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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

SEEKING THRIFT SHOP COORDINATOR Looking for someone who is willing to coordinate volunteer hours and oversee the operation of the thrift shop. The thrift shop will be closed the week of Thanksgiving and the last two weeks of December. After considerable thought, I will need to give up this job in January. Please contact me 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

  • Everyday Virtue July 23, 2018
    Richard L. Floyd People frequently conflate religion with morality, as if they were the same thing.
  • Life July 22, 2018
    Kaji Dousa I know that it has been a comfort to many to think that God has "taken" the lives of the ones they have loved and lost to death. 
  • Terrible Signs July 21, 2018
    Rachel Hackenberg In Cleveland this past winter, in the middle of February, we enjoyed a full week of spring-like temperatures in the 60s.
  • The Thing with Feathers July 20, 2018
    Talitha Arnold A rooster lives a few houses down from my house in Santa Fe.
  • Company Policy July 19, 2018
    Vince Amlin "I'm sorry. That's against our policy."
  • Is the Lord Satisfied with Me? July 18, 2018
    Christina Villa Every day on my drive to work, I used to pass a crumbling brick church with grime-covered windows and a tiny patch of dirt and weeds out front.
  • It's a Metaphor, Nicodemus! July 17, 2018
    Lillian Daniel Literal thinkers drive me crazy.
  • Costs of Discipleship July 16, 2018
    Vicki Kemper I don't know why God would kill a man who tried to keep the ark of the covenant from falling over—or why King David would think Uzzah's death was God's doing.
  • Ever Burning July 15, 2018
    John Edgerton Promises like these from the Psalms are grand and wonderful.
  • The Joyful River and the Road of Resistance July 14, 2018
    Emily Heath On the Monday of the week when this country reached the point of literal children being held in literal cages at the US/Mexico border (or at least became aware of it), I found myself fly fishing on a river near another border: the Canadian one.