Mailing Address: P.O. Box 36, Mansfield Center, CT 06250
Phone: (860) 423-9008, Fax: (860) 423-6112
Email: FirstChurchMansfield@snet.net
Office Hours
Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (closed Monday)

Summer Hours (July 15-August 31)
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (closed Friday)
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Where Faith Takes Action!
549 Storrs Road
(Junction of Routes 195 & 89)
Mansfield Center, Connecticut 
SUNDAY WORSHIP  10:15 a.m. 
The Rev. Joseph Blotz, Pastor

Wendy O'Connor, Office Administrator
Erik Haeger, Organist
Sarah Kaufold, Choir Director
Dawn Hoffman, Worship Circle Coordinator
You may be new to our community and looking for a church home, 
or you may have been in the area for a while and 
discovered our openness and warmth as a congregation.

In any case, we welcome you and 
extend an invitation to join our church family.
Open to and Affirming of All
Contemplative Communion
We gather Thursdays at 12:15 for a brief contemplative communion service. We will engage in the ancient practice of Lectio Divina (a method of reading, studying, and praying Scripture), share prayers, and be fed at Jesus’ Welcome Table… all in about 30 minutes. Take a break midweek, come, and be.
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The Week Ahead… 

Sunday, September 15
9am First Hour: Wired Word
10:15am Worship and Worship Circle followed by Coffee Hour
Following Worship Summer Read: Evicted

Wednesday, September 18
1pm Book Group

Thursday, September 19
12:15 Contemplative Communion
5:30pm Governing Board
7pm Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, September 22
9am First Hour: Wired Word
10:15am Worship and Worship Circle followed by Coffee Hour
This Sunday In Worship - September 15

In First Hour, we reflect on the intersection of Faith and the News... Please follow this link for this week's reading. We listen for stories of being lost and becoming found in Luke 15 and share in our summer read of Evicted following Worship.

”The practice of forgiveness is not only, or even primarily, a way of dealing with guilt. Instead, its central goal is to reconcile, to restore communion – with God, with one another, and with the whole creation.” (L. Gregory Jones in Practicing Our Faith by Dorothy C. Bass. Copyright 1997, John Wiley & Sons, San Francisco CA)How does your community practice forgiveness and reconciliation together? How might you do better? When is the opportunity given to rejoice in stories of restoration? How might you do better? Seasons of the Spirit

A Prayer…
O God, as you seek out those who are lost and lonely, find us. As we live in your loving presence, lead us to ultimate joy and freedom. May this good news stir our great desire to seek you and your ways. Amen.

Sunday, September 29 is Workship Sunday!
We will gather at 10am for a brief time of Worship with Communion before being sent out into the community to serve. There will be Church World Service bag packing and Thanksgiving Card making for the homebound in Fellowship Hall, working on projects at the Mansfield General Store, and fall clean up with our friends at Cobblestone Organic Farm.

Putting Faith Into Action
We have been approached by the Windham Area No Freeze Project about collecting items currently needed by several families living in tents. A particular need we can meet is providing bug spray. Please bring these items to Worship with you this Sunday and we will quickly pass them along.