Our annual Christmas Eve Carol service is Sunday, December 24th at 4pm at the Weathersfield Center Church. All are welcome to join in song and celebrate the season.
Some of us recall Wick Sloane's service of a couple of years ago at the Center. Here's a wonderful column by him.
Many thanks to the Rev. Robert H. Thompson for another fabulous Sunday service today. I had to conduct a service at Perkinsville and came up to the Center soon after my service was over. What a joy to hear organ music and that wonderful singing voice coming from the Church as I arrived! And it was wonderful to have a few hours to visit after the service.
The Rev. Robert H. Thompson will be conducting the service on Sunday, August 19. Don't miss it!
This coming Sunday will be a special service at the Center Church with on July 29 will feature Vermont writer Laura Stevenson and her husband, poet F.D. Reeve. They are appearing at the Center as part of the Vermont Bookshelf group of Vermont writers.
Laura Stevenson grew up in Michigan but "home" to her was the Vermont farm that became her parents' summer place when she was five years old. After studying at the University of Michigan and at Yale, she became a historian and ...published articles and a book on Elizabethan literature and culture. Gradually escalating deafness, however, forced her to retreat to Vermont where she began to write fiction for her two
daughters. Her latest book "Return in Kind" was published in 2010. Her latest story, "Liar from Vermont" was published in the Liberal Arts Journal of Massachusetts College of the Liberal Arts and is the first of a book of ten linked short stories to appear next year.
Laura's husband, the poet F. D. Reeve was brought up outside New York City, graduated from Princeton University (1950) and Columbia University (1958), and in 1961 was one of the first exchanges between the American Council of Learned Societies and the USSR Academy of Sciences. In the late summer of 1962 he accompanied Robert Frost to Russia for his meeting with Nikita Khrushchev, where Reeve served as
Frost's translator. After teaching at Columbia, Reeve moved to
Wesleyan University, where he taught English and Russian literature for forty years, sometimes visiting at Oxford University, Yale, and Columbia before retiring in 2002.
The service starts at 10 am and will be followed by a coffee hour. Please join us.
On Sunday, July 8, Sylvan Groth will be preaching and will talk about "The Universal Love of John Murray and Judith Sargent Murray." John Murray was the founder of Universalism in the United States, and his wife was an advocate for women's rights, an essayist, playwright, poet, and letter writer. The service is at 10 am, followed by a coffee hour.
Our first Sunday service is June 17 at 10 a.m. We'll be holding regular Sunday morning services until Labor Day Weekend. Our final summer service will be Sunday, September 2. Come join us!
This Sunday will be our final service for the year. Thanks to all who have helped make it such a good season. I'll be talking about some of the lessons learned from the events that began on Sunday and the fact that we as a people seem much happier reaching out to each other as we are this week than acting selfishly. Too bad it takes a disaster to remind us of this great truth.