Sunday, May 28, 2023

Service at 9:30A


COVID UPDATE 3/16/2022

The Standing Committee has determined the wearing of masks is optional.

Updates will be posted as circumstances warrant.

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




Monday May 22 Bible Study 10:00 AM
Tuesday May 23

Bible Study

'Let's Go'

Veterans Memorial Park

Jewett City

 7:00 PM

Wednesday May 24



Dudek Hall

 7:30 PM
Thursday May 25 Choir Rehearsal  7:00 PM

Sunday May 28

Worship Service

 9:30 AM

Monday May 29



Monday May 29







At our Annual Meeting on February 12, 2023, church members voted that Rev. Dr. Mark Porizky and Rev. Stanley White, Minister Emeritus, serve as Interim Co-Ministers.


Members voted to change the alternate weather-related day of the Annual Meeting to the following Sunday, instead of Tuesday evening.


It was also voted to eliminate the April Semi-Annual meeting; the Standing Committee will meet the third Wednesday in April.


We will continue with one service at 9:30A beginning in September.


The 2023 budget passed and nominees were elected to various boards and committees.


A Pastoral Search Committee is being established by the Standing Committee.





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 $50, and payment (cash or check payable to PCCC) is due in the office as soon as possible after you make your request.

You may also supply your own arrangement. We have vases which may be borrowed for you to fill!


Please remember that your flowers are always welcome!



OFFICE: 860.887.4647 or 860.886.7200

Open 9 A.M. — Noon; Leave a message at anytime


Rev. Dr. Mark Porizky is in the office

most Tuesday afternoons.

Please call the office to schedule an appointment.


Rev. Stanley White is available to take calls or to visit.

He may be reached at 860 303-9622.




Home: 860-376-4388

Cell: 860-608-9266





Cell: 860-884-4950




Cell: 860-710-1262


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 from 9 AM - noon, 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


  • The Food Pantry is open the third Wednesday of each month, 10A - noon, except when noted.
  • The Pantry is open for church family following services on the fourth Sunday of the month.

The Clothing Shed in the lower parking lot is open!

Please place donations in bags and tie them.

We accept all soft goods: clothing, shoes, blankets, curtains, towels, stuffed animals, etc.


A Book Bin has been added to the lower parking lot next to the clothing bin. Bay State Books recycles your book contributions through donation programs, book sales, and recycling programs. Their aim is to get books into the hands that need them and to reduce waste. A six-month trial period has been established by the Standing Committee.


Thank you

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

324-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.



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 (  Please visit these websites to learn more.

Members & Friends:



Monday Morning Bible Study

The Monday Morning Bible Study will be getting together at 10am. Please contact Chris Burden for any questions.


TUESDAY EVENING  'Let's Go' group will continue with an Easter Study from

April 17 -  May 23.

Contact Pastor Scott VanAlst at 860-237-7964 or For weekly itinerary.


The Clothing Shed is open.

Please place donations in bags and tie them.

We accept all soft goods: clothing, shoes, blankets, curtains, towels, etc.

Thank you

We are so excited to be planning for a 2023 Scarecrow Festival. The date is set for Saturday September 23, 2023. 10 AM till 4 PM. This will be our 15th festival. The festival is going to probably look a little different but it is still going to be all about fun for the whole family and community.

We need many volunteers and coordinators to make it successful. A list of areas that need coordinators is posted on the bulletin board outside Dudek Hall.  PLEASE add your name, phone, and e-mail to the list if you would like to help. Meetings will begin in January via Zoom on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM.

Questions call Shari Purcell 860-917-9011 or e-mail or call the church office at 860-887-4647.

The Food Pantry is open Wednesday, June 21,

10A -Noon.


TUNE IN to Television Channel 3 (WFSB) or you may check our Facebook page or this
website, or call the office

(860 887-4647). A message
will be announced on the answering machine.

When Sunday School is
cancelled, church is NOT CANCELLED unless specifically
announced. We have been assured that when we post on Channel 3, they notify all the local radio stations.

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The newsletter comes out on the first and third weekends of the month.

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Contact Us

Preston City Congregational Church


321 Route 164

Preston, CT 06365


Office: (860) 886-7200 

Phone: (860) 887-4647

Fax: (860) 887-4647




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


"Where Friends



Sunday Worship: 9:30A


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


National Association website: