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May Mattoon Update

by Erin Murphy

May Mattoon met on Monday, September 12th for dinner at Koto’s Restaurant. Twenty members and guests were present as well as Reverend Joel and Chet Gallup. The group enjoyed a delicious dinner with a wonderful wait staff and cooks who entertained us throughout the meal. One of our guests, Carol Masiero, was celebrating a birthday, and the kitchen sent out a special […]

Food Pantry Update

by Erin Murphy

The Food Pantry was a busy place this week with 478 families coming. The guests have many stories. One family was robbed of almost everything and needed food to make it to their next paycheck. Another one’s husband was in the hospital and had no income. Most just don’t have enough cash or food stamps to buy food even though many […]

Refugee Resettlement Information Session

by Erin Murphy

Refugee Resettlement Information Session Monday at 6 p.m. at the Berkshire Athenaeum Pittsfield is gearing up to become a home for up to fifty refugees from the tragedy taking place in Syria. Jewish Family Services with the support of the Pittsfield Area Council of Congregations (PACC) is hosting an information session Monday evening at 6 […]

Patchwork Communion Table Covering Project

by Erin Murphy

This morning following worship our Peirson Intern, Jim Day, will gather with all those interested in the “old library” conference room—just beyond the church office—to discuss plans for our patchwork communion table covering project. Each of us will be invited to bring a strip of cloth or material, along with a story, to help create […]

Pantry Painting Update

by Erin Murphy

With the help of members of First Church on Park Square our pantry delivery area on Church St. continues to be modernized. Earlier this year the old, wooden door was replaced with a sturdy and secure steel door. Now the entryway itself is being scraped and painted. That dingy space that sees so much activity […]

Barrett Hall Closed — August 25–30, 2016

by Erin Murphy

The Board of Trustees has arranged for the floors in Barrett Hall to be refinished beginning at noon on Thursday, August 25th. The Hall will need to be closed for five days – from noon on Thursday the 25th through Tuesday, August 30th and will re-open on Wednesday morning, August 31st.  Please note that during […]

Position Opening — Director of Music

by Erin Murphy

Position Opening Director of Music South Congregational Church Pittsfield, Massachusetts South Congregational Church in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, seeks a part-time, year-round Director of Music to plan and lead the church’s music program. The Director of Music collaborates with church staff and lay leaders to foster, support, and coordinate worship and spiritual growth through congregational, choral, […]

 Berkshire Interfaith Organizing (BIO) News

by Erin Murphy

Berkshire Interfaith Organizing will bring together interested people from community organizing efforts across New England will gather at Mass College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in North Adams from Thursday evening, July 7 through Saturday, July 9. Rev. Huntington and Peggy Walsh will be there along with many others from Berkshire Interfaith Organizing. This will be an […]

Director of Music Search

by Erin Murphy

The search for a new Director of Music is underway. On June 28, the Church Council approved the following search committee roster: Ralph Cianflone, Cindy Dickinson, Scott Haskell, Lyndsay Isham-Morton, Lutitia Tibbetts, and Donna Turner, with Joel Huntington and Kerry Sullivan serving ex officio. In early July, a job announcement will be posted on the South […]

Children’s Program — Summer 2016

by Erin Murphy

During worship time this summer, we will be offering an all-age summer program for the months of June, July and August.  Also we will continue to provide child care for the little ones each week. Instead of going into the Sanctuary throughout the summer, children should go directly to the Sunday School. Hope to see […]

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