The Central Connection
Central Congregational Church,
United Church of Christ
Newburyport, MA

The Rev. Christopher Ney, pastor

Dear Friends,


The Morning Show on February 2nd Will Feature:



Update on Resettled Afghan Families in Newburyport 


It's been almost exactly a year since WJOP (FM 96.3) spoke with Rev. Rebecca Bryan of First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist Church and Father Jarred Mercer of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church about their congregations' hosting of resettled Afghan families. It seemed that it was time to check in and see how things have been progressing, and The Morning Show is happy to report that both ministers as well as Rev. Christopher Ney of Central Congregational Church will visit the show this week to offer an update on how the families are doing.


The Morning Show will talk with the three ministers about what has gone well for the families, what’s been challenging, how the families are coping with their many transitions, how the  community has engaged in providing support, and what kind of current support would be helpful to receive from the community.



Where to Find "The Morning Show"


Broadcast Live at 9 AM on Thursday on 

WJOP (FM 96.3), on Channel 9,

and on YouTube (at


After Broadcast: 

Visit, click YouTube, then click Playlist 

and scroll down for the "Morning Show"

Listen on WJOP (FM 96.3) on Friday at 8 AM,

or the following Tues. 4 p.m. or Wed, at 3 p.m.

Listen on the Sound Cloud; Go to 

and click on the Cloud, then scroll down.



Thanks for listening! 


Special Donations - Afgahn Family Support

If you are interested in making a special donation to support the Afghan family that Central Church is assisting, we have set-up a specific fund that you can donate to using our on-line giving system. Follow these easy steps through the Central Church website:

1)   Go to:

2)   In the blue banner at top of page click on: ON LINE WORSHIP

3)   On the far right of the page click on the blue text link: Click here to contribute online.

4)   Complete the Online Donation form that appears

Your Support is important.

We continue to rely upon and appreciate your financial support!

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