By Rev. Corey Sanderson
On Saturday, October 13th, from 10AM until Noon, Rev. Corey Sanderson, the pastor of the Second Congregational Church of Greenfield and the Chair of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ's Board of Directors, will come to our church to speak about mission and outreach.
Corey is committed to helping people develop a mature spirituality, is passionate about building and fostering community, and believes the church should be a place where people learn to practice compassion and then seek justice out in the world. Corey has served as the president of The Interfaith Council of Franklin County, on the Board of Directors for The Literacy Project, and as a member of The Communities that Care Coalition’s coordinating council.
Mark Gelotte and Rev. Randy attended his session at the Spring Super Saturday gathering. Rev. Corey shared his experience of planting a brand new church in the Mid West. He spoke to us about looking at church from a visitor's perspective, from a person who knows nothing or little about church in general and about our congregation in particular.
I have been in the situation of entering a house of worship and not knowing what to do and not to do. It is intimidating and can be off-putting. Rev. Corey is going to help us offer the blessings of Hatfield Congregational to people who may find themselves in a similar situation.
This presentation is open to everyone at the church. We hope you will carve out a couple of hours on this particular Saturday morning to listen and learn about how we can help grow the church.
Cider, doughnuts, coffee and tea will be served.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Rev. Randy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 10-11am (9:30am July + August)
Children Sunday School 10-11am
Nursery care available during worship