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Advent Candle Lighting
Sunday, December 6th was a very special day for Norfield Congregational Church as families joined in the lighting of Advent Candles.
Each of the Advent Candles (three are purple and one is pink) represents one week during the season of Advent. A white candle is placed in the center of the wreath. The lighting of candles, spanning the season, acknowledges the deepening of our preparation and the increasing light that bursts forth at Christmas. The purple candles note the season's expectations of royalty, liberation, redemption, and hope.
On the Third Sunday of Advent, a pink candle is lit as a day of joy and rejoicing. Finally, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the center white candle is lit: the wait is over. The light of Christ is fully present. Jesus is born!
Norfield Outdoor Decorating Work Party
On Sunday, November 29th, Norfielders joined together to get the church ready for the Christmas season. Dozens of folks pitched in, decorating trees, laying wreaths and making the whole Norfield campus bright with holiday spirit!
A Special Message to our Community
In recent months, we thought that the Coronavirus was putting us all through some of the most tough and testing times of our lives. We were wrong. Events that followed in Minnesota and elsewhere across our nation have been horrifying, infuriating and deeply saddening. Black communities are hurting. African Americans in our community, including members of our own church, know that living life normally, like jogging, shopping or driving in a different neighborhood, can put them in harm’s way.
We Norfielders must acknowledge that this fear is real, and we must do all we can to aid, support and protect our sisters and brothers. Jesus commands us, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Norfield has a long and proud history of standing tall as the "Church on the Hill," the beacon of faith, hope, love and inclusion here in Weston. Now, we need to stand tall and together in the fight against systemic racism and injustice. We will not be silent.
Please watch for upcoming communications from Norfield’s Board of Outreach and Social Action. We are developing a plan of reflection, dialogue, education and action, and we welcome your ideas and thoughts. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Blessings, All of us from the Board of Outreach and Social Action
Sunday Services going online
During the height of the pandemic, following guidance from the United Church of Christ, Norfield Congregational Church's Sunday Worship Services were not open to public gatherings. Congregants have been able to view our Sunday morning worship services each Sunday at 10 am on the Norfield website or on Norfield's YouTube channel.
As Connecticut gradually reopens, the church will be trying out limited attendance outdoor Sunday services and other special events. Watch for emails about these events and check back on this website.
Help is available
The medical crisis that has spanned the earth affects all of us locally. Congregants who are elderly or have medical conditions may need special additional help. If you're in need of help with groceries, pharmacy items or other essentials, please contact us at the church office. Call 203-227-7886 or email email@example.com and we will connect you with church members who are eager to help!
Other Resources for Deliveries
- Peter's Market in Weston: Call (203) 227-2066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Milestone Restaurant in Georgetown: Call Peter and Andi at (203) 587-1700 and see milestonect.com
- Dough & Company in Georgetown: Call (203) 587-1800 and see doughandcompany.com
- CVS in Westport: Call (203) 227-7343
- CVS in Wilton: Call (203) 762-5020
Keep the Faith
Thank you all for your patience and kind understanding as we navigate through these challenging times. We will continue to keep you updated on additional information concerning the coronavirus and its impact on our church family. Continue to keep the faith, and as the Psalmist (121:1) tells us:
"My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore."
With Peace and Blessings,
Rev. Dr. Bernard R. Wilson, Senior Minister
Pastor Thomas C. Burke, Jr., Associate Minister for Children, Youth and Families
Mary Crawford, Church Moderator
Our 2021 Pledge Campaign Has Started!
In these uncertain times, the need for Stewardship is even more crucial. Stewardship means Loving God and Loving Our Neighbor. Every Pledge Counts! Click here to make your 2021 Pledge today, to keep the church programs that are helping our community through crisis vibrant and strong!
And a very special thanks to those who’ve already pledged — many blessings from the Stewardship Ministry Team — Thank you! You can learn more about the ways to contribute by clicking:
2021 Annual Meeting
In accordance with the Constitution of Norfield Congregational Church (Art. XVII), the Annual Meeting of the Congregation is called by the Church Council. The meeting is to be held on Sunday, February 7th, 2021, including voting on the 2021 budget.
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Reverend Dr. Bernard R. Wilson
The Rev. Dr. Bernard R. Wilson is the 35th Senior Minister of Norfield Congregational Church. Dr. Wilson is a retired Navy Chaplain who received numerous awards, medals and citations for his stellar military career of 22 years.
Rev. Wilson served as the Executive Minister of The Riverside Church in the City of New York, and as the Interim Minister of the Briarcliff Manor Congregational Church in New York.
Who We Are
Norfield Congregational church has been a traditional anchor in Weston and surrounding areas for hundreds of years.
Our congregation is made up of a rich tapestry, a diverse group of forward thinkers who comprise an interesting, exciting and caring group. We share a love for our community, each other, and God.
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The goal of Norfield’s Youth Ministry is to reach out to all youth in Weston, Norfield and beyond, so they can experience God’s love in the faith-based fellowship of this Beloved Community.
The Ministry works to enable children to grow as Christians and empower them to share God’s love with others. With a combination of service, fellowship and fun, each group strives to create a Christian community where youth can come to know that they are loved, and learn to love themselves and others.
Norfield Church was founded in 1757 as a local place of worship and a school to provide Norfield's children with a basic education. Over the next 260 years, the church evolved into a rich, growing hub that has offered services and outreach for the greater community...
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Sermons go online every Sunday at 10am
Due to the worldwide coronavirus emergency, Norfield Congregational Church worship services are not open for public gathering for the time being, but we invite everyone to join us online from home every Sunday at 10 am, and continue to engage in our amazing, vibrant community of worship.