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, UCC added 7 new photos.Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 10:04am
Jill and I attended a concert this evening in Callander, Scotland. One of the corners of the church (the kirk!) is their designated Creation Corner. For July there is a display advocating and challenging people of faith to reduce their reliance on plastic.

Hear the good news: Creation conscious congregations are increasing around the globe!
Congregational Church of Weston, UCC
Congregational Church of Weston, UCC shared a link.Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 12:55pm
Congregational Church of Weston, UCC
Congregational Church of Weston, UCCFriday, June 8th, 2018 at 10:36am
CHILDREN’S SUNDAY,
June 10, 2018, 10:30am

Faith Discovery celebrates the conclusion of their 2017-18 program year by leading worship.

Cathy Liddell with our children and youth have prepared a reflection on the Apostle Peter after their study this spring.

Following worship we will have a special ice cream “coffee hour.”
Congregational Church of Weston, UCC
Congregational Church of Weston, UCCSunday, June 3rd, 2018 at 12:44am
SUNDAY, June 3, 2018, 10:30 am
Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Worship
Rev. Richard Edens preaching

June 3 – Art from Chuck Whitney
Among the gifts and talents of Chuck Whitney was that of an aspiring artist. People and scenes from the Congregational Church of Weston caught his eye. His daughter Ann will bring his artwork to worship this Sunday for distribution. She has identified “Cathy Liddell, Chris Paquin and Caroline, the Earles, Vin Shelton, Sam and Sue with hand bells, EQ Bjorkman, Stefanie Baum, and Alexander the organist as among his subjects. Plus a few Bible scenes, flowers, the altar, etc.” Come this Sunday, June 3, to enjoy the art and the stories about the artist and his subjects.

Dear Friends,

We left Session 1 of our discernment process (May 20th) with a homework assignment to read the Assessment Report before we gather for Session 2 (June 17th). There are no crib notes to offer you nor is there one “right” interpretation. The goal of the Assessment Report is hold up a mirror such we can see ourselves.

So, as you read this report, jot down what surprises you. What did you learn about our setting in ministry? What are we best at? When you read the report, does it reveal what we are passionate about? What does our community need us to be best at?

When in 1st Corinthians Paul says, “Now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face,” Paul is using imperfect polished metal as his metaphor not the mirrors to which we have become accustomed. Which is why he can continue that thought with “Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.” See the parallelism moving from the partial to the whole.

This report read alone will always be partial but when discussed as a community, as a church, it will be read fully. So, read the report and come on Sunday, June 17, to hear what others have read in it and see for our future. If you need a copy, please see one of our leadership team members (Chris Paquin, Mary Cross, Ann Marie Kreft, Paul Schendel or Vin Shelton) on Sunday or stop by the church office during the week.

You know the conclusion of Paul’s argument: And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three and the greatest of these is love. Paul, the rhetorician, is again moving from the partial to the full. May we in our discernment move from seeing dimly to seeing face to face, from knowing in part to knowing fully, and from abiding to acting in love.

See you on Sunday!
Richard Edens
Congregational Church of Weston, UCC
Congregational Church of Weston, UCCThursday, May 31st, 2018 at 10:12am
At the end of this article there is a link to a list of the 500+ signers of the Faith & Science Joint Appeal for Climate Action including: Ann Marie Kreft, Cathy Liddell, Paul & Jessica Schendel, Katharina Wilkins and Jill & Richard Edens. Thank you for your support!

(There may be other CCW signers that I did not see as I scrolled. My apologies if your signature was overlooked.)