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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.

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From the Pastor’s Pen

Jesus had a knack for never being where you would expect to find him. It was an unnerving habit he seemed to have developed even before he was born. I mean, what could be more unexpected than a child who was conceived in the womb of a virgin. Soon after Jesus was born, a paranoid more »

Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.

Isn’t it about time we put that saying to rest? Because words do hurt. And underestimating the destructive power of words has a price. The language we use translates into concrete realities with all the attendant consequences. Bullying in schools creates despair that swallows young lives. Homophobic insults give rise to L.G.B.T. harassment. Racial slurs, more »

Every day is Christmas

I used to know this guy who, whenever you asked him how it was going, would come back with the same response – “Every day is Christmas.” I still don’t know exactly what he meant by that. But, what I do know is that I wish every Christmas could be on a Sunday, like it more »

Have a great summer!!

Don’t forget there’s Worship for all ages every Sunday at 9:30 in the summer. Remember to mark your calendar that Church School will begin on Sunday, September 11 at 9:30. There will be a staff orientation and dinner on Thursday evening, September 8.

Yankee Street Fair Update

Many Hands Make Light Work!  Will you be working an hour or two at the fair? Please tell us what you’d like to do to help. Call, email or use the sign-up sheets in Fellowship Hall and join one or more teams. We have very few names on the roster and we sure would appreciate your help on more »

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Thrift Shop Open

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Second Saturday of the Month 10:00 am to 1:00 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.  

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!

Let us not forget the HOLOCAUST

You are invited to an afternoon of Art and Story Featuring original art work and power point presentation “Angels in Human Skin: A Family’s survival of World War II” With Rev. Dr. Dirkje F Legerstee RSVP to (978) 874-5790 by May 16th — Childcare provided

RSS UCC Daily Devotional

  • Safe Arrival April 28, 2017
    Molly Baskette It might seem counterintuitive that a Christian would be afraid to fly. And aren't we supposed to have dealt with irrational fears and a propensity to worry, simply because Jesus told us to?
  • Holding Hands April 27, 2017
    Matt Fitzgerald Each year our church hosts a luncheon for our elderly members. The servers are our fifth graders.
  • Bearing False Witness April 26, 2017
    Mary Luti I don't know what it will take to get us to stop bearing false witness against our neighbors. To stop writing Jews out of their own story. To finally wipe this ancient stain from the Christian heart.
  • The World is not Enough April 25, 2017
    Quinn G. Caldwell Perhaps it's a failure of imagination or nerve, but I simply cannot conceive of a world where our existence simply ends at death.
  • But First It Will Make You Mad April 24, 2017
    Tony Robinson We imagine that we have arrived, that we are the smart, the strong, the good and the successful. But face to face with Jesus, we find that maybe we have made a little too much of ourselves.
  • Sometimes Spirits Need Shelters April 23, 2017
    Maren Tirabassi Thank you for all the small and precious stories of unquenchable spirits.
  • My Cup Overflows April 22, 2017
    Donna Schaper What is the difference between an empty cup and a full one? 
  • The 4 Types of Nones April 21, 2017
    Lillian Daniel Are you are doing a good job of welcoming people who have never experienced religious community before?
  • Both-And, not Either-Or April 20, 2017
    John Nelson In one church, a painful rift developed between church members who wanted to use scarce funds to spruce up the church's fellowship hall, others who wanted the funds to go directly to needy persons.
  • Give Up Trying to Save Yourself April 19, 2017
    Rob Buford Many well-meaning religious teachers taught us that there are requirements for God to love us. But Jesus says this is a lie.