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New London Community Meal: December 2019

Every third Saturday at 3:30 p.m., we volunteer at the Community Meal at the Church of the City in New London. We are always looking for new volunteers. Please contact Steven Balkau at 860-823-0348 if you would be interesting in participating.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Join us for a special Christmas Eve Worship at 7 p.m. featuring the Christmas story in readings, your favorite carols, special music and lots of candles. The perfect way to celebrate the joy of Christmas! Bring the whole family, your friends, neighbors and co-workers. After the Christmas Eve service, you are invited to come out […]
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12/7, 12/14 & 12/21: Centering Prayer & Lectio

Join us for a time of prayer and Scripture reflection on December 7th, 14th and 21st at 10 a.m. 10 a.m.: Centering Prayer Centering Prayer is a method of setting an intention to consent to God’s presence and action within.  Briefly, it’s a method that allows one to “rest in God,” which, in turn, sparks […]
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Shoreline Soup Kitchen: December 2019

Each Monday night at 5:30 p.m., we host the local Monday night Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries dinner at our church. We are always looking for new volunteers. Please contact Pastor Joy Perkett at revjperkett@gmail.com or 860-581-0493 if you are interested in volunteering your time.

Standing in the Need of Prayer

Luke 18:9-14 “How is it with your soul?” A trusted advisor asks this question of Rozella Haydee White1 , a thirty-something Black woman in ministry. The words catch White off-guard. She takes a deep breath. “How is it with my soul?” She repeats back, “I don’t know that anyone has ever asked me that question. […]
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Caverns of Mercy

Luke 18:1-8 They have given up. Today’s story features a exhausted, worn-out judge who has given up on God and humanity. Disheartened, they have closed up shop, extinguished the lights and refuse now to open the door. Knock, knock. “Do not disturb me!” They bellow. And yet, despite their loud protest, the disturbance continues: Knock, […]
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Sermon: The Crevice

Jeremiah 23:23-29 Luke 12:49-56 What do you see when you look at this photo? What do you notice about the light, and the shadows? — Fear sweeps over me as I navigate myself through the jagged fissure in this cliff. This rock rift is a well-known attraction in the Hudson Valley, known as the Crevice, […]
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Shoreline Soup Kitchen: October 2019

Each Monday night at 5:30 p.m., we host the local Monday night Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries dinner at our church. We are always looking for new volunteers. Please contact Pastor Joy Perkett at revjperkett@gmail.com or 860-581-0493 if you are interested in volunteering your time.

Men’s Discussion Group

Men‘s Discussion Group, Saturdays, 9 a.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3 Cross Street, Essex, CT Their book selection provides a starting point for conversation.  Faith journey stories are shared and they have coffee, juice and pastry.  For more information, contact Lee Gaby at lee.w.gaby@gmail.com .

10/19: Women Peace Symposium

“Women as Promoters of Peace in our Society” October 19th, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Bait Ul Aman Mosque, 410 Main Street, Meriden, CT Register by clicking here. At this women-only event, interfaith leaders will share and celebrate the work of faithful females to create and promote peace in the world today. It is organized by […]
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