PLEASE HELP US WELCOME our new ministers!
Rev. Susan K. Olson is our settled pastor
Emily Bjornberg is our lay minister.
OUTREACH FOR NOVEMBER: We are collecting canned food for the Shoreline Food Pantry. We are also collecting gently used or new coats for the “One Warm Coat” project. Please drop off your canned goods and/or coats (children or adult) by November 22. Tables are outside the church’s office. Thank you for your participation!
OUTREACH FOR DECEMBER: We will be collecting items for a local family in need for the holidays. In addition, we are collecting toys for “Toys for Tots”. All donations should be dropped off at the church by December 15. Thank you again for your help!
Located at the corner of Route 156 and Sterling City Road in Lyme, Connecticut, our church gathers every Sunday at 10 am to worship and come to know God better. The church is part of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ and declared itself to be Open & Affirming in 2011 with the following statement: We, the members of the First Congregational Church of Lyme, CT, interpreting the Bible in the context of its time and following the teachings and example of Jesus, declare our church to be an Open and Affirming church, actively expressing Jesus’ inclusive embrace of all people. We acknowledge God’s acceptance of every individual and Jesus’ commandment to love one another. Therefore, this church welcomes heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals to worship and enter into the full life and ministry of our church. In our community of faith, all people are encouraged to participate and share their talents and energy in worship and sacraments, leadership positions, ordained ministry, lay ministry, learning, service, mission, and fellowship. Further, persons of every gender, mental and physical ability, age, race, nationality, economic and social status, faith background, marital standing, and family structure are welcome in our church community; and the First Congregational Church of Lyme invites all to share in the life, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities, blessings, and joys of our congregation.
We are young…
… we are old.
We are rich…
… we are poor.
We are seekers…
… we are certain.
We are progressive…
… we are traditional.
We are residents of Connecticut.
… we are citizens of the world.
We are pilgrims…
… we are shepherds.
We are connected…
… we are connecting