Congregational Church of Weston, UCC

Our church was established in the early 1960's by people wishing for a local church in the tradition of historic New England Congregationalism (now the United Church of Christ). For years ours was a church without walls, meeting in a local school to develop spiritual community before the edifice was built with a simple grace that fits into our natural surroundings. n early emphasis on caring relationships and warm fellowship characterizes CCW to this day. As a warm and vibrant community of faith, the church offers creative worship and a variety of programs for children, youth and adults. It is welcoming to all regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age or economic standing.
Congregational Church of Weston, UCC
Congregational Church of Weston, UCCFriday, September 21st, 2018 at 2:13am
Peter Marty's "Curiosity is Holy" complements the study Cathy Liddell is currently leading with the CCW children and youth on the "awe" that under girds both science and faith. I particularly love the understanding of the question mark as a holy symbol.
Congregational Church of Weston, UCC
Congregational Church of Weston, UCCSunday, September 16th, 2018 at 5:22am
CCW at Waltham Days
Congregational Church of Weston, UCC
Congregational Church of Weston, UCCMonday, September 3rd, 2018 at 1:59pm
Next Sunday, September 9, the Congregational Church of Weston's 2018-19 program year begins! Invite someone to join you in this adventure. www.westonucc (dot) org
Congregational Church of Weston, UCC
Congregational Church of Weston, UCC added 2 new photos.Saturday, September 1st, 2018 at 9:21am
Worship with the Congregational Church of Weston (130 Newton Street, Weston, MA) this Sunday, September 2, at 10 am.

Richard Edens will be preaching on "Redeeming Passion." This is the only Sunday in the three year lectionary cycle in which a suggested text is from the passionate Song of Songs. If the Adam and Eve story is a love story gone wry, the Song of Songs may be the redemption of passion.

Dooseon Woo will be playing the piano. The Introit and and Anthem will be violin duets played by Sharon Kuhn and Jill Edens. Bill Townsend will be the liturgist.

This is the last Sunday of the 2018 Summer Union Services of First Parish and the Congregational Church of Weston. Join us at the Congregational Church of Weston (130 Newton Street, Weston, MA) on Sunday at 10am.

The one picture is "Le Cantique des cantiques III" by the artist Marc Chagall from Musée du Message Biblique in Nice, France.

And the other is a mural, "Arise, my love ..." from the "Virgin's Monastery" of Benedictine nuns in Petropolis, Brazil by Claudio Pastro.
Congregational Church of Weston, UCC
Congregational Church of Weston, UCCWednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 11:42am
Hope to see you this Sunday, August 19, at 10am!

Nate Chinen, music critic for NPR, was on WBUR on Tuesday morning speaking about this current moment as both a time of resurgence in jazz and of insecurity about the art form’s foothold in the larger culture. Whereas jazz was fun and thumbing its nose at self-serious musical endeavors, the perception of jazz has almost calcified to the point where it’s a genre to be respected but not enjoyed. Chinen’s opinion is that the image of jazz has become “too good.”

What Chinen is trying to capture is that with the esteem that is now given to jazz has come “such a strong veneration for history and for a canon of recordings. Then you begin to see the music at large as a kind of museum piece." Indeed, one can interpret resurgence as “traditional” with someone like Wynton Marsalis or “edgy” with the pianist Vijay Iyer or vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant.

The same is true of our faith. We should know, perhaps, venerate the canon of our ancestors, of exodus and exile, of covenant and community; but, we should also know the edginess of the prophets and the parables, the reformers and, of course, the obedience even unto death that is Jesus. An edge -- whether a jazz note or a prophetic call -- is articulated by its depth. Join us as we listen for a stillspeaking and living God at the Congregational Church of Weston UCC this Sunday, August 19 at 10am.

See you on Sunday.