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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"God sightings"

The season of Advent is all about looking for God in unusual or unexpected places. Speaking to a young, unmarried girl? Seeking out a carpenter from a small, remote village? Being born in a stable, surrounded by animals? God is in all of those places, and more.

Where do you see God? You are invited to send in images that remind you of God's love and presence.

Do you see God in a child's smile? A beautiful sunrise? In helping hands? Use your phone or camera and capture that moment - and then send it in! We'll share them on the 4th Sunday in Advent.

Please email your "God-sightings" to

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!

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

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

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.

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.