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We invite you to browse our full church event schedule below. Click on the offering to learn more. If you would like to add or edit an event please contact Laurel Carr,

We invite you to browse our full church event schedule below. Click on the offering to learn more. If you would like to add or edit an event please contact Laurel Carr,

Note: Announcement are just below the calendar. Click here

December 2021

Weekly Announcements

News of the Congregation

Church School

All Church Thanksgiving Service Project
Please join us for our annual All-Church Thanksgiving Service Project on November 21 from 11:00-12:30pm. We will be packing boxes, writing prayers, and sharing in fellowship. This event is for all ages, so join us as we connect to serve our neighbors in need.

Advent Wreath Making All-Church Event

Families are invited to join us as we launch into the season of Advent on Tuesday, November 30 from 4:00-6:00pm to make your own advent wreath! The cost to participate is $30.00 and we ask that your family pre-registers for the event – click here to register! Come by during any portion of the event that works for you!

Children’s Music and Drama 

Nativity Pageant Rehearsal
Sunday 11/21 in the Meeting House, Scene 4 will rehearse from 11:15-11:45am, and Scene 5 from 11:45am-12:15pm. Children will be released to participate in the Thanksgiving Project as soon as they finish rehearsing. There will be no Nativity Pageant rehearsal next Sunday, November 28. 


Fellowship Hour is Back!
If you would like to host a coffee hour this winter, please get in touch with Linda Williams,, for available dates. 

MG Christmas Dinner
The Men’s Fellowship Christmas dinner is back and will be on December 14th at Waveney House, 6.00pm. Sign up at
Contact: Charles Crookenden,

Women’s Fellowship Christmas Tea
Join us on Thursday, December 9 from 11:30am-1:00pm for an afternoon of fellowship and Christmas cheer. RSVP to Laurel Carr, Contact Lesley Cousley,, if you would like to bake or decorate in preparation for this festive, fun afternoon.

Missions and Outreach

Advent Outreach Projects
Pick up an Angel or Dove to help a neighbor in need this Advent season. Please stop by Smith Hall to find out how to participate in our beloved traditions of Christmas giving! Dove Contact: Debbie Simpson,  Angel Contact: Tracy Goldman,

Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Each year, we ring the Salvation Army Bells at Walter Stewart’s Market to raise funds for our local neighbors in need. Take a bell from the tree in Smith Hall and sign up for an hour slot. Bell ringing is an excellent service opportunity for families, friends, or singles! Contact Tracy Goldman,


Youth Group (YG grades 9-12) –  Sunday, November 21 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Thanksgiving Service Project 

Middle School Youth Group (MSYG grades 7 & 8) – Sunday, November 21 from 4:00-5:30pm 
Thanksgiving Service Project 

Guppies (3rd & 4th grades) – 
Guppies not will meet this week. Happy Thanksgiving!

JYG (5th and 6th grades) –  
JYG not will meet this week. Happy Thanksgiving!

Minnows (Grades K-2) –
Minnows will not meet this week. Happy Thanksgiving! 

Nurturing Nest: Mommy & Me – Music, Bible Stories, and Play

The Lord shall feed his flock like a shepherd: the Lord shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
Isaiah 40:11

The Congregational Church of New Canaan will offer programs for very young children designed to facilitate their spiritual nurture and understanding. This Christian Mommy and Me program, lovingly called “Nurturing Nest” will feature age-appropriate music, Bible Stories and interactive play around a monthly theme (love, joy, peace, etc). Acting Associate Minister to Children, Youth, and Families the Rev. Kibbie Laird says, “Many of the families who have moved to town during Covid have very young children and are looking to meet other young families and find a spiritual home.” 

The Congregational Church welcomes both members and prospective members wherever they are on their faith journey and wants to offer a safe space for young children and their parents to gather weekly and explore our Christian faith together. If you are looking for connection, and a place for your children to explore their faith, we hope you will come to God’s Acre. 

In lieu of an admission fee, the Congregational Church hopes each family will consider supporting one of our monthly mission partners, showing their children from an early age what it means “to love our neighbors.” 

Date and Time Details

  • Nurturing Nest for 0-3 year old’s will meet on
    Thursdays 9:30am-10:30am

All Children must be accompanied by their parent. The classes will be assigned on a first come, first served basis, and limited to 12 children each class. Classes begin November 11 and run until Christmas. If you are interested in joining one of our classes which will run fall, winter, and spring, please fill out our Nurturing Nest Form here.

We hope you will come grow with us at God’s Acre.