Click on the video above to watch a movie of our newly renovated parsonage. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this wonderful project!
Nestled in the quaint village of Plantsville, Connecticut, Plantsville Congregational United Church of Christ is celebrating our 150th anniversary this year. Our congregation has been described as being a friendly, playful, joyful and loving community where people feel like they belong to an extended family.
Our future minister can look forward to enjoying a strong lay leadership and active church life that includes vibrant mission, music and performing arts programs. As a resident of Plantsville, our Senior Pastor will be a member of a thriving community featuring a local ski area, the oldest amusement park in the country and numerous walking and hiking trails.
We are searching for a pastor to guide us through the postmodern era of denominationalism-an individual who has an appreciation for different cultures and perspectives on society. The church continues to focus on increasing membership and building our youth programs. In addition, the congregation is seeking a pastor who is an effective preacher and worship leader who can build a strong sense of fellowship within our congregation.
We anticipate that our new minister will have experience and success in leading a self-governing, active congregation. Finally, the ideal leader will be a faithful, compassionate and caring person who is effective in working with youth and our extended church community.
Capital Campaign / Sanctuary Update
Tony Senatore and Karen Forster, Capital Campaign co-chairs
September 2016 Update - Sanctuary:
This summer has seen great work done with the goal of having our Sanctuary renovated and ready for worship by mid-September. Through the hard work of many in the congregation and outstanding contractors, we are on track.
Here is what has been accomplished and what still needs to happen:
1) Pew restoration is just about complete at the Department of Corrections; they basically rebuilt them from the ground up. They also built new center support dividers that will enable us to reinstall them more easily and eliminate the need for a center support wall. It will also make them easier to remove in the future. The carpet was installed the weekend of August 27/28.
2) Painting of the ceilings, walls and trim are complete in sanctuary, entry ways and
sacristy. All cracks and dam-aged areas have been repaired. All the wood work and beams have been cleaned and refinished with a Satin polyurethane finish.
3) New LED lighting has been installed to replace the old fluorescent lights in the Chancel area and choir loft. Electrical work has been done to upgrade the system. All the lights can be turned on or dimmed in one location, either by switch or remote control.
4) The lights that hang from the ceiling have been re-wired, reconfigured and cleaned. Each will have new LED bulbs as well as three smaller candelabra lights in the inside to provide greater illumination.
5) New larger fans have been installed to provide greater comfort. These also work by remote so we can direct as seasons change.
6) The old carpet has been removed and the new sub-flooring was installed.
The committee and trustees have been hard at work. While we have saved a lot of money by doing work ourselves, we are still asking for pledges to make our pledge goal a reality so we can totally replace our endowments.
Thank you to so much for your help in this effort . We are considering taking the cloth-covered doors in the back of the sanctuary and replacing them with doors that are more energy efficient.
We encourage those of you who haven’t already, to consider making a pledge to the campaign.
Update: New parsonage pictures and sanctuary pictures from November 9, 2016 have been added to the Gallery page under "About Us." Click or tap on the pictures to view the slide show.
Below are images from Connecticut. Click on each picture to view the slide show.
Images from Connecticut and New England