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.
Special Services: Palm Sunday, April 9th, 9:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, April 13th, 7:00 p.m., in the sanctuary
Easter Sunday, April 16th, 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 interviewing and listening to potential candidates for the interim pastor position. Hopefully, we will have someone by May 1st.
Easter week we will include a Maundy Thursday service at 7 pm. We will also have our traditional Easter Sunday service.
We have received a letter from Pastor Laura Friedman stating that she will not be preaching nor doing emergency pastoral care. We wish her the best, and we thank Laura for the many hours she has given to the church.
Please continue praying for our church that we will find someone to guide and work with us during this transition time.
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.
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.
The Church Committee thanks Steve M. for clearing the walkways after the March 14th big snow storm. It is very much appreciated. Steve has been quietly doing maintenance work around the church. Please Thank Steve when you see him.
From The Flower Committee
The Flower Committee is seeking donations of Easter Lilies, tulips or other spring flowers to decorate the sanctuary for the Easter service on April 16th. The flower committee is not taking orders. Please drop off your donations on Saturday, April 15th. Members of the committee will be at the church at 9:00 to arrange the flowers. If you have any questions, please contact Sue M. or Ann C.