We are a Community Church welcoming all regardless of where they are in their faith journey
Laity Sunday, March 2
Pastor Farnsworth's First Sunday Service, March 9
Please Come and Welcome him and his Family
Our affiliations are:
the United Church of Christ, Congregational
and the United Methodist Church
Worship Service and Christian Education
(9:30 am in July & August)
590 Main St. in the Village of Hampden, Massachusetts
On Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, the membership unanimously voted to approve the Rev. Todd Farnsworth as our new settled pastor. Sunday, March 2, is Laity Sunday, and the Deacons will be providing the Service. Pastor Farnsworth's first Sunday Service will be March 9, 2014. He and his wife, Martha, have taken residence in the Parsonage. Please welcome them and their family to our church community. We have been blessed to have the Rev. Dr. Jan Burdewik for over 2 1/2 years as our Interim Pastor. More information to come!!
Parsonage updates for Pastor & Mrs. Farnsworth
A BIG THANK-YOU!! to all who helped update the Parsonage during January & February. Work Parties were held every Saturday morning, and Thursday evenings. Most rooms had the wallpaper removed and the walls were repaired, sanded, and painted. Bruce Libby was the "Construction Supervisor". The kitchen was removated and numerous plumbing and electrical updates throughout the Parsonage were completed. Thanks to Bruce and all the many volunteers for completing this major renovation in record time!
Church Video link: http://youtu.be/pIdLfWIQvBw
Jan received her Bachelors degree from Western Connecticut State University. In 1982 she completed her Masters degree from Boston University School of Theology and in 2007 received her Doctorate from Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut.
Jan was ordained by the United Methodist Church in 1981. She has served as pastor for the Wilbraham United Church since 1984 and the First Congregational Church in West Springfield since 1999.
We are very pleased to have her as our interim minister. You can reach her by phone at 413-746-9079 or email her at email@example.com
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Federated Community Church of Hampden. We are a united and uniting congregation. Our denominations, United Church of Christ and United Methodist, are the products of several church unions. In addition, we also have community members who are not affiliated with either demonination.
We are truly "One in the Spirit - One in the Lord". It is how we experience the Body of Christ and how we relate to one another in the community as we walk together in a growing faith.
No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
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Federated Community Church
590 Main Street - PO Box 246
Hampden, MA 01036
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