We are a congregation firmly committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but instead of insisting on any single interpretation we invite each other to share his or her own faith and spirituality so that the whole body may be nurtured mutually.

We are an Open and Affirming congregation welcoming persons of any age, race, sexual orientation, nationality, economic circumstance, or physical or mental ability.  "God accepts all the people...so do we."

Worship Services begin at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st Sunday of every month. Children begin the morning in the sanctuary with their families and after the Children's Message they go with their teachers to Sunday School. Infant/toddler care provided every week.


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Pastor's Weekly Email - July 18, 2014

Columbus house dinner, Thursday, July 24 -- food and servers still needed

Once a month, we prepare and serve the dinner at Columbus House in New Haven.  Our next opportunity is this coming Thursday, July 24.  We still need a number of food items and a number of servers.  Please call the church office or see the sign-up board in the main lobby.  Many thanks for helping with this important ministry!

Pastor's Weekly Email - July 11, 2014

Staff Reviews -- your feedback requested

Staff Annual Reviews (from the Springboard)
One of the provisions of our personnel policy (currently being revised and updated) calls for all staff members to have an annual review, preferably in June, at the end of the program year. Given the demands of recent months, it is our hope to have these completed for all the staff during this coming summer, in preparation for the new program year, beginning in the fall.
Church members wishing to offer affirmations of or constructive feedback for the staff are asked to forward this to the following persons. Feedback offered will be kept in confidence, but no anonymous submissions will be considered.
For Pastor David, please contact Amy Lynn or Dave Myers (chair of Deacons).
For Pastor Clare, please contact Amy Lynn, Dave Myers or Pastor David.
For Terese Gemme, please contact Amy Lynn, Amanda Cecala (chair of the Music Committee), or Pastor David.
For Sue Wilber, please contact Amy Lynn, Amanda Cecala or Pastor David
For Karen Swann, please contact Amy Lynn, Bethany Appleby (chair of Trustees) or Pastor David.
For Kristen Provost Switzer, please contact Debra Tangarone (chair of the Christian Education Committee), Amy Lynn or Pastor David.
For Brianna Etter-Speaker (Sunday nursery attendant), please contact Debra Tangarone, Amy Lynn or Pastor David.
Given that Laurie Bleickardt and Julia Kim McLaughlin are relatively new, their work here will not be part of this year's review process.
In addition, any feedback related to our contracted custodial services should be directed to Tom Barker (chair of the House Committee), Amy Lynn or Pastor David
It is our hope that this feedback will help us give thought to future goals and shared ministry together.

Pastor's Weekly Email - July 3, 2014

This Sunday, in addition to celebrating Communion in our worship, we will give prayerful thought to the blessings and responsibilities of being, as Martin Luther once said, "citizens of the two kingdoms." The special blessing of being both Christian and American calls us to prayerful thought as to how we will fulfill our responsibilities as both.

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Summer Calendar at a Glance!

  • July 17, All-Church Book read: "Wonder"
  • July 19, Ella Scantlebury visit; meet at Christian Tabernacle
  • July 24, Columbus House meal hosting
  • August 16, Ella Scantlebury visit; meet at Christian Tabernacle
  • August 28, Columbus House meal hosting


  • Sundays: Summer Sunday School
  • Tuesdays, 2 - 6 pm, Farmers Market, Church Lawn, including kids hands-on activity each week