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Our own set of Rainbow Doors!

We finally installed our very own set of Rainbow Doors! 20170521_154730733_iOSAs you can see f20170521_154742044_iOSrom the pictures here, we painted our doors as a part of our Jubilation Sunday, celebrating the end of our Church School year. After being completed through the summer, we installed them this week to welcome people to Homecoming Sunday, celebrating the start of our new church school year.

Special thanks to Francis Seader and Carol Strakosch (along with the rest of the CEYM Team) for shepherding this […]

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Detroit Metro Area 2014 Floods CWS Buckets

The greater Houston area needs our help! During coffee hour on Homecoming Sunday (Sept. 10th), we will assemble disaster clean-up buckets, bless them, and send them off to Church World Service. There has been a special call for these buckets as they are essential to the clean-up effort.

There are two ways you can support in this effort.

Each bucket costs $75.00 (the cost of supplies that go in the bucket).  Any individual, family, or group is welcome to […]

Join us for Homecoming Sunday!

Our Sunday worship service returns to 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 10th and we look forward to welcoming back the choir as well as all who have been away over the summer.   The worship service will be for all ages and will include a dedication of all of this year’s Church School Volunteers.shot-2_423

Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to register their child(ren) for church school and youth programs both before and after the worship service.  The registration table will be in the foyer of Fellowship Hall.

Following worship there will […]

Summer Worship Series July 23-Aug 20!!

One of the most dynamic stories in scripture is the story of Jacob. Starting on July 23, we’ll take five weeks and walk with Jacob through his life and faith. We’ll see him grow up, get in trouble, get married, get in trouble (again!), and eventually come home. If the weather is nice (not too hot, not too wet) we might even worship out on the terrace or at the riverbank. Come and join us for this fun and family friendly worship series!

Listening Deeply

by Rev. Brendan Curran, Assoc. Minister         –          June 15, 2017

listenAs many of you may know I’ve been hosting community office hours at The Coffee Depot every Friday from 3 pm to 5 pm.  I got the idea of hosting community office hours from several clergy colleagues who make themselves available in a public place as a way of reaching out to the congregation and as a way of being present to the wider community.  Several people in the congregation recently approached me during […]

Our New Riverwalk Accessibility Project

After wrestling with several proposals to provide more friendly wheelchair access to the Education building, the Church Council has approved construction of an ADA compliant ramp from the driveway by the church across the back of the Education building to the door to Fellowship Hall, and to install a push-button activation system by the door into the hall.

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The proposed ramp will cut the distance from the sanctuary to fellowship hall by about 50%, avoiding the trek down the driveway and around the back of the building. This should increase […]

Senior Women’s Lunch

What a delightful day it was on June 8th. Our Membership Team and Women in Faith Group put on our annual spring Senior Women’s Lunch. We enjoyed great food and fellowship and had a chance at seconds of strawberry shortcake!

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    Come hear Gabi preach and learn about her exciting mission work…

Come hear Gabi preach and learn about her exciting mission work…

Gabi Sclafani grew up as part of the BCCUCC family. Her mom, Carol Strakosch, serves on the CEYM ministry team0f85dbf. Gabi graduated from Brown University in 2014 and is now a first-year Masters of Divinity candidate at Union Theological Seminary (NYC), and a Member in Discernment with BCCUCC. Next year, Gabi will be conducting her field education at Church of the Living Hope, UCC, which is an offshoot of the East Harlem Protestant Parish project, located in an area more commonly known as Spanish Harlem or El Barrio.

The goal of […]

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    ‘3 Centuries and Beyond’ Birthday Picnic – With PICTURES

‘3 Centuries and Beyond’ Birthday Picnic – With PICTURES

What a great day we had! Jubilation Sunday was a beautiful and fun service led by our kids and then we gathered for our picnic. We were blessed with perfect weather, great food, wonderful music, and outstanding company! Thanks to everyone who came!

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Jubilation Sunday

Sunday, May 21st at 10 am

There is a special Worship Service for All Ages in celebration of the end of the Church School year.  We’ll celebrate our diversity and the hope for peace as our church school children tell the story of “God’s Dream”, and we all worship together.  There will be an abbreviated traditional service that will continue with a service project in the education building.  The congregation is invited to dress casually as there’s the possibility of making a mess as we will be painting our own version of “God’s doors are open to all”!

Celebration of Confirmation – 2017

What a wonderful day it was! We welcomed six new members into our church through confirmation this year. The youth led nearly the entire service even writing the Morning Prayer (see below) for the day. They did an excellent job! Welcome to BCCUCC!

 

 

Morning Prayer

Holy and beautiful God, you are all-loving and patient. You are all-caring and all-togetherness. You are our true friend. You are divine and you are still speaking to us. We ask that you bless us this day as we join our church and take this meaningful step on our faith journey. We pray for the health […]

Meet your Muslim neighbors!

Meet your Muslim neighbors! On Saturday, May 20, Rev. Dale is going to lead a group from BCCUCC to Open Mosques RI. This event is being hosted by the Rhode Island Council for Muslim Advancement as an opportunity for Rhode Islanders to visit and tour mosques throughout our state and learn more about the religion of Islam and its role in Rhode Island. We are going to meet in the church parking lot at 2:00pm and carpool to one of the nearby mosques. The event should be over by 4pm or shortly thereafter. For more information or to RSVP […]

Mother’s Day Interfaith Peace Parade

On Saturday, May 13th from 4:30 – 6 pm all are encouraged to join the Interfaith Peace Parade being held to celebrate the origins of Mother’s Day!  Participants are invited to gather at 4:30 pm in the parking lot of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 191 County Road, Barrington.  Bring diapers or baby wipes to donate to Project Undercover, an organization that helps mothers in need.  The community will then walk to Police Cove Park where there will be prayers and poems for peace shared from different faith communities, song, and a reading of Julia Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day proclamation.  […]

Yale Whiffenpoofs in Concert

Sunday, May 7th at 7 pm in the Sanctuary of the church.

As part of the ‘3 Centuries and Beyond’ Concert series, the world famous Whiffenpoofs a cappella group from Yale University is giving a concert in our sanctuary this Sunday, May 7th at 7 pm.

Tickets are available online at www.Whiffenpoofs.com/Tickets or at the door.

A portion of the ticket sales benefits our church’s 300th Anniversary celebrations and preservation efforts.

Learn more about The Whiffenpoofs

Some Pictures from Lay Person’s Sunday

What a great day we had celebrating Lay People’s Sunday! It also happened to be our Earth Day celebration so you can see some of the lovely floral arrangements our Mission and Justice Team put together to decorate our sanctuary. Besides being an Earth Day recognition this year, Lay Persons’ Sunday (or Laity Sunday) is celebration of the work of the “lay people” (those non-ordained) in the church. We had a tremendous group of people sharing their faith and prayers today and thank them all for their efforts and courage!

Here are a couple of slide shows, but don’t blink, they move […]