Barre Congregational Church
30 Park Street
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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
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
A Message From Pastor Margaret
The summer is in its twilight stages, and we are
standing at the beginning of a new school year,
with new beginnings, new ideas, and new
resolutions. There is excitement in the air for
many, for example the student who goes to
college, or a new grade, from elementary to
middle to high school, with new teachers and exciting opportunities! Swimming pools and beaches may enjoy the final round of vacationers, before responsibilities call; gardeners and farmers are planning their fall routine; and those who are thinking about cooler weather, are bringing out their fall wardrobe!
Here at Barre Congregational Church we are excited to welcome everyone back from vacation; our Sunday School children as well as their teachers from a well-deserved break, our Committee members, who took the occasional breaks, and came together for important meetings, when they needed to during the summer. For that we are very grateful. We missed all of you and look forward to a productive and blessed new year.
It is my prayer that we will all grow together spiritually as a congregation, and that we will be blessed in all our plans and activities. We are especially excited about the month-long Stewardship Campaign starting at the end of September and the whole of October, when we will be celebrating our unique gifts, and our diversities. It will be an opportunity for children and adults to participate together in this amazing effort. We are invited to bring all that we are to the life of the church, with the knowledge that every gift is a blessing for the Body of Christ, and for the Glory of God. Please have a look at all that’s going on in the pages of this month’s Spire!
I pray that each one of us will reflect on and renew our commitment to the church in ways that will bring joy and contentment to our hearts and souls.
I pray that we will keep our eyes on God in all our endeavors, and may God bless us as a congregation, and every individual and all our families with good health and strength and provide you with all you need.
When you leave the church, please make sure all lights are turned off and the doors are locked.
Please make sure if you bring food into the church, that you take home what you don’t use. Don’t leave it in the refrigerator.
Please check with Ann or Wendy if you would like to donate an item to the church. Thank you for your cooperation.
From the Church Committee
As a committee, we spent the quiet
time at the church, enjoying the
warm summer days.
We have met with members of the
church and developed a plan to
replace the kitchen ceiling in
fellowship hall. We have raised
$360.00 from Strawberry shortcake
during Barre Family Fun Day.
This is a much-needed project to
continue with the Missions, Community Friendship Suppers and the monthly Church Suppers. We are looking forward to seeing everyone back in September and hearing about vacations.
September Worship Services
Worship and Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, September 2, 2018 ~ Fifteenth Sunday of Pentecost - Communion Sunday Deacon—Marsha Bray Rev. Charlie Page, preaching
Sunday, September 9, 2018 ~Sixteenth Sunday of Pentecost—Sunday School starts Rev. Charlie Page, preaching
Sunday, September 16, 2018 ~ Seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost—Official start of Sunday School Choir directed by Karla Peterson,
Pastor Margaret Keyser, Preaching
Sunday, September 23, 2018 ~ Eighteenth Sunday of Pentecost– Sunday School Pastor Margaret Keyser Preaching
Sunday, September 30, 2018 ~ Nineteenth Sunday of Pentecost—Sunday School Stewardship Campaign Kickoff
Choir directed by Scott Bryant
Pastor Margaret Keyser, preaching