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The Weekly Word

October 28, 2022

West Suffield
Congregational Church, UCC

Join us Sundays at 10:00am
Worship, Sunday School and Fellowship

I'd like to make a proposal. I normally follow the lectionary, that is the standard verses from the New and Old Testament for every week. It spans a three-year period. We're coming up on Advent, and I'm curious to know if there's something that you're curious about in the Bible. If there are certain subjects or certain verses that you've always wanted to know more about, I'm going to suggest that we use those wonderful boxes that Harry made us for collection for one more thing. If you do have a curiosity, or perhaps something that bothers you about the Bible, write it down and put it in an envelope labeled with my name, put it in the box at the end of the service. You can sign it or not, up to you. 

I'm going to guess that I will get some very interesting requests or questions. Also, if you'd like to hear a sermon series, that might be an interesting suggestion too. Some suggestions would be the Prophets, Old Testament stories, Atonement Theology, or maybe prayer. I think it will make me a better pastor if I get to hear and respond to what makes you tilt your head to the side, it's a great way to enter into deeper and richer dialogues. 

Love, Denise

Please contact Pastor Denise Peterson for support, questions or concerns that need immediate attention.
 Cell: 860-368-9201 or
Stewardship Pledge Drive
Reminder: Pledge cards for our 2023 stewardship drive are due by Sunday, November 20th. Pledge cards can be put in the pledge box in the sanctuary or they can be mailed to Dan Phelon, Asst. Treasurer, 1380 Hill St, Suffield. 
Sunday School Halloween Costume Party

Sunday, October 30th

3:00 - 5:00pm in Fellowship Hall

For all children in our Sunday School
plus 2 to 3 invited guests each

There is no charge.

We will be decorating Fellowship Hall on Saturday morning starting at 10:00 am. All welcome to help decorate. 

Any donations of decorations and/or refreshments are appreciated. 
Refreshments / goodies may be brought on Saturday or Sunday.

Crafts, games, food, and dance party. Please come in costume.

Please call the church office 860-668-2271 and leave your name and number coming.
Be sure to come support our annual Christmas in Suffield Bazaar on Saturday, November 5th, 9am-3pm.  
Our October Mission Collection will be collecting cans of soup for Crossroads Food Pantry. 
Missions Committee Contact
 Liz McGann or


Food for Thought

The WSCC prides itself on helping those who struggle with food insecurities each month. We are 100% Volunteer run and rely on donations from our Community to operate.

Pantry Families Served
: 30
Pounds of Food distributed: 1071

NEXT Food Pantry- October 13th

September 13 – 87 Families
September 27 – 85 Families

October Mobile Trucks- 13th & 27th

Donations can be mailed to WSCC, P.O. Box 26, West Suffield, CT.  06093 or they can be done online at our website: click on the Ministries tab and then click on Crossroads Food Pantry.

If any member or friend of the WSCC knows of someone that would be in need of a contact by our Care Team please contact John Nielsen at 860-653-5398 or Pastor Denise Peterson at 860-368-9201 and they will arrange for one of our Care Team members to make the contact.
CHURCH COUNCIL will meet on November 13th. 
Deacon's Readings
Transforming Love
Joel 2:23-32
Psalm 32:1-7
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4,11-12
Luke 19:1-10
Deacon's Bench
  • Diaconate meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
  • The next diaconate meeting will be on November 20th at 8:30am.
Upcoming Events
Children's Costume Party
October 30th, 3-5pm

Christmas Bazaar
November 5th, 9am-3pm
Community Events
Third Baptist Church will host a Thanksgiving Breakfast on November 5th
There is a sign up sheet, hanging on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall, if you would like to volunteer to provide the Altar Flowers on a Sunday of your choice. Please indicate if they are to be in honor or in memory of a loved one.
Just for Laughs

What’s it like to be kissed by a vampire? It’s a pain in the neck.
What's a vampire's favorite fruit? Neck-tarines.
What's a vampire's favorite ice cream flavor? Vein-illa.
Why did the headless horseman go into business? He wanted to get ahead in life.
Where does a mummy go on vacation? The Dead Sea.
How do mummies tell their future? They read their horror-scope. 

What happened to the witch who flew her broom while angry? She flew off the handle.
Why did the witch take a nap? She needed to rest a spell.
What's a witch's favorite makeup? Ma-scare-a.
What do witches get when their shoes are too tight? Candy corns.

 Easy Ways to Support our Church...

Online Tag Sale We have been listing items online and selling them as a Fundraiser for the church. Items are listed as pick-up only. Please contact Liz with any items you or someone you know has to donate for this ongoing Fundraiser. Email or call/text at 860-836-0660
Sign up for AmazonSmile. It doesn't cost you anything and it benefits WSCC  
Click here for more information.

Gift Card Program // A large assortment of gift cards for every need are available through our church. // Gift card forms may be filled out at any time and given to Sandy Cahill or put in the Scrip Mailbox in the office. Orders will be filled as they are received. Click here for the Gift Card Order Form.
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860-668-2271 or 
We, the members of the West Suffield Congregational Church, are called by God to live as one community. We strive to love, as we are loved by God, both freely and unconditionally. We recognize, celebrate, and affirm that all persons are individuals of sacred worth. Therefore, we intentionally welcome all God’s children regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, physical or mental ability, political stance, or theological perspective. Each person is important to God and each person’s abilities and gifts are called forth to help build and strengthen the work of Gods’ Kingdom here, in our community and around the world. We strive with the help of the Holy Spirit to become more like Jesus in our love and support for one another, in order to oppose and overcome any injustice, oppression, and prejudice that continues in our society, our communities, and ourselves.
Approved by church vote, Sunday, October 3, 2015
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