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Intentional Interim Search Committee Update

Intentional Interim Search Committee Update During the summer months the Intentional Interim Search Committee received just a few minister profiles.  The pace picked up during September and the Committee has now considered 15 profiles.  Three candidates have been interviewed as of the publication of this newsletter.  While we have had 15 possible candidates, not all…

New Church Directory

We are getting ready for picture taking for the 2017 CCoL Church Directory! The photographer will be available at coffee hours beginning October 1 and through November 5. Or if you prefer to submit personal family photos we can publish those too. We’ll also be distributing a mini-questionnaire (electronically and paper copies) at the same…

20th Anniversary Celebration of CCoL’s Annual Women’s Retreat

  All women of our congregation (and their female relatives and friends) are invited to attend our annual Women’s Retreat which will be at Grotonwood Retreat Center in Groton.  The date (probably March or April) is yet to be confirmed. Our leader will be Reverend Lee Atherton. This year’s theme will focus on transitions in…

Intentional Interim Search Committee Update

  The committee continues to search for an Interim Minister.  As of August 28,  three profiles have been received.  After discussing one candidate’s qualifications, the committee decided that he was not a good match for our church. The other two candidates are still being considered and the committee hopes to interview candidates soon.  

Elf Convention, Sept. 24

Elf Convention, Sept. 24 It’s almost Labor Day so it must be time to talk about the CHRISTMAS FAIR! There will be a gathering of the Elves on Sunday, Sept. 24 immediately after worship. Elf Recruitment Program. Some of our long-time (like 20 years maybe?) CCoL Elves are looking into the retirement package. It’s time…

Pastoral Search Committee

Pastoral Search Committee Second in a Series of Updates   For the next couple of weeks the church is celebrating Vern’s 15 years as our spiritual leader.  Goodbyes are being said and farewell events are being planned.  As part of the process of saying goodbye, a group of church leaders representing the Minister Parish Relations…

Monday Night Bible Study

Monday Night Bible Study – Isaiah begins July 17! Sometimes referred to as the fifth gospel, the book of Isaiah provides an incredible foundation which Jesus and his followers drew upon. The Book of Isaiah is a collection of writings which began to be written in the 8th century before Christ, and was updated periodically…

Intentional Interim Pastoral Search Committee

  Following Vern’s announcement that he had accepted a call to First Church Congregational, UCC, in Fairfield, Conn., the Church Council authorized Council Chair Rich Harrington to form an Intentional Interim Search Committee. With the guidance of the Central Association of the Mass Conference of the UCC, the committee is charged with initiating the procedure to…

Easter Sunrise Service

A New Beginning Easter Sunrise Service, April 16, 2017 Warren Terrell   A long time ago, God made us and this green earth for us: A new beginning: 2000 years ago his son son Jesus was brought to us and taught us how we should live with peace and love for all.  He was crucified,…