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The purpose of this church shall be to worship God, preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to celebrate the sacraments; to realize Christian fellowship and unity within this church and the Church universal; to render loving service towards this community and to the world; and to strive for righteousness, justice and peace.

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From the Pastor’s Pen

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: “I am blind, please help.” There were only a few coins in the hat. A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the more »

May 2018

From the Pastor’s Pen On Sunday, May 6, the Central Association will be holding their Annual Meeting in West Boylston. I am pleased to say that my name will be on the list of new officers and committee members to be voted in at that gathering. I will be serving on the Central Association Committee more »

From the Pastor’s Pen

April 2018 Once upon a time, churches were looked upon as safe havens to which even fugitives could go for protection. “Church” and “safety” were all but synonymous. The exposure of clergy abuse scandals changed all that. Gone forever were the days when it could be taken for granted that any church was a safe more »

From the Pastor’s Pen

It feels like an unusual number of calendar dates have been pulling double duty this year. Christmas Eve fell on a Sunday, which meant worship in the morning, early evening and late night. Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day doubled up for the first time in almost 75 years. And now Easter and April Fool’s Day more »

From the Pastor’s Pen Years ago, in…

From the Pastor’s Pen Years ago, in the city of Muenster, Germany, a strange love story unfolded. A female black swan who was given the name Petra, became so attached to a paddleboat shaped like a great white swan, that she refused to leave its side. If you look closely at this picture, you can more »

From the Pastor’s Pen Some holidays…

From the Pastor’s Pen Some holidays have special traditions attached to them. Easter has eggs, Christmas has trees and Thanksgiving has turkeys. Epiphany isn’t usually considered one of those holidays. But there is an old Epiphany tradition that can be celebrated by families. It’s called “Chalking the Door.” In Deuteronomy 6:9 God tells the people more »

Recent News Archives


Thrift Shop Open

THRIFT STORE REOPENS ON SEPTEMBER 4 TH ! Following a summer break the Thrift Store will reopen on Tuesday, September 4 th . Plan to come on Tuesdays and Thursdays in September for the Summer Sale featuring deep discounts on lots of summer items. Fill a bag and pay only $5! We have a variety more »

Silence in Prayer

On the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, there will be a gathering in the church Parlor from 7 pm until 8 pm, for all those interested in learning about practicing Centering Contemplative Prayer.  Everyone is welcome!

Holly Berry Fair

HOLLY BERRY FAIR           Baked Goods Candy TAG Auction Gift Table Unique Hand-crafted Items Rada Cutlery Luncheon

Women’s Fellowship Meeting

The Women’s Fellowship is making plans for the annual Hollyberry Fair. This year the Fair will be held on Saturday, November 17th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Mark your calendar! The Hollyberry Fair is a major fundraiser for the Fellowship, helping us to support our church and mission projects. Donations are needed to make more »

Advent Workshop and Soup Supper

The Advent Workshop and Soup Supper sponsored by the Christian Education Committee will be Sunday afternoon, November 25, from 4:00 to 6:30. This is a wonderful tradition in our church which provides a time for everyone, no matter what age they are, to come together with their church “family” and focus on what the season of Advent means. A more »

RSS UCC Daily Devotional

  • Laughing, Singing and Dancing Our Way to Resilience November 13, 2018
    Rebecca Voelkel It was Christmas morning 1987, and I was in the remote, mountainous Salvadoran village of Santa Marta as part of a small delegation of North American Christians and Jews.
  • A Difficult Love November 12, 2018
    Tony RobinsonI live in the blue-bubble of Seattle. We all hate Trump.
  • Did Jesus Know? November 11, 2018
    Kaji DoušaTheir tithes wouldn't have seemed as insignificant to them as they were to Jesus.  
  • Distributing Jesus November 10, 2018
    Mary Luti  We imagine Jesus handing that loaf down the table, disciple to disciple.
  • Whataboutism November 9, 2018
    Matt Laney "Whataboutism" (also known as "whataboutery") is the attempt to dodge an accusation by charging the accuser with wrongdoing.
  • Not for Nothing November 8, 2018
    Vicki Kemper Have you ever noticed how often the good news comes wrapped in what feels like bad news?
  • Go Along Easily November 7, 2018
    Dar Mikula Recently, as part of my work as a newly certified nursing assistant, I was asked to sit with a man who has primary progressive aphasia.
  • Exposed November 6, 2018
    Kenneth L. Samuel I grew up with a rather unfavorable view of tattletales and snitches.
  • No More Strategies November 5, 2018
    Quinn G. CaldwellNaomi sends Ruth out to glean in the fields, and in a move that women everywhere will recognize, strategizes about how to protect her from being “bothered.” 
  • On Not Loving My Neighbor November 4, 2018
    Jennifer Brownell Over a decade ago, on the first day we moved into The Little House in the Suburbs, the guy who lives across the street knocked on the front door.