Prayer Wall

Prayer Wall Hut
Prayer Wall Hut, Church of Christ Congregational UCC

During this season of Lent, the Church of Christ Congregational will be putting together a prayer wall as a place that all are invited to come to God in prayer again and again, weaving your prayers in with those of our larger community. Woven together, our prayers form the shape of an ampersand, an ancient symbol that, used here, represents God’s holy “and.” When we feel helpless and hopeless, God’s holy “and” encourages us to lift our weary eyes to search for more. Within the ampersand, our prayers are held together and transformed into beauty.

How to take part: The prayer wall is located on the “muffin hut” which is the gazebo type structure to the right of the church.  On a prayer strip (provided at the prayer wall and also at the Church office and Goshen Community Care office), write a word or phrase to represent your prayer to God. Then weave it inside the ampersand shape, adding it to the prayers of our larger community.  We invite you to offer as many prayers as you need, returning to this wall as often as possible.

For Chatter: This Lent, the Church of Christ Congregational UCC is inviting you to come to God in prayer again and again, weaving your prayers in with those of our larger community.

~Our prayer wall will be located on the front of the “muffin hut”, which is the little gazebo to the right of the church. (5 Old Middle Street, Goshen)We invite you to offer as many prayers as you need, returning to this wall as often as possible. On a prayer strip (provided at the prayer wall)  write a word or phrase to represent your prayer to God. Then weave it inside the ampersand shape, adding it to the prayers of our larger community. Again and again, God hears your prayers. God hears your cries. God knows you and sees you—fully.

If you are unable to get here and would like your prayers included, please contact Pastor Sara (pastorsara.goshenchurch@gmail.com) She would be honored to weave your prayers in.







welcome Erin Reilly – our new coordinator

We welcome Erin Reilly to our team here at Goshen Community Care and Hospice! We look forward to working with you!

I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve as the Goshen Community Care and Hospice Coordinator.

My name is Erin and I’d like to tell you a little about myself. I grew up in Goshen and live here with my daughters, Rita and Brooke.  Rita is a freshman at SUNY Morrisville, studying Equine Business Management.  Brooke is a 4th grader at Goshen Center School. We live with our 2 dogs, 3 Guinea pigs, horse and flock of chickens and ducks.

I am a volunteer EMT with the Goshen Fire Company and serve as the Secretary for the Company.  I also work at the firehouse doing maintenance and custodial duties.  I was just re-elected to the Recreation Commission for my 4th term. Brooke and I are communicants of St. Thomas of Villanova church and I help teach the GIFT program for religious education. 

My girls and I enjoy volunteering for various events and programs around town, especially during the fair at the American Legion booth and library book sale tent.  We are always up for an adventure and enjoy the various hiking trails and outdoor activities Goshen has to offer.  I look forward to meeting everyone and serving the needs of the community. 

Erin Reilly, 2020

Annual Donation From The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

On November 3, 2020 Goshen Community Care & Hospice received a check in the amount of $500. From the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal through its Vicariate Outreach Program.  The funding will help Goshen Community Care & Hospice continue its mission of Community Service in Goshen. We thank the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal program for helping us during this difficult year.

About the Archbishop Annual Appeal- Since 1981, the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal has been able to assist tens of thousands of people- regardless of race, religion, or color—across the Archdiocese of Hartford with health care, education, housing, emergency expenses and in numerous other areas.  It is through the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Vicariate Outreach Program and the generosity of its donors that the Appeal is able to assist a wide array of community-based charities throughout Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield Counties.



Light up a life – virtual video 2020

Due to Covid/CDC restrictions, our annual “Light up a Life” ceremony will not be held as an in person event this December. Instead we will be videotaping the ceremony around mid-December and will then post a link to our site for public viewing.

Mid-December please visit the the “Light up a Life ” events page for access to the video link. Apologies to everyone who looks forward to starting off the holiday season with this lovely event.