No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

The certainty of God's love. The promise of God's forgiveness. Under this umbrella of grace and hope our congregation gathers every week to worship and work. The welcome that God gives to each one of us is reflected in the warm fellowship, friendly smiles, and open hospitality of our congregation. Whether we are breaking bread together at the communion table or sharing a meal at a pot-luck supper, we are called to live out the invitation that Jesus first gave to us.

We come together to form the East Woodstock Congregational Church. We pledge to share the warmth and welcome of our loving God so that the Good News of Jesus Christ can be passed along, near and far. As a church we come together and answer the call to serve God's children through our ministries of worship, education, music, outreach, and fellowship. We endeavor to share the love that is first given to us. Come and join us! You will find a welcome here.

Please join us for worship services;

Every Sunday Morning
10:00 am Worship and Sunday School (Sunday school departs for class before Sermon)
11:30 am Coffee Hour and Fellowship Time

"An Open and Affirming congregation
of the United Church of Christ."

EWCC is a safe haven and sanctuary for all who come to us seeking the comfort and care of God, the truth of His holy gospel and the faith we proclaim in Christ Jesus.

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Director of Youth Ministries

We are seeking an inspirational, passionate, and creative part-time Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) to lead two thriving, progressive, and "Open and Affirming" churches in a combined youth ministry. The DYM works with youth outside of the Christian education program with a primary focus on high school students. The candidate will continue to foster and grow a community of faith, guidance, community involvement and spiritual activism.

The DYM must have a passion for working with youth, experience facilitating youth development, performing and organizing community outreach, developing and participating in mission work and ministering to the youth and their supporting adults. The DYM will encourage youth participation in local, state and national UCC youth events. S/he will work closely with the pastors and staff and will have a presence in both congregations.

Candidates interested in becoming part of a team of two dynamic growing churches should send a letter of interest, resume and three professional references via email only to Woodstock DYM Search Committee. Visit our websites for more information about our congregations: East Woodstock Congregational Church and First Congregational Church of Woodstock.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please no phone calls.

Basket Social at the Holly Faire

There are many ways to help with the Basket Social at our Holly Fair on November 8th.

Our goal is 50 theme baskets. ( we have 15 promised, so far ). The Basket Social was the biggest fund raiser at our 2013 Holly Fair. YOU can help in many different ways.

If you are a committee chairperson pick a theme, collect an item from each member, and donate a fabulous gift wrapped basket.

or

Team with a friend or two and create a basket.

or

You can donate cash toward making a theme basket.

or

If you have a single eye-catching item you'd like to donate, contact me, and we can build a basket around it.

and ( last, but not least )

Circle the date on your calendar, Come, bring a friend, have lots of fun, and maybe win a basket for someone on your Chrismas list.

Bible Study

Join us every Wednesday for Bible study, conversation, and fellowship. This informal group meets to talk about the Scriptures that will be read on Sunday and explore how they relate to our lives. Laughter and learning are promised ? please come every Wed-nesday or whenever you can drop in!

New Member's Class

Would you like to become a member of EWCC? Would you like to get more information about the church and discover more about our faith, our works, and our traditions? You are invited to come to our new members' classes on the following dates.

  • Sunday, November 2nd - meet with Pastor Sue after worship
  • Sunday, November 9th - 3:00 pm Tea with Deacons
  • Sunday, November 16th - Reception of New Members
  • Share Your Talent!

    Do you have an instrumental or vocal talent you would like to share with the congregation on a Sunday mornings? Would you like to join a choir (youth or adult)? We would love to have you share your gifts with us! Contact Kristen Wedegis and let her know! You can speak with Kristen after church, or e-mail her at dom@ewcchurch.org.

    Holly Fair

    The Holly Fair is coming up, November 8th, and we need your help! We will be having a Christmas Corner again this year. We would like all the crafters to make Christmas Stockings for us to sell. We will call them potential family heirlooms!! They can be knitted, or sewn. Whatever your specialty is! We would also love to have antique or unique tree ornaments donated. They will be displayed on a tree.

    As usual, please consider donating cookies, baked goods (brownies, cupcakes, muffins, cakes, pies, breads, quickbreads) candy, jams, jellies, pickles, chutneys and/or items for the New and Like New table and the Jewelry Counter.

    We are also looking for donations of themed baskets. Get a group together to fill a basket - it's lots of fun. Last year we had 49 baskets. Let's do it again! Contact Dot Hill (see below). There will be ideas for baskets on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. The Holly Fair is one of the bigger fund raisers for the church, and with your help this year's fair will be a big success!!

    Senior Café

    Tuesday, November 11th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. At the East Woodstock Congregational Church.

    Yes! There is such a thing as a FREE LUNCH! The Youth Group of the First Congregational Church of Woodstock and the East Woodstock Congregational Church invites all Senior Citizens to join us for a VETERANS' DAY LUNCHEON. Come enjoy a delicious meal served by the young people in our congregations.

    Please make your reservation by November 8. RSVP to Heidi Tucker at 860-928-7449 or email ewccsec@yahoo.com

    EWCC Auction

    When: SUNDAY, November 16th , Live Auction: 1pm to 3pm

    Where: Fellowship Hall, East Woodstock Congregational Church

    Preview: 11:30am to 1pm

    Brown Bag Lunch - 12 noon to 1pm - $5.00

    Bidding Number: $5.00 for both live and silent auction items!

    Babysitting services will be available for families with young children!

    Accepting auction-worthy donations now! Donation ideas: antiques, baked goods, quilts, gift certificates, themed baskets, tickets to a sporting event, etc. Do you have a talent or service you can offer - yard work, babysitting, cooking/baking?

    2nd Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale

    Mark your calendar' Saturday, December 6th, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

    I have advertised for artists for this show and have 12 registered to date. Last year we had 22 vendors set up and I am looking forward to hearing from others in the next few weeks. Please pass this information on to any one you know who may be interested.

    I am also looking for help! Last year we had a very successful refreshment table set up and a penny social table. Each of the vendors contributed an item to the penny social and names were drawn. Please see me if you are able to help at either of these tables. I hope to find someone who can run each of the tables and find volunteers to help. And then there is always set up and clean up!!

    Please mark the date on your calendar and pass this info on to your friends. Please call me if you have any questions or could help organize refreshments or the penny social. Thanks in advance. Last year the church made $1,260.00 on this one day Show. Let's do it again and make it even more!!

    If you are interested helping out or Exhibiting, please contact the church 860.928.7449 or email ewccsec@yahoo.com

    Ramp Up Our Welcome - Capital Campaign 2013

    Have you given your gift yet? As the membership call is beginning to wrap up we are still in need of your gift pledge. If you have not yet offered your gift to the campaign take a moment and look at the wonderful projects we have are working on. Every gift counts, so please consider giving. You can find out more here.

    If you are one of the very many people to have contributed, Thank you.

    EWCC Music Program

    If you are interested in participating in the music program, please speak with Kristen Wedegis after church, e-mail her at , or call her at church 860-928-7449.