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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549 Storrs Road
(Junction of Routes 195 & 89)
Mansfield Center, Connecticut 
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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 Coming Week… 

Sunday, January 19
9am First Hour: Wired Word
10:15am Worship and Worship Circle
11:15am Second Hour Presentation on the Proposed 2020 Budget

Wednesday, January 22
1pm Book Group

Thursday, January 23
12:15 Contemplative Communion
7pm Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, January 26
9am First Hour: Wired Word
10:15am Worship and Worship Circle
11:15am Congregational Meeting

This Sunday In Worship - January 19

First Hour continues with the Wired Word, exploring current events through the lens of faith and the Scriptures. We gather at 9:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. You may find this week's article here.

In Worship we listen for God’s Word in stories of call and identity in John 1:29-42. Our choir shares “O Thou Who Camest From Above” as our musical offering..

Following Worship, we gather in Fellowship Hall for coffee hour a conversation about the proposed church budget. This will prepare us for next week’s congregational meeting to adopt the budget for 2020. 

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Jesus invites us to come and see, inviting us to the deeper questions. Living as those who are called in service to God’s love, we become the proclaimers of hope, the host at the banquet, the banquet guest, and the beacon of love. We are all a part of God’s gathering, each with a role to play. We are not players in a performance, but rather participants in a glorious experience. God has called us, claimed us, and sends us into the world to be servants of God’s love. However calm or turbulent our culture may be, what does it mean to serve Love in today’s context?  Seasons of the Spirit

A Prayer…
Faithful God, you call, claim, and send believers into the world with your radiant love. Help us to live as ones who are called, claimed, and sent with your blessing, journeying to the places and spaces where we are called to share our light and your love. Amen. 
We’re a Tuna Church! This means you are invited to put a can of tuna fish into the net bag in Fellowship Hall every once in a while. We’re committed to providing 30 cans of tuna each month to our local food banks, so add a can of tuna to your shopping list. Your help is greatly appreciated! Please look for dolphin-safe tuna. It is better for all God’s creatures! Also, please be aware when purchasing tuna that Greenpeace indicates that Chicken of the Sea brand uses destructive fishing practices. We are also collecting canned fruit.