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         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!

 

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Sundays

9:15 am. Choir rehearsal

10:30 am.  - Sunday Worship

with Church School and nursery care 

11:30 am. - Refreshments and Conversations

6:00 pm - Youth Group (grade 9-12)

 

24 Church Street
Roxbury, CT 06783-1703
Office: 860-355-1978

office@roxburychurch.org

 

For regular church business, Nancy, our Church Secretary will be in the office Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

Our Pastor, Rev. David Peters, is normally in the office Monday morning as well as Wednesday through Friday mornings. Feel free to call or drop by for a visit or make an appointment for another convenient time.


You can also contact the chairperson of the appropriate committee for more information.

   Deacons: Charlie Stauffacher,

   Trustees: Chris Childs,

   Christian Education: Diane Meade,

   Mission and Outreach: Elaine Matchske

 
   

 

"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

 Continuing Testament,

Extravagant Welcome

and Changing Lives.

 

To learn more about the United Church of Christ's Core Values and the Congregational Church tradition - Click Here

 


 

 As we journey through the season of Lent, a prayer:

 

Holy God, treasure of faithful hearts, through Jesus Christ you taught us how to pray, to give, to serve, to live. Reshape, restore, and renew us

by the hidden power of your Spirit, so that we may receive the way of life that is the true reward of the faithful; through Jesus Christ our Savior. 

 

 


 

 News and Happenings




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.


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Thank you to the staff of The Village Center and organizer Jeanne Steers.


 



Super Saturday Workshops Held

 

On March 1, 2014, Sue Stauffacher, Charlie Meade and Rev. Peters attended this event sponsored by CT and MA Conferences of the UCC. The keynote was delivered by Diana Butler Bass a well published author and speaker about the church and society. She has thought deeply about the future of the church in the time of "Nones" (spiritual but not religious) making up a larger portion of the the US population.

Here is an audio of her keynote (approx. 30 min.) Audio (special software may be needed)

 

 




Go Lindsay Go!

 

We are proud to be the hometown and the home church of Olympian Lindsay Jacobellis!

She competed in Sochi, Russia in the Women's SnowBoard Cross event.

 

Here is a younger picture of her with friend, Emma Homberg

(who now works at the White House Exercise Center!)

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and now today:

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courtesy of NY Daily News

 "After a tough silver medal finish in Torin, Jacobellis was the big name four years ago before a spill left her with two torn ACLs and extreme disappointment.  Now she’s back and ready to dominate.  She’s got more X Games gold medals (8) than any other woman, the latest of which came last month, and the 28-year-old Connecticut native snowboard cross athlete might just become the biggest comeback story." (http://www.craveonline.com/sports)


While you were not able to medal in Sochi, we are so very proud of you Lindsay!

 



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.

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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.

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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

 

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Congregation Hosts the 8th Annual

Art At The Meetinghouse

June 21-23, 2013


 


Photos from Opening Night Reception


 




Confirmation Class and Parents

visit Temple Shalom in New Milford

Discussion of Judaism and Friday evening service

March 15, 2013 


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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

 

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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.

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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.

 

 



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.


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New Conference Minister begins his ministry among us in CT


While the Roman Catholic Church elected a new Pope on March 13, 2013 and a new Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury was installed London, we have, in Connecticut, a new Conference Minister (ie: Bishop) for the United Church of Christ in CT. The Rev. Kent Siladi of Florida, formerly from here in CT.
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We hope you take the time to look through the materials the Conference Board of Directors and the Search Committee have assembled to share the news about Reverend Siladi. You will find our candidate brochure at:  

http://ctucc.org/cmsearch/pdfs/2013_A_Call_to_Lead.pdf 

and a short video introducing Rev. Siladi at: 

http://vimeo.com/61039324



Becoming a Green Church!

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.

  
 
April 21, 2014

SundaysChoir Rehearsal - 9:15 am.

Sunday Worship 10:30 am.

Church School & Nursery: 10:30 am
Refreshments and Conversation: 11:35 am.

 

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Pictures from our last South Dakota Mission Trip

Click HERE   check out pictures from our recent mission trip to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in LaPlant, South Dakota in the summer 2012. (We are returning in July 2014.)

 

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