A note from the Deacons: Norfield Church welcomes all congregants to join us for in-person worship in the Norfield Sanctuary as well as online via YouTube. The Holy Spirit is truly alive at Norfield, and fills our Sanctuary every Sunday as we join our hearts together in prayer, music, faith and devotion to Jesus Christ. Please feel free to wear a mask if you choose; we will also provide masks to those who need one. To learn more visit Connecticut's COVID-19 guidelines.
Invite your family and friends to join fellow Norfielders for a spiritually uplifting and celebratory Gospel Sunday worship experience coming on Sunday, May 14th, 2023 in the Norfield Church Sanctuary. Our gospel services will feature guest preacher Rev. Ruby M. Wilson, along with jazz musician, Chris Coogan.
Rev. Dr. Ruby M. Wilson
Reverend Dr. Ruby M. Wilson is the Senior Pastor of Safe Haven United Church of Christ in Ridgewood, NY. Reared in Harlem’s Lincoln Houses, she is the seventh of nine children born to the late David and Dovetta Wilson. She received her a BA degree from Houghton College and Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from New York Theological Seminary.
In addition to her pastoral work with Safe Haven UCC, she is the Interim President for UCC Metro Black Clergy, serves on the New York Conference’s Commission on Ecumenism and is an Adjunct Professor at Auburn Theological Seminary. She is the Past President of the Board of UCC’s Metro Association Board of Directors.
Along with her eight siblings, she established The David and Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Fund in memory of her parents. This organization awards nine scholarships each year to high school seniors pursuing higher education at an accredited college or university. In 2013, Dr. Wilson established JasD'Jor: Emerging Philanthropists to train young people in the value of giving and service.
Chris Coogan, composer & pianist
A Weston, CT. native, Chris leads the Chris Coogan Quartet, a jazz ensemble whose repertoire includes straight-ahead jazz, fusion jazz and boogie-woogie. He is also director of the Good News Gospel Choir. Additionally, he teaches jazz piano and leads gospel workshops throughout the country to help reinvigorate church and community choirs. “I see myself as a catalyst who uses the medium of music to bring people together.”