Church of Christ Congregational (UCC), Norfolk, CT

Church of Christ Congregational
(UCC), Norfolk CT


We are a UCC church located in Norfolk, CT.

Our purpose is to follow Christ and to keep him at the center of our lives. We aspire to strengthen our identity as a home of extravagant welcome where friends and strangers alike encounter God’s love.

 

Summer Services - 9am Outside

Starting in July we will shift to a summer schedule. There will be one outside service at 9am in front of the Chapel by the Peace Pole. Please bring a lawn chair if you are able, and some coffee if your wish. And there is no need to get dressed up. A simple social refreshment time will follow the service. Of course, in case of bad weather we will move inside.

We meet in-person for Sunday morning worship. and live-streaming continues through June..

We strongly encourage masking as we have had a number of breakthrough cases of Covid. We continue to maintain social distancing in the sanctuary and offices, and during any indoor events, and there is room for all. If you are not comfortable attending in-person for any reason we invite you to watch our livestream Sunday services at 10am on Facebook, or this Website (posted by 3pm on Sundays). Masks remain optional for any outdoor services for those who are fully vaccinated 14 days prior to the event. We request that people who are not fully vaccinated (including children under 12) continue to wear masks at all church events. There are other ways to be church during this pandemic. More information here....

We are ...

Christian

We seek to follow Jesus Christ and to keep Christ at the center of our lives. We look to Christ as the ...
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Open and Affirming

We are an Open and Affirming church. We welcome into full membership and participation ...
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Seeking and Serving

We are a seeking and serving member congregation of the United Church of Christ with a rich, ...
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A Loving Community

We need each other. We share our joys and sorrows, our hopes and dreams, and support each...
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Happenings

Assisting Afghan Refugees

A group from Norfolk and Colebrook is working with the Northwest Hills Refugee Resettlement Committee (NWHRRC) to settle and support an Afghan family in northwest Connecticut. Call the church if you would like to participate. NWHRRC is a co-sponsorship group of International Refugee and Immigration Services (IRIS)
To learn more about IRIS and the process

Native Species

The Green Group invites you to watch a talk about the incredible relationships, established over centuries, between native trees and local wildlife.
Click here for the link…

Community Dinners

Free healthy meals offered to all comers. We've had to cancel in-person dinners temporarily due to the continuing Pandemic, but hope to resume in the future.
Here are some recipes!

James Mars Day -, May 1

Salisbury School, the Church of Christ, Congregational UCC of Norfolk, and the Norfolk Historical Society have announced the placement of a Witness Stone to honor James Mars on May 1st, 2021 on the day the State of Connecticut proclaimed James Mars Day. f you could not be part of this important day honoring one of Norfolk's most extraordinary residents, you can join in virtually below. Special guests included Jahana Hayes, Kevin Witkos, Maria Horn, Dennis Powell (Berkshire NAACP) and the Rev. Cleo Graham (current pastor of the church in Hartford that Mars helped found).
Watch the ceremony...

Green Team Postcard Project

Join the Green Team in writing postcards to support environmental and climate change action! We have topics, addresses, and scripts for issues from auto emissions, to pipelines, to land conservation. We have postcards and stamps (or you can use your own). This effort stated back in April 2021, but is continuing with new campaigns. Contact the church for instructions on how to join in.

Simply Smiles Trip 2022

We are returning to the Lakota Reservation in South Dakota next year. We'd love for you to be part of this exciting and fun opportunity.
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The Collaboration Continues

Together with Rev. Dr. Shelley Best, our friends at Redeemer’s AME Church in Plainville, and others our joint work to understand and eradicate racism is ongoing. We last gathered by Zoom on Thursday, April 22 at 7 PM. to discuss the film "Cooked: Survival by Zip Code."
Click here for links to watch the film.

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We send weekly emails about what is happening in the life of the church and community, as well as notices of our livestream services and other important events.
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Raise The Steeple!
Our historic 1813 steeple is an iconic part of Norfolk located in the town center on the Village Green. It was taken down over a year ago for safety reasons and to access it for the work needed to restore it. The Raise the Steeple committee was formed in 2020 to address the deterioration and rot that has developed over the years. This includes replacing and repairing wood railings and decorative trim plus repainting the spire, lantern, belfry and clock tower. The plan is to also restore and repair the clock. Read more ...
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