Worship

Milton Congregational Church

548 Milton Road

Litchfield, CT 06759

Directions

From Rt 202 in Litchfield traveling West from Litchfield center:

Turn right at the light at Milton Rd. Follow Milton Rd. 3 miles to the Bunnell Farm. Passing the Farm turn left and go about a mile down to the Milton Green. We are the church on the right after the Green and the bridge.

From Rt 202 in Bantam traveling East:

Turn left onto Cathole Rd. directly across Rt 202 from Merritt Clark Store. At the end of Cathole take a left onto Litwin. It ends quickly, then take a right onto Headquarters Rd. Follow Headquarters Rd through one stop sign to the second stop sign at the Milton Green. Take a left and we are the church on the right.


What to Expect

Worship is central to our life as a community of followers of Jesus.   Our worship services include prayer, reading from the Bible, singing, and our own Milton-style sermon.   Instead of one long sermon, Reverend Peggy preaches three short meditations, one of which is usually informally shared with the congregation from the center aisle.

Some questions you might have:

Who is welcome at worship?     Everyone is welcome!

How long is the service?   Most of our services last about an hour.

What should I wear?   Those who attend our services have come to worship in jeans, in suits, in 'business casual' or in their best Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes.

What about children?   We do not have a Sunday School, but children are welcome and we try to adapt our worship to their needs and interests.    We believe that worship is the best place to learn about Christianity, and our congregation of faithful Christians, along with our minister, makes an excellent teacher.   Reverend Peggy has extensive experience leading a traditional, large and successful Christian Education program and works with parents to help their children learn and grow in their faith.

Will I know what to say and do?   Our worship bulletins include all the prayers that we say in unison, all the words to our songs or the places where you can find the hymns in the hymn book.   The bulletin will also tell you if you need to stand if you are comfortable to do so.    And if you make a 'mistake' – so what.   Even our minister has announced the wrong hymn, or skipped a reading.

Is worship space accessible to the disabled?    We are currently not accessible to the disabled.   In addition, at this time we do not have running water or indoor plumbing.   A lovely port-a-potty is located near the brook.

What about communion?   We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of the month.   The table is open to anyone wishing to receive the sacrament.   Children may receive at the discretion of their parents.

After worship we gather in our fellowship hall for coffee and conversation.