We were in a pinch. We’d muddled along for over a year as a one-car family in a Connecticut suburb with no public transportation. Our cost of living had just increased measurably and we were feeling anxious. When we stared at all the pieces in our family puzzle, all the resources we had to sustain ourselves, we kept coming up short. We wrung our hands, shuffled spread sheets, and prayed, ‘Help us, God.’ Then, to our utter surprise, someone gave us their van. Just like that… Read more...
Can we really raise enough money to not only rebuild, but also significantly enhance our church building? Can this possibly work? Can we really be successful with a capital campaign and building project that requires more money than the last go round? Especially when our congregation is smaller than it was five years ago, and we only just completed fulfilling our pledges from that last campaign two years ago? … Read more...
Here at Saugatuck Congregational Church, we believe in a ministry of presence, of visiting with those who are home-bound, in a care facility, or hospitalized, to let them know that they are not forgotten… [ Read more... ]
Saugatuck Congregational Church is a Stephen Ministry congregation. Stephen Ministry is a program that seeks to equip lay persons, called Stephen Ministers, to provide distinctively Christian one-to-one care to the bereaved, hospitalized... [ Read more... ]
The Spirit of Saugatuck (SOS) is a lay-caring ministry. The purpose of SOS is to provide a truly Christian community of love, faith... [ Read more... ]
Saugatuck has begun a ministry to serve new moms. We will be visiting new moms and organizing dinners to be delivered to these families… [ Read more... ]
Throughout the season of Lent, you are invited to gather with other Saugatuck members and friends any Tuesday evening for silent prayer and meditation [ Read more… ]
What seemed like a daunting project at the start is now complete – we have folded more than 1,000 origami cranes. The Crafters and others, who really became enthused with the project, met once a week and completed half of the 1,000.… Read more…
Birthdays Are Important!
We would like to acknowledge the birthdays of all in the Saugatuck community — in The Herald every month, and in other ways. Celebrate the lives within our family. Find out who else shares your birthday!
Members of the Board of Community Life (aka, “The Fun Committee”) are collecting birthday information — month/day for adults, month/day/year for kids. Please
Fellowship Hour is now an “Every Member” project. We hope to take this responsibility away from the already-busy boards and committees. You are requested to volunteer at least once per year! (Easy, right?) Read more…
At their 84th annual meeting, the Connecticut Women of the United Church of Christ quilted altar cloths to give to each of the churches that have suffered damage to their facilities in the last year: Somers, Plainsville, and Saugatuck. “The cloths were laid across the pew backs so all the women attending could lay their hands on the cloths as they went forward to receive communion.”
It is with deep gratitude that we receive this tangible reminder that we are in the thoughts and prayers of our sister churches in the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Read the UCC Statement of Faith, UCC Newsfeed, and find other important UCC links here. [ Read more... ]
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