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MINISTRIES

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! (Children are always welcome in worship, and currently our Sunday school program is on hold due to COVID.)

 

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.

 

*Please note: The Nursery is closed until further notice, due to COVID.

 

 

 

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.

 

*Please note: Youth Group is on hold until further notice, due to COVID.

 

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry at Central Square Congregational Church is open on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the first Monday evening of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

All Food Pantry patrons must wear a mask in the church Building.  If you know someone who frequents the Food Pantry and may not have access to this information, please let them know. 

 

If you have lost your job, or have kids at home from school, or are struggling with COVID or other medical issues, or for any reason need some assistance with food, please come and see us. (Bridgewater residents only - proof of residence is required at the first visit to the pantry.)

 

In addition, the Food Pantry does provide a delivery service to any  Bridgewater resident who does not have transportation to the Church. Please contact the Church Office at: (508) 697-6016 or e-mail: office@csccucc.com for more details.

 

Monetary donations can be sent to the Central Square Church located at 71 Central Square, Bridgewater, MA  02324 with a notation that the donation is for the Food Pantry. We can always use gift cards to local supermarkets such as Stop & Shop, Market Basket, and Roche Brothers. Non-perishable canned goods and other grocery items are always welcome.

 

Donations are welcome during church office hours (Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during the months of June, July and August) However, it is always best to call the Church Office first.

 

The CSCC-UCC Food Pantry is open every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. as well as the first Monday of the month from  6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please come to the side (Church Street) door. Or, you may call 508-697-6016 to make other arrangements.

 

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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.

 

* Please note: Coffee Hour is on hold until further notice due to COVID.

 

 

 

February 13, 2022 is Blanket Sunday.

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From Rev. Beth:

 

I want to give a huge THANK YOU to all of the generous people, groups, and organizations who have donated to help those who face struggles.  

 

I also want to share a word to people who are seeking financial help for themselves or friends as the weather turns and we enter the coldest, harshest months.  Many churches, ours included, will provide assistance in one or more ways, and many have various stipulations about how those funds are used, so I want to be clear about how CSCC can help you.  If you are in need, I hope you will reach out!  Even if the church isn’t able to help you, we are always available to assist in seeking out resources.  In general, here is how the CSCC Emergency Fund is used:

 

• At the pastor’s discretion, or at the request of a partner agency or congregation, we may be able to help pay a utility bill or a month’s rent directly to the company or landlord. There are also times when various churches or community groups will pool money together to cover a month’s rent.


• We also have available emergency grocery cards, gas cards, and small coffee/breakfast cards.  In the event of an emergency, we may even be able to cover an overnight in a hotel.  
• The church also provides a list of resources, including town, county, state, and federal agencies, that provide long-term support in various ways. If we do this, it’s because we know that the system is available, and though it may be tedious, it does eventually work. Trust us: we want you or your friend to succeed.


• Sadly, we cannot give beyond our financial resources, however much we would love to end all financial hardship everywhere. If our financial resources are spent or fully allocated, we will do our best to connect you with other places.


• One other note… unfortunately the church cannot be counted on to assist in long-term financial support.  The church can only offer financial support on an emergency basis.

While I wish we could do more, we’re working in flawed systems to do the most we possibly can with pooled resources so that as many people can be helped as possible. I also want to assure you that your situation and circumstances are kept in strict confidence. I will not only help you to the extent that I or the church is able, I will also pray with you and counsel you if you wish. Because above all else, you need to know that you aren’t alone.  Scripture says in 1 Corinthians 12:26  ”If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it.” We are together in this. 

You are not alone.

 

If you wish to donate to the Minister's Emergency Aid fund, click HERE and choose the fund from the donation options. 


In Christ,
Rev. Beth


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.

 

* Please note: The choir is on hold until further notice due to COVID.