Bible Studies, Book Discussion Groups, and various adult learning classes are offered throughout the year.
Exploring Membership Classes are offered by the pastors as needed.
Interfaith Cot Shelter
The Interfaith Cot Shelter needs your help!
The Friends of Hampshire County Homeless Individuals operates an emergency winter shelter that is open from November 1st through April 30th. They are in need of more overnight volunteers who arrive at 9:00 pm, sleep (in their own room) at the shelter, and then set-up breakfast in the morning. Everyone is out by 7:00 am. If you are interested, you can volunteer for one night to see if you want to continue. To sign up, contact Colleen Currie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Linda Ziegenbein (email@example.com).
All those who identify as women are warmly invited to attend. At each meeting we focus on bringing God’s presence into our daily lives by enriching our prayer life, reading scripture, having discussions, etc. Bring your bible, your ideas, and the desire to know Jesus on a deeper level. We meet at a member’s home. Please no food or drink. Any questions? Please contact Laine Wilder or Susan Sachs.
Peace & Justice Committee:
Offering the congregation opportunities for education, action, and mission trips as an essential part of the call to discipleship, this committee leads the congregation to take action on local, national and international issues.
Fridays Writers Group:
A supportive setting in which participants are guided to express themselves in poetry and prose. No prior writing experience required and drop-ins are welcome.
This group, led by Pastor Chris, extends the reach of our clergy, providing spiritual companionship for members and friends of the congregation in need of care.
Cathedral in the Night is our current Special Mission!
In 2011, our Church Council decided to create “Special Mission Status”, as a way to support non-profit work being done by our church community. A member wanting to apply for this status for a non-profit begins by talking with Reverend Andrea, who takes the request to the Deacons and Trustees, and finally to the Church Council. The mission of the non-profit needs to be in alignment with HCC’s mission, and a relationship between the non-profit and the HCC community already needs to exist. Special Mission Status is conferred for a 2 year period, and there is a line item in the budget for a yearly donation to the Special Mission.
Also, the non-profit can have a special donation basket at one Sunday service each year. Rev. Andrea will help the non-profit with programs at HCC and other churches in the area. Special Missions can carry HCC’s outreach into the community and the world.
Cathedral in the Night – an outdoor, ecumenical service held on the streets of Northampton – is the new special mission of Haydenville Congregational Church. The mission of this organization is to make God’s love and community as accessible as possible to everyone. It also serves the only community dinner in Northampton on Sundays, making it a physical as well as spiritual lifeline to the community.
Haydenville Congregational Church already has a long relationship with Cathedral in the Night.
Clergy and members of our church participated in the very first Cathedral in the Night service and, since then, we have continued to participate in Cathedral by worshiping with the community and serving dinner on Blue Moon Sundays. Stephanie Smith, the Pastor and Director of Cathedral in the Night, regularly attends Sunday services here at Haydenville with us.
Please take the time to give a special welcome to Pastor Stephanie the next time you see her. We look forward to a long relationship with this very important organization.