A WORD FROM THE MINISTER
THE PRESTON CITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH has stood proudly “on this grassy knoll” at the intersection of Routes 164 and 165 since 1698.
For 322 years, people have gathered in this place for worship, fellowship, and outreach --- to the community and the world!
I invite you to become an active part of the church family, joining us in our many programs and activities. They are designed to promote a better understanding of ourselves and the God we serve. Please do not hesitate to speak with me if you have any questions. Again, I’m glad you’re here – see you next Sunday!
Many of the following programs are on hold due to the Corona Virus pandemic. Please check the newsletter for updates.
9:00 AM & 10:30 AM
(2nd Sunday in Sept. – 3rd Sunday in May)
SUMMER WORSHIP 2021
9:00 AM & 10:30 AM
(4th Sunday in May – 1st Sunday in Sept.)
As of May 19, 2021, Sunday School will meet on the following schedule:
First Sundays - Students will spend Communion Sunday worshipping with their families
All other Sundays - Students of all ages will meet in Dudek Hall following the Children's Message in church
CONFIRMATION CLASS is available for students in grades 9 and up. Young people interested in joining the church and becoming voting members must complete this course which is taught by the Minister and Director of Religious Education (DRE). The class meets on Monday evening from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Location to be determined.
NURSERY CARE is available for infant children up to age 3, during the 9 AM service. The Nursery is located on the mid-level beside the rest rooms. Follow the signs!
The church Nursery open for the 9 a.m. service. The number of children allowed in the room will be limited. Text (860.710.1262) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the DRE by Thursday. If no one registers, the Nursery will not be staffed.
As always, the Nursery is available to use during the 10:30 service, however it will not be staffed.
A YOUTH MISSIONS TRIP takes place each summer. High school young people, registered and actively involved in the Sunday School are invited to participate in this week-long event that helps people in need in nearby states. Contact Scott & Lisa Van Alst (860.230.9947), or the church office for all the details.
A COFFEE HOUR is held in Halls’ Hall (downstairs) following each worship service. We hope you will join us for refreshment and conversation.
REST ROOMS are located in Halls’ Hall and accessible rest rooms are located on the lower and mid-level floors of the education wing.
AN ELEVATOR connects all three floors of the church building.
Accessible Parking spaces are available in the upper and lower parking areas.
FOR THE ADULTS…
BIBLE STUDY & DISCUSSION GROUPS are offered at various times throughout the year. See the worship folder & newsletter for classes being offered.
A.A. THE BIG BOOK meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 P.M. in room 6-8 on the lower level.
OUR MUSIC PROGRAMS…
Robin Lyon is our church organist and choir director. She is responsible for arranging all music for Sunday morning worship. Our music programs include:
THE CHILDREN’S CHOIR rehearses in Room #13 from 10 – 10:25 A.M. on Sunday morning. Children in grades 2 through 6 are welcome to participate. The choir sings at the morning services numerous times throughout the year.
THE HAND BELL CHOIR meets on Tuesday nights at 6:00 in room 6-8. The bells play during the morning worship services numerous times throughout the year. New ringers are always welcome! Robin Lyon, Director
THE ADULT CHOIR meets on Thursday evening from 7 – 8:00. They sing at the morning services (1St & 3rd Sundays of the month at 9:00 A.M.), all other Sundays at 10:30 A.M.) New voices are welcome! Robin Lyon, Director
OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION…
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM is celebrated during the morning worship services. Arrangements should be made by contacting the church office.
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION is offered to children (Grades 3 – 8) in Dudek hall each month. Sandy Dudek and members of the Diaconate lead the service and serve the
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION is observed on the first Sunday of every month. Adults and children, who profess a Faith in Jesus Christ are welcome at the Table.
NEW MEMBERS are usually received into the church in the spring and fall. People desiring to unite with the church are required to meet with the Diaconate prior to joining. Watch for the date and time in the newsletter and worship folder.
TO PLACE FLOWERS upon the altar in memory of, or, in celebration of someone, please sign the flower chart located on the mid-level bulletin board. Be sure to fill out the form beside the chart and place it in the envelope to the left of the chart, in the offering plate, or give it to a Flower Committee member.
As of December 2020, please call the church office to make arrangements to place flowers on the altar.
OFFERING ENVELOPES are available upon request. Please contact the church office.
GREETERS AND USHERS are needed on Sunday morning. If you wish to serve as a greeter or usher, please contact Benicia Perry (376-6474).
“Where Friends Become Family”
OUR CHURCH STAFF
Rev. Raefield Perteet, Minister
Sandy Dudek, Administrative Assistant
Lisa Van Alst, Director of Religious Education
Robin Lyon, Organist & Choir Director
Sandra Wright, Faith Community Nurse
Ed Lowe, Custodian
(860) 887-4647, (860) 886-7200
FAX (860) 887-4647
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Church Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 12:00 Noon
Afternoons and evenings by appointment
Attention Members & Friends!
BRE Basket Drawing
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A Coat Drive is being held from November 14th - December 12th. Boots, hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves are also needed. The items can be left in or on the Elizabeth Allyn box located to the right of the table in the mid-level hallway.
December 26 is the LAST SUNDAY for pledge donations for 2021. Monies received after December 30 will be credited to 2022.
The Adult Choir rehearsal Thursday @ 7P in Halls' Hall.
BRE Basket Drawing Dec 12
Nov 28 & Dec 5
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.
Food Pantry open Wednesday December 17 10AM-Noon
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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
Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 A
We are handicap accessible.
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