The Central Association Office is moving on Nov. 5 from Pleasant Street in Worcester to Institute Road in Worcester.
Rick Hilliard, Central Association Moderator, said the following in an email to Central Association churches and clergy:
"Your Central Association has for over two decades gratefully accepted space provided by the First Congregational Church in Worcester for our meetings and more recently for the Association Office. We extend out sincere gratitude to Pastor Bob Jackson and the members of the First Congregational Church in Worcester for these many years of harmonious interactions.
"We are now in the process of moving from Pleasant Street in Worcester to Institute Road in Worcester, where we have gratefully accepted office and meeting space offered by the Worcester Area Mission Society, Bob Bachelder, Minister and President. As detailed elsewhere, in addition to moving our office; effective on November 1st we will also relocate all Association meetings, including our Committee on Ministry and our Board of Director's meetings.
"On a personal note, I am going to miss the homelike old couch and the friendly chairs in the familiar Pleasant Street surroundings. Oh, I am not going to miss moving the couch and chairs around before and after our meetings, but First Congregational provided us with a comfortable home and to all I say, 'Thank you so very much for the many years of wonderful memories.'"
The office's new mailing address, effective Nov. 1, is:
Central Association Office
6 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
The entrance for the office is the "middle" door at 6 Institute Road. The building is located at the intersection of Institute Rd. and Grove St. (a continuation of Main St.) near Salisbury St. The parking lot is at the bottom of Institute Rd. The office is staffed on Thursdays and Fridays.The phone number, 508-963-8106, will remain the same.