Sunday, January 31, 2021 - Services at 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM

Call 860.887.4647 for reservations by Thursday 1/28/21 @ 11AM

Click on the icon below for live webstreaming of our worship service @ 9 AM and a viewable archive of past services!

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE TRUSTEES and MINISTER

Information about reopening the church for services

                                                 

In preparation for our church reopening on JUNE 7th, 2020, the Minister and Trustees met to discuss the safety of doing so. Following the state’s recommendations for religious gatherings (portal.ct.gov/coronavirus), the Trustees have determined that for now the maximum number of attendees is 50 per service. As of October 4, the maximum number of attendees is 60 per service.

 

IMPORTANT:

Those who wish to attend a service MUST contact the church office (860.887.4647) by 11A Thursday each week and give their name, as well as the number of people who will be attending, and which service. This information will be given to a Trustee who will determine a safe seating arrangement based on the number of worshipers planning to be present.  

 

 

FOR NOW:

  • Facial masks MUST be worn at all times during the service, and social distancing is expected as much as possible. Rev. Stan will not be wearing a mask while leading worship.
  • Each worshiper will have his/her temperature taken by the church nurse before entering the building. Those with a cough and/or sneezing should remain at home.
  • All worshipers will enter and exit the church through the double doors (only) located in the upper parking area. This lot will be designated for those with physical limitations.
  • There will be no congregational singing during the service. Hymnals and Bibles will be removed from the Sanctuary.
  • Trustees will assist in seating worshipers. They will do their best to seat you where you want to be seated, however, there is no guarantee.
  • An offering container will be placed by the upper level elevator. Collection plates will not be passed during the service.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available upon entering the building and the Sanctuary.

 

Service times will be 9 and 10:30 a.m. (please note the hours).

 

Pews will be wiped down between services, and mid-level bathrooms will be cleaned. There will be no coffee hour, and no hand shaking.

 

We suggest that the elderly and those with health concerns/conditions view the service from home. However, the decision to attend is yours to make.

  

Please be patient as we work through this new way of worshiping. Hopefully, in time, we can ease up on some of the guidelines. Please contact Trustee Rich Chalifoux with any questions you have: (860.639.0149).

 

NEW PROCEDURE FOR FLOWERS IN CHURCH

 

To place flowers in church on Sunday morning, please call the office to see if your date is available. Your information will be taken to be included in the worship folder and a Flower Committee representative will be contacted to ensure your flowers are on the altar for Sunday morning. Floral arrangements are $35, and payment (cash or check payable to PCCC) is due in the office as soon as possible after you make your request.

BIBLE STUDY NEWS

 

Those planning to attend must call the office to let us know EACH WEEK. Please do so before Friday as space will be limited.

 

Monday class, 10 A.M., led by Rev. Stan. First class is Feb. 1st. Bring a Bible and please wear a mask. We will read and reflect on

1st & 2nd Thessalonians.

 

Tuesday class, 7 P.M., led by Pastor Scott Van Alst. This class will offer Zoom to those who want to join in remotely.

Please contact Scott (scotty916@gmail.com) or 860.237.7964 to RSVP.

Do you need any help?

In trying times like these, often the best is brought out in people and so it is at Preston City Congregational Church. Some of our congregation have been in touch, offering to pick up groceries and deliver them, or perhaps, make a meal if needed for our shut-ins and/or elderly.

 

You may call Sandy at the church office between 9-12 Monday-Friday if you could use this help and we'll do our best to accommodate you. 

You're in the thoughts and prayers of your church at this time. 

We must remember "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands."  

Please Note

 

  • Beginning January 20, 2021, we hope to open the Food Pantry the third Wednesday of each month, 10A - noon.
 
 

As of January 4, 2021, the clothing shed in the lower parking lot is now open!

Please place donations in bags and tie them.

We accept clothing, shoes, blankets, curtains, towels, etc.

Thank you

 
 

THIS WEEK AT PRESTON CITY

1/31 Sunday Worship Services

9:00 AM

In-person & Streamed

 

10:30 AM

In-person

 

     

 

 

Preston City Congregational Church

Gathered 1698

Welcome to the Preston City Congregational Church's home on the web.  We're so glad you stopped by to visit us.

 

The present House of worship is the fourth building in the church's 320-year history, being built in 1886.  The church, formerly named The First Congregational Church is the town's first church.

 

If you are seeking a church home, we invite you to consider uniting with us in worship.  A pamphlet explaining the various programs and activities of the church may be found in the Information Center (mid-level) or by calling the church office.  Please speak with Rev. Stan if you have any questions.

 

 

WHO ARE WE? We are Congregationalists.  The Congregational Church began with the landing of the Pilgrims in 1620.   We are often referred to as "The Church of the Pilgrims."  WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?  We believe that Jesus Christ is the Head of this church, and that each individual is free to follow Him according to his/her conscience.  Each church is self-governing in all matters; there is no hierarchy.  Each church, while autonomous, may choose to be part of a fellowship of churches.  We belong to the Fellowship of Northeast Congregational Christian Churches and The National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (NACCC.org).  Please visit these websites to learn more.

Attention Members & Friends!

1/04/2021 - The Clothing Shed has re-opened!

Please place donations in bags and tie them.

We accept clothing, shoes, blankets, curtains, towels, etc.

Thank you

We are trying to expand our communication database.  Please send us your email addresses (the church office): pccc@snet.net  Thank You!!!

Food Pantry open

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10 AM - noon

Contact Us

Preston City Congregational Church

 

321 Route 164

Preston, CT 06365

 

Office: (860) 886-7200 

Phone: (860) 887-4647

Fax: (860) 887-4647

 

email: pccc@snet.net

 

Office hours are 9A -12P, M - F

 

"Where Friends Become

Family"



Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 A

 

We are handicap accessible.

Click on the icon above for live webstreaming of our worship service and a viewable archive of past services!

Website contact:

Northeast Fellowship Website:nefellowship.org

 

National Association website: www.naccc.org