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)
INFORMATION ABOUT NEWTOWN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Newtown Congregational Church (NCC) is a Christ-centered Protestant community that has served as a spiritual center for the Newtown, Connecticut area for over 300 years. Our congregation thrives because we commit to welcome all peoples into our membership. We understand that as part of our faith Christ expects us to "love our neighbor". We realize and embrace "our neighbor" as anyone we have the opportunity to come in contact with or can affect the life of.
NCC proclaims itself to be an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ. We welcome persons of all sexual orientations, gender expressions, socioeconomic status, family configurations, personal history, ages, national origins, races, and physical or mental conditions.
We embrace 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 our church 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 reconcilliation.
WHAT ARE THE MEMBERS OF NCC LIKE?
We understand the scriptures to be inspired by God. 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.
We are people who might have been brought up in the UCC tradition, in other faith traditions, or no faith tradition. We respect and honor all faith traditions and believe in interfaith partnership and dialogue. We like to exchange ideas and opinions. We believe everyone should be free to wrestle with theology. We do our best to love each other, even when we disagree.