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Annual Meeting Feb. 26

Call to the Annual Meeting February 26, 2017 following Worship Due to inclement weather, the Annual Meeting of the Haydenville Congregational Church, United Church of Christ was postponed until Sunday, February 26th following the worship service. Please plan on staying to review the Annual Report and vote on many important issues. All members have a vote and are encouraged to attend. Non-members…

Next steps for our church in the transition to a new settled pastor

February 12, 2017 Dear Church Family, On behalf of the Church Council, the Transition Leadership Team has worked to guide the process for selecting new pastoral leadership following the retirement of Pastor Andrea. The Annual Report describes the work we did together to select Chris Mereschuk as our Acting Pastor. Now we must address the path forward toward a new settled pastor.…

Black Lives Matter series continues

1. Nonviolent Witness Intervention Training ~ Saturday, February 4, 10:00 – 12:00 in the Church Dining Room ~ Led by Pat James and Karin McGowan • This workshop is for anyone who wants to activate their values when they witness harassment. Intervention isn’t a matter of courage alone. It’s a matter of planning, practice, and…

Farewell gathering for Andrea

On Jan. 1, 2017 Rev. Andrea Ayvazian retired as pastor of Haydenville Congregational Church. Many people spoke at the party after the service. The choir sang a favorite of Andrea’s. Marcia Gomes wrote a song for Andrea and Jen Matias read the following poem which she wrote for the occasion. For Andrea By Jen Matias Arms outstretched, embracing us all, You have walked with us,…