First Church and South Church have resumed In-Person Worship.
Worship will continue to be livestreamed as well. See Quick Link to watch below.
Starting September 18, Worship will be at the South Campus at 10:00am.
Church Office Hours:
M-F from 9am-12pm; 1pm-3pm
219 North Granby Road
Map & Directions →
posted on September 23
Worship on Sunday, September 25 is at 10:00am at South Church.
Charlie Kuchenbrod and Becky Sielman joined South Church in 1988, not long before their wedding here. Charlie had a career in health care management until being called to the staff of the Connecticut Conference of the UCC in 2002, where he had multiple roles in finance and administration. He sort of retired in 2021, but continues to serve as a consultant for endowment management and legacy churches – churches focused on building their legacies as they come to the completion of their ministries.
posted on September 19
posted on September 19
posted on September 16
Worship on Sunday, September 18 is at 10:00am at South Church.
Guest Minister: Rev. Donna K. Manocchio
Our guest minister for Sunday, September 18 is Rev. Donna K. Manocchio. Donna is a retired UCC pastor, now serving as a spiritual director, retreat leader and bridge minister. She served as a bridge minister at First Church, Granby for several months in the beginning of 2019. Donna also shares her gifts as a nonprofit leader as a volunteer member of the development team at Hands on Hartford, a local nonprofit serving neighbors in the capital region. She finds joy in connecting the stories of Scripture with the stories of our lives and building connection and communion and both ordinary and unexpected places.
Rev. Isaac Lawson is the South Central Area Conference Minister for the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC). The region includes the churches and clergy in the Central Connecticut, Farmington Valley, Hartford, Hartford East, Middlesex, New London and Tolland Associations. Rev. Lawson previously served in a dual call as Associate Pastor at Immanuel Congregational Church, UCC, and Communications Associate at the Center for Leadership and Justice (CLJ), both in Hartford, CT. Prior to moving to Hartford, Rev. Lawson served as a minister of pastoral care and visitation for a local UCC congregation in Washington, D.C. He also spent years working in logistics and operations for the World Bank Group.
Rev. Lawson has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Religious Studies with Honors from Goucher College, a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, NYC, and a Master of Sacred Theology from Yale Divinity School. For Rev. Lawson, the heart of ministry is summed up in Jesus’ command to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. (Mark 12.30-31)
posted on September 15
posted on September 07
Worship on Sunday, September 11 is at 9:30am at First Church.
Guest Minister: Rev. Randall Hyvonen
Our guest preacher for Sunday, September 11 is Rev Randy Hyvonen. Born and raised in Montana, Randy is a graduate of Stanford University and Vanderbilt Divinity School. He served several churches in Ohio prior to becoming part of the conference ministry teams, first in Ohio, then in the Pacific Northwest Conference and finally in the Montana-Northern Wyoming Conference. His retirement in 2011 did not last long as he served as Interim Conference Minister for seven months in the Southeast Conference in 2013-2014 and he continues to do interim/bridge ministry in local churches, most recently in Southwick and Westfield Massachusetts. Randy and his with Karen moved to South Hadley Mass in 2015. Welcome to FCCG Randy!
posted on September 06
posted on September 01
Worship on Sunday, September 4 is at 9:30am at First Church.
Guest Minister: Rev. Ned. A. Parker
posted on August 30