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 as usual a Deacon assisting with the service. Thank you for your patiences and understanding.
Schedule of Worship Services for Advent & Christmas 2020
December 6th – 2nd Sunday of Advent Worship with Communion & Lighting the candle of PEACE
December 13th – 3rd Sunday of Advent Worship – Lighting the candle of JOY
Thursday, December 17th – “Blue Christmas” Service at 7:00 p.m. on Facebook Live – Quiet, reflective service for those struggling with the Christmas season
December 20th – 4th Sunday of Advent Lessons & Carols Worship Service & lighting the candle of LOVE
Thursday, December 24th – Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 p.m. on Facebook Live – Traditional festive service of candles, carols, special music and Communion with a Christmas message from Rev. Ruth
December 27th – Rev. Ruth will be off but you can choose from several online worship experiences the links for which will be provided through the Weekly Update
January 3, 2021 – STAR SUNDAY Epiphany Celebration – Festive service of Communion, Light and Star Words for the coming year!
Advent Activity Guide
Though we can’t worship in person at this time we still encourage you to participate in the days leading to Christmas. A home activity guide to follow the important spiritual journey to Christmas is available. Please click the link below to view & print this home activity:
This year our congregation’s annual Christmas Bazaar is going virtual. We have the SERRV & Earn online shopping event, the Bid-to-Beat Gift Baskets and now our Silent Auction. Please visit our Christmas Bazaar page by clicking the link below:
Our traditional Christmas Bazaar gift baskets and Silent Auction are back! Give the gift of a beautiful basket arrangement or unique item this Christmas by bidding on our Bid-to-Beat gift baskets Silent Auction items. Please click on the links below to place your bids for our incredible gift baskets and special auction items.
THIS SATURDAY DECEMBER 5TH IS CANCELED!!!
Our Church Upper Parking Lot
The famous and much loved UCC Westerly Christmas Bazaar is regearing in the face of the changing CT Coronavirus Guidelines for events. We will be following the CT Guidelines which includes now restricting indoor events, like the Bazaar, to 25 people maximum. Our greatly scaled back version of the Bazaar will have a selection of most of your favorites including:
An assortment of Gift Baskets in a range of prices and themes
A variety of beautifully decorated arti!cial wreaths and mini-Christmas trees
A selection of homemade goodies including canned goods, jams and maybe even a baked good or two
A selection of items from the Nostalgia Boutique including antique linens and unique small gift items
Sunday Virtual Worship Service – First Sunday of Advent –Matthew 1:18-25 – O Come, O Come Emmanuel
NEW… WE’RE BACK TO ONLY VIRTUAL WORSHIP!!!!!! Rev. Ruth will be streaming ONLY VIRTUAL WORSHIP services via Facebook Live until further notice!
December 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.
BOOKS… New Year 2021
We’d love to have you join us! A group of folks who love books and talking about books!
Join us in the new year:
Thursday, January 7, 2021
at 6:00 p.m.
WHAT WE’RE READING:
Two fascinating books written by men in their 90’S:
In A Fisherman’s Language
By James Henry
Life Is So Good
By George Dawson & Richard Glaubman