Get Involved

Connect@God’s Acre. Get involved in one of our many groups. By engaging, learning, leading, or serving you can connect with others – and with God.

Name Day Time Type Area Campus
engage | Chancel Choir Thursday Evening engage Lower Center
engage | Chancel Choir
Leader: Jody Davis

The Chancel Choir is open to high-schoolers and adults who are interested in singing together to the glory of God. The choir rehearses the music extensively in Thursday night rehearsals and then provides for the music for the church service on Sunday. In addition, the choir offers Lessons and Carols in December, Tenebrae in the spring, and provides special music for Advent and Lenten services. All are welcome.

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engage | Cherub Choir Monday Afternoon engage Lower Center
engage | Cherub Choir
Leader: Jody Davis

Cherubs is a continuation of the Grace Notes program. Cherubs learn the theology of the church through music. Children enjoy time together with emphasis on pitch matching, solfegé, rhythm with instruments, and community building. Each week Cherubs are introduced to the fundamentals of music. Cherubs have their own choir robes and sing occasionally in the worship services and at the spring children's musical.

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engage | Grace Notes Monday Afternoon engage Lower Center
engage | Grace Notes
Leader: Jody Davis

Grace Notes provides a safe and friendly environment where the joy of young children is evident as Bible stores are shared through the medium of music. Grace Notes participants have fun as they sing, hear dynamics, play rhythm instruments, and develop motor skills. A parent (guardian) is involved with the Grace Note as the child participates. This is an introduction for parents to realize that music is essential at a young age and that the church recognizes this importance. Grace Notes sing with Cherubs occasionally in the worship services and at the spring children's musical.

Lower Center
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Afternoon
engage | Guppies Thursday Afternoon engage Lower Center
engage | Guppies
Leader: Kelly Leather
Lower Center
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engage | JYG Thursday Evening engage Lower Center
engage | JYG
Leader: Kelly Leather
Lower Center
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engage | MG - Men's Fellowship Varies Evening engage Lower Center
engage | MG - Men's Fellowship
Leader: Don Moyle

"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another" Proverbs 27:17
Our goal is for all men of our church to experience an MG men's fellowship event this year.

Lower Center
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engage | MS Worship Team Varies Varies engage Lower Center
engage | MS Worship Team
Leader: Kelly Leather
Lower Center
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engage | MSYG Sunday Afternoon engage Lower Center
engage | MSYG
Leader: Morgan Flagg
Lower Center
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engage | Nativity Pageant Sunday Morning engage Lower Center
engage | Nativity Pageant
Leader: Noëlle Francis

Traditional pageant telling of the first Christmas! To be presented Sun Dec 24th at 4pm

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engage | Prayer Shawl Ministry Team Monday Morning engage Lower Center
engage | Prayer Shawl Ministry Team
Leader: Judy Hyde

We are a group who come together in fellowship to knit prayer shawls, to give to those in the congregation in time of crisis or transition. Knitting skills are not required -- we will teach you. We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month at 10am.

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engage | Sonshine Singers Wednesday Evening engage Lower Center
engage | Sonshine Singers
Leader: Noëlle Francis

This is a new choir designed to encourage and keep young males interested in singing. Fun music will be selected specifically to develop a healthy vocal technique, learn musical concepts, begin dramatic skills, establish confidence in public performance, and mostly importantly to build friendships. They will join Spirit Singers and Joyful Noise in the worship services regularly throughout the year. Sonshine Singers will join Spirit Singers and Joyful Noise to present a fully staged and costumed musical each year.

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engage | Spirit Singers Wednesday Afternoon engage Lower Center
engage | Spirit Singers
Leader: Noëlle Francis

A traditional choral group that sings in worship services regularly throughout the year. The Spirit Singers also present a fully staged, costumed musical with instrumental ensemble each spring. Weekly rehearsals focus on developing a healthy vocal technique, learning musical concepts, beginning dramatic skills, establishing confidence in public performance and building friendships.

Lower Center
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engage | The Quest Wednesday Evening engage Lower Center
engage | The Quest
Leader: Kelly Leather
Lower Center
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Wednesday
Evening
engage | Welcoming Ministry Team Varies Varies engage Lower Center
engage | Welcoming Ministry Team
Leader: Jill Robey
Lower Center
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engage | Women's Fellowship Varies Varies engage Lower Center
engage | Women's Fellowship
Leader: Stephanie Radman
Lower Center
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engage | YG Sunday Evening engage Lower Center
engage | YG
Leader: Kelly Leather
Lower Center
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Sunday
Evening
engage | Youth Worship Team Varies Varies engage Lower Center
engage | Youth Worship Team
Leader: Morgan Flagg
Lower Center
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engage | Breakfast Club Sunday Morning engage Lower Center
engage | Breakfast Club
Leader: Chapin Garner

Sunday morning Bible study for high schoolers, 8th grade confirmation students also welcome

Lower Center
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engage | Church School Parents engage
engage | Church School Parents
Leader: Caroline Leather

Parents of children enrolled in Church School; this group is designed to allow parents to volunteer for events.

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engage | Joyful Noise Wednesday Afternoon engage
engage | Joyful Noise
Leader: Noëlle Francis
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Afternoon
engage | MG Small Group with Billy Monday Evening engage
engage | MG Small Group with Billy
Leader: Billy Stimpson
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Monday
Evening
engage | MG Small Group with Steve Monday Evening engage
engage | MG Small Group with Steve
Leader: Steve Case
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engage | Minnows Varies Varies engage Lower Center
engage | Minnows
Leader: Kelly Leather
Lower Center
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engage | YG Parents Varies Varies engage Lower Center
engage | YG Parents
Leader: Kelly Leather

A group for the parents of our current YG students.

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lead | Building and Grounds Ministry Team Varies Morning lead Lower Center
lead | Building and Grounds Ministry Team
Leader: Marie-Ange Masters
Lower Center
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lead | Children and Families Ministry Team Varies Morning lead Lower Center
lead | Children and Families Ministry Team
Leader: Caroline Leather
Lower Center
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lead | Church School Teachers Sunday Morning lead Lower Center
lead | Church School Teachers
Leader: Chris Tate
Lower Center
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lead | Fellowship Ministry Team Varies Varies lead Lower Center
lead | Fellowship Ministry Team
Leader: Julie Tedford
Lower Center
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lead | Maasai Mission Ministry Team Varies Varies lead Lower Center
lead | Maasai Mission Ministry Team
Leader: Marianna Kilbride

Plans and carries out fundraising and projects for Maasai. Meeting times vary.

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lead | Missions and Social Action Committee Monday Evening lead Lower Center
lead | Missions and Social Action Committee
Leader: Marianna Kilbride

Meets the second Monday of the month at 7:30 in the Library. Stewardship of missions and outreach budget.

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lead | Music Ministry Team Monday Evening lead Lower Center
lead | Music Ministry Team
Leader: Jody Davis

A strong, vibrant Music Ministry is important to us at The Congregational Church of New Canaan. We see music as a potential pathway to God. The Ministry Team assists the Director of Music in coordinating budgeting and planning and implementing musical events at the church.

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lead | Pastoral Ministries Leadership Team Monday Afternoon lead Lower Center
lead | Pastoral Ministries Leadership Team
Leader: Chapin Garner

The PMLT works with the Minister to ensure that all members of the church have access to pastoral care when needed. They plan programs to meet certain needs in the congregation, such as programs on bereavement, anxiety and depression, Alzheimer's and dementia, and many more. They meet with the Minister every other month, on the third Monday of the month at 6:00 and also meet as needed to help set up and lead any programs they are involved with.

Lower Center
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lead | Children's Music & Drama Ministry Team Varies Varies lead Lower Center
lead | Children's Music & Drama Ministry Team
Leader: Noëlle Francis
Lower Center
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learn | 1st Grade Church School Sunday Morning learn Lower Center
learn | 1st Grade Church School
Leader: Caroline Leather

Join us on Sunday mornings during the 10:00am worship service for biblically centered curriculum, enriching service opportunities, and inspiring Spiritual Milestones! Children are introduced to a new lesson each week as they grow with their peers here at God's Acre!

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learn | 2nd grade Church School Sunday Morning learn Lower Center
learn | 2nd grade Church School
Leader: Caroline Leather

Join us on Sunday mornings during the 10:00am worship service for biblically centered curriculum, enriching service opportunities, and inspiring Spiritual Milestones! Children are introduced to a new lesson each week as they grow with their peers here at God's Acre!

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learn | 3rd grade Church School Sunday Morning learn Lower Center
learn | 3rd grade Church School
Leader: Caroline Leather

Join us on Sunday mornings during the 10:00am worship service for biblically centered curriculum, enriching service opportunities, and inspiring Spiritual Milestones! 3rd graders are presented with their own Bibles as they learn through their new life manual! Children are introduced to a new lesson each week as they grow with their peers here at God's Acre!

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learn | 3s Church School Sunday Morning learn Lower Center
learn | 3s Church School
Leader: Caroline Leather

Join us on Sunday mornings during the 10:00am worship service for biblically centered curriculum, enriching service opportunities, and inspiring Spiritual Milestones! Children are introduced to a new lesson each week as they grow with their peers here at God's Acre!

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learn | 4s Church School Sunday Morning learn Lower Center
learn | 4s Church School
Leader: Caroline Leather

Join us on Sunday mornings during the 10:00am worship service for biblically centered curriculum, enriching service opportunities, and inspiring Spiritual Milestones! Children are introduced to a new lesson each week as they grow with their peers here at God's Acre!

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learn | 4th Grade Church School Sunday Morning learn Lower Center
learn | 4th Grade Church School
Leader: Caroline Leather

Join us on Sunday mornings during the 10:00am worship service for biblically centered curriculum, enriching service opportunities, and inspiring Spiritual Milestones! 4th graders will be introduced to Communion through a workshop and presentation in front of the Congregation! Children are introduced to a new lesson each week as they grow with their peers here at God's Acre!

Lower Center
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learn | 5s/K Church School Sunday Morning learn Lower Center
learn | 5s/K Church School
Leader: Caroline Leather

Join us on Sunday mornings during the 10:00am worship service for biblically centered curriculum, enriching service opportunities, and inspiring Spiritual Milestones! Children are introduced to a new lesson each week as they grow with their peers here at God's Acre!

Lower Center
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Sunday
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learn | 5th Grade Church School Sunday Morning learn Lower Center
learn | 5th Grade Church School
Leader: Caroline Leather

Join us on Sunday mornings during the 10:00am worship service for biblically centered curriculum, enriching service opportunities, and inspiring Spiritual Milestones! Children are introduced to a new lesson each week as they grow with their peers here at God's Acre!

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learn | 6th Grade Church School Sunday Morning learn Lower Center
learn | 6th Grade Church School
Leader: Caroline Leather

Join us on Sunday mornings during the 10:00am worship service for biblically centered curriculum, enriching service opportunities, and inspiring Spiritual Milestones! Teens are introduced to a new lesson each week as they grow with their peers here at God's Acre!

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learn | 7th grade Church School Sunday Morning learn Lower Center
learn | 7th grade Church School
Leader: Caroline Leather

Join us on Sunday mornings during the 10:00am worship service for biblically centered curriculum, enriching service opportunities, and inspiring Spiritual Milestones! Teens are introduced to a new lesson each week as they grow with their peers here at God's Acre!

Lower Center
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learn | 8th Grade Confirmation Class Wednesday Evening learn Lower Center
learn | 8th Grade Confirmation Class
Leader: Chapin Garner
Lower Center
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Wednesday
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learn | Crib Room Sunday Morning learn Lower Center
learn | Crib Room
Leader: Caroline Leather

Enjoy the Sunday 10:00am service as we provide childcare for your little ones! Trained nursery assistants offer a fun filled and engaging environment for the children as you participate in the Sanctuary!

Lower Center
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learn | Gifts and Talents Varies Evening learn Lower Center
learn | Gifts and Talents
Leader: Kathy Johnston
Lower Center
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learn | Lifelong Learning Varies Varies learn Lower Center
learn | Lifelong Learning
Leader: Laurel Carr
Lower Center
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learn | High School Confirmation Sunday Evening learn Lower Center
learn | High School Confirmation
Leader: Chapin Garner
Lower Center
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learn | Sunday Morning Bible Study Sunday Morning learn Lower Center
learn | Sunday Morning Bible Study
Leader: Eric Dupee
Lower Center
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Morning
learn | Wednesday Morning Bible Study Wednesday Morning learn
learn | Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Leader: Chapin Garner
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learn | Women's Bible Study Tuesday Morning learn Lower Center
learn | Women's Bible Study
Leader: Laurel Carr

Each week women come together for fellowship, worship, praise, and to learn more about the Bible.

Lower Center
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Morning
serve | Flower Ministry Team Varies Varies serve Lower Center
serve | Flower Ministry Team
Leader: Jill Robey
Lower Center
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serve | Give-A-Meal-A-Month Varies Varies serve Lower Center
serve | Give-A-Meal-A-Month
Leader: Marianna Kilbride

Program providing groceries for local agencies. No meetings.

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serve | Meals on Wheels Thursday Afternoon serve Lower Center
serve | Meals on Wheels
Leader: Marianna Kilbride

Delivers lunch meals every Thursday to sick and elderly. Accepting Volunteer subs.

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serve | Open Door Ministry Team Tuesday Morning serve Lower Center
serve | Open Door Ministry Team
Leader: Marianna Kilbride

Serves lunch at Open Door Shelter every fourth Tuesday, 11:15am-2pm.

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serve | Pacific House Volunteer Thursday Afternoon serve Lower Center
serve | Pacific House Volunteer
Leader: Suzanne Brannan
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serve | Pastoral Ministries Team Varies Varies serve Lower Center
serve | Pastoral Ministries Team
Leader: Debbie Chapman

Pastoral Ministries Team, or PMT, is open to all. We request volunteers to write notes to people or to make and/or deliver meals to families in a crisis situation such as illness or a recent death in the family. Requests are made as needed to the group, via email. We also request volunteers to do flower deliveries at Christmas and Easter. For those who wish to drive church members in need of rides to church, or to other places, please sign up on our Transportation Ministry.

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serve | Prayer Chain Ministry Varies Varies serve Lower Center
serve | Prayer Chain Ministry
Leader: Kathy Johnston

This is actually a group that does not meet physically. The group leaders communicate prayer requests via email to those volunteers who will spend extra time praying.

Lower Center
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serve | Stephen Ministers Monday Evening serve Lower Center
serve | Stephen Ministers
Leader: Avril Sweeny
Lower Center
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serve | Ushers Sunday Morning serve Lower Center
serve | Ushers
Leader: Hoyt Davidson
Lower Center
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serve | Guppies and JYG Advisors Thursday Afternoon serve Lower Center
serve | Guppies and JYG Advisors
Leader: Kelly Leather
Lower Center
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serve | Junior Advisors Varies Varies serve Lower Center
serve | Junior Advisors
Leader: Kelly Leather
Lower Center
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serve | OG Varies Varies serve Lower Center
serve | OG
Leader: Marianna Kilbride

No meetings. Members engage in regular and various volunteer projects.

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serve | Transportation Ministry Sunday Morning serve
serve | Transportation Ministry
Leader: Debbie Chapman

This Ministry does not meet as a group. We provides rides on Sunday for members who cannot drive; may be contacted for other rides to church events. We need more drivers and would welcome your help!

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