Norwich Feeds Our Own – April 1- 19

Norwich Feeds Our Own Sponsored by Norwich Inter-faith Council and Human Service Organization (HSO) of Morrisville College, Norwich Campus  April 1-19  The Norwich Inter-faith Council and HSO, with the support of local businesses, are joining together as a community to gather non-perishable food for those in need in April.  Food and monetary donations will be divided…

Sermon – March 30,2 014

Cause and Effect? [1] by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf file of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “The disciples asked, ‘Rabbi, is the sin of this individual what caused the blindness or the sin of this individual’s parents?’” — John 9:2. Here is a question…

Laity Sunday – April 6

As part of our 200th Anniversary Celebration, the Deacons are planning a Laity Sunday for April 6th.  We will give Pastor Joe the opportunity to sit in the pews with his wife Bonnie while friends and family lead the worship service.  We will also be celebrating the 13th Anniversary of Pastor Joe’s ordination, April 1,…

Sermon – March 23, 2014

Inclusion by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf file of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “The Samaritan woman replied, ‘You are a Jew. How is it you ask a drink of me, a woman, a Samaritan?’ (That was because Jews had nothing to do with Samaritans.)”…

One Great Hour of Sharing – March 30

The United Church of Christ has at its core a call to transform lives! OGHS lives out that call! Through One Great Hour of Sharing, lives are literally changed daily. Your support provides clean water, food, medicines, shelter, healthcare, education and so much more. In 2012, the OGHS offering reached $2,505,900. An additional $935 thousand…

Sermon – March 16, 2014

Everything Old Is New Again by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Nicodemus said to Jesus, ‘How can this be possible? How can these things be?’ / Jesus replied, ‘Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you still do…

Sermon – March 9, 2014

Understanding by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download this sermon in .pdf format. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Do not be like a horse or a mule, / without understanding, / whose temper must be curbed / with bit and bridle, / else it will not stay near you.” —…

Sermon – March 2nd, 2014

The Glory of God by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Now, to the Israelites the glory of Yahweh, God, was like an all consuming fire on the top of the mountain.” — Exodus 24:17. When the reading from Exodus…

Sermon – February 23, 2014

Another Ten by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “You must love your neighbor as you love yourself: I am Yahweh.” — Leviticus 19:18b Given my background as a professional writer who worked mostly in theater, it might not…

Sermon – February 16, 2014

The Straight and Narrow by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Say ‘yes’ when you mean ‘yes’ and ‘no’ when you mean ‘no.’ Anything more than that is from the Evil One.” — Matthew 5:37. I have said on…