We are the Church of Christ Congregational in Goshen Connecticut and this is our website! We invite all people from all walks of life to join us in our faith journey together. For more information, check out our "About Us" Page.
The Church of Christ is receiving applications for a part-time office administrator working 10/hours per week. Those interested should review the attached job description and included directions about how to apply for the position.
Plan for an unforgettable evening with great entertainment and a full course meal! Savor the tastes and sounds of favorite artists who have come together for these two special nights. Limited seating. Reserve your table today!
Friday: Michael Brown & The NW CT Gospel Fest Choir/Brothers & Sisters Gospel!/Carols with Wanda L. Houston
Saturday: Chorus Angelicus/Connecticut Yankee Chorale/Carols with Wanda L. Houston
We want our youth to be fully involved and engaged in worship! We understand, however, that particularly for middle school students, sermons might seem boring. This fall, we will offer a station in the back of the sanctuary for youth to do silent activities that relate to the worship service and its theme scripture. Writing, art, online research, puzzles, and more will be available each week at this station. When children leave for Sunday School, youth may move to this station is they desire. It is our hope that they will “multi-task” and continue to listen to what is happening in worship.
This spring the congregation voted to sponsor a refugee family. Other churches in the area are interested in helping with this project. eg. Cornwall Congregational Church, Cornwall Lutheran Church, St. Thomas etc. Our immediate goal is to find housing. Several rentals in Torrington are being considered. Any ideas or suggestions can be sent to the Refugee committee through the church office. Second goal is to raise funds to support this family during the first months after arrival. We are collecting donations and plan to have a fund raiser concert on Friday, November 7th. Our goal is to raise $3-5,000. We have $1,100 so far. When the family arrives, we will need support is finding them employment, help with rides and signing them up for schooling and health services etc. If you would like to be on our email or phone list please let the church office know. Many thanks, Mary Tracy
Join us for supper and a movie on Wednesday, November 19th at 6:30pm. This month’s film is “Tiny”.
What is a home? And How do we find it? TINY follows one couple’s attempt to build a Tiny House from scratch with no building experience, and profiles other families who have down-sized their lives into houses smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the changing American Dream. 66 mins.
After summer vacation, Adult Bible Study is back on Thursdays from 7-8:30 pm in the Fellowship room! Although we do work in short units, each lesson stands alone and all are welcome to join us – whether they can come every week or only occasionally! No former Bible Study experience required! Come with your questions and your doubts! Bible Study resumes Thursday, September 12!
Skeptics Club is back on the First Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 pm in the Fellowship Room.
Having questions and doubts doesn’t make you a bad Christian! Bring your questions and join us for conversation and refreshment each month. We will be using a program called “Living the Questions” to start our discussions and to explore the range of Christian perspectives on important issues of faith. Our topic for September is “Lives of Jesus” and explores the different visions of Christ we have in Scripture and beyond. Come join us as we discuss the big picture issues of our faith!
At the request of Goshen Community Care and Hospice, the Mission Committee has decided to set up a food closet at the church for those approaching the church in need of food resources. With a growing number of families and individuals struggling with food insecurity (1 in 6 in CT!) we are having more need for resources to share. Particularly needed foods include: cereal, juice, canned ready to eat meals like stew or soup, peanut butter and jelly, pasta and sauce, canned meat like tuna, canned fruit, apple sauce, coffee, and breakfast bars. Food is being collected in the narthex under the Deacon’s table and is divided between needs in our closet and our partners in Torrington as FISH, Friendly Hands, and the Soup Kitchen. On Spring cleaning day, we set up the closet and stocked the shelves. Food is available to those who ask with no restrictions on means or where they live. Access to the food closet is available during church office hours or by request to Pastor Paige or Deb Dipietro at the Goshen Community Care and Hospice.
Did you know that the church has a number of email newsletters that you can sign up to receive? There are weekly activity updates, youth news, sermons, Sunday school news, Mission Events, a prayer network, and more! If you want to receive any of these emails, all you have to do is go to the church webpage and click the button for “join our mailing list”. There, you will be able to sign yourself up! You can also change your email list or which newsletters you receive!