SECOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Bennington Vermont 802-442-2559  

"The glory of God is the human being fully alive!"

Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, YOU are invited to join us on the journey at Second Congregational – a church for young and old and in-between. A progressive church, with opportunities for questioning and seeking, musical and mission-minded, we were Vermont's first “Open and Affirming” congregation and welcome - into the worship, fellowship, membership, and full life of our church - all persons of faith and those seeking faith, regardless of race, social or economic status, physical abilities or sexual orientation.
  • Second Congregational Church, UCC celebrates Reformation Sunday during our 10 o’clock morning worship.  All God’s children—young and young at heart—are welcome, regardless of age, race, sex, economic condition, disability, or sexual orientation.

    This Sunday morning worship includes a Time for the Children in All of Us.  Children up through grade 5 are then invited to Godly Play, and the Middle- and High-school Class meets.  Nursery care is provided throughout worship.

    A time of fellowship and refreshment  for the whole church family follows worship in Webster Hall.  At 11:30, a time of remembrance and celebration of the life of Kathryn Marsden takes place in the sanctuary.  All are welcome.

    Rev. Mary Lee-Clark’s sermon is entitled, “The Next Reformation” for ourselves and the church.

  • Looking Ahead

    Mon, Wed, Fri – Exercise for Seniors (Room 6) 9:30 am

    Mon, Oct 27 – Flu Clinic 11am – 1pm, Webster Hall

    Tues, Oct 28 – Session 1 of Celebrating the Saints, in Clayton Room, led by David Haley

    Weds, Oct 29 – Handbell practice 7-8pm

    Sun, Nov 2 – Session 2 Celebrating the Saints, in Clayton Room after worship, led by David Haley



  • CROP WALK 2014 – click on image to view video

    About 25 walkers and 2 hoppers raised just over $4,000 for the CROP Walk last Sunday while enjoying a dry, cool fall afternoon. Thank you to all who donated!


Our Environmental Mission



Living Lightly on God’s Earth: A Guide to Spiritual Practices Focused on the Environment   It is customary during Lent …

OD People Hiking

Lent and EAARTH

Lent and EAARTH (1) There are a number of ways to live Lent. One is to suffer a bit, to …

OD Orange Newt

Our Congregation’s Responses to questions about the Earth’s Environmen

Our Congregation’s Responses to questions about the Earth’s Environment: Questions were posed and responses invited on posters in Webster Hall. …

Our Stories

Walk For Climate Change 2

The People’s Climate March, Sunday Sept. 21 in NYC

This march was the largest march calling for action on the climate. There were over 2,000 folks from Vermont to …

Crop Walk Resized

Crop Walk, Sunday October 19th at 1pm

End hunger one step at a time. Signup at the web link below or at on Sundays at Second Congregational …

Maggie And Scott At The Free Clinic Table 2

Rally Sunday, September 14, 2014

Following worship, the whole church family was invited to “rally” in exploring a number of different service and mission opportunities …