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Facing the European Migrant Crisis – Public Forum/Planning Session

At the request of the Board of Mission and Action, the Church Council has approved a community-wide gathering, open to the public, to pray, consider, and plan a response to what is rapidly becoming among the most significant crises in recent memory: […]

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Construct Walk is October 18th

Once again, we will be participating in Construct’s Annual Walk, on Sunday, October 18th. Construct has been helping the people of the Southern Berkshires for more than 40 years not only by lending a hand, but by changing lives. Their goal […]

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Gospel of John Study Starting Mid-September

We are pleased to offer a ten-week study on the Gospel of the Beloved Disciple: John. this moving and poetic gospel was the last to be written and has served as inspiration for many. We anticipate offering two different sections. […]

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Backpack Food Project Helps Muddy Brook Students

Mary Berle, principal of Muddy Brook Elementary School (MBE) in Great Barrington brought some of her concerns about feeding the children more than one meal a day to our church member Anne Hutchinson over a month ago. The statistics were […]

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American Boychoir to Help Lead Worship

On Sunday, August 9th, The American Boychoir, America’s premier concert boys’ choir, will provide musical worship leadership at the First Congregational Church of the United Church of Christ in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Following their appearance with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra […]

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Take a Hike! A Summer Invitation: Walks & Talks

We in the Berkshires are blessed to have many great places to take a walk or hike, to exercise, ground yourself, find peace, and take in beauty. In the Christian tradition, pilgrimages both take us to sacred places and help […]

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Council Re-Approves Nut-Free and Latex-Free Church Policy

Given allergies present among children within our community, the Church Council unanimously approved the reinstatement of the church as a “Nut-Free Zone.” Both internal and external groups that use the church are advised that no foods containing peanuts or tree […]

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Nursery Helpers Needed

With the growing number of young children in our church, the nursery gets fuller and fuller! We are in need of volunteers to assist our paid care provider, Jodi, from 9:50 to 11:05 on Sundays during worship. Let’s help our […]

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People’s Pantry Needs Your Donations

The People’s Pantry in Great Barrington, one of our partners in ministry, is in need of donations to keep the shelves stocked. Currently, the pantry is in need of the following: Non-Perishable Food: oatmeal, cereal, canned fruit, canned meats/fish, pasta, […]

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Green Team Forming

With the backing of the Board of Mission and Action, the Church Council has endorsed the formation of a Green Team to continue our work in making our church more ecologically sustainable. Donna Jacobs will co-chair the group, which will […]

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