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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

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to break down, and a time to dance; a time to throw away stones, and a 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 »

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Events

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

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 »

An Invitation to Contemplative Prayer Practices

On the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. God is Still Speaking. Are We Listening? All are welcome on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, to a gathering in the church parlor, from 7 until 8 PM, for anyone interested in learning to listen for God’s voice using the Christian Contemplative Practices more »

Communion Sunday

Communion is served on the first Sunday of the every month

Service of Healing and Wholeness

A Service of Healing and Wholeness will take place in the sanctuary at 11:00 AM on Communion Sundays.  

RSS UCC Daily Devotional

  • Of Dirt and Air September 21, 2018
    Jennifer Brownell Today is the autumnal equinox.
  • Renovation September 20, 2018
    Donna Schaper Chartres in France employs a digital light show to express what divinity enters the important cathedral.
  • Underestimated September 19, 2018
    Marchaé Grair Do you ever feel underestimated?
  • God, Rid Me of God September 18, 2018
    Matt Laney Every so often someone will confide this to me: "I'm not sure I believe in God anymore..."
  • Start With One September 17, 2018
    Vicki Kemper Jesus tells the Parable of the Lost Sheep to help us understand how precious we are to God: How the Good Shepherd cannot bear to lose even one beloved one to predators, thieves, lousy judgment, a poor sense of direction, or plain bad luck.
  • Extinction Behavior September 16, 2018
    Molly Baskette Anyone who has ever trained a puppy or raised a child knows the power of consistency in engraining new behaviors or habits in them.
  • Change Your Mind September 15, 2018
    Mary Luti Here's a story about words and deeds.
  • Beforeness September 14, 2018
    Tony Robinson Chances are good that you've heard this verse, or a version of it, prayed before many a sermon.
  • In Good News and Bad September 13, 2018
    Emily C. Heath Earlier this year I had a health scare.
  • Making the Case September 12, 2018
    Kaji Douša The Syrophoenician woman was bold to make her ask of him.