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Church Clean Up Day: 10/17

October 17 following worship All-church clean up day to prepare our grounds for the fall.  Pizza will be provided.

Zoom-Only Worship: 10/10

We welcome guest preacher Vicar Micah Louwagie to our church on Sunday, October 10.  As the pastor is away, the church service will be on Zoom only.  To receive the Zoom information, please text 860-581-0493 and request the Zoom link. Thanks!

Mini-Retreat: Oct. 16

The mini-retreats will be October 16, November 20, and December 18 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. You can go to just one or multiple of the mini-retreats. Join us for a time of meaningful time of connection and reflection as we grow together in our faith and our humanity. The mini-retreats will be hosted on […]
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Antiracist Media Group: 11/15

November 15, 7p.m. Join us as we reflect on our anti-racist journeys and James Baldwin’s work, “I Am Not Your Negro”. The secondary media resource is Baldwin’s book The Fire Next Time. The group is action focused as participants consider how they will embody antiracism in their everyday life. Please contact Pastor Joy Perkett (860-581-0493) […]
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With a Word

James 1:16-27 (Watch the video here.) With a word,our lives changed: coronavirus. With a lack of words,our world shrinks in size. With a dearth of words, our souls ache with hunger; if only we could listen, watch, think, scroll, read our way to satiation. We thirst for words. Immersed in an ocean, we long still. […]
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10/3: Zoom-Only Worship

Out of an abundance of caution, we will worship on Zoom only this week.  There will be no in-person worship. Please contact Pastor Joy Perkett at or 860-581-0493 for the bulletin and Zoom call-in information.

Noontime Prayer: October 2021

On Monday through Thursday, we are offering mid-day prayer via Zoom.It will last from 12 – 12:20 p.m. Please contact Pastor Joy Perkett at for the access information.

Shoreline Soup Kitchen: October 2021

Each Monday night at 5:30 p.m., we serve takeout meals for the local Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries. We are always looking for new volunteers. Please contact Pastor Joy Perkett at or 860-581-0493 if you would like to volunteer.

New London Community Meal: October 2021

Every third Saturday at 3:30 p.m., we serve takeout meals at the Community Meal at the Church of the City in New London. We are always looking for new volunteers. Please contact Joy Perkett at 860-581-0493 or if you would be interesting in participating.

An Orientation to Transformation

James 2:1-10, 14-17 (Watch sermon here.) James writes,“My siblings, your faith in our glorious Savior Jesus Christmust not allow favoritism.” Do you play favorites? How do you know when you are playing favorites? Hm. At the core of our faith,Jesus provides an orientationto a life of transformation. Jesus begins this orientation by urging us,leave your […]
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