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.

Summer Service Weekend

First Annual Marlborough Area Youth Summer Service Weekend.  Learn More...

Registration Form

2019 Spring
Worship Schedule

 

May 5

Third Sunday of Easter
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
 “Was Blind, But…”
Acts 9:1-9; 10-20

Shellie Mulligan, reader  

May 12

Mother’s Day
Rev. Bob Faulhaber preaching
“Rise and Shine”
Acts 9:36-43
Ben Moreland, reader

May 19

Flying Pig Sunday
Mental Health Sunday
Rev. Bob Faulhaber preaching

“Begging Jesus to Leave”
Mark 5:1-13; 14-20

Youth Reader

May 26

Memorial Weekend
Val Seaver preaching
“Get Up”
John 5:1-9
Bernie Trafford, reader

 

2019 May Annual Report
The annual meeting is Sunday, June 2, 2019
starting with a baked potato
luncheon
in the lounge, sponsored by the Senior

High Youth Group. The meeting will follow.
Click here to read the Report.

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.

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Pastor's Message...

May 2019

Why is everything “Breaking News!!” these days?
     You can’t turn on one of the major news channels these days without seeing, in large bold block letters, the words, “BREAKING NEWS” plastered across the screen. It’s bad enough that most of the “news” channels have become “opinion and entertainment” programs, but now everything happening is BREAKING NEWS. Maybe it’s because we have much more immediate interaction with things as they occur because of the technological advances, or maybe it’s because we don’t like to wait for anything anymore.  I’m guessing that the thinking these days is that if your Amazon order can get to you in 2 days, why can’t current events get to you in two minutes?  Personally, I don’t like that “minute rice” takes about 10 minutes and a ten minute oil change takes about 15 minutes, but let’s be honest….much of the BREAKING NEWS we see on TV or online is already  stuff we’ve been  hearing  about  all  day or week long.  
     Forget breaking…it’s not even news sometimes.

BREAKING NEWS!!!  Democrats and Republicans divided politically!!
BREAKING NEWS!!!  Flights delayed over Thanksgiving week!!!
BREAKING NEWS!!!  Baseball game takes over 2 hours!!!

     Who gets to decide what news is breaking news?  I love how God deals with breaking news…..

BREAKING NEWS!!! Red Sea Parted….
God’s people saved from Pharaoh’s Army!!
BREAKING NEWS!!! Goliath Defeated!  Shephard boy David made King!!!
BREAKING NEWS!!! Jesus of Nazareth crucified….then rises from the tomb!!!

     Now THOSE headlines were breaking news!!  I remember the day that President Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22nd, 1963.  I was 8 years old and sitting in one of those wooden desk/chair combo units. They were perfect for those nuclear attack drills, because you could just quickly lean under the flat desk part and pray your hair didn’t catch on fire when the desk went up in flames. Anyway….I’ll always remember the shock we were all in when the principal came into the classroom, whispered something into our teacher’s ear, and we witnessed her gasp and break down crying. Because she was afraid, we were afraid. When she told us what happened, and then dismissed us to go home immediately, I remember being afraid that the world  was going to end soon.   The next  few days, on our black  and white TVs,  EVERYTHING was breaking news!!  REAL BREAKING NEWS!! 
     I imagine, that was what it was like for the women who showed up first at the tomb on Easter morning to prepare the body, and then for the disciples who followed.  And imagine the BREAKING NEWS that occurred in the Upper Room, when behind locked doors, Jesus appeared to the disciples. Talk about “Shock and Awe”….I’m pretty sure a few of the disciples had to change their  tunics by the time  Thomas arrived.   Let’s not [excuse the pun] water down breaking news….God doesn’t.

BREAKING NEWS!!!  Nothing can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus!!
BREAKING NEWS!!!  You can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you!!!
BREAKING NEWS!!!  Behold….God makes all things new!!
BREAKING NEWS!!!  Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never overcome it!!!

     The “Good News” of Jesus Christ is always BREAKING NEWS!!  Breaking like a new dawn….

    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
Senior Pastor’s Office 860.295.0432
Senior Pastor eMail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Val Seaver Pastoral Intern
Church Office 860.295.9050 
Alice Rowley Church Administrator
and "Echoes" Editor
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David Mulligan Music Director
Gwen Lawson

Christian Education Director
and Junior Youth Group

Scott Reid Senior High Youth Director
   

Coming Up...

Community Sing
Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m.
Upstairs in the Thienes Lounge
Come join us!  All are welcome!

 


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