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.
Blessings for the New Year!
Greetings and blessings to all of you. I pray that
your Christmas celebrations were as blessed as
ours. Jim and I are extremely grateful to spend
this festive season with my mother and the rest of
my siblings, catch up with people in the
neighborhood, and to enjoy the beauty of my
home town. I am also thinking of all of you as you too, gather with your loved ones.
We thank God for the church in Barre Massachusetts, and here, and that we find God in every place we dwell in. In Christ we are never apart, because of how God's Spirit holds us together. We sing together about the wise men visiting the Christ Child, and the angels who announced the birth of Christ. It is amazing to think that we have this opportunity to celebrate the birth of Christ as one church and one Body of Christ.
We also together look towards the new year with prayer and anticipation for new life and new beginnings. May God grant us those desires according to God’s will.
My prayers for our congregation are that we will be strengthened and blessed in all we do, that we will find favor with God in our efforts to grow the church and that our activities will bring to fruition the desires of our hearts.
My prayers go out to those who need healing, those who lost a loved one, the poor and outcast and those who suffer in ways we do not know.
May God bring us together again in peace and joy.
With many blessings from Pastor Margaret, her husband Jim, and her whole family
From the Church Committee
Happy New Year from the church committee.
We look forward to serving the church
Our biggest project is the ceiling
replacement in the kitchen.
Please make sure to put rooms
back the way you found them
when done with your usage.
It is time to put away holiday items.
Please do not leave them around for
others to pick up and put away.
Please mop the kitchen and Fellowship Hall after use and especially after spills.
We meet the first Wednesday night of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Change of day this month, January 9th at 6:30 p.m. All are Welcome!!!
From the Diaconate
The deacons would like to thank Rev. Charlie Page for all his spiritual guidance while Pastor Margaret was on vacation. He has been visiting those in need and taking care of our Sunday Worship as well as Christmas Eve service.
Also, thank-you to Sue Musnicki for coordinating our Christmas Eve Children's Service. The children did a wonderful job.
With the start of a new year, my prayer is that we grow in spirit as well as strength and we keep our hearts strong with our focus on Jesus.
If you have any needs or prayers please call the church or any member of the diaconate.
Annual Meeting of the
Barre Congregational Church
Monday, January 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
The Annual Meeting is being called:
-- To review the annual report
-- To hear and or vote on any articles of the church.
-- Vote on Nominations of Officers & Committees for the term of January 28, 2019 to January 27, 2020
January Worship Services
Worship and Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, January 6, 2019 ~ Epiphany - Communion Sunday/Sunday School
Deborah Page, organist
Deacon— Kevin Fogarty
Rev. Charlie Page, preaching
Sunday, January 13, 2019 ~The Baptism of Christ —Sunday School
Deborah Page, organist/Choir directed by Karla Peterson
Deacon— Jim VanWert
Pastor Margaret Keyser, preaching
Sunday, January 20, 2019 ~ Second Sunday in Epiphany—Sunday School
Karla Peterson, pianist
Deacon— Lisa Holloway
Pastor Margaret Keyser, preaching
Sunday, January 27, 2019 ~ Third Sunday in Epiphany– Sunday School
Karla Peterson, pianist /Choir directed by Karla Peterson
Deacon— Janice Handrahan