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 Summer
Worship Schedule

 

  • 10 a.m. Worship Service
  • Service will be held in our air-conditioned lounge on hot Sundays
  • Nursery and toddler care to age 3
  • Message for children

Most Sundays:

  • Cool refreshments after worship
  • Activity bags for children
  • Talented musicians each week

July 7

Holy Communion
Rev. Bob Faulhaber preaching
  Carolyn Brodginski. musician

July 14

Val Seaver preaching
  “Receiving the Good Samaritan”
  Luke 10:25-37
  Stephen Pozzato, musician

Val, a member of our church, serves as Pastoral Intern, and leads the monthly Women’s Circle at our church. She is a student at Chicago Theological Seminary (Distance Learning Program). A mother and grandmother, she and husband Michael live in East Haddam.

July 21

Val Seaver preaching
  “Mary or Martha?”
  Luke 10:38-42
  Bruce Phelps, musician

July 28

Val Seaver preaching
  “What is This Prayer?”
  Luke 11:1-13
  Janet Bishop, soloist
  Marjorie Locke, organist

August 4

Holy Communion
Rev. Bob Faulhaber preaching
  Lisa Peeling, musician

August 11

Ice Cream Sunday
Scott Reid preaching
  Warren Thime, musician

Scott is a member of our church and is the Senior High Youth Group Director as well as serving on the Board of Trustees. He has served as a deacon, CAST (missions) and as a Council Member at Large.  He and wife Terri and family live in Marlborough.

August 18

Rev. Bob Faulhaber preaching
  Gene LaMantia, soloist

August 25

Gwen Lawson preaching
  BT Odoy, organist
  Gwen serves our church as Director of Christian
  Education/Junior Youth Group    

September 1

Holy Communion
Rev. Bob Faulhaber preaching
  Steve Pozzato, musician

September 8

RALLY DAY
Rev. Bob Faulhaber preaching

 

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

Remember us! Tell your neighbors, friends, relatives!

We’ve restocked with lots of new items for summer!
Open for collection and shopping
July and August
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed Fridays and Sundays

Can you help?  We are looking for more volunteers.  We are also looking for quality items for summer and fall.

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.


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Pastor's Message...

Summer 2019

grilled a few hot dogs in church during worship a few years ago.  I might be the only pastor to have ever done that in our Meetinghouse.  I’m not sure if it caused a few of our since-departed previous pastors to spin in their graves or applaud from heaven, but sometimes you’ve got to do something unusual to get people’s attention.  A seminary professor of mine once told me that if you wanted parishioners to remember a sermon point, you’ve got to make it “sticky.”  Grilling a hot dog in church doesn’t make it ‘sticky,” but it sure made it tasty for me and that little girl in the first pew who was brave enough to ask me for one.  The object lesson [if that’s what you can call grilling a hot dog in church] was to make one of four points about how to keep your faith fresh and strong over the summer.  With that in mind, let me share with you my “Recipe for Summer Rest”.  

  1. DON’T APPLY SON BLOCK….Taking a break from worship for the entire summer is not a good idea. Worship is a “spiritual practice”, and practice makes perfect. God doesn’t want you to be perfect but working on being a better person is still on the summer menu.  If you’re going away, that’s a perfect opportunity to see if you can find a church that’s more fun, uplifting, joy filled and inspiring to worship with.  I challenge you to find it, but I think you’ll be back.  This summer, we’ll worship mostly in our air-conditioned lounge, have activity packs for kids, keep worship brief and light, AND an “Ice Cream Sunday” where we’ll serve ice cream during the sermon to keep things cool.
  2. READ A GOOD BOOK…..The Bible is a good book!! I don’t suggest reading the entire Bible this summer. That’ll make your brain go numb. But how about reading one book of the Bible. I’d suggest a Gospel, maybe even all 4 of them.  That would total 120 pages, which is 150 pages LESS than Danielle Steele’s latest book which many of you will read this summer. Just think how much more you’ll get from the sermons this fall if you’ve already seen a preview of a few of the stories I’ll be preaching from!  Besides, shouldn’t watching the umpteenth season of the Bachelor be enough for your salacious souls?!!
  3. DO A LITTLE GRILLING…..Grilling your faith once a year is not a bad thing to do. When was the last time you asked a few tough questions about what you believe?  Faith is always more about the questions we ask than it is about the answers we eventually find. I suggested 3 questions to ask of yourself and ponder this summer. Does my life have meaning and purpose? How can I be a blessing to others? Where can I begin to make a difference through my faith?  George Eliot once wrote, “It’s never too late to become what you might have been.”   This is true.  Grilling your faith might actually help you to become the person of faith God intended. 
  4. DO A LITTLE GARDENING…..All of us need to do a little “internal gardening” every once-in-a-while. Sometimes the garden of our souls gets overgrown with weeds, rocks and thorns and we need to tend to it so that something more beautiful can grow within us.  Maybe you have a few bad habits to weed out. Maybe you’ve got a few deeply rooted issues from your past that need to be dug up and tossed away.  Maybe there are a few rocky things you need to forgive.  Tending to the “soil of your soul” [try saying THAT three times fast] so that you can plant some new seeds of hope, peace and love, is something we’d all benefit from doing during some of the quiet time we’ve set aside for ourselves this summer. 

     Now I’m off on Sabbatical for the month of July to do some of the above for myself.  I’d suggest you do the same.  Have a restful summer…..just not TOO restful. 

    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
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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...

Grades 8 to 12
YOUTH GROUP
Saturday, July 28
Party at Amston Lake at Dave & Marge Arnold’s home.
Leave from church at noon; 
Bring a snack and drink to share
Don’t forget your bathing suit and towel!

Hebron Harvest Fair 
September 5 through 8, 2019

RALLY DAY
September 8
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  Moon Bounce for children

Marlborough Golf Classic
Tuesday, September, 24, 2019
BUT it may not happen….. because we don’t have enough people to help put it together.
This is one of our biggest fund-raisers of the year and we’d like to have it continue!
To learn more or to help you can attend an informal meeting after worship Sunday, July 7  OR
  Contact Pastor Bob at 860.295.0432 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dinner Auction
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Preview from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Dinner promptly at 6
Auction starts at 7 p.m.
Auctioneer
R.J. Weston, Weston Antiques

 

 


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