From Our Pastor

Rev Matthew McCaffrey, Interim Pastor at Second Congregational Church of New LondonRegular commentary from our Pastor, “Rev. Matt.”

Rev. Matt McCaffrey writes, speaks, and blogs regularly as part of his work at Waterford Congregational United Church of Christ. This section will include his monthly column from our church newsletter, “The Key,” as well as seasonal letters, Web-only comments, and excerpts from his weekly teaching message for the worshiping congregation.

Subscribe to Rev. Matt’s feed at this link: Rev. Matt’s Comments RSS Feed.


 

Historic notes | July 2013

Second Church is moving to Waterford July 12 2013. Rev Matt reflects on the historic move and answers practical questions. July 2013 KEY.

The Value of Helping | May 2013

Rev Matt reports on his April mission trip with ASP, helping God's people in Virginia to be warmer/safer/drier. Does helping help? Yes!

Active waiting | February 2013

Our congregation is waiting as our long-time ministry partner makes an important decision. Do we have work to do in the meantime? Rev. Matt says "yes!"

Christmas 2012

Rev Matt offers greetings and pastoral reflections for Christmas 2012. Blessings to the entire community-and please pray in the name of Jesus for peace.

Broken hearts … new beginnings | January 2013

When our broken hearts cannot make sense of senseless acts (like the Newtown killings), it is time to find hope in the basics. Rev Matt's commentary 1/13

Harvest and gratitude | November 2012

Harvest may not go as we expect. The bounty of the season is a potent reminder that God is good, all the time. It is a touchstone in the midst of change.

Sweet sweet Spirit | October 2012

A Spirit in our midst makes the many tasks and decisions facing us just a little sweeter. Rev Matt's KEY article for October 2012.

Everything’s the same…except what isn’t | September 2012

September means a new year for our congregation. All that's timeless comes around again. Important changes will be on the way…and require your attention! Rev Matt's monthly commentary in "The Key," our congregation's newsletter, for September 2012.

What's a Tongue For? | Sermon by Rev Matt

Deafness and muteness are impediments that bind one man in a lonely world. They can also bind a congregation of Jesus' followers. Jesus says: be opened! Rev Matt's communion meditation for Sept. 9, 2012.

Deafness: Physical and Spiritual

Rev Matt's communion meditation on September 9 was concerned with deafness. Here is the link he promised to a reflection on deafness in middle age by the Rev. Mr. Lawton Posey.

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Waterford Congregational United Church of Christ
70 Cross Road, Waterford, Connecticut 06385

Worship gathering: Sunday, 11:00 a.m.

Office: (860) 442-5749
(office open Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

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