Newtown Congregational Church
14 West Street
Newtown, Connecticut 06470
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Tuesday through Friday
Newtown Congregational Church, UCC
ADVENT WORSHIP EVENINGS (AWE)
Tuesdays Dec. 5, Dec. 12, and Dec. 19
The Church will hold a fellowship dinner at 6:00PM (with pasta
included and potluck sides) and continue with a 7:00PM worship
service. The evening will wind up at around 7:45PM. This is a time
to unwind and remember the reason this is such a special season of Hope, Joy, Peace, and Love.
CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICES
Sunday, December 24
Family Service will include a Children’s Christmas
Pageant; it is a simple service; perfect for all ages.
Service of Scripture and Song will include special brass quintet
and the scriptural retelling of the Christmas story.
Service of Light and Communion
A quiet and reflective service that celebrates the light of Christ;
communion is offered and Christmas Day is welcomed
with the chiming of the midnight hour.
Our church building is open not just on Sundays - the church office is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:00AM until 5:00PM. Feel free to drop by and explore the building; check out the vast information on our lower lobby table; or visit the church office where you can obtain information about the church and Newtown area, get a hot drink and snack, or just have a chat with our friendly staff. We love visitors!
Check out our plans: Calendar
WE ARE . . .
We are people who may have been brought up in the New England Congregational (and UCC) tradition, in other faith traditions, and in no faith tradition.
We take the scriptures very seriously as inspired by God, but rarely completely literally.
We are people of different ages, incomes, and lifestyles.
We have families of various shapes and sizes - this includes singles, significant others, and those who have lost partners or spouses.
Some of us have children, some of us don’t, some of us are children.
We respect and honor other faith traditions, and we believe in interfaith partnership and dialogue.
We like to find ways to serve God beyond our walls.
We are all over the map politically and socially.
We do our best to love each other even when we disagree.
We believe everyone should be free to wrestle theologically.
We take care of each other. Due to recent events in our town community, we know what it is to have our hearts broken – we continue to shed plenty of tears but we like to laugh a lot too.
We like to exchange ideas and opinions.
We love our history and tradition but we try not to worship it.
We know that God in Christ is calling the church (and each of us) to new ways of being and we are doing our best to figure out what exactly that means.