Happenings March 15, 2023

One Great Hour of Sharing

There will be a chance to donate to this special mission offering at this Sunday's service.

Lenten Discussion Group

We invite you to join our Lenten Discussion Group on Sunday evenings via Zoom at 6:30 through April 2nd.

Continuing the theme from 2022, we will use a portion of the Sunday morning scripture coupled with the poetry of Mary Oliver to guide our time of discussion and reflection. Please RSVP to Rev. Jill at [email protected] if you are interested in joining the Zoom group.

Holy Week & Easter

  • Palm Sunday – April 2 – hybrid in-person & Zoom at 10am
  • Maundy Thursday– April 6 – Zoom service at 7:00pm
  • Good Friday – April 7– Labyrinth Gathering (weather permitting)
  • Easter Sunday: April 9

-6:15am–Sunrise Service (maybe hybrid, too!) County Road New

Marlboro followed by breakfast

-10am–Sanctuary Worship

- 11:15am – Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on the back lawn with outdoor

coffee hour

Reply to this email to register for the Easter Egg Hunt,

please let us know how many children from your family will be attending.

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit

Crossroads: Changes in Rural America


Sheffield: Through a Generational Lens

Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 PM

Hosted by The First Congregational Church of Sheffield

with the conversation moderated by Rev. Jill Graham.

A range of local panelists will reflect on socially-poignant topics of their generation and how their lives and town have changed. Opportunity for audience participation to follow.   

Our program is one of many Crossroads exhibits, programs & events.

Visit www.bushnellsagelibrary.org/crossroads for the full lineup.

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit Crossroads: Change in Rural America arrives in Sheffield on Sunday, March 26 and will be on view in the Bushnell-Sage Library program room through Saturday, May 6.

The library is looking for volunteer docents during library hours to greet and welcome visitors, as well as answer questions about the exhibit. There are no physical requirements and seating is provided.

Stop by the library circulation desk today to sign up!

A brief docent training will be offered on Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m.

Call 413-229-7004 with any questions.

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:

Visit our website

Let gratitude and generosity lead

We are the church together

Lighting the Steeple

For the month of March, the steeple will be lit by Belle Fox-Martin in recognition of the work being done by the Berkshire Immigrant Center.

We invite you to sponsor and dedicate the lighting of the steeple this Spring and Summer. We have no dedications yet for April, May, June and July. If interested, reply to this email with your desired month and 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. 
  • Village Family Food Box - Thursday, March 16 at 11am. Help packing is welcome.
  • Sunday evenings during Lent—discussion group via Zoom using scripture and the poetry of Mary Oliver, 6:30pm.
  • Berkshire Children's Chorus Art Project in the social room: March 19, April 2, 30, May 21, from 12-3pm.
  • Council meeting-Tuesday, March 21st – 10:30am via Zoom
  • Deacons Meeting Thursday, March 30th – 6:30 via Zoom
  • "Crossroads: Change in Rural America" Opening Reception, Sunday, March 26 from 3-5pm, Bushnell Sage Library. "Sheffield: Through a Generational Lens" April 27 @ 7pm- Hosted by The First Congregational Church of Sheffield
  • Palm Sunday April 2
  • Maundy ThursdayApril 6 Zoom service 7:00
  • Good Friday – April 7Labyrinth Gathering (weather permitting)
  • Easter Sunday: April 9 6:15amSunrise Service (maybe hybrid, too!) County Road New Marlboro followed by breakfast; 10am Sanctuary Worship; 11:15am Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on the back lawn with outdoor coffee hour (hopefully).

125 Main Street

PO Box 387

Sheffield MA 01257


 [email protected]

 [email protected]

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