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The Rev on the Radio
The City's Backyard Podcast interviews our very own Rev. Dr. Bernard Wilson, senior minister of Norfield Congregational Church in Weston, CT. Rev Wilson wrote the book Meditations for Tough and Testing Times, and his words helped us to have gratitude and to cope with what is in front of us currently during this pandemic.
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Tragedy in Atlanta
A Prayerful Response by the United Church of Christ
The national leadership of the United Church of Christ joins the National Council of Churches in grieving the deaths of eight people shot by a lone gunman at three Atlanta spas on March 16th, 2021. The UCC shares the NCC statement below, offers a prayer for the victims and their families and issues a call to action against hate crimes.
The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) laments the tragic shooting deaths at three locations in Atlanta and the surrounding area on Tuesday evening. Reports indicate that six of the eight victims were of Asian descent and seven were women, deepening our concerns about the increasing anti-Asian and gender-based violence against women and girls in this nation. We grieve for those who have lost their lives and send our condolences to their families. May the heaviness of their sorrow be lifted and may they find peace.
Fighting Racism and Injustice
Over the past 12 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 were horrifying, infuriating and deeply saddening. Black communities continue to be 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 ongoing communications from Norfield’s Board of Outreach and Social Action, as we implement a plan of reflection, dialogue, education and action. We continue to 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 have returned to live, in-person services
As Connecticut has reopened, the church has returned to live, in-person Sunday services and other special events. Watch for emails and announcements on this website about these events. Going forward congregants will still be able to view our Sunday morning worship services live-streaming every Sunday at 10 am on Norfield's YouTube channel.
Help is available
The medical crisis that has spanned the earth continues to affect all of us locally. Congregants who are elderly or have medical conditions and need additional help with items such groceries, pharmacy items or other essentials, please contact Teri Gaberman at email@example.com or call the office at 203-227-7886, and we will connect you with church members who are eager to help!
Holy Communion served in the home
Norfielders who are unable to attend worship services and would like to receive the Rite of Holy Communion in the home by one of the ministers, please contact Teri Gaberman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 203-227-7886.
Keep the Faith
We want to thank all of you all for your patience and kind understanding as we have all navigated through these challenging, unpredictable times. 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 2022 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 2022 Pledge today, to keep the church programs that are helping our community through crisis vibrant and strong!
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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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Services return to live, in-person services, every Sunday at 10am
As Connecticut's COVID-19 restrictions are easing, Norfield Congregational Church is returning to live, in-person services, every Sunday at 10am, in the Church Sanctuary. Please come and join us!