In response to our Governor's orders and in the interest of public safety, our church campus is closed until further notice.
Our ministries continue, however, through our electronic connections.
Know that "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!"
March 29th: Fifth Sunday in Lent, “Journey with Jesus: To the Tomb”
Your whole family is welcome to join us for on-line worship, using one of the methods below, as The Rev. Bryn Smallwood-Garcia preaches on the story of Jesus at the tomb of his friend Lazarus. We offer a Time with our Children, as well as prayers for one another, our community and our world, as we face this time of trial together.
"Lord, if you had been here, our brother would not have died," his sisters Martha and Mary cry, and Jesus joins them in their tears, proclaimed in that short but profound verse, "Jesus wept." (John 11:35) What does it mean to us to know the presence of Christ Emmanuel -- God with us -- in the midst of our suffering? What does it mean this Lenten season to be Christians who proclaim the power of Resurrection in the midst of our world's time of great sorrow?
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You can still reach us by phone at 203-775-1259. (Messages are forwarded via email to the Pastors, who are working from home.)
At Home Electronic Worship Options
March 15: Third Sunday in Lent “Journey with Jesus: To the Well”
Rev. Jennifer Whipple preached on John 4:5-42, the story of the Samaritan woman at the well.
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Lenten Devotional 2020 Journey with Jesus
Our Deacons and Stephen Ministers have prepared a Lenten Devotional comprised of scripture, devotions pulled from a variety of sources, and original writings. Copies of this devotional are available today at the doors of the church. If you would like an electronic copy, click on the side image or be in touch with the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The season of Lent offers us an opportunity to take some time to reflect upon our relationship with God. This devotional booklet offers a great companion for that journey of reflection.
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As always, we also care about your spiritual health, so know that although your pastors are working mostly through remote connections, we want to respond to your needs and concerns promptly. Be aware, however, that may not always be possible. Our church phone system delivers your phone messages (to 203-775-1259) to our email, or you can email us directly at Bryn@uccb.org or Jennifer@uccb.org.
Let us continue to reach out to care for one another, and pray for one another and our world, as we face this global pandemic together, remembering the Apostle Paul's powerful affirmation of faith in these verses from chapter 8 of his Letter to the Romans:
31What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 35Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Would you enjoy the guidance of fellow seekers to help you support your children's growth into strong and compassionate moral thinkers?
- Are you looking for a place where you can bring your deepest joys and sorrows and find real companionship in celebration and suffering?
- Do you long for a place where you and your family can learn to love one another and care for the world in a compassionate faith community?