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.

 

 

Attention Members & Friends!

Coffee Hour resumes

March 6, 2022

BINGO at Strawberry Park begins May 7th.

We are one of the non-profit organizations that assist at the games selling cards and receive funds which are used to offset our budget. Please sign-up if you are able to help; we need three workers to sell cards at each session. The sign-up to help is on the Bingo calendar posted on the mid-level bulletin board just outside the Sunday School hall. Lee Ann Fessenden, Lisa Fessenden, Shirley Hodkinson and Sue Riley are the co-chairmen this session.

Do you have a Personal Identification Number (PIN) necessary to help? The office has the information and forms available to get you started if you don’t! You must be a church member to receive a PIN.

Thank you to those who sign up to assist and continue to make this a successful mission for our church.

MAY 22 – SEPTEMBER 4

Summer Schedule with one service on Sundays at 9:30A.

The Adult Choir rehearsals have resumed Thursdays at 7 PM.

 

MEMORIAL BRICK GARDEN

We are again offering the opportunity for you to purchase a brick to be placed in our Memorial Garden in the lower parking lot beside the walkway. You can purchase a brick in honor of, in celebration of, or in memory of someone. A 4”x 8” brick costs $75, and can have up to 3 lines of engraving and up to 18 characters per line. An 8”x 8” brick costs $125, can have up to six lines of engraving and up to 18 characters per line. Order forms can be found on the table in the mid-level hallway. Speak with Joy or Rich Chalifoux if you have any questions.

The Clothing Shed is open.

Please place donations in bags and tie them.

We accept clothing, shoes, blankets, curtains, towels, etc.

Thank you

The Food Pantry is open May 18 from 10A -Noon.

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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, 10:30 A

 

We are handicap accessible.

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Website contact:

Northeast Fellowship Website:nefellowship.org

 

National Association website: www.naccc.org