BCCUCC News

BCCUCC to Host Climate Change Workshop

BCCUCC to Host Climate Change Workshop

BARRINGTON, RI - On Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 11:15am Barrington Congregational Church will be hosting Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, for a discussion of his book, Climate Church/Climate World. In his book, Rev. Dr. Antal considers the moral challenge of climate change, why people of faith should engage in it, and how they should do it. The event is being held virtually via Zoom and is open to all those in the community who wish to partake, regardless of religious affiliation. “We’re excited and honored...

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Announcing a new Lenten sermon series

Announcing a new Lenten sermon series

Forgiveness can be one of the more challenging things God requires of us. At different moments in our lives, it can be nearly impossible to imagine forgiving those who have hurt us. But what is forgiveness, really? What does it mean to forgive someone? For what do we need to ask to be forgiven? And is it a sin to consider the need to forgive God? Join Dale and Linda in this special Lenten sermon series running Sunday mornings from February 28 through March 21.

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Black Lives Matter Vigils Return

Black Lives Matter Vigils Return

The monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil will return this month after a two-month pause due to the coronavirus. On Sunday, February 28th, from 1 – 2 pm, supporters will gather in front of St. John's Church, 191County Road, Barrington. Bring signs. Masks and six-feet distancing are required. The vigils are held on the last Sunday of the month in different locations, and are sponsored by Barrington Congregational Church, United Church of Christ; Barrington Interfaith Partners; Barrington...

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Drive-Thru Ashes on Ash Wednesday

Drive-Thru Ashes on Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is February 17th. Due to the suspension of in-person worship, there will be no Ash Wednesday service this year. In lieu of the service, Dale and Linda will be providing everyone with the opportunity to receive ashes via a drive-thru option – you will stay in your car and Dale and/or Linda will conduct the imposition of ashes in the church parking lot in a safe manner. We are offering three times on Wednesday for you to receive ashes: Dale will be offering ashes in the morning...

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‘Bird Feeder Fun’ for our children and families

‘Bird Feeder Fun’ for our children and families

On Saturday, January 30th at 9:30 a.m., Andrea will be hosting “Bird Feeder Fun” for the children and families of our church community. Join her on the patio (we will be using the outside heaters!) to make birdfeeders to hang around the church campus as well as to take home. Each family will have their own table with the supplies they will need. We will be socially distanced, hand sanitizer will be available and masks are required. Refreshments will not be provided, but families are welcome to...

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Blanket and Comforter Drive for TAPIN

Blanket and Comforter Drive for TAPIN

Blankets and comforters are currently the most requested item by Tap-In’s clients after food. While Tap-In is not accepting household items due to the pandemic, they are welcoming donations of gently used blankets and comforters to meet this specific need. To keep Tap-In’s volunteers safe and the congregation safe, Pat Stoddard and Andrea Bullard are organizing a contactless drop-off at the church and they will make a single delivery to Tap-In. This is another way that our church can continue...

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Virtual Worship to Continue…

Virtual Worship to Continue…

The Church Council met on Tuesday, January 12th and as promised in an earlier communication, discussed the future of moving back to in-person services. After much discussion, the Church Council felt moving to in-person services is not possible at this time and we will continue with online worship services. Church Council will reassess this again when three goals are met. One is that we have a higher rate of vaccinated people. Secondly, we need to see the positivity rate of infection go down,...

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Join us for a Peaceful Pause & Prayer series

Join us for a Peaceful Pause & Prayer series

In response to the riot that shook our nation on January 6, we will be holding a series of morning meditations leading up to and immediately following the presidential inauguration. These Peaceful Pause & Prayer meditations will be held at 8:00am on January 12, 14, 18, 20, and 22. They can be viewed on our website or Facebook page and will remain available for later viewing. Each meditation will provide moments for reflection, music, comforting scripture, and silence. Please join us as you...

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