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The Church at TwilightGood Friday night crossOur Mission Statement

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.


Recent News

From the Pastor’s Pen

The theme of the Good Friday Walk to the Cross this year as we neared the close of Lent, was “In the Footsteps of Jesus.” It was an opportunity to use our imaginations to prayerfully walk with Jesus in the path of discipleship. Just before the beginning of Lent in 2020 (February 3-14) an opportunity more »

From the Pastor’s Pen

In the North Sea, above the land we now call Scotland, lie the Orkney Islands. The rule of these islands, was split between two cousins, Earl Hakon, a mighty warrior, and Earl Magnus, also mighty in battle but gifted in peacemaking. Together they ruled peacefully for seven years until evil men gained the ear of more »

From the Pastor’s Pen

The forty days of Lent (not counting Sundays) commence with Ash Wednesday and conclude with the day before Easter. This span of days commemorate the time Jesus spent in the wilderness wrestling with temptation before beginning his ministry. Historically, Christians have used Lent as a season for confronting their own temptations and rededicating themselves to more »

From the Pastor’s Pen

From the Pastor’s Pen “Would you like to join the Diaconate?” asked an older church member. She was a nice person, diligent in her service to the church. Most every week, she showed up early on Sunday morning to prepare the sanctuary for worship. She put up the hymn numbers, checked the candles and arranged 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 »

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Events

Thrift Shop Open

We have a variety of used clothing for men, women and children at low, low prices. The Thrift Store is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 P.M.

Caregiver Support Group

The Caregiver Support Group will meet in the Parlor on the 4th Monday of each month from 7-8 PM.

Thrift Shop Open

We have a variety of used clothing for men, women and children at low, low prices. The Thrift Store is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 P.M.  

Centering Prayer

There will be a gathering in the church Parlor from 7 pm – 8 pm, for all those Interested in learning about  practicing Centering/Contemplative Prayer. Everyone is welcome.

Communion Sunday

Communion is served on the first Sunday of the every month

RSS UCC Daily Devotional

  • With All Your Mind May 21, 2019
    Who taught you to love God with all your mind?
  • Lazy Sundays are the Worst May 20, 2019
    What does it mean to be saved from aimlessness?
  • Confusing Christ May 19, 2019
    "I would go to church, but I don't like Jesus all that much. He's confusing." I wonder if Jesus would be less confusing, and the church more attractive, if his followers were more committed.
  • They Will Know Me by My Love May 18, 2019
    God's checklist and my internalized checklist of shame are incompatible. I don't have to fit into rigid boxes to be part of the beloved community.
  • Sovereign Submission May 17, 2019
    Each sovereign nation must submit itself to the sovereignty of global peace and international justice. It is the only recognition that can save the planet and the people on it.
  • Threat May 16, 2019
    When Christ says, "I'll come in and eat with you," it sounds like a tender pledge. But it's more like a threat: a threat of barrier-breaking intimacy, a threat to disrupt every caste.
  • Making Great Bread May 15, 2019
    I'm not sure that becoming a new creature is something that gets done once and for all. In fact, I'm pretty sure it doesn't. Becoming a new creature in Christ is a full-time job.
  • Just One May 14, 2019
    I come from God and will return to God. The psalmist's highest aspiration is to be one sheep in God's flock. Not the best. Not the wooliest. Not the bleat-ing-est. Just one in God's many.
  • Make a Joyful Noise! May 13, 2019
    What noises accompany the activities that bring you joy? Maybe it's an instrument or voice, the hum of a sewing machine or the rasp of a pencil. Make a joyful noise to the Lord!
  • From Guru to Gospel May 12, 2019
    Every Christian is called to be a finger pointing to God—whether or not we live out the gospel perfectly. We worship the Creator, not the creature.