The Congregational Church of Plainville serves the community in the Spirit of Christ


All Welcomed. All Valued. All Loved.

An Open & Affirming and

“God is Still Speaking” Church

The Weekly Steeple

~ March 27, 2024 ~

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Please join us this week for Holy Week Services!

Please Note: There are still openings for the Good Friday Vigil, please contact the Church Office to sign up.


Happy Birthday to:

 Ben Swets (4/1), Tabitha Manifort (4/7),

Steven Swets (4/9), Rev. Don Erickson (4/10),

Curtis Johnson (4/12), Olivia Wazorko (4/12),

Chris Johnson (4/20), Kaara Koplowitz (4/26),

Sofia Cassinari (4/29)


Happy Anniversary to:

Carl & Ellen Binder (4/5)

George & Carol Peterson (4/9)

Steven & Laureen Swets (4/14)


Rev. Don's Poetry Share

Were You There?

Don Erickson

The Word’s Witness

In the beginning was the Word… and the Word was God.


I was there and why all were there at the cross.

I was in the tomb as well,

But I was not there nor as a body in the earthly realm for long.


The Spirit of my way, truth, and life,

She like the wind swirls in the world,

Stilling the seas that seek her.

The Spirit, as the Truth of Love,

moves in the love of a mother,

Of a father, of caregivers, in loving acts,

In the love of a neighbor, the love of a stranger,

All giving witness to this eternal gospel

that declares love never ends.

Love cannot be disappeared.

The Love of Christ remains,

rising with us, rising in the moon, stars, and sun,

rising with the tides and with our breath,

in the newly opened eyes of every child.

Rising in the dusty landscape of Judea

All those years ago, and again and again,

And walking now where you live,

Each and every mile.

Notices & Information


The Community Care Team would like to THANK everyone for their generous donations of Easter gifts for the children under the care of our Covenant to Care for Children Social Worker, Ashley.

Thanks to your generosity we were able to provide Easter Gift Bags for 20 children this year. Thank you for your support.

New Member Welcome

We are Blessed to be officially welcoming New Members to our Congregation on March 31st.

To fully WELCOME our New Members please make sure to wear your Name Tag for service and to the New Member Welcome Reception that will follow.

Please Note: All Name Tags are located near the back door in alphabetical order.

Girl Scout Cookie Delivery

If you ordered Girl Scout Cookies from Abby Zakrzewski and haven't already picked them up, please note that cookies will be in Kelsey Hall on Sunday March 31st.


Church Clerk Needed

C.C.P. is looking to fill the role of Church Clerk!

What does a Church Clerk do you ask?

It's very simple.

The Church Clerk goes to the Church Council Meetings (3rd Tuesday of the month), the Annual Meeting (January) and the All-Church Meeting (October) and takes the meeting minutes, types them up and sends them to the Church Office.

If you think you could fill this simple but important role, please reach out to Rev. Don or the Church Office. Thank you.

Communion Breakfast

Our next Communion Breakfast will be April 7th!

In lieu of our normal Sunday Service, we will meet in Kelsey Hall at 10 a.m. for breakfast replete with Communion, worship, and a devotional from Rev. Don.

The God Care Team is looking for volunteers to make Quiche to share for our breakfast meal. We are looking for all different types of Quiche including a few gluten-free, crust-less offerings. If you can provide a Quiche for April 7th, please contact either Diana Drachenberg or the Church Office with the kind you will be making.

Thank You.

5 week Chair (or) Flow Yoga sessions


April 1st, April 8th, April 15th,

April 2nd, April 29th

6:15 to 7:15 p.m.  Chair

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.   Flow

 Please register by March 27th!!!


*fair pricing is attendance based as usual. sign up and we will work thru the fees*

 Contact Bonnie Soucy RTY-500 at or call/txt 860-573-1186

Calling All Knitters!!

The Community Care Team is asking all knitters to pick up their needles and hooks because our supply of Prayer Shawls is getting low.

Any completed shawls can be placed in the basket in the Outer Office when completed and will be blessed during a Church Service at a later date.

Thank you in advance for your contribution!

Schedule of Events at C.C.P.

Every Week at C.C.P.


10:00 a.m.  Worship Service

~ In-person worship will be Live-Streamed via Facebook ~


10:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship at Panera, Bristol

7:00 p.m.   God-Talk @ C.C.P.


10:00 a.m.  Coffee w. Rev. Don at Rebel Dog, Plainville

7:00 p.m.    Choir Rehearsal


We hope you will join us for these great events!

Community Events

Silver Lake

Spring Programs at Silver Lake

Spend a weekend (or more than one!) at Silver Lake this spring - Learn more and register online.

Spring Action Weekend: April 26-28

Women's Yoga Weekend: May 3-5

Spring Camp Weekend: May 3-5

Open House: Sunday, May 19, 1-5 p.m.

Family Camp Weekend: May 25-27

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Church Office via phone at 860-747-1901 or via email at

The Congregational Church of Plainville, UCC

130 West Main Street

Plainville, CT 06062

Phone: 860-747-1901

Email: churchoffice@uccplainville,org


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