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Sept. 10 Memorial Service for Leslie J. Hoffman, 95

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Sep 092016
 

obitLeslie J. Hoffman, 95, a longtime resident of Orange and beloved husband of the late Muriel Hoffman, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2016. He was born on December 19, 1920 to the late Leslie A. and Ruby Belle Culver Hoffman.

A Memorial Service will be held on September 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane, Orange, CT.

To leave memorial contributions, donations can be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 and/or the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington CT 06111.

The family has been compassionately cared for by the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT.

To leave online condolences, visit www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.

Obituary: Linda Beth Ross, 56, Beloved Daughter, Sister, Friend

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Jun 132016
 

Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 11.33.04 PMLinda Beth Ross, 56, of Meriden, passed suddenly in her home Monday, June, 6, 2016.

Born in Orange, Linda was an employee of the USPS for more than 20 years.

She is survived by her mother Lauretta and her brothers Steven & David Cavrudatz, along with extended family and loving friends.

There will be a memorial service in the chapel of the Orange Congregational Church on Saturday June 18 at 10 a.m. followed by interment at the Orange Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her name to a charity of your choice and that you remember to visit your health care professional regularly.

It’s Strawberry Festival Time

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Jun 112016
 

strawberry manStrawberries and family fun will be the name of the game on Saturday, June 11 (rain date June 12) at the 8th annual Strawberry Festival sponsored by the Orange Congregational Church.

The Festival will take place at the Orange Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The strawberry will be king for the day.

Church volunteers are preparing strawberry treats of every description including jams and pies and shortcakes. In addition delicious fair food will be available throughout the day.

The event includes the third Annual Red Car Show, music, rides, and entertainment plus more than 60 craft and home show vendors make the Fairgrounds the place to be on June 11.

For further information contact www.orangecongregationalchurch.org or call (203) 795-9749.

NOTE: The Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is “amazing.”

Annual Community Tag Sale on The Green May 7

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May 062016
 

Church-aerial-viewThe Orange Congregational Church Pilgrim Fellowship Youth Groups will sponsor the Annual Community Tag Sale on the Orange Town Green, Orange Center Road, Saturday, May 7, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Coffee and donuts will be on sale by the Youth Group, as well as, hot dogs and soda.

If it rains, the Tag Sale will be held on May 14.

vendors were setting up their tents this morning.

vendors were setting up their tents this morning.

This Month’s Events At the Orange Congregational Church

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May 022016
 

orange congregational churchOrange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane, announces the following events planned for this month.

Everyone is welcome to come to worship the regular Sunday worship services taking place at 8 a.m. in the Chapel or 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

The annual Tag Sale, sponsored by the youth of the Pilgrim Fellowship, will be held on Sat, May 7, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on the Orange Town Green.

On Sunday, May 15 there will be only one worship service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary, where we will welcome this year’s Confirmation Class as members of our church community.

On Wednesday May 18, please join us for a midweek service at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, in the Taize style which uses meditative chants and periods of silence to create an atmosphere of contemplative worship.

Children’s Sunday will take place on May 22 at the 10:00 a.m. worship service, hosted by our Church School children and their leaders.

On Sunday May 29, there will be only one worship service at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

The Orange Congregational Church Nursery School will also have their annual Bake Sale.  Many baked goods, sweet treats, hot coffee and cold drinks and much more will be available at their tent on the green during the Memorial Day parade.

Join The “Scholar In Residence” Discussion Group On April 17

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Apr 132016
 

126716967The Rev. Suzanne Wagner announced this upcoming program at the Orange Congregational Church:

Come, hear and discuss our religious leaders’ perceptions concerning religion’s role in the public sphere.

The Orange Clergy Association welcomes you to the 2016 “Scholar in Residence”  program to take place at the Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane on Sunday, April 17.  A reception will begin at 4 p.m., with the program beginning at 4:30 p.m.

This year, our program will be a clergy forum on the topic, “Mixing Religion and Politics:  When Should Religious Leaders Speak out about Political issues?” Are religious organizations best “seen but not heard” in the public sphere? Is there a place for a religious voice in a presidential election?

Holy Week At The Orange Congregational Church

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Mar 252016
 

orange congregational church Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 205 Meeting House Lane, released the following Holy Week schedule:

On Maundy Thursday, in observance of the night in which Jesus had his last meal with his disciples we will gather at7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for “A Service of Darkness”.  We will hear seven choral meditations on the Last Words of Christ, as composed by Dale Wood and adapted from the ancient Tenebrae.   Lights will be extinguished as we hear the Passion of Christ in song and words. Communion by intinction will be offered.

Good Friday service will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  This will be a somber service and we will have readings from the Gospel of John.

On Easter Sunday, join us for a Festival of Resurrection:  At 6:30 a.m. the youth of Orange Congregational Church will offer their traditional Easter Sunrise service at Hannah’s Hill, by the church.  Come to hear their music and meditation.  At the conclusion of the service everyone meets at Chip’s Restaurant in Orange for pancakes.

At 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary we will celebrate and worship together.  Rev. Suzanne’s meditation is entitled, “Today’s Good News”. The Senior Choir will sing at both services, joined by the Handbell Choir at the 9:00 a.m. service and the Junior Choir at the 11:00 a.m. service. Both services in the Sanctuary will conclude with the choir and congregation singing the “Hallelujah” Chorus from The Messiah by G.F. Handel.

 

Maundy Thursday  

March 24

7:00 p.m.  Service of Communion & Tenebrae

“A Service of Darkness” as composed by Dale Wood

7 choral meditations on the Last Words of Christ

Good Friday  

March 25

7:00 p.m.  Worship in Sanctuary

Easter Sunday  

March 27

Festival of Resurrection

6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service at Hannah’s Hill

9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.  Worship in Sanctuary

An Ideal Night for Orange Youth to Freeze Out

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Jan 242016
 

This is the perfect overnight weather for the town’s youth to Freeze Out and see what it’s like to be homeless and living in a cardboard box.

This year's Freeze Out participants with Officer Bernegger and Trent. (Photo by Stewart )

This year’s Freeze Out participants with Officer Bernegger and Trent.
(Photo by Stuart King )

The Orange Congregational Church began its annual Habitat for Humanity event on Saturday evening as the snow continued to fall on the shanty town in front of the church.

During the evening, both of the Orange Police Department’s K9s, Loki and Trent and their handlers, Officers Chris Brown and Mary Bernegger paid a visit and provided demonstrations of their special skills — Loki (Tracking) and Trent (drug sniffing) — for the enthusiastic participants.

The teens and their adult chaperones took shifts spending time outside in the cardboard shanty town, while others participated in activities, like the hammering contest.

The event will end Sunday morning and everyone will go home and get some badly needed sleep in the warmth of their own beds, but the memory of being out in the cold will stay with them for a long time.

Each year the youth group dedicates time during the spring/summer building a home for a worthy recipient in the Habitat for Humanity program.

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Obituary: Robert H. Kelly, 85, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather

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Jul 262015
 

Screen Shot 2015-07-26 at 12.57.56 PMRobert H. Kelly, 85, died on July 23, at Yale New Haven Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores, of Orange, her son Rick and wife Susan, and daughters Paige and Brooke of Atlanta, GA.

He is survived by his son, Robert and his wife Frances, and their children Ryan, Kevin and Corinne of Branford, CT; he is survived by his daughter, Barbara “Kelly” and her husband Jeff, and their children Caroline and Ian of Atlanta.

He also is survived by a sister, Bette, of Minneapolis, MN.

Robert was born on November 1, 1929, the son of Herbert and Margaret Kelly of Milford.

He was an avid golfer and lifelong member of Race Brook Country Club, where he was a former board member. He enjoyed his time as an assistant coach in both Pop Warner football and his son’s high school track and field team. He was an original member of the Orange Players’ Theater Group and acted in several productions.

He was president of the New England Oven & Furnace Co, of Orange, CT., where he worked until his retirement in 1995. He also served on the improvement committee for the town of Orange.

He traveled extensively with his wife and especially enjoyed visiting his extended family and friends in Atlanta.

Friends and family may call on Tuesday, July 28, from 4 – 8 p.m. at Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 29, 11:00 a.m. at the Orange Congregational Church. Interment to follow at the Orange Center Cemetery. Memorial donations in his name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

To leave online condolences, please visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.

Don’t Miss This Musical Tribute To Alice Parker on Sunday

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Apr 212015
 

Alice Parker

Alice Parker

The choirs of the Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane, will perform a musical tribute to the composer Alice Parker on Sunday, April 26, at 4 p.m.

The compositions of Alice Parker are classics in the choral music genre.  Her pieces are performed by church, high school, and college choirs throughout the country.  Numerous recordings of her music by the Robert Shaw Chorale, Chanticleer, and Melodious Accord are available on ITunes.  Examples of  many fine choirs performing her music also may be found on YouTube.
The choirs of the church will offer a rich sampling of her works at this afternoon concert and Alice Parker will be present at this event. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.
Come and enjoy an afternoon of beautiful singing, and acknowledge this American woman for her significant contribution to the art of choral music.