Happy Earth Day To You!

The town of Chester has a number of Earth Day activities lined up today, I hope you get the chance to take advantage of some of them – it is part of our ongoing care for Creation.

What a wonderful tribute to our sister Peggy Lieberman yesterday.  The church, not surprisingly, was packed with friends, family and former students who came to honor her with their presence.  Peg had a rich and satisfying life; when someone mentioned to me that the church was very important to her, and it was, I observed that Peg was also very important to our church; she served in so many capacities, and her service was dedicated, faithful, and competent – when Peg undertook a task, it was done right.  We will miss her.  (If you missed the service, you can find it on our church Facebook page for the next thirty days.)

Next Sunday the Essex Piano Trio returns to the United Church of Chester.  Composed of violin, cello and piano, the EPT held its first ever Connecticut performance in our church five years ago, and even though it is more than a two hour drive from their home base, they enjoy playing for all of you.  Remember, it is in part a fundraiser for the Chester Summer Camp Scholarship Fund, and I hope you can be with us next Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm, it promises to be a delightful afternoon of music.

Essex Piano Trio 2023

Tomorrow I will begin sharing some of the substance of my sabbatical studies.  I will still be taking another six weeks this summer for further research and putting it all together, so consider tomorrow’s reflection an early draft!

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United Church of Chester, 29 West Main Street, Chester, CT 06412. (860) 526-2697


From the North: Take CT Route 9 South to Exit 8 (old exit 6) (CT 148). Turn left; we are 1 mile on the right.


From the South: Take CT Route 9 North to Exit 8 (old exit 6) (CT 148). Turn Right; we are .8 miles on the right.

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Tuesday - Friday 9-1


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Wednesday  - Friday



Mailing Address:  

Post Office Box 383, Chester, CT 06412


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29 West Main Street, Chester, CT 06412





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