Category Archives: 2011

Is Christmas Really Just for Kids?

  by Duane R. Brown During Advent, I often hear people say: “Christmas is just for the kids.”  I also hear people frequently complain that Christmas services often deal with too much “adult” material.  I want to explore those concerns … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Pen for November, 2011

“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first … Continue reading

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Thank you!

THANK YOU, ONE AND ALL!!! As we get ready to enter the Thanksgiving season, I want to say a special word of thanks to everyone who participated in any way in the series of “Pasta with the Pastor” dinners.  Every … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Pen for October, 2011

My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27) It’s common nowadays to hear people say that they’re “spiritual, but not religious.” I’m never sure what that really means beyond the fact that they don’t … Continue reading

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Note from Marjorie

My thanks to all who attended and contributed to my flood-delayed “goodbye” potluck party at Steele Chapel on Tuesday evening, September 6th on Pastor Duane’s “watch” and with Duane and Amy in attendance. I SO appreciated that the choir asked … Continue reading

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Sharon Food Shelf Hurricane Irene Relief Efforts

September 5, 2011 In response to the request for help from the town of Sharon, the food shelf has been the receiving center for food donations and distribution of emergency supplies for all who express their need for such items. … Continue reading

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Letter from Marjorie

Dear Members and Friends of Sharon Congregational Church,  As I write this note for the September newsletter on Labor Day Monday – publication delayed a bit because of the storm/power outages – I am at home in Shelburne VT listening … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Pen for September, 2011

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.  (Matthew 5.16) As I sit writing this message on Labor Day, the word “labor” … Continue reading

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A Message from our Interim Pastor, Marjorie MacNeill

Dear Members and Friends of Sharon Congregational Church UCC, Frequently one of my many friends on Facebook will remark something like, “Well, I had the day off, so I cleaned my whole house from top to bottom, did all my laundry, … Continue reading

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A Message from our new Pastor, Duane Brown

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11.1)   As I write this, Amy and I are up to our ears in boxes and trash bags. We’re in the midst of … Continue reading

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