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August 2023

We are a Christian community of people who are reaching out to our neighbors, 
at home and abroad, sharing our faith and our resources.


Central Square Congregational Church, UCC, of Bridgewater, Massachusetts is an open and affirming
church. No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.


From the Desk of Rev. Beth

Rev. Elizabeth Stotts, Pastor


Earlier this week I was talking with a congregant about taking a regular spiritual inventory of how they are feeling and doing on their faith journey.  I encouraged them to take a moment to notice everything that they are carrying around with them and involved in, both what brings them joy and anxiety/stress, both in terms of the church and life outside of the church. Similar to a body scan where you check in with each part of your physical body, a regular or daily spiritual inventory offers some structure to explore faith.  Some of us have had a busy summer at church.  Others have relaxed and enjoyed a low key couple of months of summer.  Regardless, as we enter the August heat, I hope you will take the opportunity to check in with yourself and your faith.  


May God continue to bless you on your journey,
Rev. Beth

Tuesday through Thursday, 9-1

or by appointment

Please note that the office will be closed on Thursday, Aug. 3, and the week of August 14.



August worship services will not be livestreamed, but there will be weekly devotions and worship video available at 10am each Sunday. 
Use the link on the homepage of www.csccucc.org to access Sunday worship, or visit our Facebook page.


Past worship services are also available in both places.



NEXT CABINET MEETING is Wednesday, August 16, 7pm

at the church




Do you need a meal, a call, spiritual care, or even just a prayer or a chat?

Contact the Pastor, a Deacon, or a member of our Care Team.


To contact Rev. Beth, call the church office at 508-697-6016 or email her at csccpastor @ hotmail.com. 


CSCC Deacons
Deb Sorgman – debsorgman @ gmail.com

Jae Stotts - jaestotts @ gmail.com

Savannah Wells, Jr. Deacon

CSCC Care Team
Carol Chaffee  *  Bev Mitchell  *  Rev. Beth Stotts  *  Nina Gabel-Jorgensen

Contact the church office if you need us!


The Bridgewater Food Pantry, hosted and supported by CSCC, is open Thursdays, 10am-1pm, and the first Mondays of the month, 6-7:30pm (except holidays). All Bridgewater residents who are in need of food are welcome.

If you are a Bridgewater resident unable to come to the food pantry, but are in need of food, please contact the church office by email (office@csccucc.com) or phone (508-697-6016) and arrangements will be made for you.




We continue to make it easier than ever to contribute to CSCC. The church accepts donations via Venmo! Aim your phone camera below, or use the Venmo app to send your donation to @cscc-ucc





If you would like to come listen to the final performance of the Uke camp, it will be held at Music Alley on Friday, August 4, please do! It begins at 7pm.

Central Closet Thrift Shop would like to thank all of our volunteers, donors, and most of all our customers. You have all helped to make our shop successful.  

More volunteers are needed. Some to sort donations, and some to assist shoppers. We are also still looking for a volunteer to help us with online sales. Please call anyone listed below or the church office for more information. 

Donations are always welcomed during shop hours (Wednesdays 10 - 1 and Saturdays 10 - 1 ). Currently we are accepting new or gently used Fall clothing, footwear, pocketbooks, household items, glassware, jewelry, linens, books, and toys. Please no electronics and limit donations to 20 items per visit.

Watch for special promotions and sales throughout the month of August. Back to school, off to college, or maybe you're starting your Christmas shopping? Check us out first. We think you'll like our prices.


Thanks again from all of us at the Central Closet Thrift Shop,
Connie - 508-697-3405, Jane  - 508-697-3602 
Lynn - 508-250-8257, Gail - 508-696-7159


4th of July in Bridgewater!

Big thanks to Hanson Farm and the Hanson family for lending a hand to CSCC folks participating in the 4th of July parade! 


August Worship

During August, our worship services will be outside, weather permitting. On Aug. 6, 13, and 27, bring your breakfast, or a snack and a water bottle, and a chair or blanket, and share community and fellowship with Rev. Beth on the front lawn of the church. Services will not be livestreamed, but a pre-recorded service/devotion will be available at 10am on the 6th, 13th, and 27th.


On Aug. 20, our service will take place at Music Alley. No need to bring a chair, but feel free to again bring breakfast, or a snack and a water bottle. This service will not be livestreamed, but will be available on YouTube for later playback (internet there doesn't allow for a reliable livestream). 


For the current CSCC calendar of events, click here: CALENDAR


Church Administration
Pastor: Rev. Elizabeth Stotts, csccpastor @ hotmail.com

Office Manager: Jenne Foronjy, office@csccucc.com
Minister of Music: Julia Scott Carey 

Director of Video Evangelism: Paul Holmes
Treasurer:  David Sheibley 

Communications Coordinator: Diane Sheibley

Office email: office@csccucc.com
Office telephone:  (508) 697-6016
Website:  www.csccucc.org
Facebook pages: facebook.com/csccuccbridgewaterma (main page),
facebook.com/groups/801550253194149 (youth page)

Instagram: @centralsquarechurch 

Venmo: @cscc-ucc

Steeple Sounds submissions deadline is the 15th of the month prior to publication.


Amazon Shopping!

Shopping on Amazon and feeling generous? Check out the CSCC Wish List, and drop an item in your cart for us! CLICK HERE to take a peek at our Amazon wish list. (Whether you buy these items at Amazon or at other stores, this is what we need!)