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Welcome to the United Church of Christ in Stoughton! Our new sign, created by church members Gale and Ed Porter, is a clear affirmation of what our church is all about: Love Lives Here! We believe that each person, without exception, is created by God and deeply loved by God, and we do our best to extend that same unconditional, heartfelt welcome to everyone. Please join us for worship on Sunday at 10:00 AM to see for yourself!
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A Year of Dialogue and Discernment The second in our series of conversations in Project 275 will be held on Sunday, March 11. As we did in our first meeting, we will start in the sanctuary at the end of worship and we will then move to the church hall for coffee and a 30-40 minute facilitated discussion led by Russ Clough.
The topic for discussion is,
“Do We Go? Part One”
We need your voice and would like everyone to participate. Child care will be available.
Hello from the Christian Education Team! Who are we? We are the ministry team at Stoughton UCC that educates our congregation in their Christian faith. We provide nurturing care for little ones under the age of 4 in the nursey, lead fun and engaging classes about faith and the Bible to kids from preschool through middle school, offer a special Faith4Life program for middle school youth, as well as occasional classes for adults wanting to explore and deepen their faith. We invite all parents to share your ideas and questions about what is being taught with any member of the CE Team. We also encourage you to talk to your own kids at home about what they are learning - this helps to reinforce their lessons. If you would like to get involved, there is always room on our team for more people!
This month in Church School, we continue with our lessons on the Books of the Bible for our younger children. The lessons are going well and the kids are learning a lot. Be sure to ask them about it.
Lenten Prayer Study
Lenten Prayer Study The prayer study led by Lisa Loughlin will continue during the month of March. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 and begin with a short video then move into a time of discussion. Please join us on any or all of the following Tuesdays: March 6, 13, 20, and 27
Help make our sanctuary look beautiful on Easter Sunday by purchasing a plant. Dedications may be made "In honor of", In memory of", or "In celebration of" whomever you choose. A suggested donation of $10 per plant would be most welcome but all donations are gratefully accepted. After the Easter Service, the Caring Committee will deliver the plants to our sick and housebound church family members. You may also take a plant home that you yourself have donated and give it to whomever you choose. We are grateful for your help in making our sanctuary festive for this joyous day. Look for the order slips in the Sunday bulletin or send your information to Janet Clough email@example.com or 781-344-3860 by March 18.
Pancake Breakfast, March 18
Come join us as at our annual Pancake Breakfast to support the Faith4Life group. All are invited to a Pancake Breakfast following worship on Sunday, March 18. Brunch will include pancakes, sausage, bacon, fruit, and a muffin or coffee cake. The cost is $5 per person with an immediate family maximum of $20. All are invited. Coffee, juice and a baked good will be available to all free of charge.
Maundy Thursday Service We will be observing Maundy Thursday on March 29 at 7:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 103 Pleasant Street. It is a blessing to worship with our brothers and sisters in Christ, especially during the holy season of Lent. Come and draw near to Jesus on the night before his crucifixion and share in his great love
Good Friday Service
A Service for Good Friday March 30 @ 7:00 PM All are invited to join us in a very powerful and moving Good Friday service led by members of the Faith4Life youth group. The Good Friday worship service shows you can shake things up a little, be willing to look at the old, old story in a new way -- and find new meaning in the cross and the great love God has for us. Youth who have led the worship service and have pre-registered may stay for our annual Good Friday lock-in and overnight vigil. Please pray with us.
Lunch with the Pastor
Please join Pastor Mary in the Fireplace Room at 11:45 AM on Thursday, March 1. Bring a brown bag lunch and she will provide beverages and dessert. This is a nice way to share what’s going on in our lives. Bring a friend! All are welcome.
It’s that time again to start thinking about our community garden. Please get these dates on your calendar. • Sunday, April 8 – garden planning meeting after worship during coffee hour.
Sunday, April 22 – workshop at Packard Manse at 4 pm to start a bunch of seeds for later transplantation.
Sunday, April 29 – Community Garden Work Day, see the April Link for details A good way to get in that gardening groove is to attend a Free Garden Planning Workshop on Sunday, March 4 at 4 PM in the Fireplace Room. Learn how to measure, map, plan, and plant your own organic home garden. You’ll get details for starting or expanding your garden. There will be a few example gardens and other resources for organic and urban gardeners. Herb, fruit, and veggie varieties, along with their cultural information and spacing needs will be suggested and much more. This event is free and open to all. For more information, contact Lindsey Medeiros (firstname.lastname@example.org).