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Siblings in Christ,


Instead of reading this, please take a moment and think about why you choose to attend First Congregational United Church of Christ.



(It’s okay.  Really take some time and think about it.  I’ll wait)


Here’s my next question: Could the reason that you choose to attend First Congregational also be a reason someone else might choose to attend First Congregational?  


If the answer is “Yes,” then my last question is this: Have you told anyone why you choose to be a part of our church, and have you invited them to come and see for themselves?


In the month of July, I am inviting you to invite a friend to church.  I believe that this is a truly special community of faithful and faith-filled people; that this is a place in which people experience love, acceptance, and spiritual growth; and that these blessings are meant to be shared!


Sometimes, the church can be a little bit like Las Vegas – “What happens in church, stays in church.”  But it shouldn’t be that way.  Our friends and neighbors should get the chance to experience all the reasons why being a part of First Congregational United Church of Christ has been a meaningful and worthwhile experience for you.  In other words, if you have a reason for being part of this church, maybe that’s a good reason for someone else to be part of this church, too.


Inviting a friend to church doesn’t have to be complicated.  You’ve already thought of at least one good reason to come to our church.  Now share it with someone, invite them to come, and let them see for themselves that this is one of the most welcoming churches in Watertown!




Rev. Dustin Bartlett