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2019 VCC Harvest Festival

COME JOIN US AT THE FAIR! The 2019 Harvest Festival, sponsored by the Village Congregational Church in Whitinsville, is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM on the Town Common in Whitinsville.  (The rain date will be Sunday, September 29th from 12:00 noon until 4:00 PM).

A 13 year tradition on the park common across from Village Congregational Church on 5 Church St. Whitinsville, MA.,VCC brings our community a full day of arts, crafts, plants, food court, fun, entertainment, children's activities & games, face painting, music, variety of raffle prizes and a very special quilt raffle and more! The handmade “Feathered Star ” Quilt (91” x 91”) was designed, appliqued, quilted and donated by a church member, Denise Lemoine. Tickets for this beautiful quilt can be purchased in advance online at go.rallyup.com/VCCharvestfestival or the day of the festival.

VCC is looking for volunteers and welcoming vendors. Please help us share this event with anyone who might be interested. All vendor inquiries go to Genie Stack at tripletmom220@hotmail.com or call the VCC church office at 508-234-7901.

Treat yourself to a wonderful Fall day at The Fair; the Harvest Festival is a unique slice of life and family fun in a historical New England town.

WIN this beautiful handmade 

Featherstar Quilt!


This is a wonderful opportunity to help the church and the community by purchasing raffle tickets for this amazing quilt. 


Raffle tickets are $1.00 each with a minimum purchase of $10.00 online.

March 1 2018




















Once again we will be giving members and friends of the Village Church the opportunity to purchase Easter plants in memory/honor of a loved one.  These plants will be  used to decorate our chancel area on Easter Sunday

Click to here to complete & Submit your order form to the church office.  Please make checks payable to the Village Congregational Church.  Forms & payment can be placed in offering plate or dropped off in the Church Office.

January 11, 2018


Amazon Smile

The Village Church is happy to announce that we have joined AmazonSmile.  Now when shopping with Amazon, 0.5% of your purchase of eligible items can be donated to the Village Church simply by logging into smile.amazon.com when shopping with Amazon.


                                                                                            What is AmazonSmile?

                                                                                             AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite                                                                                                               charitable organization (Village Congregational Church) every time you shop, at no                                                                                                     cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low                                                                                                         prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the                                                                                                   added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite                                                                                               charitable organization (Village Congregatinal Church).


                                                                                             How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

                                                                                             To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on                                                                                                     your computer or mobile device.


                                                                                            Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

                                                                                            Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see                                                                                                     eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail                                                                                                 pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not                                                                                                    currently eligible.


Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.


How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Simply select Village Congregational Church.  We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.


How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.

September 12, 2017

                                                                                                        Village Congregational Church will hold a Yard Sale on

                                                                                                                      Saturday, October 14th from 10am-2pm


                                                                                  Come sell and/or shop at our Huge Community Yard Sale! Lots of great items for sale!  One

                                                                                  man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Something for everyone!


                                                                                 Sellers will be allotted a “parking spot” for a fee of $20. Sellers may supply their own tables                                                                                      or may rent one from the church at a cost of $5 per table. You set-up, price and keep all your                                                                                  profits!


                                                                                 Space is limited so reserve your spot today! Please contact the church office at

                                                                                 508-234-7901, office@vccucc.org or mail your check to VCC P.O. Box 217 Whitinsville, MA 01588.


 June 5, 2017











Call to Special Congregational Meeting

There will be a Special Congregational Meeting of The Village Congregational Church in Whitinsville, Massachusetts on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 11:15 a.m. in Mason Hall.  The meeting will be convened to discuss the Church parsonage.


                                                                              Laura Newhall

                                                                           (On Behalf of the Church Committee)

March 20, 2017


Bible Study, led by Rev. Aaron, Serna, meets at Village Congregational Church at 7:00pm on Thursday evenings. All are welcome!


The world is crazy today with all the innovations, financial pressure, modern technology and societal concerns that surround us. We may find ourselves without good answers to some of life’s questions. God has answers. We will cover the necessity and relevance of God’s word today using History, testimonies and most importantly God’s word. Bring your bible and a desire to study with other Christians.

January 26, 2017


The Church office is in the process of updating the Church Directory.  Please be sure to complete a directory update form and email to office@vccucc.org or leave in the bin located in Mason Hall.


In order to better communicate with our members, we are asking you to please list the emails for everyone in your family who would like to be kept updated on the "happenings" at the Village Congregational Church.

November 21, 2016

November 2, 2016


In accordance with the bylaws of the Village Congregational Church, the VCC Church Committee will begin the process of appointing a Pastoral Search Committee. The committee will be responsible for preparing a Church Profile for presentation to interested ministerial candidates, interviewing such candidates and recommending to the Church a candidate for the position of Senior Minister.


The Church Committee envisions the search committee to consist of 7-9 Church members. The profile development and search process takes 6 months to 1 year to complete and usually requires a time commitment of 2-3 hours per week. We hope the membership of this committee will reflect the diversity of our congregation.


If you would like to serve on this committee, please email the church office at office@vccucc.org  before November 18. The Church Committee intends to name the search committee at our December meeting so the search process may formally begin in January 2017.


November 1, 2016


New Children's Chime Choir

Miss Harriet will be starting up a children’s Chime Choir beginning on Sunday, November 6 at 11:00 (right after worship) in the bell room. Any student in grade 3 or higher may come downstairs to the bell room that day and give it a try! If you have any questions, please email Harriet at harrietf@charter.net, or call her at 508-234-9998.












Boy Scout Troop #155

The Village Church has been pleased to be a charter to Boy Scout Troop #155 for 60+ years.


On Saturday, October 15, Boy Scouts and adult volunteers from Troop 155 collected food and cash donations to benefit the Peace of Bread Food Pantry in Northbridge.  Donations were accepted at both Shaws and Walmart in town.  The scouts collected 2,400 food items and $1,100 in cash for the pantry plus delivered the donations and stocked the shelves at Peace of Bread.  Community service is important to Troop 155.  This food drive happens twice per year for the pantry.
















Troop 155 meets every Tuesday night at the VCC from 7:00 – 8:30.  Boys 11 and up in the church are welcome to come check out a meeting to see what Scouting is all about.





October 31, 2016


An Update from your Church Committee


“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”

 Ecclesiastes 3:1


Our Church is entering a time of transition. Robert served as our Senior Minister for almost 15 years, which is about 3 times longer than the average tenure of someone in his position.  Robert has moved on and so must our Church.


The following is an overview of the steps your Church Committee has taken to provide services to you during this time of transition and the process that will be followed to select a new Senior Minister.


Aaron Serna has agreed to be our supply Minister. Aaron has led our worship services for the past 2 Sundays and will do so 3 times per month.  He will also be available at the Church   office on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to noon for those wishing to speak with him privately.


Pat Furber has agreed to serve as Minister of Visitation to serve the needs of our members who are unable to attend Church.  For those who need visitation, please contact the Church office or Pat directly at (508) 245-8989


Both Pat and Aaron are willing to conduct baptisms, weddings and funerals as needed.   They have also agreed to lead our traditional holiday services (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, etc.)


The parsonage is vacant but has been secured, will be checked regularly, and maintained as needed.


Our programs (Christian Education, Missions, Diaconate, Music, etc.) will continue to serve us and our community as they have in the past.


Vince Osterman has agreed to serve as Interim Moderator as we begin the Senior Minister search process.


The search process:


In accordance with our bylaws the Church Committee will appoint a Pastoral Search Committee to prepare a profile of the Church which will be presented to candidates interested in becoming our next Senior Minister.  We hope to appoint the committee in December so it is  operational in January 2017.


If anyone has any questions, please speak with any member of the Church Committee.


We have accomplished much in the 60 days since Robert announced his decision to move on.  There is much left to do. To all who have helped during our “transition time”, we thank you.


In Christ,

The VCC Church Committee


October 6, 2016












Please join us for a Halloween Potluck Lunch on Sunday, October 30th immediatley following service.  Come and enjoy time with your church family friends!  Sign up sheet is in Mason Hall.  Costumes are optional, and should be "church friendly".


Note:  October 30th is Reformation Sunday so if you do not come in costume, wear something red!

October 4, 2016

The Village Congregational Church welcomes you to join us for our annual

“Blessing of the Pets” 

Sunday, October 9th, 2016 at 10:00AM

Whitinsville Town Common*

Please bring your pets, large or small, to this

special service of blessing.

(Please ensure all pets are leashed or in a pet carrier and that they get along with others)


Join us for this joyous celebration of God’s creatures

*In the event of inclement weather– service will be held at the church in Mason Hall


September 15, 2016

                                                                On Sunday, September 25th we bid farewell to                                                                             our pastor Robert and his wife Rebecca. Please join us                                                                 as we wish them well on their new journey. 

                                                                 Bring a dish to share as we enjoy a potluck lunch,                                                                          laughter and memories.

                                                                 Let's send Robert & Rebecca off with our blessings                                                                        and well wishes!

                                                                  Rev. Sherwood will lead the worship service for the                                                                       last time at the Village Church at 10:00AM on Sept.                                                                         25th. Luncheon will follow the service.  We hope you                                                                     will join us!

August 11, 2016











The Village Congregational Church’s Sunday School program is looking forward to another successful calendar year teaching your children within our Christian Education program.  The start date for our program will be September 15th. 


Please complete a registration form as soon as possible for each child who will be attending Sunday School.  Each child attending Sunday School Classes must be registered.  We will need registration information as soon as possible for our planning and recruiting of volunteers.  Even if your child has taken part in Sunday School at VCC in past years, their current registration form alerts the volunteer team to any allergies or concerns, parent/ guardian contact information, and their presence in the program for classroom assignment and in case of emergency.  Thank you for your cooperation in submitting your child(ren)’s registration form(s) in a timely manner.


We welcomes volunteers, old and new.  Please consider volunteering your time to the Sunday School program in whatever capacity you are able.  There is a volunteer form for your convenience that may be returned with your registration(s), and also at any other time to the VCC office.


If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the VCC Sunday School program, please feel free to contact Traci Bombard, Christian Ed. Dir. at email:  tbombard72@gmail.com

May 19, 2016

April 1, 2016











Sunday, April 10th is “Bring a Friend to Church Day”.  This is a great time for both adults and children to extend a friendly welcome to family, friends, and neighbors and invite them to worship.  Coffee Hour will be hosted by the Diaconate and Church Growth Committees and will be a great time for fellowship with church members, visitors, and new & old friends. All are welcome!!

March 21, 2016


“For God so loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16










We started off Holy Week here at the Village Church yesterday with Palm Sunday and an Easter Pageant presented by our Sunday School children.


We invite all to join us during Holy Week.


Maundy Thursday - Maundy Thursday service-7:00PM at Village Congregationaol Church.


Good Friday- NAC Ecumenical service - 12 noon at United Presbyterian Church.


Easter Sunday:

                                           Ecumenical Sunrise Service - 6:45AM at Whitinsville Town Common.                             


                                           Annual VCC Easter Egg Hunt - 9:30AM at Village Congregational Church.

                                           Easter Worship Service - 10:00AM at Village Congregational Church.  Come celebrate the                                                resurrection of our Lord!  The bell choir will be ringing praise and rejoicing at our Easter                                                  worship service!  They will be joined by the chancel choir, John Russo on the trumpet and                                              Leah Marley on the piano.  Come worship with us!

March 17, 2016











Join us for worship Palm Sunday, March 20th. enjoy a sepcial Easter Pageant presentaion from our Sunday School Program


December 21, 2015

Christmas Eve Services













        Family Service                                                    Candlelight Service

              5:30PM                                                                     11:00PM

November 30, 2015

Call to the Semi-Annual Meeting

The Semi-Annual Meeting of the Village Congregational Church in Whitinsville, Massachusetts will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. in Mason Hall. The meeting will be convened to present the church’s annual program plans, adopt a budget for 2016, receive reports of officers and committee chairpersons, and to act on any other business that may be properly presented to the meeting.


                                                Melissa Aldrich



November 23, 2015

November 12, 2015

                                                             Please join us after service on Sunday, November 15th for a Potluck Brunch.  

                                                             Come enjoy a time of fellowship with family and friends!













November 4, 2015

"Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor." - Proverbs 22:9

Thanksgiving Baskets - Help a local family in need this Thanksgiving holiday by donating the supplies needed for their meal.  Please see Jason Scott or any Mission Committee member after service for more details. The Missions Committee thanks you for your assistance.












































































































































   September 9, 2015

Join us after service on Sunday, Sept. 20th for a hot dog cookout!  Welcoming back our family and friends for a great time of fellowship. 

Hope to see everyone there!




August 25, 2015


Christian Education Theme for 2015-16

“One Body”

Romans 12:3-8










The Village Congregational Church’s Sunday School program is looking forward to another successful calendar year teaching your children within our Christian Education program.  We welcome your children to join us as Sunday School classes commence on Sunday, September 13th, 2015, at 10:00am. 


Each child attending Sunday School Classes must be registered.  Registration information is needed as soon as possible for our planning and recruiting of volunteers.  Even if your child has taken part in Sunday School at VCC in past years, a current registration form alerts the volunteer team to any allergies or concerns, parent/ guardian contact information, and the child’s presence in the program for classroom assignment and in case of emergency.  Thank you for your cooperation in submitting your child(ren)’s registration form(s) in a timely manner.


The VCC Christian Education program welcomes volunteers.  Please consider volunteering your time to the Sunday School program in whatever capacity you are able.  There are volunteer forms available that may be returned with your registration(s), and also during the Sunday School year to the VCC office.


The Christian Education team is looking forward to another great Sunday School year of teaching, learning and fellowship with your children!

September 16, 2015

Join us for the

Herbert (Herbie) Andrews Memorial Yard Sale








Saturday, October 17th 9:00am-1:00pm

(Rain Date October 24th


One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

Come sell and shop at the Herbert Andrews Memorial Yard Sale at the Village Congregational Church



Sellers will be allotted a “parking spot” for a fee of $25.  Sellers may supply their own tables or may rent one from the church at a cost of $10 per table. You set-up, price and keep all your profits. The church will be open for set up at 8:00 am on the day of the yard sale.

Space is limited so reserve your spot today!  Contact the church office at 508-234-7901 or email: office@vccucc.org


5 Church St. Whitinsville, MA 01588 (Right next door to the Whitinsville Social Library)






September 17,2015

We will be holding a Book Club Study on October 25th during Coffee Hour.  We will be reading 20 Hot Potatoes Christians are Afraid to Touch by Tony Campolo.  The book can be ordered from Barnes & Noble or Amazon for $12 or less.  All are welcome.  Anyone can sit in.

August 13, 2015

Celebrate Our Local Heroes with Northbridge Fire Department on Friday August 14th @ 11:00AM.


Come & meet our local heroes from the Fire Department as they bring along their apparatus, robot & learn how they save lives!


All ages welcome!  Hosted by Whitinsville Social Library.


Northbridge Fire Dept. will be using the Village Church parking lot for this event.

July 17, 2015

All towns welcome to Village Congregational Church electronic recycle day to be held on Saturday July 25th from 9am to 2pm at church parking lot 5 Church Street, Whitinsville.


This is  a great opportunity for everyone to recycle. All materials are recovered and recycled with an over 95% rate.


Accepting all electronics anything with a plug, to include  monitors, computers, computer games,  stereo equipment,  copy and fax machines, ups, printers, microwaves,  computer towers, dehumidifiers,  TV's, any item that as a plug. We are also accepting any  appliances, such as  AC's, dehumidifiers, washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators as well as lawn mowers, snow blowers with the  gas removed, chain saws and any equipment as well as exercise equipment and grills.


The recycle event  will have low fees of $5 each small electronic items such as dvds, computer towers, vacuums $10 any monitor or  small TV less than 19", $15 each TV between 19"  and 26" and $20 each TV over 26" wide and wood  console TV's, projection TV's $25 each TV 32"  and over $30. Any appliance are $10 each  large refrigerators $25.  Any cell phones, bikes car, truck  batteries are free. Zero landfill. Any questions  J.wood36@yahoo.com

Bicycle recycle day. Please bring  any unwanted bikes of any kind new or old in any condition to parking lot  to be reused again. Our main goal is to keep bikes out of the waste stream and put them back on the road again.

July 1, 2015


+It is our belief that the Village Church holds a special place to all who attend and we are asking you to help. Jesus is doing His work in the community through you and your contributions to the work of the Village Congregational Church. To continue with our mission we encourage every household to participate in the life-changing ministries of the Village Congregational Church by giving regularly, proportionately, and joyfully.


Our doors are always open!  During the summer months and harsh winter days when all may not be able to join us in worship each and every Sunday, the church is still here with open doors and still needs to operate.


We need your help and support by continuing to contribute an offering throughout the year.  Your financial contributions to our Church are our major source of income to pay for its day-to-day operations.  Therefore, we have made it easier and more convenient for all by offering on-line payments via PayPal.  You may even set your account up to make reoccurring payments to the church so you may continue to contribute when you are not in attendance.   


Please click below to set up your contributions.  Thank you for making the Village Congregational Church a spiritual leader in our







June 1, 2015

+ Vacation Bible School will be held at the Village Church July 13th - July 17th.  Click here for registration form.