News and Events

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Religion in the News Class – each Sunday right after our 10:30 worship service! 11:40 a.m. in the Parlor.  Enjoy interesting conversations around interesting topics.

Bible Study:  We call our weekly Bible Study ‘The Gathering’… No pressure.  No assignments.  No guilt.  We are looking at “The Absolute Essentials of the Christian Faith”.  Give it a try, you’ll enjoy it, we promise! Thursdays, at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Church House Library.

Summer Worship Helpers Sought! — One of the best traditions in our church, our lay-led services take place each summer Sunday at 8:15 a.m. on the Church House lawn.  These services are a chance for individuals or families in the church to have fun sharing their faith and their thoughts in worship.  We are looking for people to help lead these summer services!  The pastors are very happy to sit with you and help plan, so you are absolutely not on your own.   A great way to get closer to God and your faith, a great project for a family to do together!  Please be in touch with Deacon Seth Baratz at to express your interest! 

The Fellowship Board wants you to join us for a culinary adventure!  On Friday, May 5th, we will enjoy a private cooking class at Cinch Gourmet Market at 7pm. In this hands-on class, you will sear the perfect scallop with sweet chili sauce, find out why a whole roasted fish is so delicious, pan sauté skirt steak and make the perfect bourbon peppercorn sauce to accompany it. Finally, you will make bananas foster just because it’s amazing and the flames are kinda cool. This is a very interactive, hands-on event!  Cost of $55pp includes wine and beer (This is a generously reduced rate for the members of our church). Limited to 40 people. Please Click Here to RSVP by Monday, May 1st.

The Greenfield Hill Cemetery is in need of some love and care! Come learn about our church/hill’s “old burial ground” and I’ll share the bit I’ve learned about how to care for “our family” cemetery. Information Session Hosted by Jeff Taylor – Wednesday, April 26th – 7pm in the Church Parlor (behind the Sanctuary) … Workday – April 29th in the Cemetery, 8am-3pm, Learn basic cleaning/straightening techniques.  Workday – May 20 in the Cemetery – 8am-3pm, Meet Jonathan Appell – Restoration / Preservationist / Expert / Guide.  Please reach out (call me) with your interest and questions at 978-760-1103 or Jeff.Taylor@bwater.com

Welcome Back to Rev. Sheldon Smith!  While David and Alida are on vacation from April 18th – May 1st, Rev. Sheldon Smith will be helping us out!  Sheldon was ordained in the Orange Congregational Church, served several Congregational churches as pastor, and, since retiring from First Congregational in Bethel, enjoys fishing, gardening, cooking, and of course, his grandchildren.  He is very familiar with our church, having served here during David & Alida’s vacation the last two years.  He will have office hours (which will be published after Easter) and he will also be here on Thursdays for Bible Study in the morning and evening!  If you need anything at all, be sure to call the office at 203-259-5596 to reach him, or feel free to email at revsheldonsmith@yahoo.com !!

PFP CANS!!!  Still have one at home?? Just drop them off at the Church Office, or bring them next week!!  Hopefully the Pennies for People cans have helped you and your family collect coins during Lent and remember some of the little things that are important in our daily lives.  Our PFP Girls say “Thanks SO MUCH!!  Your coins make a HUGE difference to so many elderly people in need in India!!”