this slide show of various events that took place during 2018. The slides were shown during worship on February 24, 2019. Thanks go to numerous shutterbugs for capturing the images, and to Hannah McGhee for bringing it all together. Turn on your speakers, sit back and enjoy!
SINGERS AND DINGERS ENJOY A VALENTINES DAY PARTY: Members of the Chancel Choir and the Handbell Choir took time between rehearsals on Thursday for a little Valentine’s Day Fun. Jane Wilmot choreographed the gathering … and was surprised by a Singing Valentine delivered by a quartet from the Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus. Not to be outdone, an impromptu “Singers & Dingers Accidental Quartet” also provided some musical entertainment.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Day Community Worship 1/21/2019 – video of service
2017 YEAR IN REVIEW: Here is the slide show that was shown during worship on January 28, 2018 ─ the year 2017 in review. Enjoy!
2016 YEAR IN REVIEW: Here is the slide show that was shown January 29, 2017 ─ the year 2016 in review.
WE CELEBRATE EASTER THIS SUNDAY ~ THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED. HALLELUJAH! Our joyous Easter Prelude will be presented by the Tower Bells: Inception; In Thee is Gladness; Festive Intrada. Lonnie Andersen will read our scripture passages Isaiah 65:17-25& Luke 24:1-12, and Pastor Char will share her sermon “They Remembered!”. Our choir anthems will be “Since By Man Came Death” from Handel’s Messiah and “An Easter Anthem” by William Billings. Following the Benediction, the choir will sing the “Hallelujah” chorus from Messiah — and musical scores will be available for members of the congregation who would like to join in singing this marvelous chorus. It will be Hugely Appreciated if ALL singers (congregation and choir) follow the tempo set by Jane Wilmot! Our Postlude will be “Toccata” from Charles-Marie Widor’s “Organ Symphony V”.
Ushers this Sunday will be Lisa & Rick Hagen. Greeters this Sunday will be Nancy & Arne Aho. Your elevator greeter this Sunday will be Stewart Rhine.
Following worship, please enjoy food and more in Fellowship Hall. Thanks to the Service Team and many additional helpers for providing refreshments this Sunday (and throughout the month of April!).
JOHN ANDREWS OUTREACH FUND 2019: The Second Congregational Church, UCC is pleased to announce that the John Andrews Outreach Fund will provide charitable grants totaling up to $25,000 to be awarded in 2019. A larger amount is also possible.
Responsibility for the grant application and award process has been delegated to the Service Team of Second Church. We wish to provide grants to charitable non-profit organizations with preference given to those working to improve housing, elder care, literacy and social justice.
Application proposals should be submitted to the church office by 1 PM on July 15, 2019. Please visit our Outreach page for complete information about the Fund and the application process.