Music Programs

Marie Quinn begins as our Organist/Choir Director on

January 1, 2022.

 

Marie C. Quinn has held the position of Organist/Choir Director since the age of fifteen. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Savannah State University, and Master of Music degree from the University of South Florida. She continued her graduate studies at the University of Southern California, University of Hawaii, Westminster Choir College and the Hartt School of Music.

 

Marie has taught at public schools in Georgia, Hawaii, and Connecticut. In Connecticut, she taught music at Regional School District Eight for over twenty-five years. While teaching, she has been the Organist/Choir Director at Lee Memorial in Norwich, SUBASE in Groton, and the Naval Base in Newport, Rhode Island. During the summer, she served as the organist for First Church in Griswold, Connecticut.

 

Marie is a member of First Church in Griswold, Connecticut. She lives with her husband, Frank Fireall Quinn. He retired as Senior Chief of the US Navy, and does volunteer work at the SUBASE. They have two sons. Frank Edward Quinn, is Assistant Principal at Glastonbury High School and lives in Simsbury, Connecticut. His wife, Lisa Argenta, is an Art teacher at Bolton High School. They have a nine-year-old daughter, Gibson Avery. The Quinn's youngest son, Justin Kiah Quinn, lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and is a Lawyer, CEO L2eSolutions, and Commander in the Navy Reserve. His wife, Tanya Marie, is a Neurosurgeon. They have two children, Elliot Katherine, ten-years-old (daughter), and Ronan Fireall, seven-years-old (son).

Our music programs include:

KIDZ Praise
 
This Children's Choir rehearses on Sunday mornings. Children are welcome to participate. The choir sings numerous times throughout the year.

THE ADULT CHOIR

meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00. They sing during the at the 9:00 service on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, and at the 10:30 service the other Sundays of the month. New voices are always welcome! There are no rehearsals in January 2022.

THE HANDBELL CHOIR

meets on Tuesday evenings from at 6:15. This group plays at various services throughout the year. We ring using two octaves of Schulmerich Handbells. We encourage anyone who enjoys ringing, or would like to learn and can read basic rhythms. Beginners’ workshops will be held when there is interest.

 

 

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