Happenings - June 12, 2024

Sheffield Farmers Market Friday, 3-6pm

This Week: A Celebration of Farm Animals

Come for great produce, local products


Personal Sized Pizza!

This Friday, June 14th, The Market celebrates farm animals. Come on by to visit the baby animals. We'll be making pizza, too!

Meet the New CFO

of the SNEUCC

The Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ has announced Diane Mercier as their new Chief Financial Officer. She begins her duties with the conference on Monday, June 17th.

She comes to this role with 30 years of diverse experience in finance and accounting and who has been a UCC member for many year - including here in

Our congregation extends its deepest blessings to her and celebrate the SNEUCC's excellent choice in leadership!

May blessings abound!

Juneteenth, Wednesday, June 19th 10:00am

Join the Sheffield Historical Society and community members in our sanctuary to remember the efforts of

Rev. Samuel Harrison, chaplain of the famed 54th Regiment during the Civil War, founding pastor of Second Congregational Church in Pittsfield, and early civil rights leader who fought and secured

equal pay for black soldiers.

A special unveiling of a historic document will be featured.

Gather with us as we honor history and recommit

to the ongoing work of racial justice.

Appalachian Trail Hospitality Ministry begins this Monday, June 17th!

The Big tent goes up on Saturday. A brand new wooden shed is soon to be delivered! Final preparations are underway.

There's still plenty of space for local church folks to sign up to welcome hikers. New volunteers, seasoned volunteers, everyone is welcome!

Hiker gratitude will fill the air! Try it! You'll love it too!

Financial donations to buy supplies are also welcome! Visit the church website to donate.

Coming Your Way Sunday, June 30

9:00 am

Fifth Sunday Breakfast Church

Share Worship around the table.

Sip and Sing. Chat and Chew...

(though not at the same time!)

We'll enjoy delicious food, rich conversation and experience the

joy of Christian community.

Lighting the Steeple

The Steeple is lighted for

the month of June by Laura O'Shaughnessy

in memory of brother-in-law J. Kevin O'Shaughnessy (Nov. 2023), and husband Thomas O'Shaughnessy (2001).

The next available months are October and December.

Consider who you might honor in a Steeple Dedication.

Email the church office for more information.

This is another way you can let your light shine!

If you are interested, please reply to this email with your desired month and the wording of your dedication. We will get back to you via email once your sponsorship is confirmed.

Then, please drop off or mail your contribution to the church.

A suggested 2024 donation of at least $50 is appreciated.

Thank you for supporting the ministries of our church.

Your gifts are welcomed as part of Sunday worship, by mail,

or via the donate button

on our website. 

First Congregational   

Church of Sheffield    

PO Box 387    

Sheffield, MA 01257 

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Upcoming dates

  • Fri, June 14 - Pizza at the Market - 3-6pm
  • Tues. June 18 - Missions Meeting via Zoom - 6:30pm
  • Wed. June 19 - SHS Juneteenth Program in the Sanctuary - 10:00am
  • Sat. June 22 - Sheffield Pride - 2-7pm
  • Tues. June 25 - Council Meeting - 10:30am
  • Sun. June 30 - Breakfast Church - 9am


  • Sunday evenings - AA meditation in parish hall 7:00pm
  • Mondays - Sheffield Food Assistance Program - 9:00am
  • Wednesdays - Weekly Zoom Social Hour - 5pm
  • Thursdays - Village Food Box Program - 10:30am
  • Fridays - ACA Twelve Step meeting in Parish Hall - 7:00pm

125 Main Street

PO Box 387

Sheffield MA 01257




You are invited to worship with us.

10:00 Sunday mornings

To find out how, visit our website

We are an Open and Affirming Congregation

of The United Church of Christ