General Information

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 319 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.

This brochure has been created to answer some of the questions you may have about the church. Please do not hesitate to speak with me if you have any questions. Again, I’m glad you’re here – see you next Sunday!

Sincerely,


Rev. Stanley E. White
Minister
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MORNING WORSHIP
9:00 & 10:30 
(2nd Sunday in Sept. – 3rd Sunday in May)

SUMMER WORSHIP
9:00 A.M.
(4th Sunday in May – 1st Sunday in Sept.)

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
(2nd Sunday in Sept . – 3rd Sunday in May)

 THE SUNDAY SCHOOL begins with a brief worship service starting at 8:45 A.M. in the Sunday School hall (Dudek Hall) followed by classroom instruction. Classes are offered for students age 3 through grade 12. 

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 P.M. Location to be determined.

 

NURSERY CARE is available for infant children up to age 3, during the 9 A.M. service. The Nursery is located on the mid-level beside the rest rooms. Follow the signs!

 

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. Handicapped 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. HANDICAP 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.
Lee Ann Fessenden, Director

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 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 regardless of their religious affiliation, who  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 offering plate, or give it to a Flower Committee member. 

 

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) or Merrie Hedler (886-0466).

WEBSITE 
Prestoncitycongregational.org
 

THE
PRESTON CITY
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
 

 

“Where Friends Become Family”

OUR CHURCH STAFF
The Rev. Stanley E. White, Minister
Sandy Dudek, Admin. Asst. & DRE
Robin Lyon, 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 webstream button.

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

Attention Members & Friends!

We are trying to expand our communication database.  Please send us your email addresses (the church office): pccc@snet.net  Thank You!!!

Click on the link below to take the church survey

Church Life Survey.docx
Microsoft Word document [62.1 KB]

Turkey Supper

Saturday, October 20

4-6 pm

Adults $12  Children 12 & under $6

to reserve or order tickets, call 860-887-4647

Fall Yard Sale - Postponed

October 13th 8 am - 2 pm

Rain Date October 27th

ORGAN CONCERT

OCTOBER 28, 4 PM

FREE ADMISSION

ROBERT POTTERTON, III

G. PAUL MUSIC, CO-HOST

Reception to follow

The concert will feature a variety of musical styles showcasing our organ's versaatility.  It will be held in the Sanctuary.  The concert is being presented as a gift from the Lois Grodotzke memorial fund.

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

 

Where Friends Become

Family



Sunday Worship: 9 am

Sunday School: will resume on September 9

Click on the link below for live webstreaming of our worship service!

Website contact:  Barbara Perry

Northeast Fellowship's Website:nefellowship.org

 

National Association's website: www.naccc.org