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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.


Recent News

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 »

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 »

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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.

One Great Hour of Sharing

Christian Outreach One great Hour of Sharing is the Lenten Offering of the United Church of Christ that supports disaster, refugee,  and development activities. The offering date for the One Great Hour of Sharing is Sunday, March 31, 2019. Prayerfully consider how you may give.  God is at work  doing so much more that we can imagine!  And more »

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.  

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

  • No Prophets in the Family March 26, 2019
    Matt Laney Sometimes the experience of Jesus way-back-when blocks our ability to recognize him here-and-now.
  • Sloths Are Not Slothful March 25, 2019
    Lillian Daniel Creator of all Creatures, thank you for feeding our various needs at our various speeds.
  • Worldly Wisdom and God’s Foolishness March 24, 2019
    Molly Baskette Human wisdom says: “The one who dies with the most toys, wins.” God’s wisdom says: “What do people gain from all their toil under the sun?”
  • The Big Sound of Eternity March 23, 2019
    Donna Schaper The truth about eternity is that it is connected to now. There is no later when it comes to eternity. It is not a bargain nor can it be postponed.
  • From Light to Sugar March 22, 2019
    Kaji Douša Fasting from the profits of the world is too hard to do without fervent prayer and radical generosity. So often, we climb upon the backs of others in order to reap our short-term rewards. But at what personal cost?
  • Let God Do the Talking March 21, 2019
    Marchaé Grair So often, people with good intentions try to speak about the heart of God without seeking God. Are you ready to seek?
  • God Will Not Be Left Without Witnesses! March 20, 2019
    Richard L. Floyd Across generations, there is a story of good news of the God who remains faithful.
  • Love and Let Go March 19, 2019
    Tony Robinson What happens when a career, a building, a gift, a treasure, is surrendered or lost? Who are we then? Is God still God?
  • Interruptions March 18, 2019
    Donna Schaper Not knowing what to do next is often the best platform for finding the unusual. Holy One, permit us to understand interruptions as sacraments. 
  • Still on the Chase March 17, 2019
    Kenneth L. Samuel God is the love that never leaves us alone.