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 Late Summer
Worship Schedule 

Sunday, September 2, 10 a.m.
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
Bob Faulhaber preaching
“All in the Same Boat”
Mark 6:45-61

Sunday, September 9
Rally Day
Bob Faulhaber preaching
“Living Off Crumbs”
Mark 7:24-37

Sunday, September 16
Bob Faulhaber preaching
A Message for the Kids
Mark 4:21-32

Sunday, September 23
Summer Harvest Sunday
Bob Faulhaber preaching
“Feeding Frenzy”
Mark 8:1-10

You are invited to bring your summer harvest to worship on September 23rd to place around our Communion Table. The Sunday School (grades one to eight), teachers, and others will collect the produce and board Prayer Force One for their annual “field trip” to deliver your generous gifts of healthy garden produce to the Marlborough Food Bank where it is needed and appreciated and also learn a bit about how the food bank serves the community.

If you don’t have a garden, feel free to raid the produce section of one of our local supermarkets and donate them to the cause!

Sunday, September 30
Baptism Sunday
Bob Faulhaber preaching
“Greatness Revisited”
Mark 69:33-37

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!
Friday, Sept. 7
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.;
or Jessica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Pastor's Message...

September 2018

Recently, I found myself falling for one of the oldest tricks in the book, measuring time backwards. It started a few weeks ago when a few of my colleagues here on the church staff gathered at the parsonage to break bread together. It was my way of thanking them all for the wonderful support they provided over the past 16 months when I needed them most. At the same time, it triggered a whole series of flashbacks (no…not the kind that were the product of growing up in the 60’s & 70’s) about the many memorable experiences we’ve shared together. Before I knew it, I was being swallowed up by a swirling stream of memories that included moments like…

• Flying Pig Sundays
• Adult Moon Bounce time on Rally Days
• Waving Palms at passing cars on the corner of South Main and Johnson Rd.
• Christening our bus “Prayer Force One” for its maiden journey.
• Children’s Sermons gone terribly wrong [for Scottie mostly]
• Tossing paper airplane bulletins off the balcony the Sunday we opened it.
• The meetinghouse filled beyond capacity for the African Children’s Choir.
• Edi Dole starting fires in and around the chancel during Lent.
• A chancel full of fruits and vegetables on Summer Harvest Sunday
• The beautiful pictures captured by Pastor Ted on display in the stairwell.
• The Christmas Eve we had a guest organist for the Pageant Service who couldn’t
actually, play the organ.
• A dozen men choreographing “We Three Kings” during the Community Carol Sing.
• The Ice Water Challenge I accepted on the steps of the church.

     I remember walking across the street to worship with all of you on the weekend I moved into the parsonage all those many years ago. I wasn’t preaching, so I wanted to have one chance to sit in the pews with the rest of you before it was too late. I remember walking into the Meetinghouse and sitting down with no more than 40 people that day, wondering what I had gotten myself into and what was to lie ahead for all of us. I wish I could have seen the above list to know in advance what a joyous and exciting journey we all had ahead of us. I wish I could have seen the then unfamiliar faces and recognized all the new friends, faithful servants and playful partners in ministry they’d become in such a short time. I wish I could have seen the satisfaction and pride I feel today serving as your pastor. But God doesn’t allow us that. God only allows glimpses. The rest falls just beyond the sometimes desperate reach we call faith.
     There’s so much more ahead of us, most of it good and rewarding. Some of it challenging. We’ll tackle the rest as it comes. But we can’t spend too much time looking back. Time is not really measured that way. We need to look ahead, because as a good friend and mentor of mine once wrote, “Faith faces forward.” And so it does.
     Welcome Home this Rally Day and let’s catch a glimpse of what God already has waiting for us.

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...

Hebron Harvest Fair
September 6th to 9th, 2018           

We’re again selling HOMEMADE APPLE CRUMBLE and WATER

HELPERS NEEDED – ask a friend to join you!

Can you help?

If you’ve already signed up, thank you!

Available time slots:

Thursday 4-7 (3 needed); 7-10 (1 needed)

Friday 12-4 (2 needed); 4-8 (4 needed); 8-11 (4 needed)

Saturday 9-1 (2 needed); 1-5 (filled); 5-8 (3 needed); 8-11 (4 needed)

Sunday 9-1 (2 needed); 1-5 (2 needed); 5-8 (3 needed) 

HELP also needed for Thursday morning set up and Sunday night clean up;

Please reply to this email or call the church office 860.295.9050;

Discount tickets will be available through the church office.


Sunday, September 8
Teacher Prep and Party!

Sunday, September 9th, 10 a.m.
Rev. Bob Faulhaber Jr. preaching
Worship at 10 a.m.
Joyful Blue 
Bluegrass Band
Sunday School at 10 a.m.
Picnic on the front lawn MoonBounce for children

Sunday, September 16th
9th Grade Confirmation Orientation



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