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January 2020

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, January 3, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Taizé Worship Service

Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: First Church, West Hartford
Taizé Worship is an ecumenical, contemporary, worship service with song, silence, scripture and  prayer.  The Taizé Community was formed at the end of World War II in Taizé, France with the purpose of  promoting peace and understanding through  ...
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Cultivating Connections

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:00 PM to 4:40 PM
Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ presents… Conversations with colleagues: A networking opportunity for Youth Ministry Leaders in CT, MA, and RI. Date          Topic 12.17        National Youth Event Preview 01.21        ...
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Racial Justice Book Discussion Series

Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Weaver Library
In an effort to stimulate new ideas for equipping ourselves and our community to act justly and dismantle systems of injustice, Weaver Library and the Newman Congregational Church are proud to present a new Racial Justice Book Discussion Series. ...

Celtic Evening Worship

Sunday, January 26, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: First Church, West Hartford
The Celtic Evening Worship is a candlelit service with beautiful Celtic music, prayer, reflection and Holy Communion. 
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Music & Praise Hour - Park Place Church

Sunday, January 26, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Park Place Congregational Church
Music & Praise Hour with Our Singing Pastors! Join us for an hour of wonderful music and praise of our Lord! A Free will offering will be taken. Refreshments to follow downstairs in our Hall! All are welcome!  

The Marvelous Medieval Mystics

Sunday, February 2, 2020 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Location: Church of Christ, Congregational (UCC)
Dr. Jessica Barr (UMASS) leads a four-week reading and discussion of some of the most fascinating Medieval women mystics and visionary writers. Dr. Barr has published Willing to Know God and the forthcoming Intimate Reading, along with many articles ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, February 7, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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The Marvelous Medieval Mystics

Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Location: Church of Christ, Congregational (UCC)
Dr. Jessica Barr (UMASS) leads a four-week reading and discussion of some of the most fascinating Medieval women mystics and visionary writers. Dr. Barr has published Willing to Know God and the forthcoming Intimate Reading, along with many articles ...
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Taizé Worship Service

Sunday, February 9, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: First Church, West Hartford
Taizé Worship is an ecumenical, contemporary, worship service with song, silence, scripture and  prayer.  The Taizé Community was formed at the end of World War II in Taizé, France with the purpose of  promoting peace and understanding through  ...
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The Marvelous Medieval Mystics

Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Location: Church of Christ, Congregational (UCC)
Dr. Jessica Barr (UMASS) leads a four-week reading and discussion of some of the most fascinating Medieval women mystics and visionary writers. Dr. Barr has published Willing to Know God and the forthcoming Intimate Reading, along with many articles ...
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Cultivating Connections

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:00 PM to 4:40 PM
Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ presents… Conversations with colleagues: A networking opportunity for Youth Ministry Leaders in CT, MA, and RI. Date          Topic 12.17        National Youth Event Preview 01.21        ...
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The Marvelous Medieval Mystics

Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Location: Church of Christ, Congregational (UCC)
Dr. Jessica Barr (UMASS) leads a four-week reading and discussion of some of the most fascinating Medieval women mystics and visionary writers. Dr. Barr has published Willing to Know God and the forthcoming Intimate Reading, along with many articles ...
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Celtic Evening Worship

Sunday, February 23, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: First Church, West Hartford
The Celtic Evening Worship is a candlelit service with beautiful Celtic music, prayer, reflection and Holy Communion. 
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Music & Praise Hour - Park Place Church

Sunday, February 23, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Park Place Congregational Church
Music & Praise Hour with Our Singing Pastors! Join us for an hour of wonderful music and praise of our Lord! A Free will offering will be taken. Refreshments to follow downstairs in our Hall! All are welcome!  

Faithful Responses to the Overdose Crisis

Monday, February 24, 2020 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Interfaith Center of New York
Building Congregations and Communities of Care Opioid overdose is both a public health crisis and a crisis of conscience for faith communities throughout the city...While secular civic institutions and health care systems have developed innovative ...

Racial Justice Book Discussion Series

Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Weaver Library
In an effort to stimulate new ideas for equipping ourselves and our community to act justly and dismantle systems of injustice, Weaver Library and the Newman Congregational Church are proud to present a new Racial Justice Book Discussion Series. ...

2019-2020 Confirmation Retreat at Prindle Pond Conference Center

Friday, February 28, 2020 6:45 PM to Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Location: Prindle Pond Conference Center at Pondside
The 2019-2020 Confirmation Retreat Program is open to youth grades 8 & up. $140.00 per person includes overnight, 2 meals, snacks and stipends and travel expenses for our facilitators. All the details about the program and open dates are available ...
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Merciful Conversations on Race

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Beneficent Congregational Church
During Lent, Beneficent Church is offering an intensive adult education opportunity on Saturday mornings: Merciful Conversations on Race: Let’s Talk About White Privilege. Based on a UCC curriculum, this series of five conversations will be presented...
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Serving Together - Mission for All Ages - ZOOM

Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: ZOOM only
Serving Together - Mission for All Ages Leader:  June Cooper This is a "ZOOM" only class.  Participants will get information about logistics a few days prior to the session.

Silver Lake Informational Video Chat: FAQs

Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:00 AM
Video chat with Administrator and Registrar, Ruth Choate to get answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about summer camp. Link to Zoom meeting will be sent in an email, and posted on Silver Lake's Facebook and Instagram pages the day ...

Arts in The Center presents The Streetlight Shakers

Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: First Church, West Hartford
Streetlight Shakers is an all original piano driven band dedicated to creating an exciting infusion of rock, soul, and blues. Switching effortlessly from rowdy dance grooves to sentimental contemplations, Streetlight Shakers delivers sophisticated ...
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Zip Equip: The Danger of Categorical Thinking

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:30 PM to 4:10 PM
Location: Zoom
Download the Flyer for more information. Email Susant@ctucc.org to be on the reminder email list.
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FREE Webinar: A Week of Terror and Grace: Engaging All Ages in the Holy Week Story

Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Karen Ziel We cannot fully celebrate the joy of Easter without an authentic and moving journey through the many moments of the week that lead us to resurrection. Our congregations are enriched by explorations of the stories, symbols, and ...
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2020 Counselor-in-Training Weekend

Friday, March 6, 2020 to Sunday, March 8, 2020
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
So you want to be a counselor for Silver Lake? Then this is the conference for you! Join us for a three-day interview and training session and become one of the future leaders of Silver Lake! You will learn how to lead games, how to quiet a roomful ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, March 6, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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2019-2020 Confirmation Retreat at Craigville Retreat Center

Friday, March 6, 2020 6:45 PM to Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Location: Craigville Camps and Retreat Center
This LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. The 2019-2020 Confirmation Retreat Program is open to youth grades 8 & up. $140.00 per person includes overnight, 2 meals, snacks and stipends and travel expenses for our facilitators. All the details about the ...

SLCC Deans Retreat

Friday, March 6, 2020 7:00 PM to Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Training weekend for 2020 Silver Lake Deans.

Merciful Conversations on Race

Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: Beneficent Congregational Church
During Lent, Beneficent Church is offering an intensive adult education opportunity on Saturday mornings: Merciful Conversations on Race: Let’s Talk About White Privilege. Based on a UCC curriculum, this series of five conversations will be presented...
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Youth Ministry 101 - Onsite

Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Practices for a Sustainable Ministry  Leader:  Dave and Becky Stambaugh This is an onsite class only.  Webinar (ZOOM) class is May 2, 2020. Please visit the Certification webpage for complete information. https://www.macucc.org/certification
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Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Leaders 2019-2020

Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Edwards House Retreat Center
Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Ministers/Directors  Leader:  Kerry Mortland If you have been unable to join a group due to times and locations or other circumstances then these meetings may be just the opportunity you are ...
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Realta Concert

Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Belleville Congregational Church
Realta, a Belfast based Irish traditional band, will be Belleville Roots Music Spring Series opener on Saturday, March 7th at 8:00 PM at the Belleville Stage, 300 High Street, Newburyport, MA on Saturday, March 7th at 8:00 PM. The multi-instrumental...
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Rev. Nena Radtke ~ Installation, West Groton, MA

Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:00 PM
Location: Christian Union Church
A MISSIVE Greetings to the churches and ministers of the Central MA Association, You are hereby invited to attend a Service of Installation for Rev. Nena Radtke Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:00 PM Christian Union Church 37 West Main Street West ...

Paul Nesbit ~ Ordination & Installation, Wilbraham, MA

Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:00 PM
Location: Wilbraham United Church
The Churches, Pastors, Clergy and Delegates of the Hampden Association, Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ   Greetings in Christ.   At an Ecclesiastical Council held on October 27, 2019, the Pastors and Delegates of the ...

Taizé Worship Service

Sunday, March 8, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: First Church, West Hartford
Taizé Worship is an ecumenical, contemporary, worship service with song, silence, scripture and  prayer.  The Taizé Community was formed at the end of World War II in Taizé, France with the purpose of  promoting peace and understanding through  ...
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Book & Brew with Pastor Elizabeth

Monday, March 9, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: The Malted Barley
Pastor Elizabeth invites adults to join her in reading her two book picks for Lent 2020: Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado. A witty, ascerbic first-hand account of what it’s like, day after day, to work, eat, shop, raise ...
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Tending the Fire-Sending Retreat (Series Two)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:00 PM to Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
PLEASE CONTACT HEATHER RAMSEY MABROUK IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN REGISTERING. ramsey-mabroukh@macucc.org or 617-645-9545​. Human systems are complicated, and churches are no exception. At their best, they draw out excellence in their people. At their...

FREE Webinar: Celtic Christianity: Practices to Revitalize Congregational Life

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Kenneth McIntosh Join us as we explore using the ancient practices of Celtic Christianity to revitalize your church’s worship and the personal spirituality of your congregation. We’ll look at different Celtic spirituality gatherings, ...
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Central MA Association Cluster Meeting for March, Ware, MA

Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: The United Church of Ware
The Board of Directors for the Central MA Association are working hard to help our area churches strengthen the covenant between them, the Association, and the United Church of Christ. Cluster meetings are a wonderful way for the lay people in the ...
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CT Confirmation Retreat Weekend 4 March 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020 7:00 PM to Sunday, March 15, 2020
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Becoming and Belonging-What Matters? The journey of discovery toward the moment of Confirmation is a varied one.  Youth learn more deeply who they are and whose they are in the context of belonging: to God, to a congregation that supports their ...
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Merciful Conversations on Race

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Location: Beneficent Congregational Church
During Lent, Beneficent Church is offering an intensive adult education opportunity on Saturday mornings: Merciful Conversations on Race: Let’s Talk About White Privilege. Based on a UCC curriculum, this series of five conversations will be presented...
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Super Saturday

Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM
Location: Minnechaug Regional High School
Super Saturday is a collaborative effort of the Southern New England Conference, UCC, with presenters and attendees from different states and denominations. A full day of workshops, forums, networking, worship and marketplace. At our Spring Super ...
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Rev. Haut's 40th Anniversary at First, Deep River - Open House

Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Deep River Congregational Church
There will be a special reception at Deep River Congregational Church on Saturday, March 14th to celebrate Rev. Timothy Haut's 40th anniversary as Pastor of our church.  The event will take place from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Our Hospitality Committee and ...
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Rev. Haut's 40th Anniversary at First, Deep River -Church Service

Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Deep River Congregational Church
The Deep River Congregational Church will have a special church service on Sunday, March 15 at 10:00 a.m. to honor Rev. Timothy Haut's 40 years of service to our congregation and community.  Following the church service, the Sunday School will host ...
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A "Solarbration" at East Church

Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: East Congregational Church, UCC
"Solarbration" Event Sunday, March 15, 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM East Congregational Church - 610 Adams Street, East Milton, MA East Congregational Church invites everyone in our community to join us in a "Solarbration" as we Dedicate and Celebrate our...
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InnoJazz: Category Mash-up

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:30 PM to 4:10 PM
Location: Zoom
Download Flyer for more information. Email Susant@ctucc.org to be on email reminder list.
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Cultivating Connections

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:00 PM to 4:40 PM
Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ presents… Conversations with colleagues: A networking opportunity for Youth Ministry Leaders in CT, MA, and RI. Date          Topic 12.17        National Youth Event Preview 01.21        ...
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Talking About 1620: New Perspectives on the Pilgrim Legacy

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 4:00 PM to Thursday, March 19, 2020
Location: Congregational Library and Archives
Please join us on March 18-19, 2020 for an important and lively conversation with some leading scholars of puritanism and Native American history. All events will be held at the Congregational Library and Archives.   Wednesday March 18, 2020 4 PM: ...

Gary Gumuchian ~ Ecclesiastical Council, Littleton, MA

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:00 PM
Location: Congregational Church of Littleton
Greetings,  Please see that your pastor(s) and Association delegates receive this, along with the attached Ordination Paper.   Greetings to the churches and ministers of the Central Massachusetts Association, SNEUCC,   At the request of    ...

FREE Webinar: Church Websites 101

Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Eric Seiberling Your church website is an important tool for providing information to those looking to visit as well as regular church goers. This webinar is for those who need to create a website from scratch or whose website needs an ...
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2020 Maple Sugaring

Friday, March 20, 2020 to Sunday, March 22, 2020
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
From tap to table, experience nature’s renewal and its sweet gifts at Silver Lake March 20, 7 PM , to March 22, 11 AM.  We will tap the camp’s sugar maple trees, collect the sap, and boil it over a big outdoor stove as we participate in the ...
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2019-2020 Confirmation Retreat at Prindle Pond Conference Center

Friday, March 20, 2020 6:45 PM to Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Location: Prindle Pond Conference Center at Pondside
The 2019-2020 Confirmation Retreat Program is open to youth grades 8 & up. $140.00 per person includes overnight, 2 meals, snacks and stipends and travel expenses for our facilitators. All the details about the program and open dates are available ...
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Merciful Conversations on Race

Saturday, March 21, 2020
Location: Beneficent Congregational Church
During Lent, Beneficent Church is offering an intensive adult education opportunity on Saturday mornings: Merciful Conversations on Race: Let’s Talk About White Privilege. Based on a UCC curriculum, this series of five conversations will be presented...
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Exploring the UCC - Onsite

Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Our History, Our Beliefs, Our Identity Leader: Jonathan New This is an onsite class only.  Webinar (ZOOM) class is March 28, 2020. Please visit the Certification webpage for complete information. https://www.macucc.org/certification
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New England Environmental Justice Youth Summit

Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: South Congregational Church
March 21, 2020 - Registration is Open! Register Keynote Speakers Rev. Gordon Rankin – NHCUCC Conference Minister Rev. Dr. Jim Antal – UCC Special Advisor on Climate Justice Workshop Leaders Lila Kohrman-Glaser – NH 350NH.org Jehann El-Bisi-Native...

Silver Lake Informational Video Chat: Paperwork

Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:00 AM
Video chat with Administrator and Registrar, Ruth Choate to learn about all things paperwork for summer camp. Link to Zoom meeting will be sent in an email, and posted on Silver Lake's Facebook and Instagram pages the day before.

Day of Tears stage reading

Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: First Church, West Hartford
"Day of Tears" stage reading The largest auction of enslaved people in American history took place on March 2 and 3, 1859 in Savannah, Georgia. In an attempt to cover his gambling debts, one plantation owner sold off over 400 men, women, and ...
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Rev. Amie McCarthy ~ Installation, Spencer, MA

Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church UCC
A MISSIVE Greetings to the churches and ministers of the Central MA Association, You are hereby invited to attend a Service of Installation for Rev. Amie McCarthy Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:00 PM First Congregational Church UCC 207 Main Street ...

Celtic Evening Worship

Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: First Church, West Hartford
The Celtic Evening Worship is a candlelit service with beautiful Celtic music, prayer, reflection and Holy Communion. 
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Spring Interim Gathering

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Pakachoag Church
Starting Strategies for Exploring the Questions: Who Are We Now? and Who Is My Neighbor? Presented by the Transitional Ministry Task Team - MA   Entry strategies for initial assessment in a new setting that can help lay the groundwork for exploring ...
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Ecclesiastical Council for Katie Omberg

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: First Church in Cambridge
At the request of First Church in Cambridge, an Ecclesiastical Council of the Association is called to examine Katie Omberg to their fitness to be ordained to the Christian Ministry. Each Church, represented by pastor(s), lay delegates, and other ...
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If Beliefs Divide Us, and Our Values Unite Us ... Does God Matter? - West Hartford, CT

Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Hartford Seminary
Please join Hartford Seminary, Chai Mitzvah, and First Church, West Hartford, for a lively discussion moderated by Colin McEnroe, host of WNPR’s “The Colin McEnroe Show.” Scott A. Shay’s recent book In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism ...
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FREE Webinar: Called to Teach: Basics for Sunday School Teachers of Children

Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Debbie Kolacki In this webinar we’ll be talking about children’s faith development as well as their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual age level characteristics. We’ll also explore ways of using prayer and spiritual practices with ...
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Racial Justice Book Discussion Series

Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Weaver Library
In an effort to stimulate new ideas for equipping ourselves and our community to act justly and dismantle systems of injustice, Weaver Library and the Newman Congregational Church are proud to present a new Racial Justice Book Discussion Series. ...

Finding the Balance Between Soul and Service: A Retreat for Youth

Friday, March 27, 2020 7:00 PM to Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Location: Hyannis and Centerville, Mass.
THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL.  Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join facilitators Rev. Matt Carriker and Rev. Sarah Buteux for this 2-day retreat of sabbath and service with other youth from all over Southern New England.  We'll begin the weekend at ...

Merciful Conversations on Race

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Location: Beneficent Congregational Church
During Lent, Beneficent Church is offering an intensive adult education opportunity on Saturday mornings: Merciful Conversations on Race: Let’s Talk About White Privilege. Based on a UCC curriculum, this series of five conversations will be presented...
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Exploring the UCC - ZOOM

Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Online
Our History, Our Beliefs, Our Identity Leader: Jonathan New This is a "ZOOM" only class.  Participants will get information about logistics prior to the session.  

Preparing for the Search & Call Process

Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, UCC
Join us for this two-part workshop.  The morning session is the UCC Profile Workshop for all clergy.   The afternoon Preparing for the Search  & Call Process focuses on Members-in-Discernment or others who interested in learning about the search & ...
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Interfaith Exploration for Youth

Sunday, March 29, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Hartford Seminary
The Discipleship Team of the Southern New England Conference, in partnership with the Student Spiritual Life Committee of Hartford Seminary, presents an exploration of the three Abrahamic Religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Panel on ...

Music & Praise Hour - Park Place Church

Sunday, March 29, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Park Place Congregational Church
Music & Praise Hour with Our Singing Pastors! Join us for an hour of wonderful music and praise of our Lord! A Free will offering will be taken. Refreshments to follow downstairs in our Hall! All are welcome!  

Connecticut UCC Legislators Conversation

Monday, March 30, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Legislative Office Building Room 1C
Come meet UCC members serving in the state legislature. You can hear about how their faith guides their work, the bills they are working on and the issues they are most passionate about. Please come with any questions you may have for them. The ...

Book & Brew with Pastor Elizabeth

Monday, March 30, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: The Malted Barley
Pastor Elizabeth invites adults to join her in reading her two book picks for Lent 2020: Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado. A witty, ascerbic first-hand account of what it’s like, day after day, to work, eat, shop, raise ...
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FREE Webinar: Planned Giving to Support Mission and Ministry

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Andrew B. Warner While a significant wealth transfer occurs (and will occur) in our country as our eldest generation passes, many congregations and ministries remain unprepared to promote planned giving options among their members. Only 5% ...
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2020 Women's Yoga and Music Spirit Retreat

Friday, April 3, 2020 to Sunday, April 5, 2020
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Whether you’re a yoga devotee or a novice, a seasoned singer or shy about your voice, we have a special place for you in our circle! This will be a weekend of exploration and restoration, rather than performance and perfectionism. We will focus on ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, April 3, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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2020 Counselor Retreat

Friday, April 3, 2020 7:00 PM to Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Group games, cabin bonding, faith exploration, homesickness, bugs, fun, sun, outdoor adventure. We’ll cover it all! Learn how to make the magic of camp happen for your campers, while keeping them safe. This retreat is open to all who will serve as ...
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Rev. Donald Morgan ~ Installation

Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:00 PM
Location: The Haydenville Congregational Church UCC
 Call to attend an Installation    Members of the Hampshire Association of the MACUCC are invited to attend the installation of    Rev. Donald Morgan   The Haydenville Congregational Church UCC 143 Main Street Haydenville, MA 01039    Sunday April 5,...

Ken Medema Live, in Concert

Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:00 PM
Location: Belleville Congregational Meetinghouse
Music legend Ken Medema will present a powerful and inspired Palm Sunday performance at Belleville Congregational Meetinghouse in Newburyport, MA, followed by a meet-a-greet. All are invited.  Ken is a blind singer-songwriter who has been performing...

Taizé Worship Service

Sunday, April 12, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: First Church, West Hartford
Taizé Worship is an ecumenical, contemporary, worship service with song, silence, scripture and  prayer.  The Taizé Community was formed at the end of World War II in Taizé, France with the purpose of  promoting peace and understanding through  ...
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Coaching4Clergy Professional Coach Training - Part 1

Sunday, April 19, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020
Location: TBD
Coaching4Clergy Professional Coach Training – Part 1 Sponsored by the “Together We Thrive: Nurturing Pastoral Leadership” Initiative A collaboration of the Southern New England Conferences, UCC, the New England Synod ELCA, Lutheran and the Episcopal ...

Racial Justice Workshop (Southington)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:00 AM to Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church of Southington
Save the date! Join us for a two-day workshop on April 21-22, 9 AM-5 PM, at the First Congregational Church of Southington (Connecticut). This workshop will help participants explore personal experiences, develop shared language, understand how ...

InnoJazz: The Last Knit

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 3:30 PM to 4:10 PM
Location: Zoom
Download Flyer for more information. Email Susant@ctucc.org to be on the email reminder list
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Central MA Association Cluster Meeting for April, Rutland, MA

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: The First Congregational Church of Rutland
The Board of Directors for the Central MA Association are working hard to help our area churches strengthen the covenant between them, the Association, and the United Church of Christ. Cluster meetings are a wonderful way for the lay people in the ...
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Silver Lake Informational Video Chat: Special Topics

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:00 PM
Video chat with Program Director, Jenn Kronholm Clark to learn more about topics relating to allergies, medications at camp, plan of care, and other special topics about summer camp. Link to Zoom meeting will be sent in an email, and posted on Silver...

Racial Justice Book Discussion Series

Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Weaver Library
In an effort to stimulate new ideas for equipping ourselves and our community to act justly and dismantle systems of injustice, Weaver Library and the Newman Congregational Church are proud to present a new Racial Justice Book Discussion Series. ...

2020 Spring Action Weekend

Friday, April 24, 2020 7:00 PM to Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Catch up with old friends, make new friends, and work hard to prepare YOUR conference center for the coming season.  From chopping wood to repairing buildings, moving picnic tables to raking leaves, there’s a project for everyone, high schoolers ...
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Ham & Bean Supper

Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church
Ham & Bean Supper held semi annually.  Everything homemade.  Baked Ham & Beans, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls & brown bread, dessert and beverage. $10.00 per person.  Children under 5 free.  Tickets are limited so please make reservations.

Celtic Evening Worship

Sunday, April 26, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: First Church, West Hartford
The Celtic Evening Worship is a candlelit service with beautiful Celtic music, prayer, reflection and Holy Communion. 
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Music & Praise Hour - Park Place Church

Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Park Place Congregational Church
Music & Praise Hour with Our Singing Pastors! Join us for an hour of wonderful music and praise of our Lord! A Free will offering will be taken. Refreshments to follow downstairs in our Hall! All are welcome!  

Spring Facilitators Gathering

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Location: First Church in Marlboro
Details coming soon!

Until help arrives, you are the help! Workshop

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: Edwards House
This training covers a number of key areas including how citizens can effectively communicate with 9-1-1 operators, stay safe in a dangerous situation, stop life-threatening bleeding, position the injured, and provide emotional support.  With these ...
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FREE Webinar: Clergy and Laity Wellbeing and Flourishing

Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Sarah Griffin Lund Clergy and laity, how are you doing with the stewardship of your own wellbeing? What does a flourishing life as a clergyperson or lay leader look like for you? Together we will explore both the challenges to flourishing in...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, May 1, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Youth Ministry 101 - ZOOM

Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: ZOOM only
Practices for a Sustainable Ministry  Leaders: Dave and Becky Stambaugh This is a "ZOOM" only class.  Participants will get information about logistics a few days prior to the session.

SNE Youth Revival

Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: United Church on the Green
10th Annual Youth Revival United Church on the Green 270 Temple Street in New Haven, CT Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 PM WHAT IS A REVIVAL? This is a dynamic worship service that will your renew your spirit.  Come and lift your praises, celebrate vitality, ...
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FREE Webinar: Immigration 101

Thursday, May 7, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: TJ Mills Immigration is top news today. Do you find yourself wondering why they (immigrants) don't just become legal? This webinar describes the incredible complexities of our current immigration system, as explained by TJ Mills of New York ...
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Simply Smiles Service and Learning Trip

Saturday, May 9, 2020 to Saturday, May 16, 2020
The Conference is organizing a week-long trip to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota from May 9 to May 16, 2020. Simply Smiles, an organization founded by Bryan Nurnberger, who grew up in the Naugatuck UCC congregation, will be our ...
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Silver Lake Informational Video Chat: Open House

Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:00 AM
Video chat with Administrator and Registrar, Ruth Choate to learn more about Open House at Silver Lake! Link to Zoom meeting will be sent in an email, and posted on Silver Lake's Facebook and Instagram pages the day before.

Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Leaders 2019-2020

Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Edwards House Retreat Center
Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Ministers/Directors  Leader:  Kerry Mortland If you have been unable to join a group due to times and locations or other circumstances then these meetings may be just the opportunity you are ...
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Taizé Worship Service

Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: First Church, West Hartford
Taizé Worship is an ecumenical, contemporary, worship service with song, silence, scripture and  prayer.  The Taizé Community was formed at the end of World War II in Taizé, France with the purpose of  promoting peace and understanding through  ...
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TWT Educational Event

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:00 AM
Location: Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center
Details Coming Soon!

Boundary Training - Spring 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church of Southington
Save the Date Boundary Training, Level I and Level II Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM at First Congregational Church of Southington Contact your Association Registrar to determine if you need to take Boundary Training

Central MA Association Cluster Meeting for May, Boxborough, MA

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: UCC Congregational of Boxborough
The Board of Directors for the Central MA Association are working hard to help our area churches strengthen the covenant between them, the Association, and the United Church of Christ. Cluster meetings are a wonderful way for the lay people in the ...
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FREE Webinar: Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Katie Snyder Learn about the upcoming ecumenical curriculum, Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum! The curriculum is inspired by Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible and will be available Summer 2020. The curriculum focuses on one...
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Racial Justice Workshop (Westerly)

Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:00 AM to Friday, May 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Save the date! Join us for a two-day workshop on May 14-15, 9 AM-5 PM, at the United Congregational Church of Westerly UCC (on the Connecticut/ Rhode Island line). This workshop will help participants explore personal experiences, develop shared ...

Silver Lake Open House

Sunday, May 17, 2020 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Silver Lake staff, counselors, and deans are ready to introduce you to camp! Take a tour on foot or hop on the hayride. See the cabins and other buildings, find out where the Freds (bathrooms) are, and check out the ropes courses and the waterfront. ...

Boundary Awareness Training, Shrewsbury, MA

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church, UCC
Central Association will be providing Level 1 Boundary Awareness Training (BAT) for anyone that needs to complete this requirement. The training will be held at First Congregational Church, UCC in Shrewsbury.  1. This session is a two day session, ...

Boundary Awareness Training, Shrewsbury, MA

Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church, UCC
Central Association will be providing Level 1 Boundary Awareness Training (BAT) for anyone that needs to complete this requirement. The training will be held at First Congregational Church, UCC in Shrewsbury.  1. This session is a two day session, ...

Disaster Chaplaincy & Mental Health Training Seminar

Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:15 AM
Location: Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters
Disaster Chaplains Association is hosting a Disaster Chaplain’s one day seminar related to deepening our understanding of what it means to respond to an individual or family’s emotional and spiritual needs after a disaster.   Our speakers from the ...

Silver Lake Informational Video Chat: Packing

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:00 PM
Video chat with Program Director, Jenn Kronholm Clark to get answers about packing and how to plan for your week at camp. Link to Zoom meeting will be sent in an email, and posted on Silver Lake's Facebook and Instagram pages the day before.

Racial Justice Book Discussion Series

Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Weaver Library
In an effort to stimulate new ideas for equipping ourselves and our community to act justly and dismantle systems of injustice, Weaver Library and the Newman Congregational Church are proud to present a new Racial Justice Book Discussion Series. ...

Music & Praise Hour - Park Place Church

Sunday, May 31, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Park Place Congregational Church
Music & Praise Hour with Our Singing Pastors! Join us for an hour of wonderful music and praise of our Lord! A Free will offering will be taken. Refreshments to follow downstairs in our Hall! All are welcome!  

Central MA Association Cluster Meeting for June, Shrewsbury, MA

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church, UCC
The Board of Directors for the Central MA Association are working hard to help our area churches strengthen the covenant between them, the Association, and the United Church of Christ. Cluster meetings are a wonderful way for the lay people in the ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, June 5, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Ecumenical Office: Secretaries Conference - Craigville, MA

Sunday, June 14, 2020 to Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Location: Craigville Retreat Center
Ecumenical Office: Managers, Administrators and Secretaries (active and retired)   Dear Friends,   For over 50 years, Ecumenical Office: Managers, Administrators and Secretaries (“EO:MAS”) have gathered annually for professional development, to share...

Southern New England Annual Meeting, Smithfield, RI

Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Bryant University
Please mark your calendars for this year's annual meeting and check back for more information.

Racial Justice Book Discussion Series

Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Weaver Library
In an effort to stimulate new ideas for equipping ourselves and our community to act justly and dismantle systems of injustice, Weaver Library and the Newman Congregational Church are proud to present a new Racial Justice Book Discussion Series. ...

Music & Praise Hour - Park Place Church

Sunday, June 28, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Park Place Congregational Church
Music & Praise Hour with Our Singing Pastors! Join us for an hour of wonderful music and praise of our Lord! A Free will offering will be taken. Refreshments to follow downstairs in our Hall! All are welcome!  

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, July 3, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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UCC National Youth Event

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 to Saturday, July 25, 2020
United Church of Christ’s National Youth Event will take place at Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana July 22-25th 2020. This 4 day event is celebrated as the largest denominational gathering. Often bringing in 3,000 participants, this time ...
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Music & Praise Hour - Park Place Church

Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Park Place Congregational Church
Music & Praise Hour with Our Singing Pastors! Join us for an hour of wonderful music and praise of our Lord! A Free will offering will be taken. Refreshments to follow downstairs in our Hall! All are welcome!  

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, August 7, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Music & Praise Hour - Park Place Church

Sunday, August 30, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Park Place Congregational Church
Music & Praise Hour with Our Singing Pastors! Join us for an hour of wonderful music and praise of our Lord! A Free will offering will be taken. Refreshments to follow downstairs in our Hall! All are welcome!  

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, September 4, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Silver Lake Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Music & Praise Hour - Park Place Church

Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Park Place Congregational Church
Music & Praise Hour with Our Singing Pastors! Join us for an hour of wonderful music and praise of our Lord! A Free will offering will be taken. Refreshments to follow downstairs in our Hall! All are welcome!  

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, October 2, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Super Saturday

Saturday, October 24, 2020 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM
Location: Keefe Regional Technical High School
Save the Date!

Music & Praise Hour - Park Place Church

Sunday, October 25, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Park Place Congregational Church
Music & Praise Hour with Our Singing Pastors! Join us for an hour of wonderful music and praise of our Lord! A Free will offering will be taken. Refreshments to follow downstairs in our Hall! All are welcome!  

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, November 6, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Writer's Workshop

Monday, November 9, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Location: Warren Center
Details coming soon!

Silver Lake Fall Action

Friday, November 20, 2020 to Sunday, November 22, 2020
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
From chopping wood to repairing buildings, moving picnic tables to raking leaves, there’s a project for everyone, high schoolers through adult.  Action Weekends are open to youth in grades 9 through 12. Cost is $45 per person; register at www.silverl...

Music & Praise Hour - Park Place Church

Sunday, November 29, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Park Place Congregational Church
Music & Praise Hour with Our Singing Pastors! Join us for an hour of wonderful music and praise of our Lord! A Free will offering will be taken. Refreshments to follow downstairs in our Hall! All are welcome!  

Christmas at the Lake

Friday, December 4, 2020 to Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Celebrate Christmas, Silver Lake-style! Join your friends and make new ones as we anticipate Christ’s birth at Silver Lake, with or without snow! We will get busy and creative with Christmas crafts, outdoor play, baking, worship, and lots of singing ...

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, December 4, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Music & Praise Hour - Park Place Church

Sunday, December 27, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Park Place Congregational Church
Music & Praise Hour with Our Singing Pastors! Join us for an hour of wonderful music and praise of our Lord! A Free will offering will be taken. Refreshments to follow downstairs in our Hall! All are welcome!  

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, January 1, 2021 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Music & Praise Hour - Park Place Church

Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Park Place Congregational Church
Music & Praise Hour with Our Singing Pastors! Join us for an hour of wonderful music and praise of our Lord! A Free will offering will be taken. Refreshments to follow downstairs in our Hall! All are welcome!  

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, February 5, 2021 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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