Month: September 2016

September 26, 2016 No comments exist

Simsbury Public Library

725 Hopmeadow Street

Sundays from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

September 11 – Susan Campbell – “Fundamentalist Christianity Explained”

October 23 – Barry Kosmin – “The Changing Religious Profile of the United States

November 20 – Rabbi Debra Cantor – “Partners in Creation: Using the Arts as a Bridge Between Faith Communities”

December 11 – Imam Sami Aziz & Vjosa Qerimi – “Islam 101, ISIS, and Interfaith Peace Efforts: a brief overview”

Read more on the Simsbury Library website. Reserve a seat at 860-658-7663 x2200.

Free and open to all.



September 20, 2016 No comments exist

Bible Study Offered in the Morning and Evening

Come and explore the book the-rapture-exposedof Revelation and learn about worship practices, discipleship, and blessings. Dispel any trepidations you might have about the book’s imagery and metaphors. Using a Lutheran lens, learn to critique those who use this book to describe the world’s end. We’ll view the Left Behind move and have a guided discussion to help us understand this provocative book and hear from biblical scholars to aid our exploration.

The Rapture Exposed: The Message of hope in the Book of Revelation by Barbara R. Rossing will be of use to those who wish to read more about this intriguing subject. The book will be referenced but is not required reading. This course is geared for both beginner and avid bible study students.

Two sessions are being offered: Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Come join us and invite a friend!



September 11, 2016 No comments exist

"Gods work. Our hands."

Saturday, October 1, 2016 and October 15, 2016

Friday & Saturday October  21 & 22, 2016

During the month of October, the Greater Hartford Conference of the New England Synod ELCA has various opportunities to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) - one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

Together we Go to Love and Serve where God leads Us

A Mosaic locations in West Hartford is in need of some fresh paint and some yard work. Mosaic's mission is "Embracing God's call to serve in the world, Mosaic advocates for people with intellectual disabilities and provides opportunities for them to enjoy a full life."mosaic-logo The project will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016  from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Sign-up for the day or choose the morning or afternoon.

On October 21 & 22, Thrivent Financial of South Windsor is sponsoring two Habitat for Humanities "Brush of Kindness" projects. Selected residences in Bloomfield will receive an outdoor facelift including yard work and small repairs or paint jobs.habitat-for-humanity

Duration for each day may vary depending on the tasks. Work will start at 9:30 am and go into the early afternoon. Sign-up for one day or be a real
hero and sign-up for both days! Lunched will be provided. For more information, contact Susan at

macc-charities"Mobilizing our community to break cycles of poverty."
Sign-up from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to help in the soup kitchen or work in the thrift shop sorting clothing and assisting customers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both venues are located at 466 Main Street in Manchester.


The CLCC Farmstead Village is an innovative response to the needs of adults with developmental disabilities.

creative-living-community-of-ctHelp is needed to organize the greenhouse for winter (cleaning & painting), to winterize the outside (place snow stakes & fill-in holes), and to build a new compost station.

The Tolland County Agricultural Center is located at 24 Hyde Ave, Vernon, CT.

Volunteer on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A great opportunity for high school students!

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September 7, 2016 No comments exist

Mark the Date: September 26 at 7:00 p.m.

From the Bishop’s Office:

As we enter this election season, people are once again asking questions about the role of religion in public life.  What can and can’t churches do or say in the political arena?  What does the first amendment say, and how did it get included?  Is there a balance in living our faith and being patriotic?  We will explore these and many of your questions with Attorney Thomas Cunniff.  Tom is the Associate legal counsel for the ELCA, where he advises congregations, bishops and other leaders on legal matters and churches.

Great educational opportunity for youth

This could be a good event for confirmation classes, adult forum discussion prep as well as middle or high school youth wanting to explore this topic for a class.

The log in for this webinar is

Or join us at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 7 Wescott Road, Simsbury, CT 06070