News & Notes

Click image for December Calendar:
Wedneday, November 30 
  • 7:15 Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, December 1  
  • 4:30pm Women's Bible Study
  • 5:30pm Deacon's Meeting
  • 7:00pm HousaTonics Rehearsal
Friday, December 2  
  • 4:30pm Bell Choir at Salisbury School
Saturday, December 3
  • 5:30-8:00pm Parent's Night Out/Advent Event

Sunday, December 4  

  • 9:00am Mindfulness Meditation at Scoville Library
  • 10:00am Worship with Communion, Youth Discussion Group, Sunday School and Nursery Care
  • 11:30am Trustees
  • 2:00pm Noble Horizons Service
  • 3:30pm Bell Choir in Copake, NY

Monday, December 5  

  • 7:00pm Bell Choir at Geer Village

Tuesday, November 6

  • 5:15pm Bell Choir Rehearsal

On Sunday, December 4, Pastor Diane's     sermon will be "The Kingdom is Near"

Readings:  Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19                                                Isaiah 11:1-10                                                          Matthew 3:1-12 

Our Youth Discussion Group leader
on Sunday, December 4,
will be Michael Clulow.

From the Church Council
The Council invites the congregation to consider the newly revised Open and Affirming / Welcome Statement that Pastor Diane described in her November 20 Sermon.  Yo are invited to attend a discussion about the proposed statement on January 8 after worship.  On January 15, we will gather after worship in a congregational meeting  to officiially vote.  

Click to read...Council Notes & Welcome Statement

Click to read Open and Affirming Fact Sheet...Fact Sheet

An Advent Event & Parent's Night Out
Two and a half hours of free time during Advent! Leave your children with the Board of Religious Education on  Saturday, December 3rd 5:30-8:00pm .  They will enjoy a fun-filled Advent Event, and parents can have a night out!  
Click here for event information. ....An Advent Avent
Click here for permission slip... Permission Slip
Lighting of the Candles During Advent
Sunday, December 4 is the Second Sunday in Advent.  We will light the Candle of Peace. If you and/or your friends and family would like to light the Advent candle please contact Pastor Diane.  

Sunday School News from Barbara Collins,
Coordinator of Christian Education
Click to read... Sunday School News
Music Ministry Minute
The Giving Tree 

The annual Christmas Giving Tree has been put up in the Meeting House by the Board of Christian Action.  This is your opportunity to purchase a gift this Christmas for a child in need.

Read more...The Giving Tree

From the Hospitality Commitee
As we enter into Advent and the joy of the Christmas season, many visitors will enter our doors to be welcomed warmly...

Click to read... Hospitality

About the Deacon's Prayer
We have found that praying calms our hearts, opens our minds to each other and to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. 

Click to read about the... Deacon's Prayer
Don't Forget to Turn In Your Pledge Card!

If you need a new pledge card, you can pick one up at church of print one here: Pledge Card

We also now have the capacity to pledge online!  Click for our secure site: Give Online

  For detailed instructions on using the online website, click here:
Instructions for Online GIving
Chorus Angelicus
"Christmas Angelicus" will be performed on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Salisbury Congregational Church, Salisbury, CT at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets are $30 for general seating, priority seating for $45, and $10 for students. 

Click for more... Chorus Angelicus
Poinsettia Dedications
You are invited to contribute a plant in the name of a loved one and take the plant home with you after Christmas Eve service. Donations are $15 for each plant. Please send a check, along with a form to the office by December 16th.  You can pick a form up at church, or print below.
Click for poinsettia dedication form... Poinsettias

Simply Smiles Inc & 2016 Reservation Christmas Party

For the past seven years Simply Smiles, with your help, has been making sure that 100+ children on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation have the Christmas they deserve. This year's celebration is on December 9th.

When you go to our registry you'll have the opportunity to send a gift (or gifts!) directly to the Reservation - and then we'll send you photos from an unforgettable Christmas full of simply smiling faces. 

Simply Smiles Christmas Party

December Birthdays
11  Colin Maxwell
11  Taylor Maxwell
14  Sharon O'Connor
15  Alice Gustafson
18  Joe Catania
30  Sal Accardo

The Congregational Chruch of Salisbury, United Church of Christ
125 Main Street, PO Box 392, Salisbury, CT  06068
 Phone (860) 435-2442