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Congregational Church of New Fairfield (Picture Taken:  May 30, 2004)Welcome to the online home of The Congregational Church of New Fairfield, Connecticut. We have been an active congregation since our church's founding in 1742. Since that time, we have sought to care for each other spiritually and commit ourselves to regular worship and prayer. We seek to grow in the knowledge and love of God by carefully attending to the scripture and by striving to hear and fulfill our mission to love and serve others.

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Holy Week Worship Schedule

Holy Week 2014

Maundy Thursday, April 17
•7:00 p.m. - Tenebrae Service with Communion

Good Friday, April 18
•6:30 a.m. - Ecumenical Good Friday Men's Breakfast at New Fairfield High School
•Noon - Service of the Passion

Easter Sunday, April 20
•6:30 a.m. - Sunrise service led by the confirmands / Breakfast following the service
•8:30 a.m. - Worship Service with the Senior Choir
•10:30 a.m. - Worship Service with the Senior Choir and Ageless Bells

Holy Humor Sunday - April 27

It is time for a good laugh! Start gathering your stories and jokes now. Come ready to worship, laugh, praise God, and make a joyful noise! If you have some good ideas, please let Rev. Pat know. The more people involved the more fun!Holy Humor Sunday - April 27, 2014

This is the 10th year that we will be celebrating Holy Humor Sunday. You just never know what will happen. Every year the participation of the congregation grows. Last year a number of people came ready to share their funny stories and corny jokes. It is always a fun time of worship!!!

Bring your sense of humor and your favorite jokes to share, or just come and enjoy. Join the celebration of the Risus paschalis—the Easter laugh. Christ is Risen! Come for a joyful celebration of God's love.

Women's Ministry - May 2-3

Please join us at our semi-annual Women's Ministry retreat at Camp Washington in Lakeville, CT. Women's MinistryWe will carpool/meet at the camp 6:00 p.m. Friday night. We will conclude the following day, Saturday May 3 between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Activities in the past have included yoga, games, arts, crafts, and cooking—and always a time for medication and reflection, walks on country roads or by the lake. The cost for accommodations and three wonderful meals is $90. Contact Cille Grabert if you are interested.

Palm Sunday - Drumming Circle

On Palm Sunday (April 13, 2014), the Drumming Circle played a tune for for the congregation.

Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop will be open on Saturdays, Thrift ShopApril 5 and April 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Friday, April 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thanks to all for your donations.

Drumming Circle

The drumming circle meets for a practice session on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The April practice session is on April 1, 2014.Drumming Circle Lessons with instructor Jan Gregory are normally scheduled for the third Monday of each month, with the April session on April 21, 2014. The cost is $20.00. Our group goes from beginner to experienced and all are welcome. If you want more information, please contact Rev. Pat at 203-746-2865.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Please join us to knit or chrochet on Tuesday Prayer Shawl MinistryApril 24, 2014 at 7:00pm. If you need any information or to request a shawl, please contact Dot Bass at 203-746-2855 or Sue St. Hilaire at 203-748-1474.

Receive the Candlelight Electronically!

Members can now receive the Candlelight electronically. Even though we have been posting our newsletter to our web site since 2003, most members still receive the Candlelight through the mail. You can receive an electronic-only subscription to help save the cost of postage. Sign up by sending an email to the Church Office.

Looking for volunteers

The Hospitality Committee has a new sign-up sheet in Pilgrim Hall Fellowship next to the kitchen door looking for volunteers to host Fellowship Hour on Sunday morning. It typically takes three people to host, but it can be done with fewer. The directions explaining what is needed are right under the sign-up sheet. Please sign up!

Electronic giving

Contributions are now easier and you don't even need a computer! Electronic givingHere's how it works: You authorize a specified amount to be electronically transferred from your checking or savings account to the church account or use a credit card. You specify the frequency of the transfer. It's fast, safe, easy, and secure. To sign up, fill out the Electronic giving form and return it to the church office.

Welcome! Please join Worship Scheduleus for worship every Sunday at 10:00 AM (9:30 AM between June 30, 2013 and September 1, 2013). Communion is held on the first Sunday of each month. Come and begin your week in worship!

Contact information

The Reverend Dr. Patricia A. Nicholas, Pastor

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 link 2012 Annual Report

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 link CT UCC Web Site
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 link UCC Disaster Response
 link Church World Service
 link Red Cross

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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma" — Gracie Allen

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