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 May
Worship Schedule

May 6
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Communion Sunday
Pastor Bob Faulhaber preaching
“The Frozen Chosen”
John 15:9-17

May 13
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Mother's Day
Pastor Bob Faulhaber preaching
"Rocks, Paper, Sin"
John 8:1-11

May 20
Pentecost Sunday
Partnership Sunday - Music Appreciation Sunday
Rev. Bob Faulhaber preaching
“En Fuego”
Acts 2:1-13

May 27
Trinity Sunday
Bluegrass Sunday 
Rev. Shawn Fisher preaching


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

THE STORE IS NOW OPEN!
Tell your neighbors, friends, relatives!
Fridays, noon to 3 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sundays, 11:15 to 12:30 p.m.
We collect donations every Sunday
(after worship) from 11:15 a.m. 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...

May 2018

Even in the center of a hurricane there’s a moment of peace…
Every Sunday morning, as part of my pastoral prayer, there’s an appeal for peace.
     • Peace in the world
     • Peace in the Middle East
     • Peace for our nation
     • Peace in our homes
     • Peace, where peace must first reside, in each of our hearts.
     Peace is hard to find at times. Maybe that’s because we look for it to find us from faraway places, where there are rainbow filled waterfalls and unicorns riding puffy white clouds, when in reality peace resides deep within us, and is easily our grasp along.
     Many people tell me where they find peace, as though it pitches its tent in places like the beach, deep in a forest, or high in the mountains. Some claim it’s in the fresh dirt of their garden, sitting in a quiet sanctuary, or in the embrace of a grandchild. But what if that tent was pitched on your heart? What if the peace some people go to great lengths to find is within you, not outside of you?
     Someone I love dearly called me a few months ago, asking if they could spend a few days at the parsonage. They needed to get away from some of the unsettling chaos and unhealthy noise in their own home. She needed some peace in her life. She’d have traded anything she possessed for a sliver of that peace. I was glad to offer my guest room and a beautiful back yard if that would help. And it did.
     I wanted to say to her that the peace she was looking for is already with her, and that maybe all that noise was making it hard to access it. I wanted to point out that Jesus often went off to a “quiet place” in order to find peace….a peace that was already deep within him. She just needed a few days away from it all to find it within herself.
     I love a quote by Maya Angelou….” You can learn a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things; a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.” I suspect those three are just scratching the surface of the many things that can disrupt our peace. For me, it’s a tough Yankee loss, a really poor golf shot into or out of the sand, drivers in front of me who don’t notice the light has changed, and sermons I’ve saved, but can’t find when it’s time to send them to myself for printing at the office on a Sunday morning.
     In the midst of life’s many storms, we are invited to stand in the center of God’s peace, seeded deep within us. I think prayer is the key to unlocking that peace and letting loose its power to center us and soothe us. We have very little control over what life throws at us. What we do have, however, is a peace, promised by Christ, which surpasses all human understanding. Stand on that promise.
     Depend on that peace…

 In the Spirit,

Rev. Bob Faulhaber Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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
Associate 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...

The 2nd Marlborough Community Sing
Friday, May 25, 7 p.m.

Upstairs in the Thienes Lounge,
     The first Community Sing was such a success, that we’re doing another one!  Come out and sing along to some of your
favorite songs. Studies show that singing is good for your health and well-being!  Words are provided for 100 well known songs (chords too…we would love to have many musicians as well).
     All are welcome. Guaranteed to make you feel a whole lot better!!!
     Carolyn Brodginski will host this no cost event.  She will play the guitar and hopes other musicians will join her.

 

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