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Join Construct’s Fun Walk Into the Future

Join Construct for its 50th Anniversary WALK – Walk Into the Future – on Sun., Sept. 22, with registration beginning at 12:30 pm. Music, food, entertainment. Bring your families, friends, kids, and (licensed and leashed) dogs. Help build communities and house families, step-by-step and brick-by-brick. There are many ways to get involved. WALK – GRAB YOUR

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Rally Day

Mark your calendars! Sunday school resumes and the choir returns to the loft on Sun., Sept. 8. We’ll have our first Sunday school lesson, meet the new teachers, and have a giant test! OK, no test. But, we are most definitely planning to celebrate on the front lawn after church with food, games, and activities

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Adult Faith Formation: This Fall Commit to Learning!

Wondering what to do this Fall when the kids go back to school, the leaves begin to tumble, and the days start to shorten? Why not consider one of our adult formation classes? Multiple studies confirm that Bible Studies and other learning opportunities are some of the best ways to deepen your faith and connect

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Interfaith Choral Concert to Benefit Berkshire Immigrant Center

On August 15 at 7:30 pm, First Congregational Church, Stockbridge, will host a joint choral concert by the B’Shalom Chorale of the Berkshires and the Berkshire Lyric Chamber Chorus. Led by Jack Brown, the two groups will perform both together and separately in Jewish and Christian sacred choral music from several centuries. There is no

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Worship on July 7 to Feature Gould Farm

Lisanne Finston, Executive Director of Gould Farm and an ordained minister, will preach and help lead worship on Sunday July 7. Our Board of Mission and Action has had a long relationship with the Farm and is delighted to help the congregation get to know it better. Coffee hour will include information about how members

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Annual Strawberry Social

Our annual Strawberry Social will take place outside, weather permitting, after church this Sunday, June 30th. Join us for a celebration of our local bounty and good fellowship. There will be strawberry shortcakes for one and all!

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Join the NEW Ecumenical Kids Summer Choir

For kids entering grades K-8. Three Sunday afternoons: July 28, August 4 and August 11. Mostly unison music with a possibility of one (or two) two parts and/or rounds. This choir is free with no charge to participate! Directed by Jill Wheat, Accompanied by Dr. Gene Kalish.

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Summer Food Backpack Project

In the summer, some families who depend on school meals face food insecurity. With our partners, Fairview Hospital and the Jewish Women’s Federation, we will provide nutritious food on Thursdays, from July 11 until August 22.

Summer Book Read

This summer, all are invited to join a book read of David Brooks’ new work The Second Mountain. Look for more details in your July newsletter. We anticipate putting together a variety of small groups and ways to talk about the book that take advantage of the rhythms of summer. We have invited a few

Welcoming New Members – June 16 – during Worship

  Membership in our church is an act of faith – an agreement to enter into the covenant of this church with others who call it home. It is a joyful act undertaken during worship. If you have not yet been in contact with Pastor Brent or participated in the Connections Class, please contact him

All Boards Meeting • Mon., June 3 • 6:30-7:30pm

All members, of standing boards for 2019-2020 year, are requested to come to the sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. Tasks like selecting chairs, determining meeting times, and setting goals are on the agenda. Following the All-Boards Meeting, Council will convene for its June meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the classroom.

Annual Young Singers Concert • Sun., May 19 • 3 pm

The Blafield Children’s Chorus, Melodious Accord and our Berkshire Lyric Choral Scholars present their annual concert. This free concert will be highlighted by choral and solo vocal works by Franz Schubert and Morten Lauridsen looking ahead to the June 8 Masterworks concert. At First Congregational Church, Stockbridge. For more information, click here.