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Where the river flows, everything will live. Ezekiel 47: 9b
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 10th Sunday after Pentecost, and celebrate the baptism of the youngest Pfahler. Pastor Char will continue her Summer Sermon Series with her meditation “Gather at The River.” Gabbie Walden will read our scripture passages Luke 3:15-22 .
Paula Christensen and Kathy Dunton will be our greeters, and Sally Hamilton and Phyllis Ives will be our ushers. We’ll be in good hands!
SIGNUPS FOR CHURCH DIRECTORY PICTURES: Signups for Photo Appointments begin this Sunday during coffee hour. Please look for Mary Bausch and her signup table. “Early Birds” get their choice of appointments on Tuesday, September 24th and Wednesday, September 25th. If you already know that you will not be available on either the 24th or the 25th, please get in touch with Mary ASAP to learn how to provide a photo so that you will be part of this new church directory!
Whoever you are, Wherever you are on life’s journey, You are welcome here!
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.
SUMMER SERMON SERIES – CREATION: Pastor Char’s summer sermon series on Creation will continue through August 2019. Based on her in-depth study of William P Brown’s book, The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science and the Ecology of Wonder (2010, Oxford University Press) and Katharine M Preston’s book, Field with a View (2019, Iona Wild Goose Productions), and infused with her own 2016 sabbatical study of creation stewardship, Pastor Char aims to explore through Word, prayer, song and worship experience the urgent call to all humanity to recognize, value, support, enjoy and protect the wonder of all creation. Pastor Char hopes to bring her own sense of wonder about life, faith and science, theological study, experiential reasoning and her passion for nature and people to this summer series.
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.