March Newsletter Available

March 2, 2023

For the latest news, announcements, and photos, read the March newsletter. Download March newsletter MARCH 2023 CALENDAR – UPDATED Lent is upon us.  It is such a rich and pregnant time in the church year.  As creation begins to stir into life all around us, Lent is our invitation to a new life as well. …

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Youth Group Event: Sowing Sundaes

March 1, 2023

Sunday April 2, 11:15am Sowing Sundaes: Youth ages 10 & up and a friend are invited to bring a pot-luck lunch food item to share with participating youth starting at about 11:15 and then sow some seedlings to begin a seedling nursery at church. There will be a planting celebration once all seeds are sown…

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Lent Fellowship Groups

February 20, 2023

There are few things in life that are as joyful, powerful, and connecting as sharing a meal together. The word companion, in fact, literally means those who share bread.  While the Last Supper is a meal we celebrate in the Bible, Jesus used that setting to break down barriers, teach by example, and welcome.  He…

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The Wednesday Virtual Bible Study

February 15, 2023

Every Wednesday afternoon several of us meet by ZOOM at 1:00 PM to study the Scripture text that the preacher for the following Sunday has chosen. We would love to have you join us. What happens during this hour? First, we have a prayer and greet each other and check in on how our week…

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Even More News!

February 7, 2023

Each Thursday, the First Congregational Church sends out an email filled with news about the church community. You’ll find a message from Rev. Brent Damrow and discover ways to participate in the life of the church.  Interested? Sign up with this form.  We look forward to sharing news with you.

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Stockbridge Festival Chorus

February 3, 2023

Call for Singers Stockbridge Festival Chorus – Spring 2023 REQUIEM by John Rutter – with small instrumental ensemble and organ Sunday, April 23, 3:00 PM Rehearsals: Begin Sunday, February 5, 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Rehearsals will take place every Sunday until the concert (no rehearsal on Easter Sunday, April 9). Two additional Saturday rehearsals will…

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January 26, 2023

Connections Class Saturday, February 4, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Have you been visiting this church for a while and thinking about calling it home? Then you are invited to come to a gathering we call Connections! We will have the chance to talk about what membership means and what it is and isn’t.  We will…

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February Newsletter Available

January 25, 2023

I hope to engage with many more of you who find yourself suddenly transported by Scripture to a brand-new world this Epiphany Season.  I hope that together we might pause long enough not just to watch that world pass by, but to inhabit it – even if just for these short, fleeting days.   Peace and…

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“Inspired” – Small Groups

January 9, 2023

Inspired – Small Groups Rachel Held Evans (1981-2019) is a treasure.  She is known for her books and articles about faith, doubt, and life.  She has been featured in everything from the Washington Post and NPR to BBC and Christianity Today.  She served on President Obama’s Council of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.  She was a great…

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The Christmas Fund/Veterans of the Cross

December 12, 2022

The Christmas Fund/Veterans of the Cross is an annual United Church of Christ offering that supports our UCC clergy, both retired and active. It provides financial support in emergencies and augments the pensions of those who do not receive enough to live on. I have seen the impact of this fund in my work visiting…

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A children's choir singing

Intergenerational Worship

December 6, 2022

Dear Families, What a joy to have twenty-two children this past Sunday here at 4 Main Street.  Thank you to everyone who helped plan all of the events and engage the children.  We love our children and see them as the future not just of this church but this way of life, this understanding of…

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December newsletter available

November 23, 2022

News, photos, and more! download december newsletter From Pastor Brent’s message: Happy New Year!  By the time you receive this newsletter, a new liturgical year will already be underway.  The church year starts, wisely so, with Advent – a return to an amazing story of faith.  It is a story replete with stunning imagery.  It…

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The Lake Mahkeenac Radio Theater was back!

October 14, 2022

It was a night of storytelling, singing, all-around merriment (and pies)! Saturday, November 5 at 6:00pm. Written and hosted by David Anderegg, the evening will feature an illustrious cast of musicians and actors.  Proceeds will benefit the preservation of the historic 1824 building of the Congregational Church in Stockbridge. For more information and livestream link,…

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November newsletter available

October 12, 2022

Lots of news! download November newsletter From Pastor Brent’s message: Dear Church Family, By the time you receive this, we will be closer to Christmas looking forward than we are to Labor Day looking backward.  Even closer to the moment you are reading this letter is the beginning of Advent.  Take a deep breath, relax;…

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October Newsletter Available

September 28, 2022

Lots of news and announcements! DOWNLOAD OCTOBER NEWSLETTER From Pastor Brent’s message: Dear Church Family, I love seasons.  I love the seasons of spring, summer, fall, and winter because they invite us to notice particular gifts of each.  They draw our attention to blessings and gifts that make up the whole of life and that…

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All-Church Picnic – photos!

September 11, 2022

As with many things these days, the All-Church Picnic felt all the more wonderful because of its absence over the last two years. Over twenty church members, family, and friends joined our hosts Kay and Neil Holden and Tracy Schneyer at Mohawk Lake on the last Sunday of July. The sky was blue, the water…

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Fall Study – The Psalms

September 9, 2022

The Language of the Heart This Fall, you are invited to come together in an exploration of not just one of the most beloved parts of the Bible, but also one of the most important.  This study will focus on the Psalms as living treasures that can and do speak truth into our times.  There…

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September Newsletter Available

September 5, 2022

Have you picked out your outfit yet?  Have you imagined where you might sit?  Have you thought about who you are looking forward to seeing or maybe bringing?  Have you been told that you are off the hook for making lunch reservations afterward? I hope so, but if not there still is time (although not…

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Rally Day – September 11

August 26, 2022

FOOD, FUN & FELLOWSHIP Don’t miss this special Sunday with music, song and the start of Sunday school and fall activities! Kids!  The children will come to the tent after the Children’s Time for a mixer: kids and teachers will learn fun things about each other.  After the church service we will have fun activities:…

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