Church News


Please continue to help keep Blessings Box stocked!

The Outreach Committee is continuing to stock the Blessings Box, located near the church driveway exit.  


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.

The box is frequently empty, so please drop off items to restock when you can.

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

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 Lunch- each Friday, at Colchester Federated Church or St. Andrews. 11am-1pm (See Evelyn Taggart)
  • Carolyn Schaefer Prayer Shawl Ministry-Knitters and crocheters ways needed. Contact a deacon if you'd like to help or if you know of someone in need of a comforting shawl.

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 

Knitting Group Missions

In addition to knitting and crocheting our prayer shawls, the group is currently working on bird/small animal nests for victims of the Australia bush fires. We are also making "chemo caps" for folks who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments, and tiny hats for premature babies. All are welcome to join us on Thursdays from 10am-noon. We have also received many donations of yarn that you are welcome to use.

Church Happenings


Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

There will be one Christmas Eve Service this year, held at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 24.

Next Church Prudential Meeting

 Sunday, January 12, 2020 

   *meeting after worship

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

Sunday School Registration Continues All Year

Please see our "Children's Programs" section under "Education." We have online Sunday School registration, as well as a pdf form you can print, fill out and turn in if you prefer.

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

Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 12 noon at Maria's Restaurant in Colchester. RSVP to Jane Duval.

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! 


Searching yahoo and Google? Shopping on line for Christmas? 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.

Thank you for a successful 2019!

Many thanks to all who attended, worked at or helped in any way to make our 2019 fundraising year such a success! Stay tuned for new events to come in 2020!

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events.

Link to Full Calendar

Our complete calendar will be found here soon. In the meantime, access it here.