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WORSHIP at CCC

 

Worship Services

Sunday Mornings

10:00 AM every Sunday (including during the summer)

Our worship service is informal and reflects our Protestant tradition. Children  are invited to come up front during the Children's Time after which they can go to Sunday School, or remain with us in the sanctuary. During each service we seek to give space for silence as well as words and music, understanding that keeping silence together is a powerful way to approach the Holy.  Our Director of Music Ministry, inspires us. Throughout the year guest musicians enhance our worship. We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month. Come and join us; you are welcome here!

Christmas 2021

Lighting the Advent Wreath  

Sundays •  10 am • 11/28, 12/5, 12 & 19  

Each Sunday we’ll light candles of hope, peace, joy & love. 

Illuminated Advent Spiral Walk

Walk the illuminated spiral (solar lights turn on at dusk)

Begins 11/28  • Come by anytime for your own time of walking prayer.

Sunday Worship Service with Music from “Messiah”

Join us on 12/5 at 10 am.  All music will be from Handel’s “Messiah” and performed by professional musicians.

Advent Hours of Sanctuary

Mondays • 12/6, 13 & 20  • 5:30-6:30 pm

Sanctuary open for prayer and meditation.  No advance sign-up required.

Christmas Pageant

Sunday • 12/19  • 10 am

Join us outside (rain/snow/shine) for a creative and imaginative enactment of the Christmas story.

For those streaming at home, there will be a simple recorded prayer service for your worship.

Christmas Eve 

Offering taken at all services will be used near and far to support CCC’s missions and ministries

By 12 pm, a pre-recorded service will be available for all to worship a home at a time that is convenient for you.

4  pm    Outdoor Family Carol Sing for all (rain/snow/shine) around the Christmas Tree.  We will end by singing “Silent Night” and distributing bells to children and youth. 

5 pm    **Indoor service of Lessons and Carols (no livestream)

7 pm     **Indoor service of Lessons and Carols (no livestream)

** Pre-registration required: charlotteucc@gmavt.net.  For Covid-19 protocols, visit charlotteucc.org

1st Sunday After Christmas

Sunday • 12/26 • 10 am

Join us for this shorter, simpler celebration of Christmas with music by Jane and Charlie Kittredge.

Also...

 • The Missions ministry continues our tradition of the “Giving Tree”

 • Christmas Tree will be set-up in the sanctuary by Confirmands and their mentors.

 

Lent and Easter 
(this is a sample program, please see our Lent and Easter page here)

 

Palm Sunday Service

Entering into Jerusalem, Jesus was hailed as the Messiah, the savior, the king.  Palm branches were laid before him and crowds thronged the streets.  But Jesus alone knew what really lay before him.

 

Maundy Thursday Service

Foot washing service in the Vestry, commemorating Jesus' love and care on his last night.

 

Tenebrae Service

"Tenebrae" means "shadows" so the service moves from light to darkness as candles are extinguished.  On his last night, Jesus gathered with his disciples  for a Passover meal.  We will gather for a contemplative communion service in the vestry to place our hearts and minds upon Jesus’ last night with his disciples before his death.

 

19 Hour Vigil

Members of the congregation are invited to sign up individually or in pairs to keep hour-long vigils throughout the day and night. For others it is an open sanctuary for prayer and meditation in recognition of Jesus’ death.

 

Stations of the Cross

We will walk up the hill behind the church and walk the 14 stations where crosses have been placed.  (Wear mud boots)

 

Easter Sunrise Service

We meet in the parking lot walk to the top of the hill (bring mud boots!) to celebrate the resurrection of Christ and a new day.

 

Easter Service

A joyous celebration of Jesus’ resurrection

 

Music

Our music ministry is an integral part of the church’s total ministry. It provides joy and inspiration to the congregation during worship and at other times. 

 

Worship Service Music

Choir
Music for worship services includes regular offerings during the school year of both accompanied and a cappella music by the adult choir. The choir practices at 7:00 on Wednesday evenings. The choir takes a break during the summer.

Other Musicians
We also have in our midst many talented children and adults who offer their musical gifts. Professional guest musicians also play for us from time to time. We have been fortunate to enjoy the talents of David Kerr, Jane Kittredge, Annemieke Spoelstra, Tim Cummings, Pete Sutherland, Jody Albright, the band Tumbleweed and many others.

 

Messiah Sing

Handel’s Messiah has been performed throughout the centuries as a heartwarming herald to the Yuletide season. We invite you on the first Sunday in December to this special afternoon of music accompanied by professional singers and musicians from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. It is open to all, whether as singers, listeners, or hum-along enthusiasts. Date will be listed on our calendar.

 

Carols of Many Lands - A Singalong

In December, sing favorite carols in our candle lit sanctuary and learn some new ones too! Date will be listed on our calendar.

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