February 2024 Message From Pastor Stephanie “The Invitation of Jesus”

A friend of mine who was raised in a fundamentalist home told me a disturbing story recently. One Sunday morning, the youth pastor at her church passed out three-inch galvanized nails to all the students in his care. He instructed them to keep these in their pockets at all times. Whenever they had an impure thought or disrespected their parents … Read More

Youth Groups for February 2024

Pathfinders is for students in Grades 1-3. Leaders are Brenda Tousignant (203 232-1525 or soxj269@aol.com) and Lori Vigeant. Trailblazers is for students in Grades 4-6. Trailblazers leaders are Jessica and John Bedosky. If you have questions, need to register your student or want to help out, contact Jessica (jbed546@aol.com or 203 910-0945). We need a leader for this group D/C … Read More

Women’s Ministries for February 2024

Women Ministries events are for all women of the church and their friends. WM Planning Meeting: Tuesday, January 9:00 at the church. We will discuss and plan for activities and assignments for 2024. Bring your ideas! Women’s Conference: Saturday, February 24, 9:00-3:30, The Joy in Jesus” on Saturday, at the Evangelical Covenant Church at 915 Plumtree Road, Springfield, MA. Childcare … Read More

Women’s Conference Saturday, February 24 – “The Joy In Jesus”

Women, high school age and above, are invited to attend Women in Community’s “The Joy in Jesus” on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 9 am to 3:30 pm, hosted by the Evangelical Covenant Church at 915 Plumtree Road, Springfield, Massachusetts. You must pre-register for this event. Registration deadline is February 14, 2024. Childcare is available on the premises free of … Read More

January 2024 Message From Pastor Stephanie “Thinking Ahead”

It’s January, which means we are thinking all the things about a new year, starting fresh, and New Year’s Resolutions. Promises we make to ourselves to do better and be better in the new year. I am not here to judge anyone for making resolutions, nor will I judge anyone if you don’t follow through with them. But I do … Read More

December Message From Pastor Stephanie”The Power of Waiting”

We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you. (Psalm 33:20-22) I’ve often been a bit stingy about my Christmas spirit, telling myself I need to wait … Read More

November Message From Ruth Johnson “Weeding”

Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many. (Hebrews 12:15) Spring is luxuriant and crowded. The first wildflowers pop and I wait eagerly for the daffodils massed down the bank in the woods. Right after daffodils, I … Read More

October Message From Ruth Johnson

What do you think? Are you at all like me? I have caught myself saying the Lord’s Prayer every week in worship and, mostly just rattling it off without even thinking about what the phrases mean. I’m sure that God has a sense of humor, because lately I keep “running across” books, podcasts, and sermons on the Lord’s Prayer. I’ve … Read More

July Message From Ruth Johnson “Did Jesus Think That He Was God?”

The 39ers have been studying the Gospel according to John. We managed to get through the first six chapters before stopping for the summer. We can only guess how long it will take to finish the rest of the book! In John 6:22-71, we read that, on the day after Jesus had multiplied five loaves and two fish to feed … Read More