— Remember in Prayer —

The Prayer List is attached. Please email the church (wmst2ndcongo@outlook.com) if you would like to make additions or subtractions. Keep those on the list in prayer. . . It Works!


Members of the congregation 

Norm & Betsey Burdick,  Sam Westcott,  Maggie Guiden,  Jack Haig,  Polly Roberts (Dalmaso),  Missy & Brian Young, Don Quimby,

John Storey, Mary Kirby, Anne Tiffany,

Bob & Janet Mayer, Eunice Lapier


Dick Diest, cousin of Wayne Morrison
Charmaine Lapier, sister of Eunice Lapier​
Becky Leto, friend of Clare Morrison
Megan Jennings Dostal, friend of Chris van Luling & community
Julia Peele, sister of Bonnie Herr
Victor Fraenckel friend of Bob & Janet Mayer
Cathy Foley, friend of Chris Bradich
Sandra Joyce, friend of Ann Tiffany
Sue Linquist ,Bob and Janet Mayer’s daughter
Sol Wertkins, friend of Clare and Wayne Morrison’s son

John Hyde, Friend of Missy Young

Andy Budz, friend of Mickey and Mark Thaisz

All of the First Responders who put their lives in jeopardy to care for all of us. For those working in grocery stores, gas stations, hospitals, nursing homes, health care facilities, food banks… who are working in spite of the danger to themselves. Prayers for anyone who is overwhelmed by this pandemic. Prayers for those who are feeling isolated or afraid. Prayers that God give us the mindfulness to reach out by phone to those who we are not frequently in touch -those on the outer edges of our friendship & family. Prayers for all people as we look to “love our neighbor” as God has commanded.



— Thoughts From the Organ Bench —

The hymns of the Easter Season remind us not only of Christ's Resurrection but of our new life found in Him.  They also tell the story of the Earth as it breathes new life in the buds and blossom, we are beginning to witness...outside of the days they are covered in snow!  I am pleased to see one congregational hymn coming back into worship.  While masked and not singing in full voice, this allows our worship to be enhanced by a newness that we have longed for.  This too is a resurrection.  I hope to select hymns that are familiar as well as pertinent to the message of the day.  Please remain vigilant while singing but also enjoy this newness of worship that has risen once again.  May this Eastertide and the beautiful hymns it offers lift our worship to hope that "all will be well."

Music Director /Organist

Matt Alcombright!

Welcome to  

The Second Congregational Church

81 Hancock Road • Williamstown, MA 01267 • (413) 458-3467


Important Dates for 2021 (If they can be done safely)
Church Council   7pm on 4/13, 7/13, 10/12 and 1/11/22
Strawberry Festival 6/19
Pot Luck Supper & Auction 9/18  
Harvest Supper 10/16
Annual Meeting following worship for 2021 on 2/13/22

New Service Available
The Williamstown Council on Aging in partnership with the Milne Public Library is offering a service to older homebound people who would like to check out library books, DVDs, or CDs. Individuals can call the library, 458-5369, to request materials between the hours of 10-4 Mon, Tues., Thu; 10-6 on Weds, and 11-2 on Sat. (The library is currently closed on Fridays.) If you need a library card, it will be issued when the request for materials is received. Library staff will contact the Harper Center and a Council on Aging volunteer will pick up and deliver the requested items to your home; and then pick up and return them to the library on the appropriate date. Books can be checked out for three weeks; movies and DVDs for 7 days.

 Sunday July 25th in-house service at 9:oo am

​This service will include the Communion that would normally fall on the first Sunday of August.


Saturday 7/24 from 11am-2pm

the church will be holding a Tag Sale Part II in the Sunday School room. There has been an influx of "new" items for this event that were not at the original event. Come check out the wide arrangement of items.


WilliNet channel 1303 Sunday Worship 9am and 4pm.

Rerun Wed at 10:00 am and Friday at 7:00 pm.
This Week's Internet Link is:  https://vimeo.com/577826759


UPCOMING...
Our Dorcas Picnic is set for August 10th. It is pot luck or bring your own. All are welcome!!

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"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you;

seek and you will find; knock,

and the door will be opened to you.”                                                  Luke 11:9

Rev. David  Hurst!

                                             — July Calandar —

July 4th                In-House Morning Worship 9am — Communion

                                                          !!Independence Day!!
July 8th               ​Deacon's Meeting 3:30 pm

July 11th              Outdoor Service (Weather Permitting bring your                                           folding chair) It will be at Field Farm, 554 Sloan Rd.
July 13th              Church Council Meeting 7 pm                                   
July 15th             Trustee's Meeting, 4:30 pm
July 18th             In-House Worship 9 am
July 25th             In-House Worship 9 am

WilliNet channel 1303 Sunday Morning Worship 9am and 4pm. Rerun Wed 10am and Friday 7 pm.
Internet Link is available each Friday in the weekly email.


Mission Report for July 2021 — First, I wish to thank everyone who contributed to the Blanket Fund in May. We will be sending $288.00 to Church World Service which will help share comfort through the support of their Mission.  “Let’s Blanket the World with Love.” The warmth of a blanket is something we all enjoy. Their stories are endless and if you wish to know more about CWS Blankets you can go online to cwsblankets.org/downloads.
          We just received a wonderful Certificate from the Heifer International which we support and I posted it on the Bulletin Board in the Fellowship Hall. We support that mission with $200.00 this year.
Another Mission we started donating to is the Soldier On Program for Homeless Veterans. This year due to the closure of the Moments House the Mission Committee voted to give their donation amount to Soldier On. We will be sending $350.00 for Veterans Programs which include housing and Veteran’s Outreach programs for families in the Berkshires. If anyone knows of any Veteran who is on the verge of homelessness or struggling with issues related to housing, health care, or substance abuse, Soldier On can help. Toll Free#: 866-406-8449 or

413-200-3013.
          As the summer passes, please remember the Williamstown Food Pantry is still open and you may drop off items during the week day. Also, useful are detergents, cleaning products and paper products.
Thank you all for the wonderful support you have given our committee this past year. It has made a difference and we truly appreciate our church families and friends.
          We will meet again in September to discuss our projects. July and August are our quiet months. Enjoy the summertime.
                                                             Sincerely,  Caroline Martel, Chairman    

The Sunday School Youth declare...Summer has started! Gabriela is in Florida at a rowing camp, Micah on the farm, and the Holmgren girls camping in the Pacific Northwest. 

From the Dorcas.

  • The Strawberry Takeout was a huge success.  All went pretty smooth and we did well.
  • The Fun Day went well also.  Not quite the crowd as usual, but we did ok… 
  • We thank all who helped put it together.  Many hands… John and Don Quimby for picking up the berries and Linda Seney for picking up the cream.  All the berry cutters . . . etc. Hopefully we are on the track of getting back to normal. 
  • The Dorcas is hoping to have a picnic in August.  Will keep all updated.

                                                                                              Many thanks,  Clare

The Trustees had a good visit from the Town Inspection Services and have been given a certificate of compliance that runs for a year. Repairs have been made to the parsonage gutters. They continue to search for a painting contractor. O'Connell's has made repairs to the boiler. The Trustees have decided to buy oil at the rate at delivery again this year.   Weeds between the handicap ramp and the evergreens were pulled prior to the Tag Sale. The grass grows every day and the Trustees mow every week.