The Holly Berry Fair
Dec. 7, 2019

Our Koinonia women’s group is excited to announce that we will be holding our eighth annual Holly Berry Fair on Dec. 7th. More than 30 booths have been assigned bringing more than 50 vendors and hundreds of customers to our church that day.

Please try to lend a hand for an hour or two to make it a success. The Koinonia craft table is short-handed. Could you help in the kitchen? Can you “sit” for a vendor who needs to use the facilities? Help is needed to supervise the new silent auction booth and the bake sale table. Whenever you make something for your own table, please remember the Holly Berry Fair. Our youth will be selling their fabulous cookies for a fund-raising project. Our bake table needs any kind of pies, cakes, or candy wrapped to sell with a list of ingredients.

Last year we had our best fair. Vendors and visitors remarked at how smooth, well attended and joyful it was. Let’s make this year’s show even better. Please see Janet Rae Sinanian or Nancy Castendyk if you can help
out or have any questions.

Also, make our church fair work by remembering this slogan: “Shop Local!” The very best gifts are right here!


The Diaconate Board shall welcome new members to The Federated Church at a communion service or at such other times as the Board deem suitable.
New members are enrolled as members of the Federated Church of Sturbridge and Fiskdale, Incorporated.  Members added may choose in which society they shall be enrolled, American Baptist, United Church of Christ, Unitarian Universalists or Federated, or become members without affiliation. New members of the Federated Church shall be persons who have been received by vote of the Diaconate Board:
A. On presentation of satisfactory letters of transfer from other churches,

B. By reaffirmation of faith, or
C. On profession of faith and baptism,, unless exempt because of conviction.

– All questions regarding the Sacrament of Baptism shall be left to the conscience of the individual member.  The pastor may, if s/he chooses, secure the services of any ordained clergy to administer the rite in the desired manner.

Duties – Members shall agree as far as possible and conforming to the dictates of their own consciences:
A. To undertake the faithful practice of the principles of Christian living, seeking always a closer personal fellowship with God and with other people.

B. To seek out personal opportunities for spiritual growth.
C. To attend the services of worship regularly, realizing that their presence strengthens, and their absence weakens, the whole fellowship.
D. To set aside a reasonable portion of their financial income, in gratitude to God, as a contribution toward the mission of The Federated Church.
E. To volunteer their time and talents in some definite form of service to others.


Church Groups

Sturbridge Federated Church invites your participation in a wide variety of faith-based groups:

Adult Choir
Men’s Group, also known as ‘Crossroads’
Women’s Group, also known as ‘Koinonia’
Sunday School
Youth Fellowship
Adult Christian Education

Coming Events

December 7, 2019

Holly Berry Fair, Fellowship Hall
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Please join us!

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Federated Church of Sturbridge and Fiskdale Staff

Gretchen Jones Switzer, Resident Reverend
Telephone: (508) 852-7413
Church Office: (508) 347-3915
Office Hours:  Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Catherine Rondeau, Office Administrator
Church Office: (508) 347-3915
Please call the Office Administrator to discuss weddings, baptisms, funerals, rentals and any additional needs you may have. She is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.

Jeanne WestcottDirector of Christian Education

Andrew KosibaDirector of Music Ministry

Bob KnightModerator

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