Barre Congregational Church

30 Park Street
Barre, Massachusetts
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Welcoming & Serving the Quabbin Area
Worship Services:
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE: We will be holding virtual Sunday services - please watch below!
NOTE: Due to precautions related to the coronavirus, events scheduled in July may 
be postponed or rescheduled. Please check with the event organizers for the latest information
More Information on Upcoming EventsGet InvolvedContact UsA Message From the Food Pantry

From the Missions Committee
The Missions Committee could 
use your help. We are looking 
for volunteers to help with the 
Community Friendship Suppers. 
We would welcome any help with
room or food preparation, serving,
dishwashing, clean up... All 
assistance welcome! 

We always like to serve desserts
at the dinners. If you can’t help out 
at the supper, a dessert 
donation would be greatly appreciated.

For more information, please see or call Janice H., chair of the Missions Committee or simply show up on the third Thursday of the month! (note: CFS cancelled until further notice -- we will let you know when we resume our monthly suppers!)

From the Church Committee
The Church Committee would like to remind everyone that the daily functioning of the church continues. They remind you to please keep up your pledges and donations to the church even in these challenging times. Donations can be submitted through the "Donate" page on this website or mailed to:

Margaret Marshall
169 Sunrise Ave
Barre, MA 01005
Some of our talented church family share their gift of music with us during this isolation time. Click on the images below to listen and enjoy!


Message from the Deacons and Pastor Margaret (July 1, 2020)

Pastor Margaret and the Deacons would like to keep you updated on Sunday Services.

A committee had been put together to start looking at what it would take to open the church for worship services. This will require creative thinking and careful considerations to ensure the safety of everyone worshipping and other groups using our church building. I ask that you all pray with us that we do things right for the good of everyone, and that when the time comes and we feel comfortable and safe worshipping together physically, that we will say it is good to be together again. But before then, I ask that we all continue to come together in this way for a little longer, while our Committee is doing the ground-work for a safe opening.

This has been difficult on all of us, but let us join together for a brief time on Sunday morning in worship and prayer.

Please email barrechurch@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of the service.

June 28th Service

Click here for the June 28th bulletin. Please note there will be no weekly service on July 5th, but we'll be back online next week!
Welcome to the Barre Congregational Church Website! 

A congregation of the United Church of Christ, Barre Congregational Church (BCCUCC) is located on the Common in Barre, Massachusetts. We are a caring community of Christ committed to reaching out into the wider community. We offer ourselves as ministers of grace, healing, understanding, inclusiveness, reconciliation, and joy for the sake of showing our love for Jesus.

Our Pastor: Margaret Keyser

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A Message From Pastor Margaret

Worshipping Together During a Pandemic

Grace and peace to you, members of Barre Congregational Church! What an extraordinary experience it has been the last three-plus months to have worship services from a distance and at our homes, something we never thought would happen! We started on March 15, and I remember writing to you in my sermon that morning, asking you the question the Israelites asked Moses in the wilderness, “Is God among us?” They were thirsty and there was no water. It was difficult for Moses because there was much complaining and quarreling going on, and the people of Israel were challenging him and testing God, to the point where Moses cried out to God and asked, “What shall I do with these people? They are ready to stone me!” They had been traveling through the desert for some time and were suffering the severity of the desert conditions. Their faith had been tested and their patience diminished to nothing. They were hungry and thirsty, and they cried for the pots of Egypt. Then we see how God showed up and miraculously provided water out of the rock at Horeb! Yahweh showed up!

From that moment in March onwards, it felt like a whirlwind for me as pastor, thinking, how are we going to keep our congregation together during a pandemic where we must stay separate from each other? How are we going to do things, Lord, I asked like Moses asked God in the wilderness. Are You among us, Lord? Then the music came…through the sound of “This Little Light of Mine,” sung by the Morin family, followed by the beautiful rendition, “Where the Spirit of the Lord Is” by our organist, Deb Page, and more! Those who agreed to sing for us brought so much hope and light into that dark moment. It also opened up a whole new way of thinking about worshipping with one another via the internet. What a team effort it has been. In discussions with the deacons, our organist, and several other musicians and songwriters and family members in our congregation near and far... (click here to continue reading)