Happenings June 29, 2022
Sprucing Up Our Grounds

Church members were hard at work last week preparing and planting some of our garden beds.

Left: Susan Pitman planting laurel shrubs in front of the church
The gardening project was a chance to make sure the church sign was firmly planted in the ground
The base upon which the Elizabeth Freeman statue will be placed has been installed by Wilkinson Excavating.

Some photos from the 2022 LGBTQIA+ Sheffield Pride Celebration
last week

Appalachian Trail Ministry

Our 2022 Appalachian Trail ministry has begun!

Last week we welcomed members of the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce. In addition to chamber staff, there were chamber members from The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank, Lazan Glover & Puciloski, LLP, and Salisbury Bank.

Christ Trinity and First Congregational will host Trail Magic on M-W-F through August 12. There are plenty of open spots for you to volunteer.

If you'd like access to the Shared Google Sheets to sign up, contact Jen in the church office on Wed/Friday afternoons, or Pastor Jill.

Monetary Donations are eagerly welcome! Use the Donate button on church website (below). Cash and Checks also welcome! Together we do great things in the name of love and kindness.
Be the Light!
Thank you for supporting the ministries of our church!
Checks are welcome by mail:
First Congregational Church of Sheffield
PO Box 387
Sheffield, MA 01257
Donate at our website:
Let gratitude and generosity lead.
We are the church together.

We mourn the loss of our beloved friend
Jim Collingwood

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of
Jim Collingwood, Jr.. He is beloved by our church and community.

Calling hours are Tuesday, July 5 from 4-7pm at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home and his funeral service will be there on Wednesday, July 6 at 11am.

Lighting the Steeple

For the month of June, the steeple will be lit by Julie & Steve Hannum in memory of Julie's aunt and uncle, Betty & Jim Collingwood. June 14th was the 70th anniversary of their marriage that took place at Old Parish Church.
There are plenty of open months through the rest of 2022!
If interested, reply to this email with your desired wording and drop off or mail your contribution to the church.
It is a touching way to honor someone in your life!

Dates to Keep in Mind:

  • Sheffield Food Assistance Program - Monday mornings.
  • Weekly Wednesday Zoom Social Hour at 5:00pm.
  • SBRSD Family Food Box - bi-weekly on Thursdays at 11:30am. Our next distribution will be July 14th. Help packing is welcome.
  • Sheffield Farmers' Market, Fridays 3-6pm. Looking ahead:
Zuke Fest is July 15

125 Main Street
PO Box 387
Sheffield MA 01257


You are invited to worship with us.
To find out how, visit our website

We are an Open and Affirming Congregation
of The United Church of Christ