3/23 update

Due to the concerns and issues surrounding the COVID19 virus, the church has not been holding in-person worship services for a couple of weeks now.  This will continue until further notice.

Rev. Rick will offer a message Sunday mornings.  It will be uploaded to our YouTube page, which can be accessed several ways:

On Facebook, our page is www.facebook.com/fccwilli – there will be a link to the message there.

On our website, www.churchw.org – there is a link to our YouTube channel on the main page.

Please share this information with your friends and family!

At this time, the church office is also currently closed until further notice.  Both the church email and phone messages will be checked periodically if you need to contact us.

Please be safe and well!

Update 3/20

We regret that there will be no Mobile Food Pantry this month.

The church building is currently closed to all groups and activities, including our Thrift Shops, and in-person worship for March 22 is cancelled due to the Covid19 virus. We will try to post a sermon and organ music on Facebook Live on the church’s Facebook page. Office hours may vary at this time; please call before stopping in to be sure someone is here.  If you wish to leave a message, please do so after the tone; visit our website at www.churchw.org.   Please be safe and well!

Closing Updates

The church building is currently closed to all groups and activities, including our Thrift Shops, and in-person worship for March 22 is cancelled due to the Covid19 virus. We will try to post a sermon and organ music on Facebook Live on the church’s Facebook page.  Office hours may vary at this time; please call before stopping in to be sure someone is here.  Messages will be retrieved regularly from the church phone. Please be safe and well!

Special Closing Announcement, 3/13/2020:

Following the recommendations of the Southern New England Conference of the UCC and medical advice, we are canceling in-person worship for March 15 and 22 due to the Covid19 virus and the vulnerable members of our congregation and their families.  I will be trying to post a sermon and Phil’s organ music on Facebook Live on the church’s Facebook page.  Please spread the word as you speak with other church members.  Valerie and I would be happy to help anyone set up a Facebook account for the purpose of viewing our page.  Blessings, Rev. Rick

Office hours during the week may also be limited, please call before stopping by.  Any further closing announcements will be posted on NBC CT Channel 30 and WFSB Channel 3.

 

TAG SALE!!!

TAG SALE!!!  Saturday, January 11 (snow date Jan. 18), 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, 199 Valley St, Willimantic.  Furniture, clothing, household items, crafts – Adult and Children’s Thrift Shops open.  This is being run simultaneously with the REPAIR CAFÉ (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) – bring broken small appliances, ripped clothing, etc. – skilled volunteers will be available to help you repair your items. Find the church on Facebook, on the web at www.churchw.org, or call 860-423-6827.  TAG_10215C

Christmas Love Feast

Sunday, December 15th, 5 p.m.

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We celebrate the birth of Christ that was a sign of God’s love for the world and all who are part of it.  Our Love Feast is a response to God’s love for us as we seek to extend our love to the earth and all who dwell in it.

 

As the early Christians met and broke bread together in token of their fellowship and love, so the members of the Moravian Church family make it a custom to celebrate spiritual occasions by sharing with friends a simple meal called a Love feast.  The Love feast strengthens the spirit of unity and good will among people. It removes, at least for an hour, all social barriers and distinctions.

 

The Love Feast service comes from the tradition of the Moravian Church to gather and break bread to celebrate and affirm the unity of Christians as brothers and sisters in Christ. During the love feast a small meal of a bun and mug of coffee is served. The Christmas Love Feast is the most special with the addition of candles, lit at the end of the service as a reminder of the light of Christ’s love.

 

This service will be a celebration with special Christmas music, scripture readings and prayers.  This is a joyous occasion to share with friends and neighbors.