Pastor: The Rev. Bill Neil
Director of Music: Jim Morrison
Office Administrator: Tari Wheeler Roosa
Sexton: Glenn Withers
The Church Office is open most weekdays. Closed major holidays (New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas)
Sunday School and Nursery is available on the second and fourth Sundays at 10:30 AM
The church has a very active youth group that participates in the Food Pantry, 30 Hour Famine, Souper Bowl of Caring, Construct Walk for the homeless, Appalachian Service Project (see below), Community Dinners, among other events.
Appalachian Service Project Youth Mission Trips:
2017 ASP Mission Trip: July 23-29 This year 19 volunteers (10 adults and 9 youth) are going to Chaperville, WV. Three work crews will lend their services to the needs of the families and community.
July 2016: Nineteen youth and adults traveled to WV to help rebuild homes for families in poverty.
July 2015: Thirteen youth and eight adults traveled to Rainelle, West Virginia to help rebuild homes for three families living in poverty.
July 2014: Eight adults and thirteen youth traveled to Nicholas County, West Virginia to help rebuild homes for three families in need. Many friendships and memories resulted from this trip.
July 2013: Twenty youth and adults traveled to Evarts, Kentucky (Harlan County) to help rebuild homes for three families in need.
July 2012: Seven adults and twelve youth traveled to Demascus, Virginia (Meadowview) to help rebuild homes for three families living in poverty.
June 2011: Enthusiasm from the 2010 trip brought additional adults on this year’s trip to Hinton, West Virginia. Seven youth and seven adults helped to rebuild homes for two families this year.
Aug. 2010: Ten of our youth recently returned from a mission trip to West Virginia where they worked on two houses. The bulk of their work consisted of constructing a roof on one of the houses, putting up sheetrock, and a ceiling! Although an exhausting trip for the team (four adults participated as well), they plan to go on another mission trip next year. They thank the many businesses and individuals who came forward with donations of money, tools, water, and other support that made their trip possible.
Our choir is a hard-working, fun loving and super-friendly group of essentially regular folks. We are committed to serving and praising God, to enhancing the worship service by bringing the people gathered closer to God, and to making wonderful music together. We rehearse Tuesday evenings at 6:45 pm and Sunday mornings at 9:15 am. We are all amateur singers and enthusiastically welcome new singers.
We have a number of gifted instrumentalists (children and adults) in our congregation who participate in the music ministry of our church.
Our children are enthusiastic singers, who from time to time rehearse songs that they share during Sunday worship.
“Sounds of the Season”
Friday and Saturday December 16 & 17 at 7:00 PM
Lee Congregational Church, 25 Park Place, Lee, MA
The Christmas Angels Chorus, directed by Jim Morrison
Special Performance by the Lee Bell Choir beginning at 6:30 PM
Visit from Santa for the kids
We believe in putting our faith into action. Through the United Church of Christ Global Ministries we participate in an extended ministry to those of special need throughout the nation and the world. We do work with Church World Service, a cooperative ministry that provides sustainable self-help and development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance in some 80 countries. With CWS we have conducted Tools & Blanket Drives, collected supplies for Health & School Kits, and organized our first ever Lee CROP Walk on May 6, 2007.
Closer to home we offer both financial support and personal participation in programs such as Construct Inc., Relay for Life, and the Lee Food Pantry on Railroad Street. Our building is also the site for many community activities and service organizations.
Food Pantry Needs
We are a drop-off site for the Lee Food Pantry. The church office is open most weekdays, call the office first if you’d like to drop something off to be sure someone is here.
The following list is to help you when you shop ~ whatever you can give is appreciated, it does not have to be an item on the list. Please, non-perishable items only!
For a Family of Four:
Shop as you would shop for your family – real fruit juice, not juice drinks. Avoid items loaded with sugar or salt.
2 boxes cereal
3 cans fruit
1 bottle juice
1 jar jelly
1 jar peanut butter
3 boxes pasta (not Lasagna)
3 jars pasta sauce
2 boxes or bags rice
3 cans beans
8 cans vegetables
4 cans tuna
2 cans potatoes
EXTRAS THAT ARE NEEDED AND CANNOT BUY WITH FOOD STAMPS:
Dish washing liquid
EXTRAS THAT ARE NICE:
2016: Wednesdays through May 31, 2017, our Community Room is filled with laughter and conversation and the aroma of good food. In partnership with Tri-Town Rotary, Lee restaurants & Kripalu, the College Internship Program and the Youth Group from First Congregational Church of Lee, our church provides a hot meal free-of-charge to everyone who comes. Rotating teams of volunteers cook and serve.
The meal is served beginning at 5:30 pm, doors open at 5pm.