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MINISTRIES

Announcing a new partnership in May 2019!!! Central Square Church is working with the Bridgewater State University chapter of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association on a Book Fairy Pantry Project! CSCC is now a host pantry and distribution location. A special thank you to Dr. Karen Aicher from BSU and Phoebe Hogg from the CSCC Women’s Guild for bringing this ministry to fruition!

Christian Education

Christian Education

Kids are welcome to join in! We have a ton of fun stuff going on here. We get to learn about the life of Jesus and the Bible while often digging into some games and arts and crafts in our Sunday School program!


Nursery Friends!

Our nursery is staffed by a CORI-checked, child-loving staff member every Sunday from 9am-12pm. All children 0-5 years old are welcome to hang out in one of our two playrooms while you are in our worship service.


Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

Come and hang out at Youth Group! We have a ton of cool stuff going on like mission trips and service projects, volunteer opportunities, and much more! Keep an eye on our Facebook page as well as here on our website under "events and newsletters" (which includes a calendar) for upcoming events. Contact the church office at 508-697-6019 or office@csccucc.com for more information or to be put on our mailing list.

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry at Central Square is open on Thursdays from 10 AM – 1 PM, and also the first Monday of every month from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.


It is open to all Bridgewater Residents (with proof of residency in Bridgewater at registration).


About the Food Pantry

This service to the Bridgewater community is intended to provide supplemental assistance to Bridgewater residents in need. The quantity of food distributed is based on the number of people in each household and the  

Coffee Hour

Please accept a cup of coffee, tea, or juice as well as a snack immediately following our Sunday morning worship service, downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.





The 2020 mission trip will be to Rutland, Vermont, June 28-July 3. 

      The team of youth is set for the trip, but if you are a high school-aged youth, and are interested in knowing more about the program, possibly participating in the 2020 fundraising events, or would like to be put on the waiting list in case of cancellations, contact the church office at 508-697-6016 or office@csccucc.com.

      Fundraising is an important part of making this trip possible each year. The biggest event is the Mission Dinner, an evening of amazing food, raffles, silent auction, 50/50, and fellowship. The 'restaurant staff' is provided by the church youth, most of whom are going on the trip (although all youth in grades 8-12 are welcome to participate). The dinner this year had to be postponed due to the spread of coronavirus, but is tentatively re-scheduled for April 25.

      The youth host several fundraising events throughout the year, and cash donations are always gladly accepted. Each student's family contributes $100 toward the trip, and the rest of the travel and registration cost comes from fundraising and community support. Donations can be mailed to the church (note "CSCC mission trip), or can be made online here:


 

2020 Youth Mission Trip Attendees:

Click HERE for this year's online paperwork that must be completed before you can go on the trip. 


Click HERE for the 'Auction item Information Sheet' (pdf).


Click HERE for the letter explaining what you're supposed to do and how to do it, regarding getting auction/raffle items for the Mission Dinner.


Click HERE for the letter you can give prospective donors that explains what you're doing and why.


Click HERE for the list of businesses your fellow youth are already committed to approaching for auction/raffle items. Let Diane know if you want names added to the list that you're going to be contacting, at diane@sheibley.net.


Our Board of Christian Outreach assists and supports many local organizations/charities, including:


Bridgewater Food Pantry here at CSCC

Brockton Homeless

Disaster Relief

Mainspring House

Penelope's Place

Support the Soupman

Teen Challenge

United Church of Christ's 5 for 5 Program

Warmth in Cold Places/Soup Kitchen



Music Ministry 


Our senior choir consists of a small yet solid group of volunteer singers (we have approximately four singers on each of the four voice parts of soprano, alto, tenor, and bass). We sing one anthem a week, in addition to an introit and a prayer response. We enjoy expressing our faith and spirituality through a variety of musical styles, from Renaissance to contemporary, spirituals to jazz. Our members have an inspiring love of music, in addition to very strong sight-reading and musicianship skills (many of our members work professionally in the music community as educators, band directors, composers, or instrumentalists), but singers of all abilities are welcome. We rehearse on Sunday mornings at 8am, performing in the worship service at 10am almost every week between Labor Day and Memorial Day. If you are interested in joining the choir, please contact the Minister of Music, Julia Scott Carey at juliascottcarey@gmail.com or call the church office at 508-697-6016.

 

Our children’s choir provides a way for the younger members of our congregation to become involved in the musical life of our church. The children’s choir rehearses on the second through fourth Sundays of the month prior to the 10am service, performing a song in the worship service on the fourth Sunday of the month. Sometimes our children’s choir will join our adult choir for a combined anthem, in lieu of their own song. Children are not required to read music to join the children’s choir. The choir is a great way to build music literacy and confidence, as well as providing opportunities for children to express themselves musically and spiritually, while having lots of fun!  If you are interested in joining the choir, please contact the Minister of Music, Julia Scott Carey at juliascottcarey@gmail.com or call the church office at 508-697-6016.

availability of sufficient quantities of specific food items. Patrons are allowed to select their groceries with assistance from a pantry staff person.

 

A large selection of non-perishable items is usually available, as well as selected perishable items based on availability.

Proof of Bridgewater residency is required to participate in the program.

 

Donations Requested

Non-perishable canned goods and other items are being collected.  The need in Bridgewater is still present and we want to give all residents an opportunity to help.  Please bring your donations to the church during the hours, Monday through Thursday, 9 AM – 12 PM.  Or you may call 508-697-6016 to make other arrangements.

 

Frequently Needed Items:

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Ketchup, Mustard, and Mayo

Pasta Sauce

Baked Beans

Instant Mashed Potatoes

Rice Pilaf

Canned Fruit

Tuna (canned)

Canned Vegetables

Chicken Noodle Soup

Beef Stew

Coffee/Tea

Hot Chocolate

Fruit Juice

Juice Boxes

Soda

Baking Goods

Brownie Mix

Cake Mix

Muffin Mix

Sugar

Cooking Oil

Paper Towels

Toilet Paper

Napkins

Toothpaste

Toothbrushes

Mouthwash

 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Food Pantry at Central Square is a staff of volunteers.  If you are interested in helping out at the food pantry, please contact the church office 508-697-6016 or office@csccucc.com.