About

Our Values and Beliefs

The words of the founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley, echo the words of Jesus: “A Methodist is one who loves the Lord our God with all their heart and mind and strength and loves their neighbor as themselves.” Our commitment to Christ is not limited to worship on Sunday mornings but lasts throughout the week in living a life of love and service. We believe the grace and forgiving love of God is available for all people.

This is why we welcome all who wish to be part of our fellowship, and why our Communion Table is open to all people of all ages and faith backgrounds who wish to receive the love and grace of Jesus.

Our Mission 

  • To Know the love of Jesus in personal ways through worship, prayer and study.
  • To Live the love of Jesus through acts of compassion, gentleness and justice.
  • To Share the love of Jesus in our homes, our community and the world.
  • To Welcome all of God’s children regardless of age, race, ability, sexual or gender orientation, and economic circumstance.

From the Pastor

May 27, 2020

Dear Church Friends,

This Sunday is Pentecost – the celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Church.  The story is in the Book of Acts, chapter 2.  Usually, we would fill the sanctuary with colorful reds, oranges and tongues of fire.  This year, I need everyone’s help to add some spark to worship.

Linked here is a flame coloring page.  Please color brightly and take a photo of yourself, wearing red or bright colors, with your flame.  Send those pictures to me (email or text by Friday evening) and then, join worship on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. to see the church glowing with the Spirit.

We miss each others faces!  Let’s join together to celebrate that the church is open, even if the building is closed!

Peace and blessings,

Pastor Heather

 

 

Church Staff

Rev. Heather A. M. Sinclair

Pastor

Chris Hisey

Music Director

Ahyoung Son

Organist

Marilyn Smith

Administrative Assistant

How to Join our Church

We welcome everyone to our Church! Members, regular participants, and first-time visitors all will find the same welcoming embrace. Becoming a member enables you to make a public commitment to Christ and the church and claim the values of love and service that we hold dear.

Members hold a diversity of beliefs, but all profess faith in Christ and promise to faithfully participate in the church through their prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.

Membership classes are offered on a regular basis and introduce newcomers to our church and to Methodism.

Our History

The current church on Weston Road celebrated a 50-year anniversary in 2017. Several of the families who took out 2nd mortgages on their homes to help fund the construction of the church are still members! But the Methodist Church roots in the area go back to 1790 when Jesse Lee, a Methodist from Virginia, rode his horse all around this part of Connecticut gathering people in homes for fellowship and worship.

The Church on Rabbit Hill

The site of our current church was adjacent to the home of Robert Lawson, author of the children’s book “Rabbit Hill.” And the reason why it has been known as “the church on Rabbit Hill” ever since!