A New Approach to Lent: Part 2

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Oodles of Doodles – A Right-brain Way to Jump Start Your Prayer Life by Lynne Meyer My previous blog ended with the suggestion to buy a desktop calendar (the squares are larger than those of a wall calendar!) and then doodle daily prayers from Ash Wednesday (March 1) to Easter...
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A New Approach to Lent

This entry in the Witness Blog is submitted by Lynne Meyer. This year Lent begins on March 1st.  However, I began my Lenten discipline a bit early this year and, as a result, I produced this little book shown at the right. I have doodled away my prayer time daily in the above...
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Reflections on the Protest at Bradley

This entry in the Witness Blog was submitted by Mary Sawyer. Last Sunday, I decided to join in the protest at Bradley International and raise my voice with those crying out against President Trump’s ban on many immigrants and refugees. I was moved off my sofa and into my car...
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Legend of the Cookie Fair

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Twelve years ago, at an annual ladies aid meeting, Rev. Rachel Thomas suggested that we team up with someone within the group that we could call our “sister” as a way to meet new people and learn more about them. It was at that meeting that a cookie fair fund-raiser was suggested...
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Celebration of the Spirit

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My friends, there is a lot going on in the life of the church. We only need to look around in our parish to see it–our ongoing Harvest House ministry, our active youth group, ongoing celebrations of our 225th Anniversary, new faces populating our pews, the start of an...
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Celebrating our Anniversary Year

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The following was delivered by the Rev. Adam Yates at the Annual Meeting on January 31, 2016. When I first moved to Connecticut, one of the things that struck me was the deep and profound sense of history. Unlike any other part of the country in which I have lived, here history...
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Relay for Life 2015: A Big Thank You!

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I would like to take this time to thank all of you who participated in this year’s Relay for Life. We kicked off the campaign with “Paint the Church Purple” where we celebrated with ice cream cones, nail painting and a drawing of some very special items. We raised $404 that...
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Responding to the Refugee Crisis

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How is the church responding to the Syrian refugee crisis? These were the words spoken to me during coffee hour this past Sunday, not by one person, but a whole table of people. At the time, my answer was that I hadn’t heard The Episcopal Church speak to the massive...
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Creating a Green Church??

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So, after our Sunday school trip to Heifer Farm in Rutland, Massachusetts, this past spring, and along with one of the last class discussions with the 3rd-6th grade class, the thought of changing up the curriculum to something that involved a more hands-on type approach was...
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