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    If winter weather requires cancelling worship, TV Channels 8 (WTNH) or 3(WFSB), radio stations 980AM (WXLM), 102.3FM (WMOS), 104.7FM (WELJ), and 105.5FM (WQGN) will have the announcement.  There will also be an announcement on the church phone 860-464-9926 message system.  Keep safe!

     
  • Calendar of Events

    calendarCalendar of all church and community activities scheduled at Ledyard Congregational Church. 

     
  • Church Chatter Newsletters

    newspaperThe monthly Church Chatter newsletters, 2009 - present.

     

     
  • Grandma's Attic Tag Sale

    tag_sale-GRAMMAS_ATTICWe are now preparing for the mother of all Tag Sales!  The grandma of all Tag Sales!

    Members have been gathering their good used treasures for donation.  We usually attract a lot of people to this annual event.  It's scheduled for:

    Saturday, April 26th, 9:00 - 1:00 Ledyard Congregational Church (Google!Map for directions)-held indoors, RAIN OR SHINE. 

    Read more... Grandma's Attic Tag Sale  
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  • Grief Counseling

    If you, or someone you know, is suffering with grief, seek the good help of the Hospice group SECT.  For details, call 860.848.5699 or email bereavement@hospicesect.org.

     
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Salvaging Precious Lives in Landfills and Beyond

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Written by Mela Magno

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In the Gospel of Matthew 18:1-5, Jesus emphasized obedience to God and hospitality to children.

The Malaya Kids Ministries, based in Tondo, Manila, Philippines, serves children from the city streets and from low-wage earning families such as charcoal factory or landfill scavenging communities.

Founded in 2001 by Pastors Reynixon and Corazon Rosales with 500 children, the Ministry currently provides an estimated 1,000 meals weekly in addition to spiritual nourishment. In partnership with Singapore-based Empowering Lives Asia, and U.S.-based Trash Mountain Project, the Ministry also provides educational and training opportunities, medical services, and other services to forge new paths beyond the downtrodden path of poverty.  Ledyard Congregational Church recently supported this effort financially.

For additional online information to help Malaya Kids Ministries/ New Smokey Mountain Landfill Project and other communities, please visit http://malayakidsministries.org/ or https://trashmountain.com .

[Photo by Thomas Tham, Empowering Lives Asia]

 

Attention Church Council

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Written by Administrator

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These draft Policies are intended for our honorable Church Council members to review at their earliest convenience, so as to be ready to discuss them at the April 27th Council meeting.

Policies in pdf format: 

 

Visual Worship

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Written by Connie Busch, Deacon

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altarscape-clopseupYou may have seen something different in the sanctuary recently.  Deacons and others have been arranging objects on the altar to symbolize and illustrate the Scriptures upon which the sermon is based.  During Lent, a different scene was created each week, most illustrating an encounter Jesus had with someone, e.g., Lazarus raised from the dead, a Samaritan woman at a well.  Doves, rocks, pitchers, fabric "water" and "earth" have graced the altar so far.

The reason for including visual arrangements in worship is not simply to "decorate" the altar, but rather, to inspire deeper contemplation of the Scriptures for those of us who learn visually.  The architectural simplicity in our congregational tradition lends itself nicely to the inclusion of objects of special meaning on the altar.

This visual worship effort is being led by the Deacons, and you are invited to share your thoughts about it with any of the Deacons.

Blessings and Peace to you.

 

Lenten Worship

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Lent began March 5 this year, Ash Wednedsay.  We held a service of ashes & communion to symbolize repentance and forgiveness.  (Last year's Palm Sunday palms were burned in a fire pit on Fat Sunday, March 2nd, to create the ashes.)

During Lent, our own "old, rugged cross" reminds us that this season is powerful, real, in-your-face.  It is the journey through the wilderness to the most important week of the Christian year, the week we call “holy.” 

 

Take time for quiet reflection by yourself, and then join with other Christians for worship as you walk this journey.

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We invite you to join us for this upcoming worship:

Easter Sunday (April 20)
  • 7:00 am sunrise service in Outdoor Chapel (or Sanctuary in case of rain)
  • Hot breakfast following the sunrise service (LCC, Fellowship Hall)
  • 9:30 am Easter celebration service (LCC sanctuary)
   

Grandma's Attic Tag Sale

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Written by Administrator

tag_sale-GRAMMAS_ATTICWe are now preparing for the mother of all Tag Sales!  The grandma of all Tag Sales!

Members have been gathering their good used treasures for donation.  We usually attract a lot of people to this annual event.  It's scheduled for:

Saturday, April 26th, 9:00 - 1:00 Ledyard Congregational Church (Google!Map for directions)-held indoors, RAIN OR SHINE. 

Read more: Grandma's Attic Tag Sale