First Congregational Church of South Windsor
United Church of Christ
What to expect On Sunday Morning
We hope you find our Sunday morning worship welcoming and meaningful. When we gather for worship, we trust that in some way each person will encounter the mystery we call God. Our traditional approach in worship recognizes that God is still speaking in many relevant and profound ways through Scripture, music and prayers.
You can expect to see a range in dress from formal to casual.
Kids are always welcome. We love the energy kids bring to worship! Every Sunday there is a children’s message. From September to June, children are invited to participate in church school. Our church school teachers are known for their big hearts for all kids!
On the first Sunday of the month we celebrate communion. Our communion table is open to everyone who desires to participate - - members, nonmembers, adults and children may participate. (We leave it up to parents to decide when their children can participate.) Usually communion is served in the pews: the congregation is invited to eat the bread as it is received, and hold the cup until everyone is served so that the cup can be shared together. Occasionally, communion is served by intinction when the congregation comes forward to receive the bread and dip it into a common cup.
To include everyone, we serve grape juice rather than wine for all communion celebrations.
After worship, join us for “coffee hour” – a time of fellowship and refreshments in Fellowship Hall. Some refer to “coffee hour” as our weekly informal communion!