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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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!

3rd Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale

Mark your calendar' Saturday, December 5th, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

I have advertised for artists for this show and have several registered to date 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. For the last two years, we have made a nice profit on this one day Show. Let's do it again and make even more!!

If you are interested helping out or Exhibiting, please contact the church 860.928.7449 or email

In the Footsteps of the Apostles

April 15-26, 2016

We invite you to treat yourself to this pilgrimage as we follow in the footsteps of Paul and the other evangelists who spread the seeds of that new religion based on Jesus Christ. We will be visiting the sites of the churches whose names shine forth in Acts and the Pauline letters. Telling the stories, worshipping at those sites, seeing the landscapes, and forming life-long memories will help bring Paul?s mission trips to life for you. If you would like to have a deeper appreciation for the early formation of Christianity, come join us on this pilgrimage.

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Retreat on the Schooner Lewis R. French

July 10-14, 2016

As the days get colder, imagine yourself on board a historic windjammer schooner in July for a four day retreat in the midst of God's creation. Relaxing days, beautiful scenery, time for reflection, and outstanding meals (including a lobster bake on the beach!) are just some of the highlights of this wonderful time away.

Four days of exploring the coast of Maine, enjoying good fellowship, delicious food (lobster bake!), and the glory of God's creation.

This sailing retreat begins and ends in Camden, Maine.

Rev. Sue Foster, pastor of the East Woodstock Congregational Church, has led this retreat for several summers on board the schooner Lewis R. French. For more information or to sign up, please contact her at or 860-928-7449

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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.