- Tuesday, October 21, 2014
It was a full house in the Great Room of Newtown Congregational Church, Friday evening, October 17, as members and friends of the congregation gathered for food and reflections on the church’s 300th anniversary, being celebrated this year.
Photo albums and two slideshows gave dinner guests ample opportunity to explore the church’s more recent past, and in two brief talks during the course of the evening, Reverend Matthew Crebbin addressed the early years of the Newtown Congregational Church and its growth over three centuries.
- Wednesday, June 18, 2014
It was a bittersweet service at Newtown Congregational Church on June 15, when the Reverend Allysa De Wolf took to the pulpit to offer the morning’s sermon.
- Saturday, June 14, 2014
The Reverend Allysa De Wolf celebrated the service of Communion, closing the ordination ceremony on June 8. Before she leaves for the West Coast, the newly ordained Rev De Wolf will present the sermon at the church that has hosted her for the past three years. On Sunday, June 15, the Reverend De Wolf will present a message she is calling “The Great Commission.”
- Tuesday, February 4, 2014
On Sunday, February 23, at 11:30 am, a special meeting of the members of Newtown Congregational Church will take place in the sanctuary located at 14 West Street.
The purpose of the meeting is to vote on staffing recommendation put forth by the Personnel Committee, the trustees, and the council to authorize the hiring of a full time transitional associate minister for a period of no more than two years effective July 1, 2014.
- Thursday, October 10, 2013
Newtown Congregational Church, a member of the United Church of Christ, will sponsor an authentic shrimp boil, in partnership with Back Bay Mission, on Saturday, November 2.
The special event will be at the church, 14 West Street. Dinner will be served at 6:30 and a program will follow at 7:30.
The evening will feature a dinner of shrimp, seasoned with Back Bay’s special spices.
- Wednesday, August 14, 2013
On Wednesday, August 21, at 2:30 pm, there will be a gathering for prayer in the sanctuary of Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.
Members of the PICO “Lifelines to Healing” Eastern Bus Tour will join local clergy and residents to promote the building of bridges across racial, ethnic and economic divides and pray for courage and commitment while seeking solutions to the issue of violence in our many communities.
- Friday, August 2, 2013
Nearly 60 children participated in Camp Noah, July 15–19, which offered resiliency buildings skills hidden among the arts and crafts projects, story times, skits, and other light-hearted offerings. From left is Pastor David Hershey, chaplain of Penn State University, who portrayed the camp’s title character all week; Linda Whippie, who handled the local enrollment; and Cari Logan, national program director of Camp Noah.
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Joy of Art with Joy Hoffman will be offered on Wednesdays, to June 19, at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.
Sponsored by HealingNewtown Arts Space, 60-minute workshops will be offered each week. Kindergarten students can attend the 11 am and/or 1 pm workshops, one or every week.
Children will enjoy a chance to express their artistic talents freely while being guided through friendship bead making bracelets and necklaces, paper plate bugs, and other fun and lively arts and craft projects.
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
On Saturday, June 8, the eve of National Children’s Day, youth of Newtown will reach back to children around the world with a message of hope and love as Newtown Youth Voices is joined by Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), poet Martin Espada, and a host of special guests for “Within Our Reach,” a live-streaming online event to be held at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Origami peace cranes that had been roosting on the Newtown Congregational Church sanctuary altar since shortly after 12/14 have begun a new journey.
The 1,000 cranes had been made by members of Saron United Church of Christ, in Sheboygen Falls, Wis., on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. After the shootings at Chardon High School in Ohio on February 27, 2012, the cranes were sent to Pilgrim Christian Church in Chardon. In turn, Pilgrim CC extended their sympathy by passing the peace in the form of the Saron UCC origami cranes on to NCC after 12/14.