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Second Congregational YouTube services

Second Congregational Church is currently holding virtual services live via YouTube on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. The service live-stream is accessible at Rev. D. Mark Blank's sermon, entitled "We are All Peter Now" is based on Matthew 16:13-20. The weekly service includes musical contributions by church musician Sue Green and music director Matt Edwards."

Second Congregational Church is an Open and Affirming, Green Justice Congregation of the United Church of Christ. We welcome to our work and worship all people of faith or in search of faith, without regard to age, race, sex, economic condition, ability, sexual identity, gender identity, or citizenship; and we seek to care and advocate for the earth and its creatures. Our building is located at 115 Hillside St. and is wheelchair-accessible. For more information, call the church office at 442-2559 or see our website at

St. Peter's outdoor services on Lawn

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St Peter's Episcopal Church will have three outdoor services this weekend at the church lawn:

Saturday evening at 5 p.m. — Celtic Evening Prayer; and two services on Sunday — Morning Prayer I at 8 a.m. and Morning Prayer II at 10 a.m.

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To attend, you must register with the St Peters office in advance: All services have a maximum of 25 participants. St Peter's will be following all safe guidelines of physical distancing and masks.

The Scripture readings will be: Isaiah 51:1-6, Matthew 16:13-20 and Psalm 124.


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Summer of Psalms continues with the Federated Church

Make time on Sunday at 10 a.m. for the Service of Worship with the Federated Church of East Arlington via Zoom.

This week's service is devoted to the strength and beauty of Psalm 118. The service will also be available for viewing later in the week on the Federated Church of East Arlington YouTube channel as well as on GNAT-TV.

Additional information, including the link to the service, can be found at the Federated Church website at

Come by for some baked goods and fresh vegetables at the Federated Church table at the Arlington Farmers Market on Aug. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. For any questions, call 802-375-2548 or go to the church's website or Facebook page. The Federated Church is an open and affirming and reconciling congregation in covenant and connection with the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church.

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