Church News


Please continue to help keep Blessings Box stocked!

The Outreach Committee is continuing to stock the new Blessings Box, located near the church driveway exit. For the winter, please only place dry items inside, that cannot freeze. Canned goods or others containing liquid, may be placed inside the church foyer, and someone will deliver to the Colchester Food Bank until the weather warms up.


The Blessings Box (also known as a Free Little Pantry in some communities), is a tool for neighbors to help neighbors. The box will be stocked with an assortment of items, including nonperishable foods, baby diapers and supplies, as well as basic household supplies and personal care items.


The box is a place community members may take something they need or donate something for others. All can be done at one’s convenience, and anonymously. Donations may also be left in the basket in the church foyer. All items must be sealed and within expiration dates.

Special thanks to the owners at Shag Bark for their generosity with a discount on the materials for the box, as well as assembly of the box.

Take a blessing, bring a blessing, be a blessing!

Cub Scout Scholarship Fund

Please consider helping a kid or two or three with camp, uniforms and books. See Alice Csere for more information. 

Mission Opportunities

  • Covenant Food Kitchen meal service (see Tana Handwerk)
  • Wounded Warrrior Project-The cost is $19 per month. If you would like to sign up for a month in memory or in honor of a veteran of the Armed Services, please see the sheet on the upstairs bulletin board.
  • Community Luncheon- each Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (see Evelyn Taggart)
  • Carolyn Schaefer Prayer Shawl Ministry-Knitters and crocheters always needed. Contact a deacon if you'd like to help or if you know of someone in need of a comforting shawl.

Help Needed

The Community Lunch is looking for help--One day a week (Friday), for about two hours, preparing and serving meals. 

Fill the Food Basket!

Find the basket in the church foyer. We will collect any non-perishable food, baby items and personal hygiene items. Overflow from the Blessings Box will be donated to the Colchester Food Bank.  

Hospitality and Card Greetings

  • Someone need a card to cheer them up? Gerrie Dawson is willing to send a card.
  • Someone ill and in need of a special meal? Check with Nan Wasniewski 

Church Happenings


Next Church Prudential Meeting

 Sunday, May 12, 2019

   *meeting after worship

   *only committee members may vote, but visitors are always welcome.

Sunday School

Sunday School is now back in full swing! Teachers are ready each Sunday at 10am, with lessons, crafts and games. Childcare will be available for toddlers. Extra teachers are always welcome. Plans are easy to follow and fun! See Mr. Wright if you can help.

Pulpit Assistants Needed

Reverend Ron is looking for pulpit assistants to help with readings during worship services. Please let him know if you are interested.

Reverend Lake's Contact Info.

Reverend Lake will be scheduling office hours soon. He may be reached anytime at 860.428.3460, and is available for appointments.

Fellowship Opportunities


Next Ladies Lunch Bunch


Next Men's Breakfast


Knitting Group Meets Each Thursday

 At 10 a.m., each Thursday, folks meet in Canney Hall to knit, crochet, learn how to knit and/or crochet, or to just hang out and enjoy fellowship. All are welcome! 


Butter Braids

Butter Braids available for purchase. $13 each. Great brunch/breakfast treat! See and Evelyn Taggart if you are interested. 

Turkey Dinner

A Turkey Dinner will be held on April 27, from 4:30-6:30 pm. Much help is needed to make this fundraiser a success. See signup sheet in church foyer for ways you can help.

Searching yahoo and Google? Shopping on line? Our easiest and most underused fundraising opportunity is waiting for you! Go to and type in "Westchester Congregational Church" where it says, "choose your cause," and access many store websites through Goodsearch and Goodshop. The church earns a penny for each search and the stores listed make a donation to WCC, either a percentage or a dollar amount, based on the amount of your purchase. Many popular stores are listed. This is not a scam; it really works. See Alice with any questions.


New Doors for Canney Hall!--Thank you!

 We are very thankful to have such wonderful anonymous donors who have helped with the painting of the Church and these new doors. 

Upcoming Events

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