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3/22, 3/29, 4/5: Lenten Series Events

Lenten Series: Journey Inward, Journey Outward In partnership with the First Congregational Church in Essex, and the United Church of Chester, we are co-hosting the Lenten series “Journey Inward, Journey Outward”, which invites all to deepen their faith through prayer, spiritual practices, reflection and outward action. Potluck at 6 p.m. Program at 7 p.m. Being […]
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3/20: Interfaith Dinner Series: Peace

Monday, March 20th Potluck at 6 p.m. Program at 7 p.m. Where: Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 E. Kings Highway, Chester, CT In collaboration with our interfaith neighbors, the Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek and the Ahmadiyya Muslim “House of Peace” Mosque, we are hosting a series of interfaith dinner and text studies to […]
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4/9: Religious Stories for a Secular Audience: Tales from a Former New York Times Religion Writer

Hosted by St. John’s Episcopal Church An Evening with Mark Oppenheimer Sunday, April 9, 2017 5:00 pm 3 Cross Street, Essex, CT $10 Suggested Donation Mark Oppenheimer has a Ph.D. in religious studies and teaches at Yale. His magazine writing appears in The New York Times Magazine, GQ, and elsewhere. His Times Magazine stories have […]
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3/18: When the Still Small Voice Insists You Write

Hosted by St. John’s Episcopal Church Saturday, March 18 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 3 Cross Street, Essex, CT A writing workshop on writing and faith with Christine Woodside. Christine Woodside is a Connecticut-based writer and the editor of Appalachia, a journal of mountaineering and conservation. She grew up in a large family in Princeton, […]
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3/11, 3/18, 3/25: Centering Prayer

March 11th, 18th and 25th, 10 a.m., Helen Henry Fellowship Hall Join us for a time of 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 an inner transformative process.  Centering […]
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Visiting our Friends at Their Mosque

Friday, February 24th, 7 p.m. To carpool, meet us at the Essex Town Hall at 7 p.m. to travel to Coffee, Cake and Conversation at the House of Peace Mosque in Meriden.  This is the same Mosque that came and shared their stories of faith with us last Lent. To learn more about the Mosque, check out […]
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Learn About Black History in the Connecticut River Valley

We like to share some of the events in our community. Here is one: Monday, February 27th, 6:30 p.m., Deep River Library Dr. Stacey Close, a trustee of the Connecticut Historical Society, will speak about the history of the black community in the Connecticut Valley. His presentation will include a discussion of the area’s ties […]
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Centering Prayer: February 2017

Second and Fourth Saturdays, 10 a.m., Helen Henry Fellowship Hall This Month: February 11th & 25th   Join us for a time of 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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Centering Prayer: January Gatherings

January 14th and 28th, 10 a.m., Helen Henry Fellowship Hall Join us for a time of 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 an inner transformative process.  Centering Prayer’s […]
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Advent in Essex: Tuesdays 2016

Tuesdays in Advent: Text Version: Tuesday. Nov. 29: Potluck and Compline (Night Prayers) at Trinity Lutheran Church,  6:15 p.m. Beginning Tuesday November 29th, these dinners will be hosted by a different Essex congregation each week. Bring a dish and come for a time of conversation and fellowship, followed by a simple prayer service. (11/29, 12/6, […]
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