Welcome to Somers Congregational Church!
Somers Congregational United Church of Christ is an active member of the Body of Christ in the world, worshiping together and serving as the hands and voice of Christ to all God’s children.
Welcome to our website! We hope you find the information helpful. If you have questions, please call 860-763-4021 or send an email to our office.
Approaching, nearly 300 years of continuous service and worship, all of us at Somers Congregational, United Church of Christ believe that no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. The people of Somers, while upholding a rich historic past are enjoying a new period of renewal, welcoming new faces and believing in new possibilities, because God is still speaking to us. Out of our rich diversity as God’s people, we truly care about what you care about.
It’s a great time to visit and discover your place with us. You will get some idea of who we are and our vision for ministry by exploring our website but a visit to our historic sanctuary and worshiping together will offer a clearer perspective on who we are and with God’s’ help, becoming. Come share our excitement!
Here at Somers Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, we have found that merely believing things about Jesus, or relating to Jesus as an otherworldly conqueror or judge, takes away the key tool that we need to truly connect with this figure. Jesus, long before he was called Lord and Savior, was called rabbi, or master teacher. And what he taught is concerned with the spiritual transformation of the whole human being, and of human beings in society.
We are spiritually transformed from egocentricity, from judgment, exclusiveness and violence, into people characterized by a spirit of love, compassion, and understanding. From suppressed, repressed, and oppressed, clones of societal norms, to beings of great magnificence, beings who remember who they really are, and what they are here on earth to do. When we begin this transformation, we’re fit to be a part of what Jesus called the “Kingdom of God,” a realm of justice, compassion, and peace here on earth. We are in effect – “born anew”.
Jesus is not interested in who wins the big game, who writes up the big sale, whose church is the fullest. Jesus is calling us to look beyond the surface differences and see with new eyes. This Gospel perspective is an invitation to live NOW in harmony with the God who created us, Christ who redeemed us and the Holy Spirit who sustains us.
Come and see how it all fits together.
Rev’d Dr. David Fountain
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