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Four Freedoms March & Rally — January 7, 2017

by Erin Murphy

As this New Year begins it’s a good time to remember who we seek to be as part of our wider community here in the Berkshires. To this end a “Four Freedoms” march and rally — inspired by Franklin Roosevelt’s vision of a nation and world with freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from […]

January 2017 Worship Services

by Erin Murphy

Winter brings a change of scene for most of our worship services, as we move into the parlor to save on heat. Our new cushioned parlor chairs will make worship even more comfortable, so come early to grab a good seat! Please note that Communion Sunday is on January 8, not January 1. This service […]

Worshipful Thoughts for Sunday, October 30

by Erin Murphy

This coming Sunday we will once again have the joy of sharing in the Sacrament of Baptism. This week we will baptize both Liam and Hayden Berryman. They are the children of Darlene and Bill Berryman. This family is adding much to our life together here at South and it will be a joyful day […]

2016 CROP Walk to Fight World Hunger

by Erin Murphy

Sunday, October 23rd at 1 p.m. beginning at First Church On Sunday, October 23rd at 1:00 p.m. the Annual CROP Walk to fight world hunger will take place.  This year we are putting together a South Church team! The event starts at First Congregational Church, 27 East St. in Pittsfield.  It is a fairly short […]

Neighbors In Need Offering

by Erin Murphy

Neighbors In Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry. Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries to support a variety of […]

Worshipful Thoughts for Sunday, October 9 

by Erin Murphy

The big event this weekend at South Church is that we are having our annual Harvest Craft Fair. It takes place on Saturday from 9 to 3 p.m. with food, crafters, auctions, raffles, and the sense of being at a big reunion where many long-time friends stop by. It will be a beautiful day! Bring […]

Men’s Forum Update

by Erin Murphy

While the Men’s Forum has continued over the Summer Months under the guidance of some of the men in the group and with the help of Jim Kresge and Jim Cotter, on Tuesday, October 4th at 12:00 noon downstairs in Barrett Hall the Fall/Winter/Spring session of the Forum will begin. While we do not expect […]

Worshipful Thoughts for Sunday, October 2 – Worldwide Communion Sunday

by Erin Murphy

This coming Sunday is known as Worldwide Communion Sunday as we remember our sacred connection to Christian communities around the world and the call to be Christ in the midst of this beautiful and troubled world. In this context I will take note of the recent conversations here in Pittsfield about refugee resettlement of those […]

New Church Directory

by Erin Murphy

It’s been nine years since the last South Church directory was issued — it’s high time for a new one! The directory is a wonderful way to put names to faces and to easily find a person’s phone number or e-mail address. Thanks to talented members and friends of South Church, the new directory will be compiled in-house […]

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