Mon Sep 26, 2016

Spaghetti Supper
September 26
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Bereavement Support Workshop
October 1
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World Communion Sunday
Recurs Every Year
Next Event: October 2
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Fifth Monday Meal
October 31
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Village Square Fair
Recurs Every Year
Next Event: November 13
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Community Thanksgiving Service
Recurs Every Year
Next Event: November 23
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Old Red Church Service
Recurs Every Year
Next Event: September 18
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SCC Fritter Booth
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Next Event: September 24
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At our Visioning Retreat on Oct. 4, 2014, we adopted the following Visioning Statement:
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  Rev. Dr. Cynthia B. Biggar

  Jacqueline Savage
Minister of Music

Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided.  MORE


Welcome to
Standish Congregational Church,
United Church of Christ!

The members of Standish Congregational Church welcome you to join us in worship, spiritual growth, community service, and joyful fellowship!  As one of our denomination's mantras puts it: "Whoever you are, wherever you are on Life's journey, you are welcome here!"

Located near the crossroads of Routes 25 and 35 in historic Standish village, the Standish Congregational Church also stands at the crossroads between the past and the future. Our worship history reaches back over 180 years, and we embrace the rich Congregationalist tradition of New England.  We became affiliated with the United Church of Christ in 1961.  The past met the future for us when in the spring of 2004 our original church building was destroyed by fire, and now our story continues in a state-of-the-art facility on the site of the original 1834 structure.
Our Sunday morning service offers worship and praise to God through the ministries of word and song, and also fosters a strong sense of fellowship among those attending.   Our pastor, Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bland-Biggar, plans worship services, in consultation with others, and offers thoughtful, scripturally based meditiations (sermons) each Sunday.  Our Minister of Music, Jacqueline Savage generously shares her own talents as pianist, organist, and choir director, and brings out the best in all of the musicians at our church, not only our elementary, youth and SCC Choirs, but also the congregation as a whole, as we sing throughout the service each week. To encourage full participation in the life of our church by those with young children, we offer nursery care for infants and toddlers during worship and at some other events.  Children ages 4-14 enjoy a structured Sunday School while the adults are in church. 
Finally, our involvement in the community doesn’t stop after Sunday worship. We participate in the Monday Meal program, offering Fifth Monday meals as well as monthly Spaghetti suppers, April-October.  Our "HELP with Homework" tutoring program on Wednesday afternoons, 3-5 p.m. while school is in session, is open to students in middle and high school.  Along with other local churches, we actively support the Catherine's Cupboard Food Pantry.  Our building serves as a meeting place for Weight Watchers, Scout troops, Alcoholics Anonymous, and a local quilting group!  The congregation holds periodic pot luck suppers, and events such as the apple fritter booth at the Cornish Apple Festival in September, the Village Square Fair in November, and our Living Nativity service in December, are popular in the community and round out our annual calendar.
We sincerely hope you will join us as we add to the rich history of Standish Congregational Church, UCC.
Sunday morning worship service: 9:30 AM
Refreshments and Fellowship time following worship
Nursery and Sunday school concurrent with service
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Cynthia B. Biggar
Phone: 642-3386

From the Pastor, Sept. 2016
Pastor's letter for September, followed by "Thanks and Kudos," a status report on "Help with Homework," and a call for contributions to an Advent booklet.


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