Sunday, December 11, 2022

Third Sunday in Advent

Services at 9:00A & 10:30A

Sunday School begins at 8:45A

 

Join us for coffee & punch following services

 

 

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!

THIS WEEK AT PRESTON CITY

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

 

     
Monday December 5
 
Handbell Choir Rehearsal 6:00 PM
Tuesday December 6

Bible Study

Meeting Room

7:00 PM
Wednesday December 7 Pageant Rehearsal 5:30 PM

Wednesday December 7

 

AA

Dudek Hall

7:30 PM
Thursday December 8 Choir Rehearsal 7:00 PM

Sunday December 11

 

Worship Services

 

9:00 AM &

10:30 AM

Sunday December 11

Sunday School 8:45 AM
Sunday December 11

Sunday School

Basket Drawings

after 10:30 AM service
Sunday December 11 Sunday School Pageant 2 PM

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 $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 even though we are entering holiday seasons, your flowers are always welcome!

NEED TO REACH US?

 

OFFICE: 860.887.4647 or 860.886.7200

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

MINISTER

REVEREND RAEFIELD PERTEET

 

MINISTER OF VISITATION

REVEREND STAN WHITE

Cell: 860-303-9622

 

PASTOR'S ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

SANDY DUDEK

Home: 860-376-4388

Cell: 860-608-9266

Email: pccc@snet.net

 

SENIOR DEACON

WENDY ZAJAC

Home  860-886-1588
 
Cell 860-705-8176
 
Email: wented_982000@yahoo.com
 

 

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

LISA VAN ALST

Cell: 860-710-1262

Email: dre.prestoncity@gmail.com

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 and friends December 18th following services.
 
 

The clothing shed in the lower parking lot is open!

Please place donations in bags and tie them.

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

34,139 pounds of clothing were donated to our shed in 2021. This was enough to clothe an estimated 6,289 people all over the world.

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 (NACCC.org).  Please visit these websites to learn more.

INCLEMENT WEATHER CANCELLATIONS
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.

Members & Friends:

THE SECRET SANTA PROGRAM will be available this year. Please call the church office by December 11th if you could use a helping hand at Christmas. All requests will be kept confidential. If you would like to be a Secret Santa, please call the office and I’ll take your name and be in touch with you if help is needed. It is often adults that could use a gift. Requests for children’s gifts have been minimal in the past years.

Memorial Poinsettias will be placed on the altar on Christmas Sunday,

December 18 and our

Bell Choir will present special music.

THE DECEMBER SENIOR LUNCH is scheduled for December 13th at noon for those who are 62 years and older and regularly attend our church. Join us for soups, sandwiches, and homemade desserts. We are limited to 60 attendees, but names will be taken for a waiting list. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board or you may call the church office.

Our Candlelight Christmas Eve service will be at 8P.

Services on December 25 and January 1 will be held at 10:30A. Communion will be observed on January 1.

2 BIBLE STUDIES are offered this Fall.

 

Monday Morning Bible Study will be taking a Holiday break and resuming in the new year.

We will then be studying the Christian Church of Colossae written by David Jeremiah, "Christ above All."
I will be ordering books if you are interested at $15. Please contact Chris Burden for any questions.

 

 

TUESDAY EVENING group continues at 7P. We will be using “Galatians, A 12-Week Study” by Geoff Ziegler through December 20th.

The class will also be available on Zoom by contacting Pastor Scott VanAlst at 860-237-7964 or scottyv916@gmail.com.

 

The Jean Miller Memorial Cookie Sale will be held on December 17, 2022

from 9A - 2P.

The Rada Cutlery & Gifts pick-up is December 17th as well.

Coffee Hour follows both Sunday services.

BINGO at Strawberry Park

has concluded for the season. Thank you to all who assisted.

 

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

The Food Pantry is open December 21, 10A -Noon.

We will be open for church family and friends December 18 following services.

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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

 

email: pccc@snet.net

 

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

 

"Where Friends

Become

Family"



Sunday Worship:

9 A, 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