Scholarships Available – Deadline April 15th

UCC, First Congregational, Norwich, NY has a long history of gifts bequeathed by former members and memorial gifts given by family and friends. To recognize and honor our past and encourage growth in our future, our scholarship program is supported by some recent generous gifts. Scholarship amounts vary up to $1,000. Deadline for applications, including…

Sermon – March 19, 2017

Saved by the Life of…. Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “So, if we are reconciled to God through the death of Christ while we were still powerless, how much more certain it is that we who have…

Sermon – March 12, 2017

Vision by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf file of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Suddenly the disciples saw Moses and Elijah appear, talking with Jesus.” — Matthew 17:3. Bangor Seminary was known for training pastors because the school sent many students to small rural churches…

Sermon – March 5, 2017

Broken? by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “To sum this up, then: just as a single trespass, a single offense, brought condemnation to all, a single righteous act brought to all acquittal and, therefore, brought to all life.”…

Sermon – February 26, 2017

Kabod by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “Then the Glory of God came to dwell, settled on Mount Sinai. The cloud covered the mountain for six days; on the seventh day God called to Moses out of…

Sermon – February 19, 2017

The Bad and the Good, the Just and the Unjust Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “For God makes the sun rise on the bad and on the good alike— God makes the sun rise on those who…

Sermon – February 5, 2017

Your Light   by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “Is not this the fast I choose, / the fast that pleases me: / that the bonds of injustice / be removed, / undo the thongs, / the rope…

Sermon – January 29, 2017

Good by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “Listen, O mortal: / God has made abundantly clear / what “good” is; / what does Yahweh require from you / but to simply do justice, / to love covenant…

Sermon – January 15, 2017

Small by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, together with our brother Sosthenes, to the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who…

Sermon – January 8, 2017

The Forgotten Person Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “Peter was still speaking and had not yet finished these words when the Holy Spirit was upon all who were listening to the message Peter was sharing.” — Acts…