Welcome to the
Presbyterian - New England Congregational Church.
Worship Sundays 10:45 AM
We welcome all who want to thank God... as well as those who have doubt or do not believe. We welcome tiny infants, grandparents, single people, and families of all configurations.
We welcome those who have no church and those who need strength. We welcome first-time guests who have not been to church since childhood – as well as long-time members who have worshiped with us for decades.
We hope to welcome you one Sunday soon.
We believe that God’s love for humanity is all inclusive and by our common baptism we are brought into union with Christ without distinction.In accordance with this faith, membership in this church is open to all who profess Jesus according to their commitment to the Christian faith and their individual qualifications.We faithfully join in the fellowship of United Church of Christ “Open and Affirming” congregations and Presbyterian “More Light” churches.
Read our 1995 Covenant for Inclusiveness
e are a federated church of Presbyterians and New England Congregationalists. We are two historically related congregations and maintain a certain separateness in our legal identities: each congregation has its own membership book, its own mission contribution, and its own denominational ties. However, we worship together as a single church family. For practical purposes, there is no separation between the two congregations.
Our church family is diverse in age, marital status, sexual orientation, theological outlook and political perspective, but we are united in the belief that a church that attempts to experience the love of God within its community must also be a church that is socially conscious and politically involved. That sometimes leads to controversy and discomfort; but we believe that relevance to human life is more important than a “comfortable pew.”
UN International Day of Peace Observance & PEACE FAIR including Saratoga Sings for Peace with Tom Chapin 12-4pm. Tom Chapin is coming to The Saratoga Peace Fair to create a video for peace and everyone is invited to participate. The chorus to his song, “Sing for Peace” can be easily learned at the event. Rehearsal and taping will start at 2pm. http://www.tomchapin.com/ The 5th Annual Saratoga Peace Fair taking place on Sept 21st noon-4 at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church will provide the backdrop for this video. There will also be 50 +exhibitors in attendance promoting peace through environmental stewardship, fair trade, civil action and non-violent conflict resolution. Live music and family activities will occur throughout the day. Food vendors will be offering a variety of dishes and fair trade items will be available for purchase. There will also be 50+ exhibitors, live music, calls to action, fair trade products, alternative energy, food vendors and family fun!! Mayor Joanne Yepsen will kick-off the festivities at 12:30pm with the reading of the Peace Week proclamation. Appear in our Saratoga Sings for Peace YouTube video with Tom Chapin at 2pm and enjoy a piece of our 6 ft Peace Cake. Veterans For Peace will be collecting paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent, and non-perishable food items for area Vet Homes.
Children start out in worship with their parents, then leave after the children’s message during the service with their Sunday School Teacher. Parents retrieve their children from the Nolan House (next door to the church) after worship. Sunday school takes place most Sundays. Children in PreK through 5th grade are invited to attend. Questions? Call Emily at 584-6091
Did you know…there are laws against homosexuality in 8o+ countries around the world? That you could be imprisoned or receive the death penalty in some? Join us to hear how The LGBT Asylum Support Task Force supports those who are seeking political asylum in the U.S. based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Learn how we can help change policy around the globe so that someday no LGBT person will need to seek asylum because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
3 Presenters from The Giving Circle, AOET and Drilling for Hope What do these presenters have in common? They live in Saratoga and volunteer in Africa! Come hear how they each share their time and talent in different ways so that children and adults can have a future. Explore volunteer opportunities locally and abroad. If you’re an armchair traveler, enjoy the faces, the sounds and scenery without leaving Saratoga. Indigenous crafts and jewelry will be available for purchase. Karen Flewellling will be signing her book, Drilling for Hope.