Though we are a small church, we strive to make a difference in our community.
The Mustard Seed Ministry: every third Monday of a month a group of folks gather at the New Braintree Town Hall Kitchen to prepare a meal for the Mustard Seed Ministry in Worcester and Jeremiah’s Inn. Folks take the meal to Worcester and help serve the meal at The Mustard Seed and drop off prepared food for Jeremiah’s Inn. If you would like to learn more about this ministry, want to assist in preparing or would like to serve the meal, please leave a message at the church office
Gilbertville Food Pantry: 179 Main Street, Gilbertville, MA – 01031; 413-477-6635
Provides a food pantry and farmers’ market coupons. Pantry hours: 1st and 3rd Friday: 9:30 – 11:30 AM. (During July and August, the first Friday only)
Sunday School begins with the church service at 10:00. The children go to their classroom after the ‘Time with Children’ and ends at 11:00 am with the start of our Fellowship Time. The Sunday School participates in a Christmas Service during Advent and a Children’s Day Service(May/June) and at other times throughout the year they are given opportunities to share their gifts during Worship.
‘Manna from Heaven’ Bible Study facilitated by Pastor Deb Shepard is on the 2nd Sunday of the month 8:30 am – 9:30 am at the church where worship is being held. This is a conversational time to ask questions, look for answers and explore other questions that emerge. The group decides what the ‘Question/Topic’ will be for the next class and does research on their own.
Bible Study with Shawna Andrews are on Wednesdays 4:30 pm at the New Braintree Church. Delve into the Bible and the Word – perfect for the experienced and those just starting out. Contact Shawna firstname.lastname@example.org– you are truly welcome! or phone her at 413-477-0238 if you are interested.
This season we are studying Grace. The gift of God of eternal life to those who believe that Christ died for our sins.
Last year we began our studies in January with a focus on the parables in the Gospel of Matthew. Each week each student selected a parable to analyze and understand its message. We then identified a reading, psalm, and hymn which conveyed the same message and shared our new knowledge with our fellow students. This method of study truly broadened our awareness and knowledge of the psalms and hymns as well as the parables.
We completed a study of Leviticus and Numbers, the third and fourth books of the Bible, which chronical the 40 years between when the Israelites left the slavery of Egypt and when they were just entering the holy land that God promised to their forefathers. We learned much about the rituals and laws set by God to enable the Israelites to lead a holy life and share a close relationship with God. We also learned much about the power of God’s will and his commitment to his children.
Last year we visited the Cross in Barre
Update on Bible Study with Shawna Andrews,from Fall 2018
Deacon’s Fund: A fund created for our Deacons to assist our most vulnerable with the necessities of life such as fuel. If you have a need, please reach out to our deacon Marjie: email@example.com
Pastor Deb: The pastor is available for appointments either at the office or by visitation. Pastor Deb is also available for personalized baptisms, weddings/renewal of wedding vows, Blessings of: home, animals, a memorial tree, modes of transportation, transitional ie: birth/death, services of Celebration/Memorial, etc. coordinated with one of our Churches or at the site of your preference (with owner’s permission.)
Pastor Deb also contributes her time to the Hardwick Youth Center 🙂