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Friday Family Fun Night: Friday, June 25 at 6 PM. Bring your creative brain, a blanket/chairs, and be ready for a fun family night of Scattergories at Church. Game begins on the church deck. Contact Rob Perry to sign up or with questions.
Next Spiritual Nature Walk: The “UCC Explorer” will set sail on Sunday, June 27 at 1 PM on the church grounds to discover the many plants of our Bible Garden. Prior to that date, please view the short video, “Life aboard HMS Endeavor with James Cook”. Linda Ludvick will be leading this unique botanical adventure. All those coming aboard, please email Patty Berry to sign up.
Vespers, Family Fun Nights, and Nature Walks will be offered once a month throughout the summer. Save the dates:
  • Wednesday, July 14th – 6 PM Vesper – praying with water
  • Sunday, July 25th – 1 PM Nature Walk
  • Friday, July 30th – (TBD) Family Fun Night
  • Wednesday, August 18th – 6 PM Vesper- praying with fire
  • Sunday, August 22nd – 1 PM Nature Walk
  • Friday, August 27th – (TBD) Family Fun Night
More Summer Faith and Fellowship Happenings:
Take Jesus with you this Summer. The young and young at heart are invited to participate in this summer fun activity. Similar to Flat Stanley, you will take Flat Jesus with you on vacation. Snap a picture of your Flat Jesus, and email pictures to Patty Berry. Share on Facebook using #UCCFlatJesus. By the end of the summer we will hope to have a collection of all the places Jesus has been this summer. CLICK HERE for the PDF or pick one up at church. Color at home – crayons or colored pencils work best. We encourage you to laminate your Flat Jesus. No access to a laminator? No problem! Put your name on the back of your colored Flat Jesus, and drop off at church. We will laminate your Flat Jesus for you. Thank you to Dale Noelte for designing our very own UCC Flat Jesus.
Exciting Opportunity!!! One Day Camp Experience for Youth 3rd – 8th Grade
Tuesday, June 29from 8 AM – 8 PM at Camp Irons Homestead (last hour is family campfire with smores). This unique day is made possible through a collaboration with Seekonk Congregational Church and other area churches. Cost is $30 per youth! Sibling discounts and Scholarships available. Irons Homestead is an AWESOME place to see God! Swimming, trails, Labyrinth, games, crafts, faith building, snacks and drinks, supper provided, camper brings lunch, family end of the day campfire 7 PM. Email Patty with questions or to register. Location: 688 Snake Hill Road, Glocester RI. Sign up by June 18.
Community Sunday – Year End Celebration – We Are Family
Notes from our Patty’s talk on Community Sunday
This has been quite a year- a year of re-imagining, rediscovering and remembering: What it means to be a church? What it means to be a church family? What is Christian Education? Faith Formation? Sunday School? And we are still answering these questions.
We have a special slide show for you that captures the essence of our church family, how we have adapted with creativity, innovation, exploration while holding onto our Christian traditions. Throughout the year, many digital photos were taken and collected and are now stored in a shared google album. Rob Perry pulled some of the photos from the album and created a video for us; presenting a snapshot of our year together.
Click HERE for the rest of Patty’s note.
Nursery News For Our Littlest Ones
We are thrilled both Becky Peckham and Ashley Barker will be returning to our church nursery this Fall. They are so excited to reconnect with our youngest UCC friends and welcome new ones on Sunday mornings. We are looking forward to offering this wonderful ministry again soon as we move through the church re-gathering phases.
With much love and light,
Patty Berry, Coordinator of CYM & the members of the Christian Education Board
Next CE Board Zoom Meeting – Tuesday, July 12 @ 7 PM







“but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them;
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”" Matt 19:14


What People are Saying

This church has a warm and friendly staff and membership. It's like a second home for me. — Curt, Age 84
I like listening to the Bible stories with my friends. — Damek, Age 11
This church offers friendship, music and the preaching of God's word.
I have been a part of this church as a child and now as an adult. It's has always been a fun, welcoming, and very special place at each stage of my life. — Laura, Age 34
As part of this congregation, I appreciate our pastor and teacher, Rev. Joe Tripp.... — Mary, Age 59
The trucks in the nursery are fun to play with. — Kevin, Age 6
I have fun playing games while I learn about Jesus. — Nik, Age 10
This place is a very warm, friendly family of believers, sharing the struggles of life, supporting each other along the way. — Melissa, Age 51
Our church is very special. While we are a community of worshipers, we are also a community of friends and family. Anyone is welcome to join our family and that is a beautiful thing. — Noah, Age 16
Our Church is generous with people in need. Our church has great programs for children and youth. — Joe, Over 65
Sunday Morning Worship Schedule: Worship: 10:00 - 11:00
Sunday School: 10:00 - 11:00
Fellowship Time: 11:00 +