We welcome all who want to thank God... as well as those who have doubt or do not believe. We welcome tiny infants, grandparents, single people, and families of all configurations.
We welcome those who have no church and those who need strength. We welcome first-time guests who have not been to church since childhood – as well as long-time members who have worshiped with us for decades.
We hope to welcome you one Sunday soon.
We believe that God’s love for humanity is all inclusive and by our common baptism we are brought into union with Christ without distinction.In accordance with this faith, membership in this church is open to all who profess Jesus according to their commitment to the Christian faith and their individual qualifications.We faithfully join in the fellowship of United Church of Christ “Open and Affirming” congregations and Presbyterian “More Light” churches.
Read our 1995 Covenant for Inclusiveness
e are a federated church of Presbyterians and New England Congregationalists. We are two historically related congregations and maintain a certain separateness in our legal identities: each congregation has its own membership book, its own mission contribution, and its own denominational ties. However, we worship together as a single church family. For practical purposes, there is no separation between the two congregations.
Our church family is diverse in age, marital status, sexual orientation, theological outlook and political perspective, but we are united in the belief that a church that attempts to experience the love of God within its community must also be a church that is socially conscious and politically involved. That sometimes leads to controversy and discomfort; but we believe that relevance to human life is more important than a “comfortable pew.”
Palm Sunday (March 29) – An interactive journey to Jerusalem – 10:45 am
Maundy Thursday (April 2) – A worship service at tables remembering Jesus’ last days – 7:00 pm
Easter (April 5) – Sunrise service in Congress Park at 6:30 am; Celebration Worship with Communion at 10:45
Saturdays at 9am We will meet in the Saratoga State Park parking lot, across from the large field and park buildings. (Take Rte 9 to Avenue of Pines. At fork, go left. Go straight through stop sign and take your first left into parking lot). Walking distance will depend on who shows up, but plan for about an hour. Any questions? Call Susan Moore-Palumbo at 587-6007 or Therese O’Neil at 583-9772.
Sunday, March 29th, 9:30am, Fellowship Hall Bring a breakfast item to share, such as egg casseroles, Easter breads, fruit or cereal. The church will provide milk, juice and coffee. After breakfast there will be Palm Sunday and Easter crafts for all ages. Adults and older children can learn to make a palm cross, a tradition at PNECC. The younger ones can make a daffodil bouquet, a cross necklace and several kinds of butterflies. Everyone is encouraged to come and celebrate this happy occasion. Calling all Palm cross creators: Did Gordy pass on his Palm cross making skills to you? Please help us carry on his legacy and this tradition. Please email Emily (email@example.com)
Bring a bag lunch and join a delightful group of women to discuss a wide range of topics incorporating an easy to follow Bible study. Come when you can, leave when you must, and prepare to enjoy a lively conversation. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month.
Maundy Thursday (7pm) We will celebrate Communion together recognizing that our tradition marks this day as representing the day when Jesus first offered the bread and cup to his disciples. We will end the service contemplating the day that lies ahead for Jesus, the day of Crucifixion, leaving quickly in darkness and silence.