As we move through these next two years, preparations for the smooth transition of pastoral leadership will increase. Likewise, a much closer relationship will develop with the infrastructure of the United Church of Christ (UCC), our “parent” denomination. It began quietly last spring as the Personnel Relations Committee, along with myself, met with the Associate Conference Minister, Rev. Don Remick, who oversees the “Southeast Region” of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ. Rev. Remick returned this past Thursday to meet with various officers and committee members to explain the process and timing of things to come.
In the mean time, it dawned on me that most of us know only bits and pieces of the story and structure of our denomination. To help fill in the gaps, turning to the history, structure and tenets of the UCC, I will be sharing insights in worship and sermons throughout the coming year. If you miss one (or two!), don’t forget they are recorded and posted on line each week: www.2ndcc.org. We will walk this journey together!
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The center of our Church life is our time of worship together. An atmosphere incorporating both a sacred and uplifting spirit is our tradition. Our music program is an active, integral part of church life and worship. Special services are shared throughout the year.