UNITED CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF WESTERLY

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

9 Castle Hill Road

Pawcatuck, CT 06379

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey you are welcome here. 

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Sunday Worship continues with ONLY VIRTUAL SERVICE!!!

Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, officials for the State of Connecticut have changed the guidelines for in-person activities and events.  There will be NO IN-PERSON WORSHIP for the time being.  Rev. Ruth will be broadcasting from our church sanctuary each week via Facebook Live, starting Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m., with our church organist Dav providing the music and a Deacon assisting with the service.  Thank you for your patiences and understanding.


SUNDAY VIRTUAL WORSHIP

Sunday 3/7/21 – Colossians 3:12-17 & 1 Thessalonians 2:5-8 – The Gifts of Kindness & Gentleness

 Please follow along with our virtual service by clicking the Worship home resource link below:

WORSHIP HOME RESOURCE – 3/7/21

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WEEKLY SERMONS

The Gift of Patience 2/28/21

Gifts of the Spirit & YOU 2/21/21


SEASON OF LENT DEVOTIONAL 2021

During this season of Lent we encourage you to follow this observance with the 2021 Lenten Devotional Guide.  Please click on the links below to view and print these resources:

LENTEN DEVOTIONAL GUIDE 2021

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REV. RUTH’S “WORDS TO THE WISE”

Sundays during Lent 2021 on Facebook Live at 11:00 a.m.

Rev. Ruth is holding brief broadcasts (15 minutes in length) for children, youth and families during the Lenten season to offer an opportunity to engage in conversation with her on topics connected to religion.  Please join Rev. Ruth each Sunday during Lent as a new topic is explored through Bible stories and conversations.  A session guide is available to view and print just by clicking the link below: 

Lenten Conversations for Parents & Youth 2021

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Epiphanytide 2021 

Meditations on Healing 

Available now to follow this Lenten season the 2021 Lent, Holy Week, and Easter Services schedule.  Please click on the link below to view and print this resource:

LENT, HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES 2021   

All Sunday morning worship services and event services are broadcast on Facebook Live at 9:45a.m.

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Lent 2021 – Gifts of the Spirit 

Sunday, March 7th – Worship with Communion – “The Gifts of Kindness & Gentleness” 

Wednesday, March 10th at 6:30 p.m. – LENTEN MEDITATION GROUP –Rev. Ruth offers additional insights and answers questions on this year’s Lenten focus on Paul’s Fruits of the Spirit – (Streaming on Facebook Live.)

Sunday, March 14th – “The Gifts of Generosity and Self-Control” 

Wednesday, March 17th at 6:30 p.m. – LENTEN MEDITATION GROUP –Rev. Ruth offers additional insights and answers questions on this year’s Lenten focus on Paul’s Fruits of the Spirit – (Streaming on Facebook Live.)

Sunday, March 21st – “The Gift of Faithfulness” 

Wednesday, March 24th at 6:30 p.m. – LENTEN MEDITATION GROUP –Rev. Ruth offers additional insights and answers questions on this year’s Lenten focus on Paul’s Fruits of the Spirit – (Streaming on Facebook Live.)

Holy Week

Sunday, March 28th at 9:45 a.m. – PALM SUNDAY SYMBOLS SERVICE

Thursday, April 1st – MAUNDY THURSDAY TENEBRAE SERVICE

Friday, April 2nd – Noon to 3:00 p.m. – GOOD FRIDAY VIGIL AT THE LABYRINTH

*Sunday, April 4th at 6:15 a.m. – Sunrise Service in our Gardens (rain or shine – we will be in Fellowship Hall if it rains!)  This service will NOT be broadcast!

*9:45 a.m. – Festival Easter Service in the sanctuary!  This service will be broadcast on-line.  

*(Reservations are requested for both Easter services!  Just call Carol in the office.) 


LATEST NEWS!

CONTINUING ONLY VIRTUAL WORSHIP!!!!!!  Rev. Ruth will be streaming ONLY VIRTUAL WORSHIP services via Facebook Live until further notice!

NEW… EASTER SUNDAY WE WILL RETURN TO IN-PERSON WORSHIP! (Advance reservations are requested.)  

NEW… March BEACON & CALENDAR is now available!

ONLINE GIVING PROGRAM IS UP AND RUNNING!!!  Now you can donate to our congregation through our website.  Your donations will help our congregation to continue the spiritual work that we do.  We appreciate your donations.  Thank you for giving.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK TO THE RIGHT TO DONATE.  

Our new email address is:  uccwesterly@gmail.com .  Please email us with any questions, respectful comments, or general inquiries.


Open & Affirming Statement

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We the United Congregational Church of Westerly are an opening and affirming church.  The link below is the statement for which our congregation stands united and welcoming to one and all.

UCCW ONA Statement


Please feel free to explore our website and links.  You will find a brief history of our Congregation, and how we became one church from two neighboring churches in Pawcatuck, CT and Westerly, RI.  See how active we are in the local community, state, nation and world through our missions.  There is a special page for Sunday School, a calendar of events, and news about our church and denomination.  This web site is under constant construction, so if you do not find what you are looking for come back later or contact us.