Month: January 2014

Announcing: Our New Minister of Music!

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we report that the First Congregational Church of Stockbridge has followed what we feel is God’s call and identified our next Minister of Music. By unanimous recommendation of the Search Committee, and the unanimous vote of the Church Council, Catherine Schane-Lydon will become our Minister of Music

Musicians Needed for the "Saints Band"

Our March 2, our Mardi Gras celebration begins with a parade through the sanctuary at the close of worship. And what’s a Mardi Gras parade without a band? We are looking for musicians to join The Saints Band. We believe that every instrument has jazz in its soul and everyone has the soul of a

Minister of Music Candidate Update

January 13, 2014 It is with a great deal of excitement and enthusiasm that we report that the Search Committee for the Minister of Music is ready to present a candidate to the congregation. In our interview process we received multiple applications and from those applications narrowed the field to four candidates whom we brought

Return of the Prodigal Son Book Group

The parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the most beloved of Jesus’ parables. In February, we will consider this parable through Rembrandt’s paining on the subject, and Henri Nouwen’s wonderful (and short!) book, The Return of the Prodigal Son. Nouwen himself was profoundly moved by the painting and weaves in observations about it