Welcome to the Roxbury Congregational Church, UCC website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way.
Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the message found in the word of God.
The Roxbury Congregational Church has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the wider community.
We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ. Come, be our guest!
"We are a Community Seeking to Share God's Love"
"To Believe Is To Care,
To Care Is To Do!"
OUR CORE VALUES
We are working to make the world a better place through
and Changing Lives.
To learn more about the United Church of Christ's Core Values and the Congregational Church tradition - Click Here
We are about to enter the church liturgical season of Advent,
which begins on Sunday, November 30, 2014
Advent is a season in the church's life.
To learn more about Advent click below:
News and Happenings
A Faith Story
Read a recent Faith Story given by Vail Barrett
as part of our Stewardship Campaign.
Welcome New Members!
Mark and Karen Carlson, Susan and Sean Durkin
November 23, 2014
House Concert and Supper Held
Supports Simply Smiles and other organizations
On Thursday, November 13, members of the congregation and friends were welcomed into the home of Colby Kalisher for an intimate evening for food, music and inspiration.
After supper, Kristen Graves, Ct State Trubadour and spouse of Bryan Nurnburger, Simply Smiles founder, gave a concert and led a sing-a-long. She told tales of singing with Pete Seeger and Dar Williams and shared her orignal songs which spoke of love, justice and the human spirit.
The Annual Beef Barbecue
on September 6, 2014,
raised nearly $3,000 to support the
Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen
in New Milford.
We are grateful for all who participated, donated and attended this event!
Mission Trip 2014 Participants return
with stories of hard work, relationships made or renewed
and sharing God's Love!
The group that traveled to LaPlant, SD was from our church with some from Middlebury UCC and Rowayton UCC joining us.
We completed a number of projects, served 3 community meals, provided a day camp for the children and established or renewed many friendships with the Lakota people there.
For some photos of the week go to: http://tinyurl.com/ml2fzuu
Purchase Cash Cards for
Big Y, Stop & Shop or ShopRite
AND Support Your Church!
Do you shop at these stores? Have you ever purchased their gift cards? As a church, we can earn “cash back” from these stores. Stop & Shop will give us 5% of all gift cards we sell, while Big Y offers 2% - (6% for October and April!) This is how it works: as a non-profit organization, we can purchase the cards at a discount and sell them to you at face value. The difference is our profit. It may not seem like much but it will add up quickly if we make these purchases as a group. Example: A $100 purchase from Stop & Shop, will give the church $5. Many of us easily spend that much in a week.
Just bring a check to the church office – payable to RCC - in the amount you wish to purchase (your cost is the face value of the card) and let us know which store you would like. There are also forms and envelopes on the Opportunity Table in Fellowship Hall and they can be placed in the offering plate on Sunday.
In 2013, the “Cash Back” program offered by these stores, have benefitted our ministries over $1200.! Please consider using this program to pay for your groceries whenever you shop. The percentage may not seem like much, but it will add up quickly if we make these purchases as a group. You do not have to be a congregation member to participate. It’s a great way to support the church by doing what you do anyways.
For more information, contact Heidi Neff 860-354-3177 for questions or cards.
Girls Night Out Was A Blast!
On April 5th, women from the congregation and community joined together at The Village Center for the Arts on the Green in New Milford.
They had an evening of fun, creative art, and fellowship.
Thank you to the staff of The Village Center and organizer Jeanne Steers.
Messiah Sing Continues Church and Roxbury Tradition
The Church and The Shepaug Friends of Music once again co-sponsored
the Annual Messiah Sing on Sunday, December 29th.
In addition to 4 soloists and instrumentalists,
members of the community gathered to raise their voices
and celebrate the Christmas season.
Congregation Supports the
Santa Fund program of Greater New Milford
We received gifts for over 40 children
as we once again continued the tradition of
providing a clothing item and a toy item as well as the fixings for a Christmas dinner.
We thank the congregation for its long time generousity coordinated through
the New Milford Social Services Department.
Church Hosts residents
from Christian Community Outreach Ministries of Danbury
We held a picnic and welcomed residents of the transistional housing ministry from our mission partners, CCOM on October 5 at the church
Congregation Hosts the 8th Annual
Art At The Meetinghouse
June 21-23, 2013
Confirmation Class and Parents
visit Temple Shalom in New Milford
Discussion of Judaism and Friday evening service
March 15, 2013
Rabbi Norman Koch spoke with the class, mentors and parents.
Confirmands include: (LtoR) Bianca Gomez, Allie Steers, Kendra Huber and Allyssa Cicio.
Roxbury Church hosts Rev. Bert Marshall, NE Regional Director,
Church World Service on March 10, 2013
L to R Charles MacMillan, guest Rev. Bert Marshall, and Bill Brockett
talked after Mr. Marshall sang, gave the children's sermon and preached about the ministry of Church World Service, which our church supports.
Church Schoolers lead the way in creating a "Circle of Love"
prayer chain around the Meetinghouse.
Paper circles are being made, each with a person or concern or celebration to be prayed about. They are being fashioned into a chain that will loop around the balcony in the Meetinghouse during Lent.
New Conference Minister begins his ministry among us in CT
and a short video introducing Rev. Siladi at:
We are seeking to be a "Green Church" by puchasing, using and recyling wisely.
And encouraging others to so the same. You will note some of the measures around the church buildings in some of the things we do.