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The Church of Christ Congregational Earth Film Series continues with the film Symphony of the Soil. Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance, soil. The film examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation, and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers. Symphony of the Soil I an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans. living on a healthy planet. This is a film by all who treasure this planet and are in awe of beauty and diversity. It is for all who work the soil and appreciate it as a life giving miracle. An amazing cast of folks shaped this film from scientists to farmers, activists to policy makers, historians to entrepreneurs. The film and a soup supper, followed by a discussion, is free and open to the public.
Michael S. Piazza is a spiritual visionary, author, and social justice advocate who currently serves as senior pastor of Virginia-Highland Church in Atlanta, Georgia, a congregation dually affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists and the United Church of Christ. He also is the co-executive director of the Center for Progressive Renewal, a non-profit, Atlanta-based church development organization that primarily services UCC congregations, as well as President of Hope for Peace and Justice, a non-profit organization aimed at progressive-leaning people of various religious faiths. Read the rest of this entry »
Ash Wednesday – March 5 at 7 pm
What burdens are weighing you down as you come into Lent? Ash Wednesday worship is a chance to lay them down. Scripture tells of the ancient tradition of marking oneself with ashes as a sign of grief and repentance. The ashes are mixed with oil as a sign of healing.
Sundays in Lent – 10 am worship
Come be refreshed in worship each Sunday. Hear a story of faith from our youth. Draw a verse for reflection from our well. Reflect on what you treasure.
Palm & Passion Sunday – April 13 at 10 am
From the joyful entry into Jerusalem with “Hosannas” to cross, the service will share the Holy Week story dramatically.
Maundy Thursday – April 17 with dinner at 6 pm & worship at 7 pm
A special communion service marking Jesus’ last supper with his disciples and the “coming of the shadows”.
Good Friday Vigils – April 18 from Noon- 3pm and 7-9 pm
Observe Good Friday and Jesus’ death on the cross with a time of contemplation. The sanctuary will be open with an ongoing presentation of music and art that explores the cross. There will be a guide for reflection available. Come any time for a few minutes or a few hours of prayer.
Easter Sunrise – April 20 at 6 am on Mount Mohawk
Celebrate the dawn of Easter on the top of MountMohawk. We will “green the cross” and sing “Alleluia” to celebrate the resurrection. Dress warmly as the winds can be cold!
Easter Morning Celebration – April 20 at 10 am
Mark the end of our Lenten journeys with the celebration of Easter!
Mark your calendars for the following youth group activities:
March 2 from 5-6:30 pm—Stressbusting with God
March 9 from 1-5 pm—Giv2 at the Open Door Soup Kitchen in Winsted—meet at church at 12:30 pm.
March 30— 5-6:30 pm—Palm Sunday presentation preparations & games
Saturday, April 5—Shrimp Dinner & auction fundraiser
Friday, April 11—Agricultural Society Dinner fundraiser
Sunday, March 13—9 am run through for Palm Sunday