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The Weekly Steeple

~ May 8, 2024 ~

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Celebrating Membership Milestones

Sunday, May 5th, we honored our members with 50+ years of Membership. The Sunday School children made beautiful homemade gifts to present to these pillars of our Church Family.

Thank you to all who helped us celebrate the day and a very heartfelt Thank You to our wonderful 50+ Year honorees!

C.C.P. presents...

On May 5th, in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, C.C.P. welcomed Korean performer Jung-Hee Oh and Dr. Ju-Yong Ha to our sanctuary to introduce Traditional Korean Music through performance and illumination. A wonderful and informative performance was enjoyed by all who attended. Thank you to all who joined us!

Rev. Don's Poetry Share


Mary Oliver

Oh do you have time

     to linger

         for just a little while

            out of your busy

and very important day

     for the goldfinches

         that have gathered

            in a field of thistles

for a musical battle,

     to see who can sing

         the highest note,

            or the lowest,

or the most expressive of mirth,

     or the most tender?

         Their strong, blunt beaks

            drink the air

as they strive


         not for your sake

            and not for mine

and not for the sake of winning

     but for sheer delight and gratitude—

         believe us, they say,

            it is a serious thing

just to be alive

     on this fresh morning

         in the broken world.

            I beg of you,

do not walk by

     without pausing

         to attend to this

            rather ridiculous performance.

It could mean something.

It could mean everything.

It could be what Rilke meant, when he wrote:

You must change your life.

Notices & Information


Members of the Community Care, Mission Outreach Team will be selling cards for Mother’s Day before and after the service on May 12th.

A $10.00 donation will provide a Church World Service Blanket to provide comfort to those in need throughout the world and a card telling a loved one that a blanket has been purchase in their honor.

Thank you for your continued support of this heartfelt mission.



Can you believe it's already May? With summer fast approaching, it's time for us to gear up for our 6-week Summer Sunday School Program, and we could really use your support!


This summer, we're planning to operate like a one-room schoolhouse, and I'll be curating engaging activity packets for each week. However, if you have a particular activity in mind that you'd like to prepare, we're more than happy to accommodate that as well—just give me a heads-up!


Now, here's where we need your help: we're looking for volunteers to lead sessions during this program. Below are the dates for which we need coverage:


  1. July 14th
  2. July 21st
  3. July 28th
  4. August 4th
  5. August 11th
  6. August 18th


Please take a moment to review the dates and let me know which week(s) you're available to cover. We aim to finalize the schedule by June 2nd, so your prompt response would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you in advance for your willingness to contribute!


Please feel free to email me at or call/text me with any questions….


Thank you!

Nicole Guglietta


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!

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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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