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.

Palm Sunday Service - April 11th at 9:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday Service - Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday - April 17th at 9:30 a.m.
More Information on Upcoming EventsGet InvolvedContact UsA Message From the Food Pantry

After a long hiatus due to COVID, we are so happy to be able to welcome members of our community to a meal prepared by our Community Friendship Supper volunteers. Unfortunately, we are still not able to gather in person, but 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!

Our first CFS served 47 people. Look forward to seeing you!

Choir Update!

We anticipate rehearsal will resume in February, provided the COVID numbers go down significantly. 
Stay safe, everyone! 

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

“Good morning,” said the Robin!

As my bones are ready to receive the gentle warmth of this new 
season, with the sun a little higher and warmer, I am also ready to look for every little piece of green and bright color springing from the earth! I am ready for the sounds of birds
singing, and the touch of a gentle 
breeze on a mild spring morning! 
I am ready to cleanse my foggy brain to 
receive new messages of hope, beauty, 
and new beginnings. And yes, I saw the 
first few robins a week ago, and it felt 
soooo good!

We spent time this month remembering 
our loved ones who passed away. We 
lit candles and we came together to 
support one another as we quietly wiped 
a tear and seeing in each candle the 
faces of the ones we still love and miss. 
We have also come a long way these 
past two years and more, experiencing the oppressive nature of this pandemic, and we are still living through it, waiting for release and for new beginnings. Together we are waiting to be lifted from underneath this veil of cold and suffering, remembering the precious lives of those we miss, and waiting for the new, the sun, the light, like the Balm of Gilead, healing, and comforting.

As we go through this period of Lent, walking with Christ on His journey to the cross, we know that the cross is not the end for us as followers of Christ. It does not only present the ugliness and brutality of His death, no, it is a door towards life, of resurrection, of something new and powerful! It opens up to a life of hope that we can hold onto and call upon during times of sadness, loneliness, and mourning. The cross
and resurrection are gifts so powerful, we must not forget those transforming events which gave us life and forgiveness of our sins, which gave us hope every day as we seek the face of God.

As I was thinking about this concluding paragraph, I put on my jacket and took a little walk just outside the front of the house. While the breeze was cool, the sun felt warm on my face, and what a wonderful
moment it was to be greeted by a very tame robin walking around as if to say, good morning, Margaret! It allowed me to take pictures as if to say, I like it and I like your company, Margaret! I smiled from ear to ear! 

So, as the rays of the sun grow stronger and bring new life to this universe, let us enjoy it to the fullest, and may the blessings of spring bring boundless joy to us and our loved ones. May the Resurrection
of this coming Easter bring healing and hope to all of us! 


Peace and Blessings,

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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