General Information

 

 

THE PRESTON CITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH has stood proudly “on this grassy knoll” at the intersection of Routes 164 and 165 since 1698. 

For 323 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.

 


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Many of the following programs are paused due to the Corona Virus pandemic. Please check the newsletter for updates.

 

MORNING WORSHIP

9:00 AM & 10:30 AM
(2nd Sunday in Sept. – 3rd Sunday in May)

SUMMER WORSHIP 2022
9:30 AM
(4th Sunday in May – 1st Sunday in Sept.)

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

 

Sunday School

 

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!

5/28/2021

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 (dre.prestoncity@gmail.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 elements.
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).

WEBSITE 
Prestoncitycongregational.org
 

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

Telephone 
(860) 887-4647, (860) 886-7200
FAX (860) 887-4647

EMail pccc@snet.net

Visit us on FACEBOOK

Watch the Sunday Service on the Web: 
Prestoncitycongregational.org, then
click the Live Stream button.

Church Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 12:00 Noon
Afternoons and evenings by appointment

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