About NBCC

North Branford Congregational Church is a welcoming Christian community located at 1680 Foxon Road, North Branford. Sunday service is at 10:00 a.m.

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Phone: (203) 488-8456

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March 29, 2020 - Fifth Sunday of Lent -
PLEASE NOTE: Church building is closed for all activities until further notice.

We are livestreaming  services - Sundays & Wednesdays - as well as Vance’s daily message. If you’re
not able to access Facebook, we are also e-mailing a link following every service so that you can still
watch it. Fran is likewise e-mailing liturgies and music and weekly announcements, yet another
reminder we’re not alone when we’re physically apart. Click  https://www.facebook.com/CTNBCC/ ,
at 10 AM on Sunday to "attend" our Sunday morning service.
Click here for Liturgy


We are putting our Bible Study on hold until further notice. Please look for our May Parish Visitor next
or check our website at www.northbranfordcongregational.org for updates for when we
can once again come together as a group.


The Chicken Pie Supper that was scheduled for Saturday, March 28 has been cancelled

The Quarterly Meeting that was scheduled for Sunday, March 29th was cancelled and will be re-
scheduled for a later date.

April 1 – Taize Service - 7 PM - Live Streaming.
Please join us for our Lenten Taizé service by clicking on the link below.


Please check to see if the church building has reopened for the following services:
April 5 – Palm Sunday - 10 AM

April 9 – Maundy Thursday (Join us for a moving, candle-lit service where we remember the events
    of Holy week through Scripture reading and song)

April 10 – Good Friday service at Zion Church (326 Notch Hill Rd, North Branford)

April 12 – 6:30 am Easter Sunrise service and 10:00 am Easter Sunday Service

Please check to see if the church building has reopened for the Easter Egg Hunt
Help us throw a great eggstravaganza for the local community! We will have an outdoor egg hunt on
Saturday, April 11th at 2:00 pm. Please bring in plastic eggs and wrapped (nut free) Easter candy that can
be dropped off in the church office. If you would like to volunteer, please speak to Laurie Vincent.

Join us Thursday, April 30 from 6-8PM for . Blossom Canvas Paint Night Fundraiser. Includes supplies,
materials and step-by-step art lesson to create your canvas painting. Snacks and water also provided.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Artistic instruction led by Donarumo Designs.
No need to print out tickets to the event, only a name is required at check-in.


Maria & John Yerganian    Alex Yerganian
Dee Fey                                          Luella Eastwood
Mark Bauchmann                  Jane Auclaire
Michael Sabia                           Lew Reid
Terry Malcom                            Marc Bachman
Ginny Montelius                      



May 31 – New Member Sunday (if you are interested in becoming a member of NBCC,
    please speak with Pastor Vance)


June 28 – Children’s Service Sunday


October 25 – New Member Sunday


Veteran’s Day ceremony followed by a soup, bread and salad meal (details to follow)

Pledges Stewardship committee report. We are progressing well as many have already

sent in their pledge. We hope that we can encourage others to send their pledge back to us as soon as

possible. If we know what we can expect it makes it easier to plan our budget for the year.

Whatever amount you are able to pledge to your church will be a greatly appreciated. If you have lost

the pledge card, you can call  Skip Borgerson at (203) 483-1116 or email to Skip@TheBorgersons.com .

Or, see Skip at church and let him know if you would also like to receive weekly envelopes. 

What is your passion?
  Time and talent is what God has given to each of His children and we must put
that talent into action
so we can enrich the life of our church. If you haven’t already please be sure to
return the completed
form when you attend  church this Sunday. If you did not receive a survey form
you will be able to pick
one up in church.


Since the church is closed and you cannot meet with Vance in the office, please know that you can
contact him at any time whether it is an urgent need or you just need to speak with him.
Please leave a confidential message for Vance on his office phone (203-488-8456, ext.1), or you may
call his cell phone at any time (860-480-3307).

If you or someone you know would like a pastoral visit at your home or other location,
please call or e-mail me to arrange a time.

From the Office: Many have asked me to put together an updated "Church Member Telephone Directory".
I have finally completed it! Copies can picked up in the church on Sunday or in the church office. If there
are any corrections or additions to be made please be sure to
let me know. Thank you for your patience
as I know it took time for me to put this directory together.

Fran, Church Office Manager

Volunteers are needed to help with The Midnight Run which takes place every 3rd Monday of each month.
Everyone meets at the NBCC church parking lot at 7 pm where they carpool to the men’s shelter on
Grand Avenue, New Haven. Donations of sandwiches, packaged snacks, fruit and drink boxes may be
brought to the church anytime on the day of the Run. The men at the shelter are always in need of
underwear, socks, pants, shirts, heavy jackets, and toiletry items. Cash donations are always welcome.
We hope you will plan to join us on any third Monday to witness this wonderful ministry in helping others.
Please call the church office 203.488.8456 if you would like to sign up.
Open Shed There is an Open shed for used clothing donations in the church parking lot. NBCC
is partnering with St. Pauly Textile Inc. where these donated clothing items will be given to those in need,
here in the U.S. and worldwide.

It is very important that anyone wanting use of the church building, whether a member or non- member,
must complete a reservation form and leave with Fran at the church office. Please do not just assume
that the space you want on any given evening or weekend is free. Any questions, please call
Fran, 203.488.8456.
Thank you!
If you would like to place flowers on the altar in memory of someone or for a special occasion please
use the sign-up sheets which are posted in the hallway before entering the Sanctuary or by calling the
church office @ 203.488.8456.
Live Streaming Worship On-Line! Are you are unable to attend Sunday Worship but would still
like to feel the closeness of your church family? Just click on the following link below to watch our
Worship Live on Sunday Morning at 10:00 AM. With this link you can also watch a recap of any past
Sunday worships you might have missed. Remember, your church family is never far away!
Click on this link - www.Facebook.com/CTNBCC
If you can’t be with us in the pew, you can be with us on the phone, via a speakerphone connection,
every Sunday morning. Call Vance at 860.480.3307 for details on how to call in
Anyone desiring to become a member of NBCC can do so by speaking to one of the Deacons or calling
Vance at 860.480.3307 or the church office at 203.488.8456.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Wednesday at 6:00 PM in Fellowship Hall.
Big Y, Stop & Shop and Shop Rite
Don’t forget to purchase these gift cards at coffee hour every Sunday after service. Someone will be
sitting at a table with the cards for you to make your purchase. What a great way to help your church
with this fundraiser.


As a community outreach the following groups have been given permission to use

our church Fellowship Hall for their weekly meetings:

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) – a weight-loss support program meets every Wednesday @ 6:00 PM

Narcotics Anonymous – NA – Meets every Saturday evening at 7:00 PM

Alcoholics Anonymous – AA – Meetings every Thursday evening at 7:00 PM

We also have a Scout pack which is sponsored by NBCC Church–  

Scouts meets every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.  (Cub Scouts meet one Friday per month)

North Branford Congregational Church is a welcoming Christian community located at 1680 Foxon Road, North Branford.  Sunday service is at 10:00 a.m.