"No Matter Who You are or Where You are on Life's Journey, You are Welcome Here"
8:50 AM - North Lounge
Grab a cup of coffee and join the Sunday Seminar group for engaging conversation and discussion on an array of religious and spiritual topics.
10:15 AM North Chapel
Children begin in the sanctuary for worship. At 10:15 AM they are dismissed to their Sunday School classes. Sunday school is offered for children ages 3 - 12th Grade.
10:00 AM Sanctuary
Join us for an hour of worship with our chancel choir and an inspirational message from our ministers.
11:00 AM Parish Hall
Join us for light refreshments, coffee and fellowship after worship.
Sundays at The Congregational Church of Manhasset
News & Events
No Matter Who You are or Where You are on Life's Journey, You are Welcome Here!
WOMEN AT THE WELL - FEB 9 and FEB 23
Women of all ages are invited to join us for the month of February as we explore topics relating to building a more compassionate world. On Sunday, February 9th, we will watch a presentation by Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor at the Westminster Town Hall on “Finding God in the Faith of Others.” She will speak openly about her new book, “Holy Envy” and her experiences teaching world religions to college students. On February 23rd, we will watch a Super Soul interview with Norman Lear entitled, The Legacy Norman Lear Hopes to Leave Behind. How can we measure the cultural influence of television icon Norman Lear? At one point during the ’70s, more than 120 million people a week tuned in to his shows like All in the Family, Good Times and The Jeffersons. Oprah asks the legend how he would like to be remembered. Norman answers with two simple words: “He mattered.” The 93-year-old then adds his signature goodbye. “I will say it to you because I always do: to be continued.” WATW begins at 11:30 Am and meets in the youth room. Join us for both of these days as we engage in meaningful conversation and learn how to become more compassionate people. All are welcome!
“Seeds of Faith” Book discussion
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, at 11:30 am
Join us on January 26, 2020 at 11:30 AM in the North Lounge for a discussion of Seeker of Stars by Susan Fish, a fresh retelling of the story of the Magi that will appeal to people of all ages and faiths. As a boy, Melchior is fascinated by stars but has rigid obligations to apprentice with his rug-making father. When his life is radically changed, he is propelled onto a new path full of danger and glory in pursuit of a special star. The journey leads Melchior to reflect on life and death, dreams and duty, and to find unusual reconciliation within his family and with the God he never knew he sought.
ANNUAL MEETING - SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2
Join us on Sunday, February 2nd as we hold our Annual Meeting of our congregation. Morning worship will be abbreviated, with the business portion of the annual meeting to begin around 10:40 AM in the sanctuary with a light brunch to follow in the Parish Hall. Please join us for this important day in the life of our church as we hear about the exciting work and significance of our church over the last year. During the annual meeting, our Sunday school children will meet in the South Lounge for a special outreach project and brunch. Make plans to join us for this special day together.
“CONFUCIUS, BUDDHA, JESUS, & MUHAMMAD”
NEW PROGRAM FOR 9 AM SUNDAY SEMINAR BEGINS JANUARY 6
On January 6, our 9 AM Sunday Seminar begins a new DVD course entitled, “Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad.” Rhodes College professor, Dr. Mark W. Muesse, guides viewers through a study of the four most influential religious leaders in all of human history. Dr. Muesse writes, “Confucius. Buddha. Jesus. Muhammad. Four extraordinary sages who influenced world civilization more deeply than any other human beings in history. As just one measure of their importance, current rankings of the most influential people in history consistently put them at or near the top of the list. Four centuries after the rise of the scientific worldview, their influence in human affairs continues to be fundamental, underscoring issues ranging from questions of ethics and justice to religious and political conflicts to other issues that dominate today's headlines.” In December, the seminar completed a study of Hinduism also taught by Dr. Muesse. Participants greatly enjoyed his teaching style! Dr. Muesse is a Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Asian Studies Program at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He earned a B.A., summa cum laude, in English Literature from Baylor University and a Master of Theological Studies, a Master of Arts, and a Ph.D. in the Study of Religion from Harvard University. The 9 AM Sunday Seminar meets downstairs in the North Lounge.
ALL- CHURCH COME IN FROM THE COLD PARTY
SATURDAY ~ JANUARY 25th
During the winter months, it’s easy to go stir crazy with not much to do and the cold weather blah’s! On Saturday, January 25th we invite you to a “Come in From the Cold” party at the home of Cindy and Rod Frey. We will enjoy light appetizers, desserts and wine. Please bring your favorite dessert, appetizer or bottle of wine. We will provide coffee and other hot beverages. The festivities will begin at 7 PM. Come in from the cold and enjoy a fun night of fellowship and fun! Children are welcome to come. Email Lori at for the address. All are Welcome!
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE AND LUNCHEON
WEDNESDAY, FEB 26 12:15 PM
Join us for a time of worship and reflection for our Ash Wednesday service on February 26th at 12:15 PM. The service is in the chapel and will last about 45 minutes. Following the service, everyone is invited to join us in the North Lounge for a free soup and sandwich luncheon. Please note, we do not practice the imposition of ashes as a part of our service. All are Welcome!
YOGA FOR BUSY PEOPLE
Our church cares about the whole person—body, mind, and spirit. To further this mission, our Center For Wellbeing is proud to announce the return of “Yoga For Busy People,” led by certified yoga instructor, holistic health coach and Manhasset mom, Stacey Kelly. Drop your child at nursery school, put your kids on the bus, or just take a break from work and come enjoy a 1 hour class that is just about you—body, mind, and spirit. If you can't get to the studio or are intimidated by yoga at the gym, “Yoga For Busy People” is perfect for you. In this beginner level 60 minute class, you can focus on taking care of yourself while moving, stretching, and strengthening your body in a supportive and relaxed environment. There is a $15 walk in fee. RSVP is not required. Please bring your own yoga mat and towel. The class meets in the sanctuary narthex (foyer), Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 9:30 AM.
We offer mindfulness classes throughout the regular church program year! Check back for dates and event schedules.