THE PRESTON CITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH has stood proudly “on this grassy knoll” at the intersection of Routes 164 and 165 since 1698.
For 324 years, people have gathered in this place for worship, fellowship, and outreach --- to the community and the world!
You are invited 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.
Many of the following programs are paused 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 2022
(4th Sunday in May – 1st Sunday in Sept.)
First Sundays - Communion Sunday is observed in Dudek Hall
All other Sundays - Students of all ages will meet in Dudek Hall before heading to their classrooms
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 AM service. The number of children allowed in the room will be limited. Text (860.710.1262) or email (email@example.com) 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. PAUSED
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 Dudek Hall (Sunday School Room).
OUR MUSIC PROGRAMS…
Marie Quinn is our church organist and choir director. She is responsible for arranging all music for Sunday morning worship. Our music programs include:
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!
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. PAUSED
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! PAUSED
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. Lisa Van Alst 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).
PRESTON CITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
“Where Friends Become Family”
OUR CHURCH STAFF
Rev. Raefield Perteet, Minister
Sandy Dudek, Administrative Assistant
Lisa Van Alst, Director of Religious Education
Marie Quinn, 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
Did you hear Rev. Mark's challenge on March 26, 2023 for funds to purchase a new wireless microphone? (The Live Streaming button above will bring you to the link for our service.)
The Donate Now button below will bring you to our online donation page where you may choose Special Events - New Microphone. Click on the Donate Now button, enter your donation, and complete the registration form.
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:
Monday Morning Bible Study
TUESDAY EVENING group will continues through March 28.
The class will also be available on Zoom by contacting Pastor Scott VanAlst at 860-237-7964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clothing Shed is open.
Please place donations in bags and tie them.
We accept all soft goods: clothing, shoes, blankets, curtains, towels, etc.
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 are looking for a coordinator for the Scarecrows. 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 Wednesday, April 19,
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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
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!
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