Events in the church building are cancelled for now.  The church is not the building, however! It is us, the people, and we are still here and going strong!   We are creating new ways to be in community with one another, live streaming our worship services, holding Zoom gatherings, and supporting vulnerable neighbors in new ways; so stay tuned as the days unfold and new ministries are born. If you have ideas or become aware of needs, please be in touch! Our pastor, church ministry staff, boards, and committees continue to meet (virtually) and are working hard to keep us connected.

Heathers Weekily Word                      Music Notes from Linda

Sunday’s Live Streamed Worship Service   Our worship service is live streamed on Facebook at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday (Summer Hours), or see your all church email for the Zoom link  If you have problems logging in please contact: Sandy Dickson 203-376-7075. Orlene Gallops 860-339-5844, or Carol Luckenbach 203-530-9903

Church Newsletter Available Online:  The July/August edition of the Circle Church Newsletter and the Church Calendar, is available on our church website (click the italicized links above to access each).
Summer Hours July & August:  Summer Worship hours start THIS Sunday. Worship starts at 9:30 a.m. during July and August and continues through the end of August.
Heather on Vacation Next Week:  Heather is on vacation next week Monday, 7/6 through Friday, 7/10. You can still contact her for Pastoral emergencies on her cell, or reach her through the church office which connects directly to her cell.
Invitation From The Music Team!  As announced last week and in the July/August Newsletter we’ve hired Jack DiMatteo, to work with Scott Chasse on the more technical aspects of our music production. Since this is not a budgeted item, we would like to invite you to sponsor music for a service in the same way that folks have previously sponsored flowers or a coffee hour. We anticipate a cost of about $45 per service, but any gift will be welcome! You can even designate your music support in honor or memory of a person or event, just as you would do if you provided flowers (although we would prefer that you not identify a specific Sunday since we don’t have a way to control sign-ups). Checks made out to NMCC can be sent to the church office, with “service music” on the memo line. Online you can make a donation and write “service music” in the donation box. Thank you in advance for your support of our virtual music ministry!
Book Discussion Group:  The next NMCC book discussion will be held on July 14 at 7:30 PM (note the half-hour time change). The book was written by three Nobel-prize winners, the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, and Desmond Tutu. The name is “THE BOOK OF JOY”. You are invited to read and join us or just listen in as it is discussed. Please let Peter Meier know if you are interested in participating ( and he will send you meeting details.
Columbus House:  Columbus House staff is currently working on the re-entry plan for both staff working and clients housed at local hotels. Many things will be different, including the how volunteers will be involved in preparing and serving food onsite in the near term. In the meantime, what can we do to make a difference by sending upbeat messages.
  • Letters, cards
  • Artwork – something they can hang in the room
  • Video – especially those of us who have volunteered at Columbus House –Veteran-specific messages are especially welcome.
Contact Roberta, or 203-500-8311 and I’ll get it our Columbus House volunteer coordinator. Please do not include any personal contact information, though a note with your first name is welcome. Also, financial donations are always welcome. CLICK HERE for donation information and more details on this mission.
Ongoing Ways to Stay Connected
Tuesdays in the Garden: Posted Tuesdays on Facebook and also available on YouTube or our Church Website.
Evening Vespers Prayer *New Time: Join us Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. on Facebook. If you don’t have Facebook you can view them later on our Church Website.
Bible Study: Join Pastor Heather Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Lectionary. Zoom link can be found in the Friday all church email.  Note:  No Bible Study 7/9.
Virtual Worship: Live streamed at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays on Zoom and Facebook. The Zoom Link will be emailed in our weekly email.  The service will also be available afterwards on Facebook, YouTube and our Church Website.   If you have problems logging in please contact: Sandy Dickson 203-376-7075. Orlene Gallops 860-339-5844, or Carol Luckenbach 203-530-9903
Fellowship Hour:  Please grab your coffee, tea, or beverage of choice and join us after worship on Sundays for fellowship with your NMCC friends. An invite will be sent through Zoom after the worship service for you to accept if you wish to join.
COVID Mask Making Ministry: You are invited and very much needed! Join our fabric mask making ministry! Sewers needed! Click Here for full information.

Weekly Church Emails:   Are you receiving our weekly email?  We’re now using Constant Contact in addition to PowerChurch to send out our all church emails.  If you haven’t been receiving them, please check the following:

  • Check your spam folder and mark us as a trusted sender, or “not spam.”
  • In Gmail, check to see if our email is going to your “Promotions” folder. If so, you can select “move” and put it in your primary inbox.  It will ask if you want to change your settings so future emails go there and you can select “yes.”
  • If the steps above don’t work, please contact Jackie in the church office and she’ll look into it,
Thank you for your Support in these Strange Times: Especially now, it’s so important to support our church’s financial health. Please keep your giving up to date, and purchase grocery cards which support our church, at no extra cost to you. Click here to give online, or mail your check to the church office.  Click Here to see more ways to give and other options to send your contribution.
In Our Prayers:  Please contact Linda Young to be added to our prayer chain at In addition to the prayer chain, you can add a prayer to our ongoing prayer list. If you would like to add or update a prayer, please contact the church office at If you would like Heather to pray with you, you can call or text her at 203-687-9172.
Have you “liked” us on Facebook?   Please share the love and a glowing review there~tell our neighbors what you love about being part of NMCC and wat God is doing here. You never know who may be looking for a welcoming church home, or whom you may inspire!