This Week

Friday, June 7
  • 4:00-6:00 p.m. Parish Hall in use

Sunday, June 9
  • 9:00 a.m. Mindfulness Meditation at the Scoville Memorial Library
  • 10:00 a.m. Pentecost Sunday Worship welcoming back Pastor John, Summer Choir Wear Red for Pentecost

Monday, June 10
  • 11:30-5:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club

Tuesday, June 11
  • 6:00-7:00 Parish Hall piano in use for private lesson

Wednesday, June 12
  • 9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
  • 10:00 a.m. Music Committee Meeting
  • 12:00 Noble Horizons Worship

Reminder: Pastor John will be on vacation through June 7. Deacons and clergy are on call; please contact the church office (860-435-2442) with any needs.
Pastor John will return from his trip to Corfu on June 7. He will be back with us this Sunday, Pentecost Sunday, to celebrate the powerful, amazing story of the birth of the church. Plan to wear red on June 9th, and celebrate! 
Sermon & Readings

Pentecost Sunday, June 9, Pastor John's sermon will be "Made for Prophecy".

From Barbara Collins,
Director of Religious Education
Sunday, June 9: Pentecost Sunday all-ages worship. Be sure to wear something RED . There will be NO Nursery care or Sunday School until the autumn.

Youth Discussion Group
Youth Discussion Group (for youth in grades 6-12), led by Jenn Surdam, will resume in the Fall on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month.
Church Office Update
Effective immediately, we are implementing a new security measure for the church staff: If any of the staff is in the building alone, then the Library Street door will remain locked.

If you stop by the church during office hours and the door is locked, please press the button to the left of the door to call the office. The staff person will then come down and open the door for you!
Save the Dates!
On Sunday, June 16, we will celebrate the Commissioning of the Silver Lake Summer Staff during worship.

On Sunday, June 23, we will worship at Silver Lake Conference Center, 223 Low Road, Sharon CT at 10:00 a.m. (There will be no worship service in the Meeting House on this day.)
Anyone who would like to carpool to Silver Lake should gather at the Meeting House: at 9:30 a.m. and we will caravan to Silver Lake together.
June Deacon’s Message
By Bob Maxwell
June is a month marked by recognition. There’s graduation ceremonies in recognition of achievement. Flowers bloom in recognition of the glory of the Earth. Father’s Day is a time set aside to recognize fathers. Related to that, it’s also a time to recognize Father figures in our culture such as Thomas Berry, considered by some as the Father of the environmental movement...

For Pastoral Emergencies
For pastoral emergencies, Pastor John can be reached in the church office (860-435-2442, ext. 101), on his mobile (508-479-0724), or by email (

Please note: Pastor John will be away through June 7. For pastoral emergencies during this time, please contact a Deacon. 
Bible Study
Men's Ecumenical Bible Study and
Women's Bible Study will resume in the Fall.
Silver Lake Summer Camp:
There's Still Time to Sign Up!
Registration for the 2019 Summer Camp Session at Silver Lake Conference Center is still open! Click to view the Summer Camp brochure, and pick your week today!
Our church’s annual budget allocates money to pay for our young people to attend Silver Lake Conferences free of charge . Contact Barbara Collins for more information. 

Click here for the Silver Lake brochure:
The Corner Food Pantry
We are continuing to collect nonperishable food donation for The Corner Food Pantry. Donations can be placed in the baskets by the Library Street entrance.

From Isabel Sloane at The Corner Food Pantry:
May was busy at the Corner Food Pantry.
Thank you for your support!
May :
Number of Households Served: 194
Number of Individuals Served: 767
Number of Meals provided: 6903
Pounds of Food (Estimate): 8334

Weekly Averages:
48 households per week
192 individuals per week
1726 meals per week
2071 pounds of food
Church Office Hours
Pastor John Nelson will have office hours on Tuesday - Friday. He can be reached at (860) 435-2442 ext. 101, by email (, or by cell for pastoral emergencies during non-office hours (508-479-0724).
Please note: Pastor John will be away from May 24 - June 7. For pastoral emergencies during this time, please contact a Deacon. 

Melissa Adam, Financial and Communications Assistant, is in the office Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-2:00. Her email is:

Kathy Wiggins, Administrative Assistant, is in the office Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8-3 and Thursday from 8-2.
Her email is:

Please take a moment to visit our w ebs ite:
Conference Calling for Committee Meetings
We have conference calling available for those who are unable to attend a committee meeting. It is wireless and connects though your smartphone so you can "attend' from another location.
If you have any questions or would like further information please contact the office or email Kathy at:
The Congregational Church of Salisbury, United Church of Christ
125 Main Street, PO Box 392, Salisbury, CT 06068
 Phone (860) 435-2442