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Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
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.
MUSIC FROM EASTER SUNDAY ~ APRIL 21, 2019 : The Tower Ringers handbell choir and the Chancel Choir offered this music during the Easter Sunday worship service at the Second Congregational Church, UCC, in Newcastle, Maine. Jane Wilmot is the Minister of Music at the church and directs both choirs. Rev. Charlene C. Corbett is the pastor. Turn on your speakers. Enjoy.
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.
THIS SUNDAY we will observe the 19th Sunday after Pentecost. Jack Banta will read our Scripture passages: Luke 18: 1-8 . Our morning Anthem will be “Down to the River to Pray”. Pastor Char will share her sermon “The Way of Prayer”.
Lonnie Andersen and Phil Blomquist will be our ushers. Suzanne and Charlie Hedrick will be greeting in the Narthex, while Brad Craig will greet at the elevator.
DONATIONS IN SUPPORT OF “NEIGHBORS IN NEED” will be gratefully accepted again this Sunday. This special mission offering supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. This year the focus is on projects that serve the needs of children in our communities. Please consider making a donation – by check payable to Second Congregational Church with “NIN Offering” on the memo line, or online by visiting https://www.ucc.org/nin (please indicate that Second Congregational UCC in Newcastle is your local church). Thank you!
PLEASE REMAIN IN THE SANCTUARY immediately following worship for a meeting of the congregation to share information and comments about progress and challenges with our new-ish “Interim Government” arrangements.
THIS SUNDAY EVENING AT 6:00 IS OUR COMMUNITY-WIDE “ZAMBIA POTLUCK” with Robert and Charo Breckenridge. Come share a meal and learn about the Breckenridges’ experience working as a Global Ministries partner in Zambia. Pictures, stories, facts and other gems will be shared. If you can, bring your favorite Chili or side or dessert (Robert suggests leaving cooked crickets and caterpillar larvae home!) – but please do attend even if you don’t bring food to share! Invite your family, friends and neighbors and let’s learn together what Robert and Charo experienced firsthand in Zambia.
NEW PEW BROCHURES: Look for a recently updated brochure (graphics, pictures and contact information) in your pews. And give thanks to Hannah McGhee for her efforts.
JOHN ANDREWS OUTREACH FUND 2019: The application period for grants to be disbursed in 2019 closed as of 7/15/2019. Awards will be announced in the Fall.
Please visit our Outreach page for complete information about the Fund and the application process.