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 classes for Nursery through 5th grade take place on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM. Child care for infants and toddlers is also available.
First Sunday of Advent
Rev. Bob Faulhaber preaching
Joyful Blue Bluegrass Band
Rev. Bob Faulhaber preaching
4:00 pm Family Worship
10:00 pm Candlelight Service
Janet Bishop, 10pm reader
Christmas Love Feast Service
Gwen Lawson preaching
Shellie Mulligan, reader
We invite you to join us for a very special worship service as we celebrate the Christmas season one last time with a traditional Moravian Love Feast.
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.
Something always seems to get in the way each Christmas season.
There are about 24 shopping days left until Christmas! That's the message you're probably hearing by the time this newsletter finds its way to your home. And in hearing that, you're probably wondering to yourself, how you're ever going to get done all the "necessary" tasks in order to be ready for the holidays. There are decorations to put up, cards to send out, food to prepare, gifts to purchase and probably a few things you didn't plan on. What you won't hear from those same sources is that there are only 4 worship days left until Christmas. Pause for a moment and give that a thought.
4 opportunities to sing the Christmas hymns. 4 opportunities to take in the elegant beauty of the sanctuary decorated for the season. 4 opportunities to watch the Advent candles lit in honor of joy, hope, peace and love. 4 opportunities to hear the Christmas stories read from the sacred texts. 4 opportunities to be blessed by the real Spirit of this season.
But something always seems to get in the way doesn't it?
The problem of having no room at the Inn isn't always about space. Sometimes, it's about time. Setting aside time for worship during the Advent season is more important than you'd think. Without an Advent star, we lose our bearings. Without our spiritual ties at a time when the secular currents are strongest, we tend to slip our moorings and drift far from home. A professor of mine at New York Theological Seminary once told me that the issue of not having enough time in our lives is a spiritual one. She said, "Time is ample and the spending of it sweet." But that's only true if we spend it wisely.
I've been told that spending will be down this Christmas for many. Most people simply don't have as much to spend. That may be true about dollars and cents, but it has no impact whatsover on the time you're allotted. The 24 hours, 1,440 minutes, or 86,400 seconds depositd in your account each day remains the same. The only thing that changes is how you spend it. You still have 4 chances to lift up others in prayer, 4 chances to open your heart, 4 chances to be blessed, and most importantly, 4 chances to be a blessing.
Something always seems to get in the way each Christmas. Don't let it this time.
There's 4 Sundays 'til Christmas... spend them wisely.
In the Spirit,
Bob Faulhauber Jr.
Congregational Church of Marlborough
United Church of Christ
35 South Main Street – PO Box 57
Marlborough, CT 06447
An Open and Affirming
|Rev. Bob Faulhaber Jr||Senior Pastor|
|David Mulligan||Music Director|
Christian Education Director
|Scott Reid||Senior High Youth Director|
|Senior Pastor’s Office||860.295.0432|
Dec. 16; 5:00 pm
Marlborough Christmas Music Festival