June Message From Pastor Gary “Sharing God’s Good News”

It was a cool beautiful morning as I was sitting outside on my deck enjoying my first coffee of the day, thinking about what this day might hold for me. The week was going well, as I had finished the bulletin and it was off to Ruth and Lori. I had called and visited a bunch of people and felt … Read More

Women’s Ministries for Junea 2023

Women Ministries events are for all women of the church and their friends.  Graduates’ Picnic: June 5 at 6:00 p.m. at Ann Ryan’s (40 Quanopaug Trail, Woodbury) Bring a dish to share. Sign up in the Potter’s House.  Spring Outing: June 10, Hill-Stead Museum in Avon, lunch following. Meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. Sign up in … Read More

May Message From Pastor Gary “Appreciating God’s Goodness”

April showers bring May flowers. . . . Boy, am I sick of April showers, but an abundance of May flowers will be worth it. Last year I could not get my pool filled; this year it’s already overflowing. I have to keep dumping off the excess water every time it rains. But isn’t that the way life is sometimes? … Read More

April Message From Pastor Gary “Observing Lent”

spent a good part of a day working on the program for a Wednesday night Lenten service, the last program in the series, “Jesus’ Final Week”. It made me wonder if this might be the last year this church does joint Lenten services with the Congregational Church. The Lenten services might soon be going the way of the Men’s Easter … Read More

March Message From Pastor Gary “Let the Journey Begin!”

Lent is a time in our church year when we are encouraged to put on the brakes, to slow down, and to focus on our relationship with Christ. I encourage you to take a moment to remind yourself of Jesus’ ministry. Reflect on the true meaning of each of His final days on earth, realizing that every step was necessary. … Read More

January 2023 Message From Pastor Gary “A New Year”

Well, it looks like we made it to 2023! One aspect of our Christmas holiday season which I genuinely enjoy is how friendly people can be. As I walk through town, a smile, a hello, and a “Merry Christmas” can sure lift one’s spirits. This past Christmas I found most people to be amazingly friendly; I must have heard “Merry … Read More

November Message From Ruth Johnson “Almost Ready”

A year ago we learned that Pastor Tim would leave us before the end of the month. The COVID pandemic had been around for more than a year and a half and our congregation got hit pretty hard that month.You know the history. It was a “double-whammy” and we were reeling. But God had been preparing Pastor Gary to be … Read More