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When we die to something, something comes alive within us. If we die to self, charity comes alive; if we die to pride, service comes alive; if we die to lust, reverence for personality comes alive; if we die to anger, love comes alive. — Fulton Sheen
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.
ON SUNDAY, 3/24/2019, we will observe the 3rd Sunday in Lent. The Prelude music will begin at 9:45 and will be a time for quiet reflection and meditation. Pastor Char will lead us in worship, assisted by Jane Wilmot for music. David Ray will read our scripture passages, Isaiah 55:1-9 & Luke 13 :1-9, and Pastor Char will share a Lenten Reflection. Choral anthems will include “Jesus is a Rock in a Weary Land” (David O’Brien solo) and “Where Charity and Love Prevail”. Worship will conclude with Pastor Char and Jane leading us in “Spiritual Practice in Community” – Taizé, which includes periods of silence interspersed with singing and scripture. Worship in the style of Taizé is about creating space – space within and without – to meet God.
Janie & Paul Hartman will greet in the Narthex, while Stewart Rhine will greet at the elevator. Rick Hagen and Phil Blomquist will be our ushers.
LENTEN BOOK REFLECTION GROUP CONTINUING: Join the Lenten book reflection group at Second Church! The group gathers again this Sunday from 5:00-6:30 pm with a simple soup and bread meal. The book for our Lenten reflection is “Take this Bread” authored by Sara Miles as a spiritual memoir of becoming a 21st century Christian. Leadership is offered by Pastor Char and the program is co-sponsored by the Deacons. A few copies of the book are still available for free in the church office, provided by the Deacons. Please let Pastor Char know you’ll be joining for one or more Sundays! Everyone is welcome!