Church Service Schedule

Church services begin each Sunday at 10:00 AM to thank God for His helping us move creatively through the week just ended and to ask His continued guidance in the upcoming week.  Coffee hour follows the service in the room to the rear of the Church sanctuary.

Sunday School 

Sunday School classes for Nursery through 5th grade take place on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM. Child care for infants and toddlers is also available.

2018 Autumn
Worship Schedule 

Sunday, November 4, 10 a.m.
All Saints Sunday
Holy Communion
Holy Communion is open to all who seek God
and are drawn to Christ, regardless of denomination. 
The bread used is gluten-free.
Rev. Bob Faulhaber preaching
Thank You Notes:
Grateful for the Saints 
II Timothy 1:1-14

Sunday, November 11
Veterans Day Recognition
Rev. Bob Faulhaber preaching
Thank you Notes:
Grateful for the Service
John 15:9-17

Sunday, November 18
Colonial Sunday
Rev. Bob Faulhaber preaching
Deuteronomy 8:11-18

We will celebrate in colonial style in the Meetinghouse at our church
See, hear, learn, and participate
in a typical Service of Publik Worship
as was done at our church and many other New England Congregational churches
in the 1700s
Colonial dress is optional,
but feel free to “dress for the occasion.”

Thank You Notes:
Grateful for the Providence
Deuteronomy 8:11-18
We will celebrate in colonial style in the Meetinghouse at our church
See, hear, learn, and participate
in a typical Service of Publik Worship
as was done at our church and many other New England Congregational churches
in the 1700s
Colonial dress is optional,
but feel free to “dress for the occasion.”

Sunday, November 25
Scott Reid preaching
Scott is Senior High Youth Director

 

Partnership Sunday

Interested in joining our church or
want more information?
Give Pastor Bob a call at 860.295.0432 or
call the church office at 860.295.9050

Second Blessings Thrift Shop

Tell your neighbors, friends, relatives!
New fall and winter items
Collection and shopping
Fridays, noon to 3 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sundays, 11:15 to 12:30 p.m.

Questions?  Please contact Joyce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
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Pastor's Message...

November 2018

Shalom…..

Why didn’t I think of it earlier?
     I missed an opportunity this past Sunday. It was there for me when we reached the part of the service when we offer the “Peace of God” to our neighbors. All of us were aware of the terrible events that took place the day before at a Synagogue in Pittsburg. Eleven innocent people of faith were slaughtered by a simmering hatred that has bubbled over the top of our nation’s melting pot. I saved my thoughts on this until the Pastoral Prayer, when I could have invited us to share the word “shalom” with our neighbors and friends. I regret having missed that opportunity.
     Most Sundays, the Passing of the Peace seems to have become a social moment in the midst of a sacred hour. I watch and listen as those around me say “good morning” rather than “The peace of God be with you.” Occasionally I remind our people to save the social greeting for the Coffee Hour, but probably not often enough. I think people are embarrassed or feel awkward shaking a hand and saying “Peace be with you.” and responding “Also with you.” It’s not something we say to anyone on a daily basis. Maybe it’s because it reeks of “religiosity.” It’s even more awkward for some on Easter morning when the “special greeting” is “The Lord has risen!” and the response, “He is risen indeed!”
     Peace is an elusive thing. We can watch it’s fracturing from a distance, but desperately try to keep it intact in our homes. It seems the closer it is to us, the more important it is. And when we see it shattered in our houses of worship, we [certainly I] shudder in disbelief.
     I guess we’ve always known that it would only be a matter of time before the proliferation of guns, the villainization of “others” and the terrible political discourse that has been taking place over these last few years would embolden such vile and ignorant hate to the doorsteps of our places of worship. I just don’t know why we would stand for it any longer.
     I should have asked that we offer the ancient Hebrew greeting “Shalom.” Maybe we’ll do it soon.

    in the spirit,

    Bob Faulhaber

 

 

 

Contact Us

Congregational Church of Marlborough
United Church of Christ
35 South Main Street – PO Box 57
Marlborough, CT 06447

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An Open and Affirming
Faith Community

   
Rev. Bob Faulhaber Jr Senior Pastor
David Mulligan Music Director
Gwen Lawson

Christian Education Director
and Junior Youth Group

Alice Rowley

Church Administrator
and “Echoes” Editor

Scott Reid Senior High Youth Director
   

Coming Up...

Community Sing
Friday, November 2 at 7 p.m.
Upstairs in the Thienes Lounge

Sunday School November 4, 11, 18
Sunday, November 11th We will be
creating a flag d
isplay on the lawn during Sunday School. All students should DRESS WARMLY

Church Grounds Fall Cleaning
Saturday, November 17 at 8:30-11 a.m.
All are invited to help get the church grounds ready for winter. 
Please bring yard equipment.

Sunday, November 25th 
Thanksgiving Weekend
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

Breakfast With Santa
Saturday, December 1, 2018
All children attending the breakfast 
will receive a gift from Santa. 
Make your reservation soon.
Please text your reservation to Terri, 
860-836-5016

Annual Community Carol Sing
Sunday, December 9
5 p.m. in the meetinghouse
Refreshments and 
Visit with Santa

 

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