Boards & Committees

Below is a list of the officers, committee members and representatives, both currently serving and elected for 2022:
 
Clerk - Susan Brosnan (2025)

Church Treasurer - Shirley Hodkinson (2025)

Assistant Treasurer - Patricia Marino (2025)
Financial Secretary – Sue Creamer (2025)

Assistant Financial Secretary – Karen Talbot (2024)
Moderator - Lynwood Crary (2025)
Historian – Robert Vescovi (2024)
 
Diaconate:

Wendy Zajac - Senior Deacon - 1 year

Andrew Kuvent - 2 years

Kim Lang - 3 years

Robert Vescovi - 4 years

Steven Orlomoski - 5 years

Sharon Breen - 6 years

 

Diaconate Fund Treasurer - Patricia Marino

 

Memorial Fund Treasurer - Debi Berube (2024)

 

Trustees:

Glenn Heavens  - Senior Deacon - 1 year

Mary Ann Lajoie - 1 year

Robert Berube - 1 year

Richard Chalifoux - 2 years

John Ryan - 2 years

Felix Prokop - 3 years

Zachary Rousseau - 3 years

 

Board of Religious Education:

Joan Racicot - 1 year

Jonathan Rowe - 1 year

Anne Klewin - 2 years

Hunter Bustamante - 2 years

Loida Fessenden - 3 years

Melissa Stankiewicz - 3 years

 

Finance Committee: Pastor, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Assistant Financial Secretary;

(Three elected members hold a one-year term, eligible for re-election) Carolyn Shea, Bob Vescovi, Chuck Norris

 

Members-at-Large: (One-year term) Joshua Canfield and Jessica Canfield

 

Auditors: Nancy Obreiter, Phyllis Knutson (2024)

 

Stewardship Committee: Pastor; (one-year term, eligible for re-election) Kimberly Lang, Robert Berube, Sally Exley, Bob Vescovi

 

Missions Committee: (one-year term, eligible for re-election) Patrick Magowan, Merrie Hedler, Bekah Little
 
Delegates (NACCC): (one-year term, eligible for re-election)

Jim and Sandra Wright

Northeast Fellowship Representative: (one-year term, eligible for re-election)
Jim and Sandra Wright

Bylaws Committee: Pastor, Clerk; (one-year term, eligible for re-election) Jim Wright, Nancy Musa, Jennifer Crary
 
Head Usher: (one-year term, eligible for re-election) Benicia Perry

 

Only the Committee Chair or Representative need to be a church member for the following:

Music Committee:
Marie Quinn, Organist & Choir Director;

(one-year term, eligible for re-election)
Lydia Lavoie, John Marino, Bonnie Raue, Stella Dawley,  Bekah Little


Decorating Committee: (one-year term, eligible for re-election)
Wendy Zajac, Sharon Breen

 

Flower Committee: (one-year term, eligible for re-election)
Doris MacLachlan, Carolyn Shea, Laura Jackson, Nancy Obreiter, Sharon Mahan; 1 Vacancy

Preston City Cemetery Association: (one-year term, eligible for re-election) Joyce Brewster

Coffee Hour Committee: (one-year term, eligible for re-election) Stella Dawley, Merrie Hedler,
Kaye Schlough, Norma Schlough, Joy Chalifoux, Richard Chalifoux, John Ryan, Mary Ryan, Dwight Hopkins, Betsy Hopkins, Carol Riley, Sharon Mahan

 

Hospitality Representative: (one-year term, eligible for re-election) Merrie Hedler

Event Coordinating Committee: (elected for three years, eligible for re-election 2024) Sandy Dudek, Keith Harrison, Linda Kent-Farinha, Chuck Norris

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The following committees are appointed by the Standing Committee:

 

Nominating Committee:

Robert Vescovi - 1 years (2022)

Sharon Breen - 2 years (2023)

Wendy Zajac - 3 years (2024)

(Pastor)

 

Pastoral Relations Committee: Tim Bowles, Sharon Breen

 

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Pastoral Search Committee: Sharon Breen, Chair; Shari Purcell, Sandy Dudek, Pat Marino, Marissa Stankiewicz, Liz Delcore Stammel, Keith Harrison, Chris Burden, Bob Onderdonk, Andy Kuvent, Tim Bowles, LeeAnn Fessenden Disbanded 5/19/21

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Standing Committee Members: (17) Pastor, Clerk, Church Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Moderator, Historian, Administrative Assistant, Senior Deacon (or designee), Head Trustee (or designee), Director of Religious Education, Board of Religious Education Chairperson (or designated alternate), 2 Members-at-Large, Missions Committee Chairperson (or designated alternate), Music Committee Chairperson (or designated alternate), Flower Committee Chairperson (or designated alternate), Finance Committee Chairperson (or designated alternate).
  
An (*) indicates that the person is filling an unexpired term and will be eligible for re-election.

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