NEWTOWN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
14 West Street
Newtown, CT 06470
(Building access can be obtained upon request)
Our congregation creates beautiful gifts to be given to the individuals who receive their baptisms by NCC. The blankets are knit, crocheted, or sewn with love and prayer to the approximate size of 3 feet by 3 feet.
The Care Card ministry provides cards on Sundays for the congregation to sign for those in need of prayer for the upcoming week. The ministry then takes the cards and sometimes some altar flowers to those unable to attend the worship service.
Access to our NCC Directory is available by contacting the church office and requesting a "Realm Invitation" or if you prefer a printed directory that may also be obtained through the church office.
Men's Fellowship: Currently inactive.
Women's Fellowship: Meeting monthly and once a year enjoys a treat at a local restaurant. This group considers and plans ways to be of help to local communities.
Youth Group: Lead by our pastor meets early in the evenings on Sundays during the school year.
Within the patio to the upper entrance to the church building are bricks of dedication. Each engraved brick has been donated to commemorate individuals who have touched someone's life in a meaningful way. Some bricks have been purchased in memory and some in celebration, but all have been purchased with love for the names inscribed onto the brick. The engraved bricks may be ordered through the NCC office. The public is welcome to contribute bricks as well.
The Memorial Wall houses niches that are available for purchase by active, associate, inactive, and former NCC members and their families to rest in peace. Contact the NCC office for more information about the Memorial Wall.
Within our community we can help each other take care of our most precious gift from God - our life. Our Parish Nurses are volunteers who are interested in providng a holistic approach to this healing mission, in an attempt to bring healing of body, mind, and spirit. A blood pressure screening clinic takes place once a month by a licensed Nurse: The program is sponsored by the Parish Nurse Program from St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport. The nurses have an opportunity to attend a monthly lecture on health related topics at St. Vincent's and bring information and literature back for our congregation. NCC has an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) that is monitored by the nurses because there are two batteries that need to be renewed on a scheduled basis. An informational class and training on the AED is occasionally presented by one of our nurses.
In recognizing that prayer is the most powerful tool we have, and that our prayers do make a difference, this ministry provides prayers for concerns received from the congregation. With dedication and sincerity the members of this ministry pray. All concerns are kept confidential.
Our volunteer shepherds help newcomers feel comfortable in their new church. They inform and invite our visitors and new members to special services and activities.
Those who are unable to physically participate in the life of the congregation receive a ministry of concern and support from the Parish Visitation Ministry. The altar flowers from the Sunday services are often brought to these individuals as a loving gesture from their church family to help brighten their day.