Barre Congregational Church

30 Park Street
Barre, Massachusetts
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Welcome to the Barre Congregational Church United Church of Christ (BCCUCC) website. BCCUCC is a center for community where we live the statement of ministry printed each week in the worship bulletin --

"The mission of the Barre Congregational Church is to serve God, and to spread the word and love of God's risen son, Jesus Christ, to all people through Christian faith and unity. By our words and actions, we will bring love, hope, and acceptance to family and neighbors, respecting all differences and diversities." 

We live according to our statement of ministry in order to bring hope, justice, and love to people wherever they are on their path to knowing The Lord, Jesus Christ, whose ministries of compassion, extravagant hospitality, and love inspire us. 
Welcoming & Serving the Quabbin Area
Worship Services:
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

"No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."
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A Message From Pastor Margaret

Grace and peace to all of you.

It is September, and a time for new beginnings...
for the little ones who go to school for the first 
time, the ones who transition to a new school 
year, and those who leave home to explore new 
beginnings in a new place, perhaps a new state, 
or even a different country. We keep you and your teachers in our prayers! To all individuals and families who were able to take a summer vacation, we hope your energies have been restored...and for many others, we hope these beautiful summer months have been a blessing to you.

We look forward to all the various activities here at church. The Sunday School will have a wonderful kickoff on September 17th. We look forward to seeing all the children and youth and pray that the teachers will feel refreshed in their teachings of God's word to our little ones. We will have confirmation classes, starting September 17 as well, and invite our young adults to sign up. All committees will soon be in full swing. Please have a look at our September Calendar in The Spire. You will find important dates for all activities.

As we envision new beginnings, we are reminded by Paul in Romans 12: 1-8 that we give ourselves as spiritual gifts and living sacrifices to God. It is an opportunity, Paul says, to renew our minds, that is, to understand God’s will for us as we commit ourselves in service to God, the church, but also everywhere we find ourselves...in our homes, at work and in service to others.

We keep in our prayers those who are suffering here at home in Barre, and we also pray for those affected by the severe rain and floods in Texas, Louisiana, India and mud slides in Sierra Leone. These are tragic events with severe consequences to those affected. We pray for our country, the world and its leaders to make good decisions in every situation that affects the lives of people.

May our church be a place where everyone feels welcome and at home, in worship, in service and in prayer.

May God bless you!

Pastor Margaret

Barre Congregational Roof Restoration Project Update

Our current restoration project 
at BCCUCC is the ROOF. We 
need to replace the roof over 
the Sanctuary and the back of 
the church. We have a leak 
that started in the balcony and 
is spreading into the Sanctuary. 
We have also lost many shingles 
from the back of the church 
during the early spring storms.

We have a firm proposal from TipTop Roofers for $15,000.00. To date, we have raised $6,500.00. We will borrow $8,500.00 from our savings, BUT we must pay this back. If we all work together, we can replace this money in three years. The monthly cost over three years would be $236.11 per month. IF twenty family units pledge, the cost per unit would be $11.80 per month, or $425.00 over three years. However, any donation you can make will be greatly appreciated.

As a reminder, a letter was sent out to members and friends of the Barre Congregational Church about the Roof Repair and Restoration Project. The church committee would like you to fill out the form at the bottom of the letter as soon as possible and return it to the church so that they can get an idea of how much money they will need for this project.

We need to work together to help keep our beautiful church a safe and welcoming place to worship for generations to come.

Yours in Christ,
Barre Congregational Church Committee
Ann Clark, chair, Sarah Dyer, Adam Knipe, Tom Posey, Scott Bryant





Worship Leadership for September
The deacons have continued to work with Margaret Keyser with our worship and visitations. We have also talked with Charlie Page to help us out with pulpit supply.

Charlie will lead the first Sunday's worship service, then on September 10th, Kate Lathrop will share her personal story with the congregation.
 
Margaret will lead worship on the 17th and 24th of September.