2021.11.14 FORGIVEN

This Sunday, November 14th, 9:30am, join us in person, or online, for a time of worship and fellowship!
We’ll hear Pastor Dave’s message, “Forgiven” and join together in singing some new songs I’m not sure we’ve heard before.
Hm… yeah. Sounds interesting.
Set a reminder and we look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Congratulations to our own Pastor Dave!

Congratulations to our own Pastor Dave Cote who was presented with a pre-ordination certificate of licensure from our executive board at this mornings service, November 7th, 2021.
Our executive board also voted to receive Pastor Dave as a new member of our church by letter of transfer from his previous church. Pastor Dave comes to us from the United Congregational Church of Worcester where he was a member in good-standing for many years.
In celebration of this special and momentous occasion, a lovely and delicious Publick House cake was shared during a most wonderful coffee hour following the service – and, it was so great for so many of us to join together for this special occasion.
Welcome home, Pastor Dave, welcome home!
If you didn’t get a chance to attend the service in person or online – or you would like to view it again – the recorded version can be viewed on our website, Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Federated Church of Sturbridge & Fiskdale Joins Coats for Kids & Families Effort

STURBRIDGE, MA – The Federated Church of Sturbridge & Fiskdale has been selected as a distribution partner for the Anton’s Cleaners Coats for Kids & Families Program, according to Holice Turnbow, vice president of the Church’s executive board.

Coats for Kids & Families is an annual collaborative effort by Anton’s Cleaners that aims to collect and distribute 50,000 warm winter coats for individuals and families in need from now through January 6, 2022. The program includes two components, local drop-off locations and local distribution partners.

All donated coats are cleaned free of charge by Anton’s Cleaners then made available to a network of over 90 distribution partners made up of local nonprofits, social service agencies, schools, and religious groups to ensure the coats are given to those who really need them, also free of charge. As a new distribution partner, The Federated Church of Sturbridge & Fiskdale will pick up donated coats and assure that they get delivered to those in need throughout the Sturbridge and surrounding communities.

In the Sturbridge area, Teddy G’s Pub & Grille is serving as a Coats for Kids & Families drop-off location, accepting warm winter coats – – kids, adults, and babies – that are gently used, good quality, and all sizes (especially XL and infant/pre-K sizes). For the second year in a row, Teddy G’s is also offering its customers a 15% discount off a customer’s dining tab with the donation of a coat (the discount does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tax, or tip).

For more information about this program, please call the Church Office at 774-304-1021 or email churchoffice@sturfed.org.

Partners for this year’s Coats for Kids & Families drive include Anton’s Cleaners, Jordan’s Furniture, and Enterprise Bank.