An Open & Affirming and a Just Peace Church

Sunday Worship

  "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, 

you're welcome here."


 9:30 am 


Interim Minister

Rev. Bert Marshall 


An Open and Affirming Church 


· Handicapped accessible

· Church school and Youth Group

· Worship is followed by a time of fellowship with coffee, snacks, and conversation in the Fellowship Hall.​ 

· Sunday services can be seen on 


Channel 194 Saturdays at 6:00  & 9:30 pm and Sundays at noon and 8:00 am, 12:30, 3:30. 10:00  pm.


Contact Us

Barre Congregational Church, UCC

35 Church St

Barre, VT 05641


802.476.3065

802.476.7157


To email the office:


bccuccoffice@gmail.com


To email the Interim Pastor:


revbert@barrecongregational.org


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Our Staff

Rev. Bert Marshall -Interim Minister

Nancy Fowler- Assistant to Pastor

Eric Tuper-Giles- Director of Music

Hollie Friot- Church School Director

Kathy Adams-Bookkeeper

Neal Upham-Sexton

Mary Ann Johnson- Volunteer Parish Nurse


Our Ministries

Read more about each of our ministries and activities 

in our church community.

Contact Us

Barre Congregational Church

35 Church Street, Barre, VT 05641, US

(802) 476-3065 (802) 476-7157

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Our Ministries

Faith Formation Ministry

 

  • Children are welcome 
  • Church school during worship
  • Summer VBS (Vacation Bible Camp)
  • Youth ministry
  • Adult faith formation opportunities -Book groups-Bible Studies
  • Confirmation
  • Outdoor Ministry Scholarships
  • Monthly Theology on Tap (4th Friday of each month at Espresso Bueno 6:00pm)
  • Weekly Bible Study

Mission and Outreach Ministry

 

  • Saturday /Tuesday morning breakfasts for community ​  
  • Monthly Friday night community dinners
  • Monthly Laundry Love 
  • UCC sponsored collections
  • Weekly meals for the Good Samaritan Haven
  • Thanksgiving Dinner boxes for community
  • VT Low Income Advocacy
  •  Church World Service CROP Walks
  • Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving

Worship and Music Ministry


  • Sunday morning Worship
  • Communion first Sunday of each month
  • Chancel Choir-Thursdays
  • Chancel Bell Choir-Thursdays
  • Special Advent Music and Worship
  • Holy Week and Easter Services
  • Special music and concerts
  • Guest Preachers
  • Blessing of the Backpacks
  • Ecumenical Services with area churches
  • Coffee Hour Hospitality
  • Worship is shown on local cable television

Other Ministries


  • Parish Nurse- Mary Ann Johnson is our volunteer Parish nurse who makes visitations and takes monthly blood pressure checks at Coffee Hour.
  • Diaconate- We have twelve deacons . Deacons make visitations, serve communion and assist the pastor.
  • Finance Ministry- responsible for the stewardship of our church finances.
  • Women's Fellowship-monthly
  • Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays and Saturdays
  • Boy Scouts Pack 717 Thursdays
  • Wood Carvers- Monday afternoon
  • Strong Living Classes

About our Church

 

Founded in 1799, the Barre Congregational Church has a long history of grappling with Jesus’ vision, message and mission. In recent years we have been identifying ourselves as “the church with the red doors.” The three sets of double red doors that grace the front of our meetinghouse are a constant reminder that it is our intention to practice our faith on both sides of these doors. Crossing the threshold of these doors reminds us that as Christians we attend to an inner journey and an outer journey. We believe both journeys are crucial to God’s vision of salvation, justice, and transformation for all creation. The prophet Micah writes, “And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”  As a member of the United Church of Christ we are in covenant with other churches committed to discerning what is just and fair and to speaking words of justice to the wider community and ourselves. As a local church in a specific geographic location, regardless of which side of the red doors we find ourselves on, we extend kindness to all people believing they are created in God’s image and therefore deserving of God’s love, compassion and acceptance. Our ‘Covenant of Welcome’ articulates our desire to extend extravagant and radical welcome to all people wherever they are on life’s journey. To walk humbly with God we invite our church family to worship regularly, to engage transformative spiritual practices, and serve in the world outside our red doors.

As a local church we are bound together not by creed or doctrine but by covenant, a promise of the heart to journey together. Being church does not mean uniformity of belief, thinking or practice. We are free to disagree. We do encourage our members and friends not to take their faith and church community lightly.  How can we not, when God’s truth continues to break forth in our lives and in our world.

Open and Affirming Covenant

The Barre Congregational Church, UCC holds its doors and hearts open to all people who seek deeper faith and a closer walk with Jesus Christ. We celebrate and affirm the sacred worth of all persons as unique individuals made in the image of God. Whatever your age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, martial status, or physical, cognitive or emotional ability, we invite you to find a safe and nurturing spiritual home with us. Although we may hold differing opinions, all are welcome to participate fully and without reservation, in the life, leadership, ministry and mission of this church as we seek to grow together in a community of faith.