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The Weekly Word

January 27, 2023

West Suffield
Congregational Church, UCC

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

The best thing about my birthdays is that with each passing year, I become more aware of the depth of love that surrounds me. I don’t have a lot to say this week: frankly I found the whole weekend somewhat overwhelming. I got sung to, gifted with cake and beautiful flowers, I share my birthday with James, so that made it even more special. 

So here is what I want you to know: you are all a constant reminder to me of God’s love. I am thankful for each and every one of you. You remind me of goodness and grace and faithfulness. You are why I came to the church, so I hope you know how profound a gift you have given me, and how I will never be able to adequately say “thank you.”

Much Love Always, Denise

Please contact Pastor Denise Peterson for support, questions or concerns that need immediate attention.
 Cell: 860-368-9201 or
The Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, January 29th after church service. 
January Mission Collection 
The January Missions collection  will be a collection to support the
WSCC Discretionary Fund
This fund is used at the discretion of the Pastor for charitable purposes to aid those in need. This account is designated to address emergency financial aid to members of the Congregation and the Community.
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
: 38
Pounds of Food distributed: 766

NEXT Food Pantry-FEBRUARY 9th

December 6 – 85 Families
December 20– 65 Families

January Mobile Trucks-3rd, 17th & 31st

Please open your hearts and donate to Crossroads Food Pantry so we may continue to provide basic food items to our neighbors in need. 
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.

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.
Church Council will meet on February 12 after worship. 

Deacons Meeting will be on  Tuesday, January 31 at 2:00.
Deacon's Readings
The Vision Beautiful
Micah 6:1-8
Psalm 15

1Corinthian  1:18-31
Matthew 5:1-12

Deacon's Bench
  • The next Diaconate Meeting will be  Tuesday, 1/31 at 2:00.
  • Future Diaconate meetings (dates and times) to be determined.
Upcoming Events
Annual Meeting
1/29 after Sunday morning service
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.
Just for Laughs
Proverbs by Kids

Proverbs as finished by fourth graders:

  • There is nothing new... under a rock.
  • A journey of a thousand miles begins with... a private jet.
  • If you can't stand the heat... try Antarctica.
  • Better late than... absent.
  • Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Cry, and... then blow your nose.
  • A bird in the hand is... better than a woodpecker on your head.
  • Early to bed, early to rise... and you will get the best cereal.
  • Don't burn your bridges... or you'll fall in the lake.
  • Haste makes... sweat.
  • A penny saved... is not a lot.
  • A miss is as good as... a mister.

Forgive Me, Father
Forgive me father, pastor, vicar, padre, priest...
Forgive me, for I have synonymed.

 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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contact the church office:

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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