Join us for Worship every sunday at 10:00 am


Sunday Worship

We gather for worship every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. in our historic 1774 meetinghouse. Our service reflects our rich Congregational heritage, our love of various kinds of music, our commitment to justice and our desire to live out our faith in daily life. Much of the service is led by church members, including our young people, and there is lots of congregational participation .

Our communion table is open to all people who seek to know the Presence of Christ. Children may receive communion at their parents’ discretion. We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of the month. Grape juice and bread are offered as the communion elements and gluten free bread is available.

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey – you are welcome here.

Nursery care for infants and toddlers is available each Sunday from 9:50am-11:15am in the Crib Room, located in our newly renovated Parish Hall.This room is staffed by screened and experienced volunteers who provide loving care while parents/guardians attend Sunday Worship.

 
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Summer Worship
at chapel in the woods

In the summer, in addition to our regular Sunday worship, another service is held at 8:30 am in our Chapel in the Woods. The Chapel in the Woods was created in 1963 and restored in 2000 by one of the congregation’s Eagle Scouts. Our beautiful chapel in the woods seats about a hundred people amidst the beauty of God's creation. It is open every day (weather permitting) during daylight hours for prayer and meditation, and it is the site of our summer 8:30 a.m. Sunday worship services, starting the second Sunday in July, as well as special programs, weddings, and more. The altar features stones from Congregational churches throughout Connecticut and several other states.


What to Expect


A Typical Sunday Service

Our historic Sanctuary is located at 312 Percival Avenue in Kensington. Parking for those with limited mobility is at street level, in front of the Parish Hall. All others are invited to park behind the Parish Hall or in the lot on the corner of Robbins Road & Percival Avenue, diagonally across the street from the church, or in the lot near the Kensington Nursery School directly across Sheldon Street.

At 9:45am Sunday morning the church bell rings out to summon the community. This is a tradition that dates back to 1712.

At 10am our Church bell rings once again to gather us for a welcome and announcements, about news, events and mission activities.

That is followed with a quiet time for centering yourself while listening to a musical prelude by the bell choir, The Jubilation Choir, or our director of music – Mrs. Corinne Terlecky

At the conclusion of the prelude, our worship begins with a Call to Worship and prayer. After a time for offering, the children are called forward for a children’s message before they head off for Church School.

The service continues with a reading from the Bible and sermon. Rev. Laura’s past sermons can be heard on the Services web page. Our service concludes with prayers and a benediction, followed by the singing of “Blest Be the Tie that Binds”. This is our way of symbolizing our desire to nurture the bonds of community we find here at KCC and to bring that connection into the world.

Music is also an important part of our worship, so our service includes hymn singing. Each service also includes musical offerings by our adult choir and often includes special music by our bell choir, children’s choir or soloists.

Communion, also known as the Lord’s Supper, is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month. All are welcome to receive. We use non-alcoholic grape juice and bread. Gluten-free bread is available.

What to Wear

There are no rules about what to wear. Most of us wear business casual attire, though you’ll see people in both dressier clothing and jeans. For our summer worship in the Chapel in the woods, casual clothes are fine and bug spray is provided.

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