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…

Sermon – February 9, 2014

You Are the Salt by Reverend Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf copy of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt were to lose its flavor, how can its saltiness be restored?” — Matthew 5:13. Many parishioners have heard…

Celebrating 200

UCC Norwich Ministers Click here for photos. Rev. John Truiar July 14, 1819 gave dedication sermon Rev. Edward Andrews 1820 -1826 Rev. Peter Lockwood 1827 Rev. Horace Publius Bogue 1830-1833 Rev. John Sessions 1834-1842 Rev. Aaron Russell Livermore 1842-1843 Rev. William Mason Richards 1844-1845 Rev. Charles Pierson Jennings 1845-1847 Rev. Daniel Clark, Jr. 1847-1851 Rev. Samuel…

Sermon February 2, 2014

Searching by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf version of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Where are the wise? Where are the scribes? Where are the scholars? Where are the debaters? Where are the philosophers of this age?” — 1 Corinthians 1:20a The Rev. Roger Wolsey…