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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

A recent church financial report brought to my attention that our congregation’s payment of Fellowship dues to the Mass. Conference and Central Association fell far below what was owed based on our church size. My guess is that many people are unaware of how much local churches like ours benefit form our covenant with 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

Events

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 »

Caregiver Support Group

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

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

  • Procrastinators Unite…Tomorrow January 19, 2019
    Marchaé GrairLeaning in to God's plan for me isn't always easy because I am a control freak.
  • Rich Food January 18, 2019
    Matt Laney When God goes to battle for you, Her weapons of choice are a white tablecloth, a few forks, and a goblet.  
  • Free For All January 17, 2019
    Vicki Kemper What is the Spirit’s transforming power worth to you?
  • God, is it Ever Going to Happen? January 16, 2019
    Patrick G. Duggan Like walking and chewing gum, you can have faith and doubt at the same time.
  • Epiphany January 15, 2019
    Mary Luti Even a faint light is light. Even a slight unveiling can illumine the world.
  • Shoes January 14, 2019
    Tony Robinson How will you carry the message of peace far and wide this year? Myself, I think I’d opt for some really good running shoes.
  • Barefoot on Holy Ground January 13, 2019
    Emily C. HeathWhen Moses comes close to the burning bush God tells him to take off his sandals, because he is on holy ground.
  • What's in the Sauce? January 12, 2019
    Kaji Douša What is the church serving? Is our offering sweet? Is it lukewarm? Is it barely palatable?  
  • The Long Winter January 11, 2019
    Molly Baskette God of every season, help us to love the hard seasons for their own sakes.
  • The Waters of Life January 10, 2019
    Talitha Arnold God promises not to forsake migrants. Neither should we.