The Meeting House Times Weekly



This Week
Wednesday, April 5
  • 6:00pm Lenten Dinner
  • 7:15pm Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, April 6
  • 4:30pm Women’s Bible Study
  • 7:00pm HousaTonics

Friday, April 7

  • 7:30am Men’s Bible Study
  • 11:00-8:00 Berkshire Taconic in Parish Hall

Sunday, April 9

  • 9:00am Mindfulness Meditation in the Wardell Room at the Scoville Library
  • 10:00am Palm Sunday, Sunday School, Youth Discussion Group, Nursery Care
  • 3:00pm Spring Oratorio Concert in Meeting House

Tuesday, April 11

  • 5:30pm Bell Choir Rehearsal

Click here for April Calendar


Pastor’s Page

The words of this beautiful hymn echo in my mind as I prepare for the holiest week of our Christian year…
Click to read the… Pastor’s Page

Lent & Holy Week

Sunday, April 9 ~ 10am Palm Sunday 
Worship
3pm Spring Oratorio Concert
Thursday, April 13 ~ 7:30pm  Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service with Communion

Sunday, April 16 ~ 6am Sunrise Service at the Town Grove; 
9
:45 Bell Choir, 
10am Easter Worship (Nursery Care for Children under 4 at 10am Service)


New Covenant Members

New covenant members were welcomed into the life of the church during our April 2 Worship Service:
Abby Gackenheimer
Becky Belcher Feen

Stephanie Holst-Grubbe
Linda Holst-Grubbe
Joanne Hayhurst
Kurt Colling
Jennifer Tyo
Joan Wallace
Erin Cronk
To learn more about our newest members, click here: 
New Member Bios


The Deacon’s 

Great Spirit of Life and Love, Be with us in this time….Deacon’s Prayer

April 13, 7:00pm…Maundy Thursday Tenebrae

Pastor Diane’s Sermon this Pallm Sunday, April 9 will be “Swept up in the Crowd“.
Readings:

Psalm 118:1-2,19-29
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Matthew 21:1-11

Our Youth Discussion Group leader on Sunday, April 9 will be Jenn Good. The group is working on plans to lead worship on May 21. Participation is encouraged, especially for those students who will be eligible for confirmation next year. 

Call to the Annual Meeting

The 272nd Annual Meeting, Part II, of the Congregational Church of Salisbury will be held following the worship service on Sunday, April 23, 2017 for the purpose of:

1.  Presentation of Reports from Boards and Committees including 2016 Epiphany Fund
2.  The Nominating Committee’s Report
3.  The Election of Officers and Committees
4.  Other business including Trustee’s recommendation to sell the parsonage


The Agenda
CALL of the meeting
ACCEPTANCE of the minutes of the Annual Meeting, Part I, of October 30, 2016
REPORTS as noted above
PASTOR’S REPORT


Watch your email inbox in the couple of weeks for T
he Annual Report.


Sunday School News from Barbara Collins, Coordinator of Christian Education


Forgiveness doesn’t change the past but it can shape the future.

Click to read…Sunday School News




 News from Jack Bowman, Minister of Music 


Palm Sunday is here!  Connecticut will be in bloom soon. Personally, I am ready for daffodils!


Click to read…Music Ministry Minute

Uprooting Addiction: Planting the Seeds of Recovery & Exploring the factors that hold Substance and Behavioral Addictions in place 

The Salisbury Congregational Church 2016 Epiphany Fund Grant has been awarded to RC Productions to support the production of Recovering Community: A Documentary of Hope.Click to read
Special Presentation on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 1:00-4:30pm at Salisbury Congregational Church.  For more information….Click here

If interested, RSVP to this event appreciated: hopepayson@sbcglobal.net
To learn more about the project and film: Recovering Community: A Documentary of Hope

Women’s Bible Study meets on Thursday at 4:30pm in the Parish Hall Library. They are using Donna Schaper’s book, “Lenten LENT: A Way to Refresh & Renew Your Spirit”.
All women are welcome.
Men’s Ecumenical Bible Study meets on Fridays at 7:30am in the Parish Hall. All men are welcome, no prior experience necessary.

If you would like a name added to the prayer list, please call the church office at (860) 435-2442.


Can You Help?

Kathy Mera is coordinating volunteers to help the Syrian Refugee family with transportation to Stop & Shop on Mondays.  Please contact Kathy if you can help: (860) 435-0389 or kmera@snet.net


April Birthdays

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April Birthdays
**If you would like your name added to our Birthday list, call or email the church office

In The Community

Sign up for Silver Lake Summer Camp is Open...Silver Lake Brochure

All Species Day, Community Event…Fidel Moreno Event

Stillspeaking Daily Devotional

Drawn together by the Holy Spirit, we are a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church, joining faith and action.


Read more


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The Congregational Chruch of Salisbury, United Church of Christ
125 Main Street, PO Box 392, Salisbury, CT  06068
 Phone (860) 435-2442 
 email: salisburyucc@gmail.com

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