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
Linda Tracy, Interim 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.
Willing to host a coffee hour?  Sign up here. There are many dates available. It's a great opportunity to get to know someone while working together.
Sunday, February 17…

We celebrate the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany with stories of blessing and words of woe. A small ensemble shares a musical offering of “Set Me As A Seal.” 

Following Worship, we gather again in Fellowship Hall Coffee Hour.

Blessed are we who...There are many ways to consider our- selves blessed. But being blessed doesn’t stop at receiving a blessing. The blessing goes beyond the gift. Accepting Christ’s blessing is as much about giving as receiving. It changes the core of who we are. Christ is alive in us. Christ’s love and teachings are written in our hearts. The good news of the Sermon on the Plain is that our faith is not merely a call to ethics, it is a call to relationship with our communities, with our culture, and with the God who is ever-faithful to us as God’s beloved children. (Seasons of the Spirit)

A Prayer…
Triune God, you are our giver, our gift, and our power to give. Be with us now as we unwrap the wonder of your word, and seek to be a blessing to the world. Amen.  
A Just Peace Church 
A Green Church 
The Week Ahead… 

Sunday, February 17
10:15am Worship and Worship Circle 
followed by Fellowship Hour

Wednesday, February 20
1pm Book Group

Thursday, February 21
12:15pm Contemplative Communion
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, February 24
10:15am Worship and Worship Circle 
followed by a brief Governing Board Meeting
News from the Choir Loft - Come and make a joyful noise! 
The first rehearsal with interim choir director Linda Tracy will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall as preparations begin for the Lenten season.  The choir will be back singing regularly in worship beginning with the Ash Wednesday service on March 6.