WORSHIP TIMES

Worship is at the heart of the United Church of Christ, Southbury community. The congregation gathers on Sunday mornings to renew its faith through prayer, receive inspiration through music, absorb the thought-provoking sermons, and share fellowship with friends and newcomers over light refreshments in the social hall following worship.

We gather in worship and celebration weekly at 9:30 am.

 

CHILDREN

Children are a priority in our faith community and are always welcome in worship. Sunday School for children in Preschool through grade 7 meets Sundays during worship from September through May. Each Sunday, during worship service, all children age four and older begin the morning by joining the congregation in the sanctuary. The early part of the worship experience includes a special Children’s Moment when the children may, if they choose, come to the front of the sanctuary for a special message directed to them. Afterwards, the children may stay in the sanctuary with their families, but most choose to attend Sunday School with their friends. During the summer months, children remain in worship.

Care is always available for infants and children through age three in the Nursery located outside the Church Office wing.

SACRAMENTS

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is observed monthly, on Family Sunday, the first Sunday of the month. All are welcome to participate as the bread and juice are shared. All children join their families and adults in the Sanctuary for Worship Service and communion. UCC, Southbury has an ‘open table’ policy for Holy Communion: all are welcome to the table, children and adults, baptized or not.

The Sacrament of Baptism for adults and children is observed during worship as requested and arranged with a pastor. All are welcome to be baptized at UCC, Southbury - the only requirement is that you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior.

SPECIAL WORSHIP

Special worship offerings are scheduled throughout the year, such as a Service of Remembrance healing service during the Christmas season, Service of Confirmation led by our newest members, and Lenten and Advent services. Lenten services in the period leading up to Easter include worship on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday.

 

Sunday, October 7
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost; World Communion Sunday; Columbus Day Weekend; Food First Sunday; Family Worship; Sacrament of Holy Communion

The Reverend Walter Pitman will deliver the Communion Meditation Loved By God based on Mark 10:2-16. 

Sunday, October 14
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost; Third Grade Bible Presentation

The Reverend Walter Pitman will lead worship and deliver the sermon Possessed by Possessions based on Hebrews 4:12-16 and Mark 10:17-31. Following worship, the Congregation is invited to the Social Hall for a brunch sponsored by the Mission and Fellowship Board and the opportunity to participate in a Church-Wide Service day.

Sunday, October 21
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

The Reverend Walter Pitman will be on retreat with the Confirmation Class. The Reverend Elizabeth Lines will lead worship, Rev. Lines has worshipped with us for many years and has led worship here over the years. Please come and support her. 

Sunday, October 28
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost; Reformation Sunday

The Reverend Walter Pitman will lead worship and deliver the sermon Pain and Hope based on Hebrews 7:23-28 and Mark 10: 46-52.