Welcome to South Congregational Church: Our Faith Community

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Welcome to South Congregational Church, a member of the United Church of Christ. We are a community that belongs to the Christian tradition, a river that has run through history giving life to individuals, communities and societies since ancient times, growing the fruit of love and peace, joy and justice.

The river of our faith is a conversation, prompted by the Spirit, which flows through many questions: Who is God and what is God’s will? What does it mean to be human? How do we recognize our differences and stay in relationship? Is there meaning in suffering? How can people of different faiths live peacefully together? What is the deepest joy? This conversation, begun in our scripture, the Hebrew and Christian testaments, continues today and calls our voices to join in. In the words of the U.C.C., “God Is Still Speaking”: to us individually and as a congregation.

Our high water mark is the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ: Who proclaimed that love of God and neighbor are the foundation of the law and the prophets; Who showed us the way to break the cycle of violence by forgiving those who crucified him; Whose resurrection gives us hope in all things; and Whose Spirit ignited the church and moves among us today.

We are guided by: The Word of God that can be discovered in the words of scripture; The centrality of the worship of God; Mission to the world; and Hospitality to any and all who would want to be part of such a faith community.

Faith is more important to us than belief. Faith is the willingness to trust that we belong to God, that mysterious presence who challenges and comforts us from the center of all things and through whom we all belong to the world. Beliefs are intellectual constructs about that presence and, while they are important, are secondary. In our river of conversation we agree to disagree about particular beliefs, yet we are united by one goal: that God’s “will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

You are welcome to explore our life together and if you feel you want to be part of such a community, please contact me or one of our church members.

In peace,

Rev. Dennis P. Moon

Community Partners

South Church is committed to the Granby Community.  We are not only blessed with a thriving group of people but also with buildings that we can offer to different organizations for a place to congregate.  This fosters a strong relationship and the sense that we are not here simply to worship amongst ourselves, but to reach out to others in need of space, comfort or simply to be good neighbors in our community.

SCC Music - so many ways to enjoy!

choirThe Music Ministry at South Church is dependent on our dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who rehearse weekly throughout the church year preparing for their contribution to our public worship and outreach into our community. If you like singing and laughter, look no further!

We joyfully welcome new members!

Volunteer Overview

In addition to our various Outreach Volunteer Opportunities there are many areas within our church that can use your gifts and answer the call.

Ready, Set, GO!

Bell Choir, Cookies by the Pound, God's Taxi, Caring Ministry, Youth Group, Craft & Chat, Artist's Way, Music, Pumpkin Patch, Quilting Group, Christian Ed., Spiritual Vitality, Stewardship, Property, Salmon Brook Music Series, Good Company Theater, AA, NA, Weight Watchers, Storytelling, Chancel Choir, Instant Choir, Men's MInistry, Sow & Reap Garden Club, Outreach, Finance, Appalachian Service Project, Simply Smiles, Heads Up Hartford, Garden of Gratitude, Discernment Group, Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series, Waste Not Want Not Community Meal, Foodshare, Peace & Justice Committee, Special Sundays, Potlucks…

Wow, that's a lot going on! Some of the above groups and events are ongoing, and some are not- so whether you're looking to help out here and there when your busy schedule allows, or if you're able to commit additional time, you're always welcome! Questions? Feel free to call the Church Office.

Your hands and hearts make a difference in other's lives.

Come Worship

wheelWorship is the hub at the center of the wheel of South Church.  The Administration are spokes which supports the works of many people where the rubber hits the road.  Therefore, vital, participatory worship is essential focus for us. Our music is varied, utilizing the gifts of many musicians in our congregation.  Our 8:30 service follows the same order as our second service and is more contemplative. Children come to our 10:00 service until the children's message, after which they are excused to Kaleidoscope corner. This service is blessed with energy and variety.

Gathering Events

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Join Us for Coffee

Following both worship services each Sunday is a coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall. Come share in conversation and get acquainted with fellow church members and visitors. Many persons take a turn in hosting the coffee hour, and we are happy to help each other out. Put your name on the sign-up list in Fellowship Hall.

Family Gathering Events

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Sunday Services

Service Times

  • 8:30 am ~ Meditative
  • 10:00 am ~ Celebrative

 

Communion

Everyone is welcome to partake of communion.

  • 1st Sunday Each Month

 

Additional Info

SCC Happenings

Sun Nov 26 @ 8:30AM -
First Worship Service
Sun Nov 26 @10:00AM -
Second Worship Service
Sun Nov 26 @ 4:00PM -
Artist's Way Group
Tue Nov 28 @ 9:30AM -
QiGong
Tue Nov 28 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Craft and Chat
Wed Nov 29 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Handbell Ringers
Thu Nov 30 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Chancel Choir
Fri Dec 01 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
UCC Advent Retreat, "Birthing Hope"
Sat Dec 02 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Space for Personal Healing
Sun Dec 03 @ 8:30AM -
First Worship Service

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