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Thank you for visiting the Westhampton Congregational United Church of Christ online.  Join us any Sunday for our Worship service and stay for coffee hour and fellowship after. 

Be sure to click on the Bell Tower link at the top of this page to get info on all of the events happening in our community.

The Bell Tower is a community newsletter that is provided to the residents of Westhampton.  It is a great resource for all of the events happening in Westhampton.

Sunday Morning Worship

 

Worship Service begins at 10AM

 

Our worship is blessed with heartfelt praise of God's grace, wonderful music and many opportunities to raise our voices in song, join in prayer and hear and read scripture.  We offer Communion on the first Sunday of each month, and perform Baptisms with great joy as often as possible. Our Communion table is open to all who would partake: whether Baptized or not, and whether you believe a little, alot, or are struggling with belief.

Open and Affirming

 


We are an Open and Affirming (ONA) congregation. 

 

We as a congregation have made a public covenant of welcome to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions into our full life and ministry. 

 

Pastor Tadd's ONA sermon: "I Walk With Them"  

Click on the flag for more
information on ONA.

Welcome

Christmas Caroling

December 22nd at 2pm

All townspeople are invited to go Christmas Caroling the afternoon of Sunday, December22.Please gather at the church at 2:00pm to spend a couple hours singing carols to our older Westhampton residents and delivering a special holiday basket filled with fruit and cookies. Come join in, and SING the Christmas spirit throughout Westhampton! Once again this year, all are invited to gather at the home of Bob and Pat Miller afterwards to warm up and enjoy one another. Thank you Bob and Pat for your ongoing hospitality!

Sing Up the Solstice Sun

Join us starting at 6:45am on Saturday, December 21, at 101 Southampton Road, in our front yard for our tradition of singing and togetherness as we welcome the newborn Sun! (Song booklets provided.) Around 7:30am, we'll head inside for a potluck and break our fast together, and warm up by the wood stove. We'll have oranges and cloves to make pomanders, a beautiful reminder of the Return of the Sun to help carry us and our community through the long cold months. We hope you can join us! Questions: 508-212-8551 / chris@lafond.us. ~ Chris & Katie LaFond; Rev. Christopher LaFond, EarthSpirit Community, Honoring the Sacred Earth.

Our New Kiva Project

We have started a new outreach project in partnership with Kiva.  Kiva is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that’s earned a 4 out of 4 star rating from Charity Navigator.

 

Through crowdfunding, Kiva is able to offer micro loans all around the world. 100% of funds lent on Kiva go to funding actual loans. It is a very effective program and 96.7% of the loans are repaid.

Here are some videos to explain how Kiva works.  You can find more about Kiva by visiting www.kiva.org.  

For as little as $25, you can make a major impact in people’s lives.  Together we can pool our funds and make a real impact in the lives of others all around the world.  Would you like to join us? 

You can send a check to the church with a note for it to be used for Kiva Outreach or if you prefer, you can start your own loan on the Kiva website.  Either way, our efforts will help provide much needed economic opportunity all around the world.

Checks should be sent to: 

Attn: Outreach Committee - Kiva

Westhampton Congregational Church

1 Tob Road

Westhampton, MA 01027

The Take and Eat Program

The Take and Eat ministry is a non-denominational effort that serves elders and home-bound people in need, preparing and delivering weekend meals to over 90 clients in Easthampton, Southampton, and Westhampton, on the first, third, and forth Saturday of the month. 

 

St. Philip's Episcopal Church and the Westhampton Congregational Church are working together in this program.  Our weekend is the 4th weekend of every month.  It takes a lot of volunteers to provide meals for 90.  We could use your help!  If you would like to participate in this worthy cause, you can sign up to volunteer at:  https://tinyurl.com/takeandeat

Directions to the kitchen

Know of someone that could benefit from the program?  Let us know. 

Special Need:  Right now we are looking for extra drivers to take meals to folks on the program.

Want to find out what is happening in your community?  Read the Bell Tower.
 

This free publication is a monthly community newsletter that is sent to all residents of Westhampton.  

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