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. 
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A Message From Pastor Margaret
When I think about our little ones on a Sunday 
morning, full of life and joy, I feel inspired to bring 
them colors, shapes, movement and song, so 
their smiles would light up the sanctuary for 
everyone to see and enjoy. They allow me and 
all of us to enter their world of pure innocence 
and openness to learn something new. Their 
excitement is incredibly contagious and takes 
on a life of its own, and spreads throughout the 
sanctuary. This is the place where God is, when children are joyful as they learn about God’s love and peace and kindness.

These little ones are a blessing to us on a Sunday, because their lives have been shaped by those who send them here; loved ones who themselves know the importance of being in the presence of God, and the importance of learning those core values of love and kindness, and peace and joy at an early stage in life.

This is true also for our young adults who have developed into loving and caring individuals, knowing their rightful place in this church, where they are accepted, embraced and encouraged to participate and contribute to the life of the church, and blessed in ways that will enrich their lives for years to come.

They are all blessed, because of the adults right here, their teachers and every person who make them feel at home and loved and cared for. They feel the love of God through the lives of all of you here at Barre Congregational Church.

We are therefore celebrating Children’s Sunday with grateful hearts, and we ask God to bless them with the gifts of the Spirit deep inside their young hearts. We are celebrating the teachers and adults who are giving of themselves throughout the year and ask God to restore you during their time of rest.

May God bless our church as we look to these young people with proud and prayerful hearts. May we continue to look to Christ who showed us the way with children; the way of love, and their special place in the Kingdom of God. May we care for them the way He did.

God bless us all,

Pastor Margaret



Summer Blessings!

As summer approaches and we 
embark on summer vacations 
and take time to relax from our 
busy schedules, the staff of the 
Barre Congregational Church 
wish you a safe and Happy Summer!!

Please don’t forget to take time 
to worship and give thanks for 
all you have.


May God Bless and Watch over All of Us!
June Worship Services
Worship and Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 2, 2019 ~ Seventh Sunday of Easter - Children’s Sunday
Lectionary readings—Acts 16: 16-34, Psalm 97, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
Deborah Page, organist /the choir directed by Karla Peterson
Sunday School Choir directed by Deb Page, Kris Spofford, flute, Travis LaRoche, trumpet,
Matthew Erickson, piano & Ward & Logan Holloway, bells
Deacon— Lisa Holloway
Pastor Margaret Keyser, preaching

Sunday, June 9, 2019 ~Pentecost/ Communion Sunday /NO Sunday School
Lectionary readings—Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b,
Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27)
Deborah Page, organist
Deacon— Marsha Bray
Pastor Margaret Keyser, preaching

Sunday, June 16, 2019 ~ Trinity Sunday/Fathers Day/NO Sunday School
Lectionary readings—Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 124, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15
Deborah Page, organist /The choir directed by Scott Bryant
Deacon— Toni Brown
Pastor Margaret Keyser, preaching

Sunday, June 23, 2019 ~ Second Sunday of Pentecost/NO Sunday School
Lectionary readings—1 Kings 19:1-4[5-7] 8-15a, Psalm 42 &43,
Galatians 3:23-29, Luke 8:26-39
Karla Peterson. pianist
Deacon— Kevin Fogarty
Supply Minister , preaching

Sunday, June 30, 2019 ~ Third Sunday of Pentecost/NO Sunday School
Lectionary readings—2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20,
Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62
Karla Peterson,, pianist
Deacon— Kevin Fogarty
Supply Minister , preaching