Weekly Class Schedule and Info

Weekly classes and links to get connected to our online classes held on Zoom. If you are on a smartphone or tablet, you can download Zoom from your AppStore. I’ll post the direct links to those below.

All of our online classes are at the same meeting link:
Meeting Link: https://meet.waterburychurch.org

Teen Class: Tuesday at 7pm
– Online Only

Men’s Class: Wednesday at 7pm
– Online Only

Ladies Class: Thursday at 7pm
– Online (for now)

Upper Elementary Class (Up to 12yrs): Sunday at 9am
– Online

More Online Classroom Connection Info:

Dial In Information:
For those who don’t have a smartphone or computer, here are some details on how to login


One tap mobile (for quick dial in from a smartphone)
+13017158592,,9747899358#,,,,,,0#,,054778# US (Germantown)
+13126266799,,9747899358#,,,,,,0#,,054778# US (Chicago)

Dial In from a regular phone:
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 974 789 9358
Passcode: 054778

Zoom Mobile Apps

Here’s a link to the Zoom Download site if you need to get Zoom on your phone or tablet:

https://www.zoom.us/download

Quick update on COVID-19 guidelines for houses of worship

There have been some questions recently about what the guidelines are that churches are following, and some confusion about the recently announced fines for gatherings above 25 people. Good news that the 25 person limit is not intended to apply to houses of worship.

Here’s a link to the State of CT document outlining the current guidelines for churches…

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DECD/Covid_Business_Recovery/Guidelines-for-Houses-of-Worship_FINAL.pdf?la=en

The important note from the document is…

“Effective immediately, the 49-person limit on religious, spiritual and worship gatherings is raised for indoor gatherings to 25% of capacity of the indoor space or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is smaller, and to 150 people for outdoor gatherings, provided in each case that appropriate safety and social distancing measures shall be employed. ”

The church building is currently set for a capacity of ~250 people in the main auditorium, and another ~50 in the classroom space. Following the current guidelines, that works out to ~70 people upstairs, and another ~10 people downstairs.

If at some point we do exceed the main auditorium capacity, the plan is to spread out a bit downstairs with our TVs to ensure we keep things safe and comfortable for members attending.

Hope to see YOU this Sunday.

Christmas in July…remembering a dear friend

You may be thinking “who’s even thinking about Christmas in times like these?!” For most, focus is on the unusual times we are living in that carries pressures, worries, and tensions we deal with to one degree or another. And, it’s summer with high temps and sun rays. So Christmas? What gives??

An expression of love is being shown to the Waterbury Church of Christ through the Dominguez-Porrini family.

As a way to keep living out Jeannette Porrini’s joyful and generous spirit, her surviving family is dedicating the month of July to raise donations that will go toward the church’s Annual Gingerbread Event and other ministries in this church.

Jeannette was a beloved member of the Waterbury church and often remembered by her warm smile, laughter, and caring ways. Jeannette really enjoyed the Gingerbread Event. Her family is grateful for the laughter it brought out then and still today as they recount a bit of shock after she participated the first time: “They had power tools and lights there!!” is a memorable quote Jeannette exclaimed with laughter.

It’s with these fond memories and the family’s desire to spread love in the community that we have Christmas in July. Despite July being a bittersweet month (marking both her birthday and her transition to God after a 9 year battle with cancer) the family is feeling blessed to come together to bring good and also to be strengthened as a result.

Donations that exceed the costs of our yearly event will be used to bring some comfort to families impacted by cancer.

Anyone can give a donation by clicking here https://waterburychurch.org/giving and selecting Gingerbread Party or feel free to mail non-cash donations to the church at:

Gingerbread Party c/o
Waterbury Church of Christ
3211 North Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06704

Video: Resurrection of Hope

When Jesus died, it was an event of cataclysmic proportion. The rocks splits, the earth shook, the curtain in the temple was torn from top to bottom, and the graves of many saints gave back their dead. “Creation, the cosmos, mourned the death of its creator.”

On that day many believers lost hope – On that day, many people went into hiding, living in fear. But God, on the third day, brought Jesus back to life. On the third day, Hope was resurrected, and the course of human history was fundamentally altered.

The resurrection of Christ is all about hope. It reminds us, even when things are grim there is no need to despair, because we have hope that things will get better.

The resurrection of Christ is all about hope. Knowing that Christ rose from the dead, we have peace to weather the storm, because the same God who rose Jesus from the dead has the power to say “Peace, be still”

The resurrection of Christ is all about hope. We know the apostles were mourning and crying on Friday night but they rejoiced on Sunday morning. Therefore, we can say with confidence that “Weeping may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”

The stone rolled away – up from the grave He arose – He arose, a victor from the dark domain. Every song about the resurrection of Christ ought to fill our hearts with joy and nothing but hope. That’s why we celebrate it every Sunday when we take the Lords Supper – to remind us all that there is hope in our future

The resurrection of Christ is all about hope. We know that death could not keep Jesus in the grave; therefore, we can rest assured that death will not be the end of the story. Our hope is firm, because of what we know about the God that we serve.

The resurrection of Christ is all about hope, and hope gives us the willpower to persevere through the darkest valleys of life, especially the one that we are currently going through. Lord, we thank you for the resurrection of hope, because hope will always triumph in the face of trouble.

Resurrection Sunday ONLINE

Every week, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This week, we’ll meet again online and spend some time worshipping together.

Join us for Singing, Prayer, Communion, and a Lesson from Donny Pierre.  Invite friends and family to join us for this celebration.

Just go to the church website, www.waterburychurch.org and we’ll get started at 10:30am.  Or, you can go to our YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/c/waterburychurchofchrist

Once again, if you have some prayer requests, please send them by email to bulletin@waterburychurch.org or you can text them with your name to 203-936-7269.

Adult Classes Online This Week (April 8 & 9, 2020)

Posted on March 31, 2020 by Jim Sanzone

After success last week, we are planning on running online classes for the Men and Women again this week.

The classes were interactive, and we had people asking questions, and talking during the classes.  Hope to see more of the church at the classes this week.

We will split up the classes on Wednesday evening for the men, and Thursday evening for the women.  We can’t do them on the same night as it would be too difficult for the men and women to be in separate online classes at the same time in their homes, and we only have one account to host the classes.

It’s a good idea to join a few minutes early to get connected and make sure that everything is working.  

You can also try to test this at any time by going to zoom.us/test and download Zoom to your computer before the class.

If you need help joining, you can call or text to 203.936.7269 when trying to start the class and Tori and Jim Sanzone will try to help you.


Men’s Class – Muscle and a Shovel

Wednesday at 7pm
To join by computer, smartphone, or tablet…
https://zoom.us/j/9747899358

To join by phone only…
Dial +1 929 205 6099
Enter the Meeting ID when prompted:
Meeting ID: 974 789 9358#
Don’t worry if it asks you for a Participant ID…you can skip that.


Women’s Class – Submission

Thursday at 7pm
To join by computer, smartphone, or tablet…
https://zoom.us/j/9747899358

To join by phone only…
Dial +1 929 205 6099
Enter the Meeting ID when prompted:
Meeting ID: 974 789 9358#
Don’t worry if it asks you for a Participant ID…you can skip that.


For the Kids

There are some terrific videos available on RightNow Media for the young ones to watch while we’re all stuck at home.  If you don’t have a login for that, shoot an email to bulletin@waterburychurch.org


Small Group Meetings

If there are any other small groups within the church who want to use Zoom to hold a meeting, it’s pretty easy to do and we have folks who can help you set it up and run it.  Email bulletin@waterburychurch.org if you are interested.

Adult Classes Online This Week (April 1 & 2, 2020)

After success last week, we are planning on running online classes for the Men and Women again this week.

The classes were interactive, and we had people asking questions, and talking during the classes.  Hope to see more of the church at the classes this week.

We will split up the classes on Wednesday evening for the men, and Thursday evening for the women.  We can’t do them on the same night as it would be too difficult for the men and women to be in separate online classes at the same time in their homes, and we only have one account to host the classes.

It’s a good idea to join a few minutes early to get connected and make sure that everything is working.  

You can also try to test this at any time by going to zoom.us/test and download Zoom to your computer before the class.

If you need help joining, you can call or text to 203.936.7269 when trying to start the class and Tori and Jim Sanzone will try to help you.


Men’s Class – Muscle and a Shovel

Wednesday at 7pm
To join by computer, smartphone, or tablet…
https://zoom.us/j/9747899358

To join by phone only…
Dial +1 929 205 6099
Enter the Meeting ID when prompted:
Meeting ID: 974 789 9358#
Don’t worry if it asks you for a Participant ID…you can skip that.


Women’s Class – Submission

Thursday at 7pm
To join by computer, smartphone, or tablet…
https://zoom.us/j/9747899358

To join by phone only…
Dial +1 929 205 6099
Enter the Meeting ID when prompted:
Meeting ID: 974 789 9358#
Don’t worry if it asks you for a Participant ID…you can skip that.


For the Kids

There are some terrific videos available on RightNow Media for the young ones to watch while we’re all stuck at home.  If you don’t have a login for that, shoot an email to bulletin@waterburychurch.org


Small Group Meetings

If there are any other small groups within the church who want to use Zoom to hold a meeting, it’s pretty easy to do and we have folks who can help you set it up and run it.  Email bulletin@waterburychurch.org if you are interested.



New Brother Joe Medford

Welcome to our new brother in Christ!

Joe Medford, husband of Esther Medford, was baptized today and joined the Lord’s family.  Joe has been studying with Alan Brinton and realized today after the lesson that he needed to be baptized in order to be saved.

I’m sure that we’ll all give Joe a big hug and get to know him better once we can all come together again soon.  In the meantime, please pray for our new brother as he begins his new walk in Christ.

Sunday Worship: March 29, 2020

Due to the ongoing virus quarantine, we’ll be doing our worship service online again this week.  Join us at 10:30 for singing, prayer, communion, teaching, and giving together.

To join in on our worship service, just go to the church homepage at www.waterburychurch.org.  Our service will be broadcast right there on the home page.

Prayer Requests:If you have any prayer requests, you can send them in live to email at bulletin@waterburychurch.org or text them to 203.936.7269.

Check in on each other:Please, take a few minutes today to reach out to your church family and make sure that we’re all OK.  Everyone can use a call, don’t wait for your phone to ring, go ahead and take the initiative to reach out to some one.