WHO WE ARE

Somers Congregational Church


We are a group of dedicated individuals passionate about serving the Lord.

Somers Congregational Church recognizes that the church is not a building, but a community of people representing all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs. We strive to unite as a spiritual community which cares for one another in a genuine way as Christ cares for us. Our intent is to utilize our strengths beyond our church doors to reach out to others in need of Pastoral and spiritual care.

OUR BELIEFS

We are united through Christ


We believe that with great frequency the Bible teaches us that God is making all things new. Exodus is a story of homecoming, but to a new one. The gospel Jesus preached spoke of a new birth. And the church was a new expression of God’s people giving voice to his desire for a world characterized by righteousness, justice and peace. 


At Somers Congregational Church we affirm the National Statement of Faith of the United Church of Christ but that doctrinal statement, above all has a human face in those who enter our doors. For above all we believe that whoever and wherever you are on life’s journey you are welcome here. 


Why? Simply put, we believe our diversity enriches each of us by opening us to explore new expressions of God’s love, mercy and compassion. We are therefore, not defined by tests of faith but in our testimonies of faith and our faith stories.  


Our faith, or shared beliefs and core values  at Somers Church you will discover,  isn’t for us a noun, or an idea to talk about. Faith is a verb that enlivens us in joyful service, warm fellowship and an extravagant welcome.  


Somers Congregational Church is almost 300 years old but we haven’t over those many years, nor today forgotten that God in and through us is...making all things new. 


OUR VALUES

We are here for you



Each person is on a spritual journey

We believe each of us is at a different stage of that journey, and no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Each person is unique and valuable

It is the will of God that every person belong to a family of faith where they have a strong sense of being valued and loved.

We believe in the power of helping our neighbors

We believe in the power of service to our local, national, and international communities. We strive to help others on a regular basis through our ministries and missions.


OUR AWESOME TEAM

Get to know our Church staff


Rev. Breault

Interim Minister

Rev. Breault loves working with churches that are open to the process of change and transformation through self-reflection, discernment, visioning, and prayer. She graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1986 and was ordained by her home church in Trumbull, CT in March 1987. She has served in both 'settled' and interim ministry settings and is very glad to have this opportunity to work with our church.


Mahlon Peterson,

Organist/Choir Director

Mr Peterson has been a church musician all his adult life. Most recently he was the organist/music minister for the Naugatuck Congregational Church in Naugatuck, CT for 13 years. He received his undergraduate degree in performance from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and a Masters in performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Heather Hight

Heather recently joined our team as our church Administative Assistant.  She can help with your questions and point you in the right direction.