NEWTOWN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
14 West Street
Newtown, CT 06470
Tues. & Thurs. 2PM-4PM
(Access to the building at other times can be obtained upon request)
NCC has returned to "in-person" worship! As of June 27, 2021 our worship services will be held at NCC (and avalable online) in the Memorial Garden during fair weather and in the Sanctuary (with face masks and distanced) during foul weather.
LIVE WORSHIP on Sundays at 10AM, or during the week at your convenience. Currently our worship services and gatherings are solely online. However, as the weather warms this Spring, we will continue to provide online worship, but we hope to also once again provide physically distanced outdoor prayer gatherings.
Newtown Congregational Church (NCC) strives to have an inviting and welcoming atmosphere where visitors are greeted with faith-filled Christian love. We are interested in your success in finding a church compatible with you, where you feel comfortable.
Our Doors Are Open to ALL: The Newtown Congregational Church (NCC) proclaims itself to be an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. We welcome all persons of all sexual orientations, gender expressions, socioeconomic status, family configurations, personal history, ages, national origins, races, and physical or mental conditions. We embrace all people at any point in their faith journey and affirm each person's freedom to pursue God's unique calling. We celebrate God's inclusive welcome at our Communion Table and affirm that full and equal participation in the life and leadership of NCC is open to all. We confess that we continue to discover how to more fully love one another as Jesus loves each one of us. In an often hurting and broken world, we also commit ourselves to the ongoing journey of learning and growing as a community of grace and reconciliation.
The question most often asked by those seeking a church is "how does your church work?". As a community comprised of a vast variety of backgrounds, ages, interests, lifestyles, faith perspectives, etc... the pastors, friends, and members of Newtown Congregational Church understand that organized religion may seem out-dated, uninviting, time consuming, or just plain uncomfortable. This may be due to myriad reasons such as the use of "church words", expectations about "appropriate clothing", misperceptions that "church people" should be perfect, or concerns about the timing of children's sports and activities...
We want you to be comfortable at NCC. Please be assured that this church exists for you! Clothe yourself in whatever you feel comfortable wearing (God sees you everyday), don't be afraid to ask what a "church word" means (we've all had to learn them), get to know the congregation, let your children arrive in sports uniforms or casual clothes rather than their "Sunday best", and just come and feel at ease. Oh, and, don't worry if you're not right on time.
Gather with us in praise of our Lord and God!
Experience the church of today!
A time to leave the burdens of the outside world and focus on our Creator and Savior!
THE WORSHIP MINISTRY (WM)
The NCC Sunday 10AM worship services are traditional with a contemporary flare. Our music ranges from favorite historic hymns to Christian music of today. At other times during the year there are services offered that are more contemporary and are usually offering one evening during a few weeks.
- Services (Sunday worship, Sepcial services, Alternate worship) planning & preparation
- Altar Flowers
- Connection Time (social time that follows the worship service)
- Music and Dance
- One Ministry Liaison (Oversees the Ministry and budget. Attends CLT meetings)
- Two Ministry Coordinators (Assist the Liaison)
- Deacons, Musicians, Greeters, Ushers