Announcements

Apr
18
Mon
Laura’s Sabbatical
Apr 18 – Jul 20 all-day

FCCOL has received a sabbatical grant to support Laura’s upcoming sabbatical this spring. FCCOL is one of over 150 congregations across the United States selected to participate in this competitive grant program, which is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and administered by Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. The renewal program enables congregations to “support their pastors with the gift of sabbath time away from their ministerial duties and responsibilities.”

Laura will be away for three months starting after Easter. She’ll begin her pilgrimage in Assisi, Italy following in the footsteps of peacemaker mystic, St. Francis. Laura and her husband, Paul, will hike and explore their way to England and Ireland. While in Ireland, Laura will visit the peacemaking community of Corrymeela in Northern Ireland. Stay tuned for more details!

May
24
Tue
AA Afternoon @ Sheffield Auditorium
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Yoga @ Fellowship Hall
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Please bring a yoga mat and join Lynn McCarthy at 5:30pm in Fellowship Hall. For more information, please see Lynn’s website here.

Pickin’ Party @ Sheffield Auditorium
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Deacons
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
25
Wed
Refugee Committee Meeting @ St Ann's Episcopal Church
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Pottery Class @ Walt's Pottery Studio
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Class available Wednesday evenings 6:00-9:00 pm (5 classes starting May 11 – June 8).  Cost $100.

Contact: Wayne.kirk@Collins.com.

Senior Choir @ Fellowship Hall
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

On October 6, 2021 – Choir will meet in the Meetinghouse

Worship Services

Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

We are currently holding one worship service a week inside our historic Meetinghouse on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Masks and social distancing are required during these services. The services are simultaneously livestreamed on YouTube.

Recordings of our worship services can be found in our Virtual Meetinghouse.

May 22, 2022 Worship Service

Children's DayTo see the bulletin for this...

April 17, 2022 Worship Service

Easter - The Many Resurrections of...

April 10, 2022 Worship Service

Palm Sunday - Here Comes Life: Stories of...

White Elephant Sale 2022

Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9

The White Elephant Sale is returning to FCCOL for the 84th time! It’s the extraordinary annual event that everyone plans their summer around that raises funds for charities in our area and around the world!  For the details, click here.

White Elephant Sale 2022

Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9

The White Elephant Sale is returning to FCCOL for the 84th time!  It’s the extraordinary annual event that everyone plans their summer around that raises funds for charities in our area and around the world!  For the details, click here.

“All This Sainted Difference is What God Wants”

Robert Farris Thompson wrote those words in reference to the Black Atlantic religions that he lovingly documented over the course of more than 60 years of teaching and writing. Too often those traditions continue to be misunderstood and mistreated by outsiders. All this sainted difference may be what God wants, but much of the world has behaved otherwise. It’s time to change that.  Click here to explore “All This Sainted Difference.”

“All This Sainted Difference is What God Wants”

Robert Farris Thompson wrote those words in reference to the Black Atlantic religions that he lovingly documented over the course of more than 60 years of teaching and writing. Too often those traditions continue to be misunderstood and mistreated by outsiders. All this sainted difference may be what God wants, but much of the world has behaved otherwise. It’s time to change that.  Click here to explore “All This Sainted Difference.”

 

Wheels of Justice

Stories from the Deep North

This original video series, originally presented as a part of our weekly sermons, unearths stories of racial injustice and, sometimes, the bold resistance to that injustice, that occurred throughout Southern New England, including the towns of Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Deep River, Willimantic, Mystic and New London.  Click here to explore “Stories from the Deep North.”

Wheels of Justice

Stories from the Deep North

This original video series, originally presented as a part of our weekly sermons, unearths stories of racial injustice and, sometimes, the bold resistance to that injustice, that occurred throughout Southern New England, including the towns of Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Deep River, Willimantic, Mystic and New London.  Click here to explore “Stories from the Deep North.”

VIRTUAL MEETINGHOUSE

Our Virtual Meetinghouse is always open.  Here you’ll find videos of our worship services and written copies of sermons – as well as our popular “Sacred Conversations” video series and “Adult Forum” video series; copies of church bulletins and newsletters; and other powerful church communications.

Current Ministry News

To see all our recent ministry work, please click here

For a more in-depth look at all of our various ministries, please visit our Ministry page.

Current Outreach News

To read about our most recent outreach work, please click here.

For a more in-depth look at our outreach efforts, please visit our Outreach page.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
18
Mon
all-day Laura’s Sabbatical
Laura’s Sabbatical
Apr 18 – Jul 20 all-day
FCCOL has received a sabbatical grant to support Laura’s upcoming sabbatical this spring. FCCOL is one of over 150 congregations across the United States selected to participate in this competitive grant program, which is funded[...]
May
24
Tue
1:00 pm AA Afternoon @ Sheffield Auditorium
AA Afternoon @ Sheffield Auditorium
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
 
5:30 pm Yoga @ Fellowship Hall
Yoga @ Fellowship Hall
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Please bring a yoga mat and join Lynn McCarthy at 5:30pm in Fellowship Hall. For more information, please see Lynn’s website here.
6:00 pm Pickin’ Party @ Sheffield Auditorium
Pickin’ Party @ Sheffield Auditorium
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
7:00 pm Deacons
Deacons
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm