January Message from Pastor Tim; Light Supersedes Darkness!

Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you. Isaiah 60: 1-2 I love what Rick Mylander said (Covenant Companion, December 2014): It is curious to me … Read More

Youth Groups for January

Pathfinders is for students in Grades 2-3. The group meets once a month. The leaders are Linda Hansen and Brenda Tousignant.Watch Sunday bulletin for announcements Trailblazers is for students in Grades 4-6. Trailblazers leaders are Rachel Ewers and Christie Grabherr. If you have questions, need to register your student or want to help out, contact Rachel Ewers (203 907-7052 or kyliejax@optonline.net). … Read More

Missions and Evangelism for January 2019

Banquet of Blessing: Please remember to keep us stocked (with good expire dates, please – we cannot give away out of date food). Benevolence Needs: Some in our church community are struggling financially. If you are able to, please consider supporting others in need by making an extra donation to the Pastor’s Benevolence Fund. Use the special envelopes in the … Read More

Women’s Ministry for January 2019

Women Ministries events are for all women of the church and their friends. Women Ministries Sunday: This is on January 27 and Lisa Sundell Olsen will be speaking during worship. Officers for 2019 are: Chair, Lisa Sundell Olsen; Treasurer, Martha Tillow; Board, Elsa Hurlbert, Karen O’Connell, Ann Ryan, Sandy Miller, Dawn Johnson Continuing Activities Stitching with Spirit: Monday evenings at … Read More

November Message from Pastor Tim

I don’t know who the guy is seated on the bench, but he must be at peace and very grateful! One of my favorite places is Pilgrim Pines on Swanzey Lake in New Hampshire. I spent four weeks on retreat there over the summer, during my Sabbatical. Pictured is a wonderful bench to sit, look out on the water, breath, … Read More

Christian Education News

At the last quarterly business meeting a special task force was formed to begin work on a safe church program. This will be a program that will include but not be limited to child safety, volunteer screening, and safety measures to keep our facility safe. This is an important step that we are taking as a church and demonstrates our … Read More

October Message from Pastor Tim

For three nights on Sabbatical I stayed in The Hermitage (a small, one room hut) with a fan and a composting toilet! The facility is The Oratory of the Little Way, located north of New Milford along the Housatonic River. They have a main retreat house and the remote cottage in the woods. The caretakers and spiritual directors are the … Read More

Online Giving Option

The Covenant Church of Thomaston has an electronic option for making regular offerings. Contributions can be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processedusing your credit or debit card. This offers convenience for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation. When travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your … Read More

June Message from Pastor Tim – “Still Small Voice”

In the rush of our world we tend to lose touch with the still, small voice of God. Within our noisy, fast-paced, fragmented culture, we desperately attempt as individuals to fill our emptiness and find meaning. Most of us are exhausted, for we have taken on too much. Sabbath keeping rightly calls us to countercultural living. “In an age that … Read More

May Message from Pastor Tim – Helping Those in Need

If one falls down, their friend can help them up, but pity the one who falls and has no one to help them up. (Ecclesiastes 4:10) Nobody who watched Eric Moussanmbani at the 2000 Sydney Olympics will ever forget him. The 22 year old from Equatorial Guinea learned to swim only 8 weeks before the Olympics. He had only practiced … Read More