Barre Congregational Church
30 Park Street
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© 2016 Barre Congregational Church 30 Park Street, Barre, MA 01005
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
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
"No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."
From the Diaconate
The deacons have been working to provide continuity in the pulpit. We have talked with Margaret Keyser, and she has agreed to accept the position as Intentional Interim Minister. She will be a part-time pastor and will work 13-20 hours per week. We are pleased that she will be with us and work with us to strengthen our faith, and help us to worship together in harmony.
Discretionary Fund - Envelopes are available at each pew. Donations maybe made be sending a check to the church marked Discretionary Fund. This funding is given out at the discretion of the Deacons and the Pastor, as needed in our community for emergency purposes such as utilities, food and health needs.
Church Maintenance Needs
We have some serious building repairs to address. The cost to repair the roof is $15,000.00 The cost to paint the church is $14,000.00 The cost of insurance is $10,000.00
If anyone has ideas for fundraising, please feel free to share them with us.
Note to Organizations/Committes Using Church Facilities
All organizations using the church building - for-profit and non-profit - must submit their liability insurance to the church.
For all committees or groups that use the church please make sure the lights are shut off and all doors are locked before you leave the building.
Update on Our Grant Application
Sarah has sent the grant application to the Massachusetts Preservation Society. We expect to hear back from them in late June. This is a matching grant to paint the outside of the church.
We want to thank Deb and Charlie P. for restoring the clock in the Sanctuary. Glad to have it back hanging up over the balcony.
We also want to thank Marsha B. for picking up the mail at the post office. This is very much appreciated and one of the many things Bob Swindell did for many years.
The flower committee would like to thank those who donated flowers for the sanctuary for Easter Sunday morning.