Posts Tagged ‘ First Congregational Church ’

Rededicating a Holocaust-rescued Torah

September 21, 2016
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On Sunday, Sept. 18, members of Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation unveiled a restored Torah that was rescued during the holocaust. The Torah was presented during a rededication ceremony at the First Congregational Church on Main Street where proclamations from the Town Council, Gov. Dannel Malloy, and President Barack Obama were read. The local congregants are…

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Sept. 18 dedication ceremony set for restored World War II Torah

September 9, 2016
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Members of the restoration committee display the recovered Torah at the start of the project.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation (GSJC) obtained a Holocaust Torah in May 2012, and a dedication ceremony is set to take place on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m., in the First Congregational Church meeting hall at 37 Main Street, across from the town green. Founded in 1984, the GSJC…

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First Congregational hosts talent show and lip-sync battle

April 27, 2016
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First Congregational Church of Southington
37 Main St, Southington, CT 06489
Phone:(860) 628-6958

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The congregation at the First Congregational Church (FCC) in Southington will take to the stage this Saturday night for a talent showcase and lip-sync battle. Raising funds for a new sound system at FCC, the show will feature a variety of performers at FCC’s historic meetinghouse. “It’s an awesome mix of talent…

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Tom Chapin performs Alzheimer’s benefit for Southington resident on April 3

March 31, 2016
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Three-time Grammy winner Tom Chapin will perform a local Alzheimer’s benefit on April 3.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Sunday, April 3, three-time Grammy Award winner Tom Chapin will perform in Southington to honor 61-year-old Mark Corcoran. Corcoran, a resident of Southington for nearly 20-years, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s four years ago. Chapin will perform at the First Congregational Church to honor Corcoran and his family, and to…

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Registration underway at Village Green Nursery School

January 18, 2016
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Village Green Nursery School
37 Main Street, Southington, CT  06489
(860) 628-6958, ext. 13

Village Green Nursery School, located at 37 Main Street in Southington, is currently accepting registration for the 2016-2017 school year. The school offers a 2.5-hour 3-year-old program on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a 4-year-old program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. In addition to the typical 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. program, the 4-year-olds have the…

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Steeple Players to perform ‘13’ on Jan. 29

January 15, 2016
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First Congregational Church of Southington
37 Main St, Southington, CT 06489
Phone:(860) 628-6958

The Steeple Players of First Congregational Church will be presenting the musical, “13,” beginning on Friday, Jan. 29 at the church on 37 Main St. in Southington. Performances will be at on Friday, Jan. 29, Saturday, Jan. 30, Friday, Feb. 5, and Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee on Jan. 31.…

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Solidarity sleep out raises awareness for the homeless

January 30, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Four different faith-based congregations came together to educate the youth about the effects of homelessness and to support programs that benefit the homeless. Two Christian churches, the First Congregational Church of Southington and Plantsville Congregational church, partnered with Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation and Berlin Mosque for the Southington Solidarity Sleep…

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Knit-a-Thon is looking for a few good knitters

January 8, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A church in Southington is calling all knitters and crocheters to participate in its first ever 12 hour “Knit-A-Thon”. The First Congregational Church will be holding the event on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Church member Linda Valencis said the “Knit-A-Thon” has a three-fold purpose. The…

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Back in the Day

November 26, 2013
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Thanksgiving service-The Beadle-Robert Mansolf wakes up canter John Parsons during the service

First Congregational Church held an old fashion Thanksgiving service on Sunday morning.  Leaders of the church, as well as some congregation members, dressed in period costumes from the days of our early settlers.  The service was conducted in the tradition of their early ancestors. Photos by:  Tammi Naudus        

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Southington Gathers Together in Remembrance

December 19, 2012
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Sunday, December 16th The First Congregational Church, in Southington, held a prayer vigil to morn the losses and pay tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementry School attack.  Parishioners from the town of Southington gathered together to lead the service.  Those in attendance reflected on scripture passages, poetry, moments of silence, and music. …

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