SUNDAY FEBRUARY 5 - COAST GUARD

SAXOPHONE QUARTET CONCERT - POSTPONED

 

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Communion Sunday

Services at 9:00A  10:30A

Sunday School at 8:45A

 

 

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 January 30 Bible Study 10:00 AM
Tuesday January 31 Bible Study 7: 00 PM

Wednesday February 1

 

AA

Dudek Hall

7:30 PM
Thursday February 2 Choir Rehearsal 7:00 PM
Saturday February 4 New Kitchen Setup 8:30 AM

Sunday February 5

 

Worship Services

Communion

 

 9:00 AM

10:30 AM

Sunday February 5

Sunday School

Communion

 8:45 AM
Sunday February 5 Coast Guard Saxophone Quartet Concert POSTPONED
     

 

2023 ANNUAL MEETING CALL & AGENDA

FEBRUARY 12, 2023

11:30A

 

The Annual Meeting of the Preston City Congregational Church will be held in the Sanctuary, on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 11:30A for the following actions:

 

  1. To accept the reports of Officers, Boards, Committees, and other church organizations.

2. To vote on the proposed 2023 budget of $228,226.

3. To act on the Nominating Committee’s proposed slate for 2023.

4. To vote on the proposed Bylaw revision.

5. To transact any other business that may be brought before the congregation.

 

Susan Brosnan

Clerk

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  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

 

 

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:

BIBLE STUDIES

 

Monday Morning Bible Study

The Monday Morning Bible Study will be getting together at 10am. We will 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 will continues through March 28 and will study the Prophet Daniel.

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

 

SAVE THE DATE!

February 5th – Coast Guard Saxophone Band Concert – 2P - POSTPONED

 

March 25th – Trivia Night

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

Our next Senior Luncheon is scheduled for February 14 at noon. A pasta dinner is planned. The sign-up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board.

 

A Bingo Workers Appreciation Dinner is planned for 6P Saturday,

February 25, with an inclement weather date of Sunday, February 26.

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 shariLpurcell@gmail.com or call the church office at 860-887-4647.

The Food Pantry is open February 15, 10A -Noon.

 

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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