Church Alter

Light, Service & Table

Come join our faith community.  We are an open and affirming church.  This means we actively support diversity in all its forms.  See Open and Affirming statement.  We welcome everyone into the fellowship and service of our congregation.   Our Sunday Worship and Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m. (9:30 a.m. during the summer months)

Our mission is to grow in our relationships with God and those around us.  We find God in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Holy Scriptures, in service to others, and in the celebration and commemoration of the important milestones in the life of our families and communities.   See our Beliefs.


“Expanding In Service, Light, And Table”

On Saturday and Sunday


A nice warm day for the Rummage Sale raised $507.00 for Pine Ridge Mission trip III – and for a morning trip to the Heifer Farm -we toured the global village and hung out with the animals – 5 people went for the first time.  In worship we focused on our call to faith habits of “Expanding in Service, Light, and Table” as we are rooted in our trust in God, and as we face the tough challenges of our lives.  We were in prayer for the Edson and Zschau family, the UCC Church of Warren, and the people of the Mad River Valley in Vermont during the time period of the memorial services for the teenagers who died on route 89 near Burlington.  Our prayers are also with Pat Walker whose stepson, Bernie Walker died suddenly.  During the third part of the Sermon, focusing on working together around our “administrative table,” Ed Lukey, former chair of the Executive Board, introduced the survey that has been developed by the Board, which has been mailed to everyone this week.  In the Children’s Time Mindy talked about the Great Pumpkin, the Ten Commandments and the Great Commandment “Love God…Love your neighbor…)  During Sunday School all ages combined to make decorations for the Halloween Party on Sunday, October 30th following worship.  After church, the Bazaar planning team continued to work hard in preparing for the Bazaar in early December, and the Pine Ridge Mission Team was launched – with 6 people and plans for moving forward in our support of Re-member, including the possibility of another Native American Dinner in late January with staff from Re-member as our speakers.  (And the Patriots won!)


 Please join Author

Norah Dooley  buzz

in a  discussion of her

Multicultural book,

“Everybody Bakes Bread”

October 22, 4:00 PM

First Congregational  Church of Sharon             Parish Hall  29 N Main St. Sharon

Community Wide Program. Everyone Welcome !

Refreshments: Sample the bread recipes from many different cultures.

***If you are Bread maker and would like to make some bread, please contact the office****

Please share the attached flyer with family friends, people with young children, your schools, and libraries etc. etc.


*SUNDAY October 23rd –  

Choir Anthem: “The Children of God”            Text based on 1 John 3:1-2, Music by Steven R. Janco Children will begin in worship and after a brief “Time for Children”, children will gather for a group activity in the Parish Hall.

Theme:  Prayer of the Heart

Scripture:  Luke 18:9-14

AFTER CHURCH “Adventures in Faith” Confirmation meets this Sunday from 11:30 – 12:30.

A fun Mystery Ride a couple of Fridays ago got us started into the Adventure.

We will begin our faith reflection dimension of Confirmation by focusing on core stories from the Old Testament – starting with the “core story of core stories” – i.e. the call of Abraham.  A key resource is the book “Abraham – a Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths” by Bruce Feiler.   (Feiler also wrote the book “Secret’s of Happy Families” a resource we have used previously that focuses on how we can have “agile families.” We will also talk about our call to Service as a class.


In support of our vision of “Welcoming”, Phil Harris is starting a


here at the church with meetings on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 7-9 pm The next meeting will be on Monday October 24th  .  All are welcome.  Please pick up a flyer and share with Family and Friends. . Philip asks the congregation to forward or give the attached Russian flyer to at least one Russian person that they know. Every meeting the club will spotlight a different country. We’ll also reach out to that country’s community members. I’ll serve blinis during snack time.