March Message from Pastor Tim; The Seedtime of Lent

Experiencing early spring weather, I was reminded of leaf skeletons. I find them at the bottom of my pool every spring – those decaying but beautiful leaf skeletons that are the final form of last year’s leaves. They have soaked in a chlorine bath for sixth months and become translucent. We see some clinging to branches each winter. Transparent and … Read More

Lenten Schedule into Easter, 2019

Ash Wednesday, March 3, 6:30 pm, Lenten Soup Supper, at First Congregational Church, Thomaston. We are invited to journey through Lent on 6 Wednesday nights with our brothers and sisters across town. The theme is “Seeing Jesus’ death through the eyes of those who were there.” We will not meet April 3, but will join the Prayer Walk Friday, April … Read More

Alpha Coming March 21

The next evening series of Alpha meetings starts on Thursday, March 21, so the team is forming now. Each week needs a weekly leader, session leaders, helpers, publicity, prayer, meals (planned menus), setup, cleanup, and childcare. Contact Mary Butkevich (860 514-4343 or if you are interested in being part of the team or Sandy Miller ( or 860 482-5601) … Read More

Youth Groups for March

Pathfinders is for students in Grades 2-3. The group meets once a month. The leaders are Linda Hansen and Brenda Tousignant. If your child wants to participate, contact Brenda (203 232-1525 or or Linda (860 283-9359 or Trailblazers is for students in Grades 4-6. Trailblazers leaders are Rachel Ewers and Christie Grabherr. If you have questions, need to … Read More

Missions and Evangelism for March 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Banquet of Blessing: Please remember to keep us stocked (with good expire dates, please – we cannot give away out of date food).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 March 2019

Women Ministries events are for all women of the church and their friends. Mother/Daughter Retreat: Pilgrim pines, March 1-3. Lisa Sundell Olsen is the leader. Lindsay Johnson from Minnesota is the speaker. Seminar: On Saturday, March 30, 1:00-3:30 p.m., an inspirational seminar by Boston social worker Eamon Anderson, “Finding Hope Through Disappointment,” will be presented at church. We will have … Read More

February Message from Pastor Tim; Pressing Into Our New Life in Christ

Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], they are a new creation [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life]. (II Corinthians 5:17) Do you … 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

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

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