The Meeting House Times Weekly







Wednesday, March 15
  • NO Choir Rehearsal tonight
Thursday, March 16
  • 7:00pm HousaTonics

Friday, March 17

  • 7:30am Men's Bible Study

Sunday, March 19

  • 9:00am Mindfulness Mediation in the Wardell Room at the Scoville Library
  • 10:00am Worship with Sunday School, Youth Discussion Group, Nursery Care
  • 11:30am Church Council
  • 2:00pm Lenten Learning Series
You Are Invited to a Lenten Dinner
There are two dates left for the Deacon's Lenten Dinners: March 22 & April 5.

Pastor Diane and the Deacons invite you to choose & date and sign up here... Lenten Dinner Reservation
Lenten Learning Series 
On Sunday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m., Dr. Jack Bowman will present "Cleansing our Soul in Worship, The German Mass of Martin Luther & Johann Sebastian Bach".  

On Sunday, March 26,  Rev. Donna Schaper will give a special presentation which will address spiritual encouragement for individuals, congregations, and communities. 

Click to learn more... Lenten Learning Series
This Week
There will be NO Women's Bible Study this Thursday, March 16.  
Men's Bible Study will meet on Friday, March 17 at 7:45 a.m.  This is an ecumenical bible study and all men are welcome.
Youth Discussion Group
Our Youth Discussion Group leader on Sunday, March 19, will be Jenn Good.  
The Rev. Shannon Wall will be our guest preacher on Sunday, March 19.  Her sermon will be " A Faith Worth Sharing”.

Readings:
Psalm 95: 4-7
John 4:5-42
Sunday School News from Barbara Collins, Coordinator of Christian Education
A symphony conductor, a governor, a wilderness guide, a committee chair, a basketball coach - we encounter many kinds of leaders in our lives.

What makes a good leader?

Click to read... Sunday School News
Informational Meeting for those Interested in Helping a Refugee Family in Salisbury
A number of members of our congregation have asked how they could help the Syrian refugee family in Salisbury.  

Click to learn more....Ways to Help


Epiphany Fund Grant Ideas

The ad hoc Epiphany Fund Committee would like to hear your ideas about potential recipients of this grant. 

Click to learn more... Epiphany Fund
Celebrating Christian Action
Why Christian Action?  
The Rev. Dr. Richard Reifsnyder
The church I served in Virginia before retiring and moving to Salisbury took as its mission statement “serving Christ and neighbor in the heart of Winchester and beyond.”  It was a reminder that our call as Christians always moves us beyond personal redemption and meeting our own needs for worship, learning, and care.

Click to read... Why Christian Action?
"Feel the Warmth" Dinners in Bridgeport
For four years, the Board of Christian Action has supported the Feel the Warmth dinners at our sister church, Bridgeport UCC.

Click to read... Feel the Warmth Dinners
Winter Clothing to Bridgeport

To help the very needy families and homeless living in Bridgeport, the Board of Christian Action collects warm winter clothing to be distributed by the Bridgeport UCC.  

Click to read... Clothing
Last Chance  ~ Photos for Church Directory

Kristine Jennings will be taking photos for our new directory on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:30 – 7:00pm in the Parish Hall. If you have not already done so, please make the time to see her, so you can be included in the new directory. This will be the final session. 

 News from Jack Bowman, Minister of Music 
The choir has a meaningful Lenten anthem for Sunday entitled “Wilt Not Thou Turn Again” by Philip Dietterich.

Click to read...Music Ministry Minute
 New Members Class on March 26
You are invited to become a Covenant Partner (member) of the Salisbury Congregational Church.  If you are interested in formalizing your commitment to this faith community, please contact Pastor Diane. 

We will welcome our new covenant members during Worship on April 2.
Pastor Diane to Speak at St. Mary's Church
Pastor Diane will speak at St. Mary's Lenten Program on Wednesday, March 29 about the Peace Through Understanding iniative.  Supper and talk, 5:30-7:30, open the the public.  

Click to learn more... St. Mary's
Prayer List
If you would like a name added to the prayer list, please call the church office at (860) 435-2442.
Stillspeaking Daily Devotional

Drawn together by the Holy Spirit, we are a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church, joining faith and action.

Read more
www.ucc.org
In The Community
Sign up for Silver Lake Summer Camp is Open... Silver Lake Brochure
The Congregational Chruch of Salisbury, United Church of Christ
125 Main Street, PO Box 392, Salisbury, CT  06068
 Phone (860) 435-2442 
 email: salisburyucc@gmail.com