Barre Congregational Church

30 Park Street
Barre, Massachusetts
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Welcoming & Serving the Quabbin Area
Worship Services:
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday School begins on September 11th 
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Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (PPRC)
The PPRC has begun to have meetings at least once per month. As people are slowly returning to church after the height of the pandemic, we have been discussing what we can do to improve communication and promote reconnection in our church to rebuild our relationships with one another after our time apart. We have also discussed how to connect with new people who may be coming to our church. We will be presenting an idea to the Church Council in September that we hope will help us all to reconnect in a fun way.

The PPRC is here to act as a safe place for both the members of the congregation and the pastor to express their hopes, concerns, ideas, and dreams surrounding the church. We hope you will reach out to us if you feel you would like a group to talk to, or even to speak with one of our members if you would like just one person to listen. Please call or email the church office ((978) 355-4041 or barrechurch@gmail.com) for information on how to contact members of the PPRC.

Community Friendship Suppers (CFS) 
We are so happy to be able to welcome members of our community to a meal prepared by our Community Friendship Supper volunteers. We are offering to-go meals on Thursdays between 5:30-6:30 p.m.

These suppers will be on the same day as the Barre Food Pantry evening distribution. Thank you to our local Girl Scout troop who will be helping with the meals every month!

From the Church Committee
​Lights and Locks. Just a reminder that if you come
into the church and turn on lights, please make sure
the lights are turned off before you leave the church.
Also, make sure the doors are locked.

The Church Committee would like to remind everyone that the daily functioning of the church continues. They remind you to please keep up your pledges and donations to the church even in these challenging times. Donations can be submitted through the "Donate" page on this website or mailed to:

Margaret Marshall
169 Sunrise Ave
Barre, MA 01005


Listen to or read our past sermons here!
A Message From Pastor Margaret

Our Young People...Their Light and Sparkle Among Us

We are coming to the end of summer and are facing a new year with many new ventures and opportunities ahead of us. For parents and all caregivers of young kids, it means getting ready for a new school year, making sure they have all they need for the 
classroom and other activities. I always feel
the need to tell parents and all those adults 
who care for our kids, how much respect I 
have for them, because of all they do to raise 
and care for them. It is clear they do the best 
they can, and sometimes during very difficult 
circumstances.

The more I work with our young children in 
church, chat with our neighbors’ kids, 
interact with my nieces and nephews back 
in South Africa, the more I recognize and 
appreciate their importance in our lives. 
They are our gifts from God, to cherish, to 
listen to, encourage and guide in so many 
ways. Our children light up our lives with their natural sparkle, their unfiltered expressions as they tell their daily stories, and share with us their special talents, which bring so much joy to our lives. They
are all so unique, with their own special needs as many parents and grandparents and caregivers would testify. We are all aware of the many pressures they face at school, and their extramural activities. In addition, the last number of years during the pandemic have not made it easy for our children, their teachers, and families. What an amazing privilege, and an incredible challenge to be there for them during a time like this.

The care and support from our church and all our leaders to our young have been amazing. This is evident in the many efforts to include them in our worship services through music, Sunday school activities, special Children’s services, Christmas activities and other events. Our church is a place where our kids can feel they have a spiritual home to come to, to learn about God, and to express themselves through various creative activities. It is a place of joy and fun where they are all welcome. It is truly a place where Christ’s teaching about the little ones is being lived out with love and care.

It is my hope that during this new year our church will continue to be a vibrant place filled with the sound of children’s voices, the little ones, and the older youth, and where they will be given opportunities to learn and grow into adulthood, carrying with them precious experiences from the Barre Congregational Church that feed their soul.

 May our church also be a place where parents and caregivers feel at peace, knowing their children receive the spiritual guidance they need from our committed Sunday school teachers. May God bless us through the presence of these little ones and may we all be instruments of love and care for the least among us, as Christ would want from us.

Blessings to all of you,

Pastor Margaret Keyser

Welcome to the Barre Congregational Church Website! 

A congregation of the United Church of Christ, Barre Congregational Church (BCCUCC) is located on the Common in Barre, Massachusetts. We are a caring community of Christ committed to reaching out into the wider community. We offer ourselves as ministers of grace, healing, understanding, inclusiveness, reconciliation, and joy for the sake of showing our love for Jesus.

Our Pastor: Margaret Keyser

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