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 are now holding in-person services in the sanctuary! 
**see below for details!**

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Community Friendship Suppers 

Our Community Friendship Suppers have not yet resumed. Several people have asked as to
when they will resume. We feel that it may
still take some time until it is safe to meet
inside and in person. Stay tuned!

From the Church Committee

The Church Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. We are looking for additional members. If interested, please reach out to the 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
A Message from Pastor Margaret

A Summer of Hope and New Beginnings…
As we transition from the beautiful Spring 
with its fresh and cool air, green landscapes 
and exquisite flowering Dogwoods, Redbuds, 
Cherry blossoms and more, we welcome 
the warmer Summer months when we will 
be taking long walks, hikes and drives, 
feeling the fresh touch of the ocean and 
river waters against our skin, and enjoying 
the fruit of our garden labor, filled with 
renewed energy, grateful for life and loved 
ones to share these sights and sounds with.

This will be a summer to treasure and enjoy, 
as we look back to a summer which brought 
immense loss and isolation; it will be a time 
for many to appreciate the presence of 
loved ones, as the past year robbed us of the gift of being with the ones we love; it will be a time to enjoy and appreciate the simple things, with their powers to fill us with utter joy, as we marvel at the wonder of life.
As we look towards a time of joy and relaxation, we remember those whom we lost during the past year, and those who lost their loved ones, due to the pandemic. We carry them in our hearts and say a prayer and send good thoughts to those who mourn.

As we embark on this new opportunity to enjoy and appreciate life, may we also feel the presence of the One who is our Friend, always present, journeying with us, protecting us, and guiding our steps. During this period of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit brings to us a joy and peace that is eternal and enduring, renewing our minds and spirits as we spend time with our loved ones and the stranger whom we will meet and encounter.
May your gardens and farms be bountiful, may your children and grandchildren bring you utter joy, may you feel the deep joy and gratitude as you look into the eyes of the ones you have not seen for a while.

Have a blessed Summer of hope and new beginnings, and may God bless you, members of Barre Congregational Church.

Pastor Margaret Keyser

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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Barre Congregational Church is once again holding in-person indoor services at the churchSafety protocols will be in place to protect everyone from unseen virus threats. 

1. Masks will be required of all in attendance.
2. Entry through the front door. The side door may be used for those needing the elevator. Exit through the rear door except for those that need to use the elevator where use of the side door is acceptable.
3. Sign in, with phone or email information, required to the notebook used for contact tracing.
4. Singing is not going to be permitted.
5. Some pews will be blocked from use to ensure safe social distancing. 
6. Hand sanitizer will be available for use by all in attendance.
7. All areas used will be sanitized by a staff member before and after use.
8. Front and rear doors will remain open during services to allow for fresh air circulation. 

We have members that are working on advancing the recording of services to be posted online and on social media. The church hopes to begin live streaming services in the near future. 

If any members or friends of the church are interested in helping with the technology use and presentations, please call the church and leave a message for delivery to the people involved.