The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton

Article 5: After the Revolution in White and Black

The independence movement in Connecticut did not mean an end to enslavement among the colonials. Rather, though Connecticut banned the import of additional enslaved people in 1774, its revolutionaries and loyalists alike remained Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton”

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Article 4: Enslavement in the Lands and Church

Enslavement in Connecticut ran wide and deep. In fact, by the time of the Revolution, an estimated 5,000* mostly African and African American and Indigenous peoples were enslaved in Connecticut (Hinks n.d.). Enslaved laborers built Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton “

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Article 3: English Settlement and the Slave Trade

“Negro Slave, Flora” Sillouette from Bill of Sale, December 13, 1796 (Stratford Historical Society)

The horror of the transatlantic slave trade is unfathomable in its depravity, impact and magnitude. An estimated 12.5 million Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton”

What Christmas Is Really About

The Christmas season for many people is a time of anxiety and stress. There are always those questions about what we are forgetting: Did everyone get a card who was supposed to, did we remember gifts for everyone, what are going to have for Christmas dinner, and who has what allergies Continue reading “What Christmas Is Really About”

The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton: A Christmas Message

Though we pause our investigations until the new year to offer a Christmas Message, this message, too, is laden with human history.

And at the heart of our Christmas celebration, is a particular history. We tell an ancient story of a poor, brown-skinned, refugee, Jewish family Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton: A Christmas Message”

Christmas Eve Worship at the Congregational Church

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Join the Congregational Church of Easton, at the corner of Westport Road and Center Road, at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 24 for our traditional candlelight worship service.

All people are welcome to join us as we celebrate Christmas. Please remember to wear your mask for worship Continue reading “Christmas Eve Worship at the Congregational Church”

The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton 

Article 2: ‘Country Lands,’ Paugussett Dispersal by the English

The story of the land acquisition by the English settlers in what is now Easton and the surrounding areas is traced through its peoples and their contested lands, among them the Paugusett and their kin, the English Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton “

UU Westport Music Concert Sunday at 10 O’Clock

The Unitarian Church in Westport  is offering its annual holiday music concert on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. in person and on Zoom.

“The Women’s/Men’s Choir have been busy preparing pieces for our annual holiday service/concert,” the Rev. Dr. Ed Thompson, the UU’s Julliard-trained Continue reading “UU Westport Music Concert Sunday at 10 O’Clock”

The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton 

An Investigation of  Our Histories of Racism, White Supremacy and Enslavement 

Rev. Ally Brundige – Photo by Richard Falco

It was in a 1965 Ebony essay that James Baldwin once said history wasn’t something to be read, that it didn’t refer merely to the past. No, he wrote, “the Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton “

Community Holiday Concert at Congregational Church of Easton

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The Congregational Church of Easton will be having its annual Community Holiday Concert featuring the incredibly talented Joel Barlow Select Choir on Saturday Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

All people are welcome to come to our sanctuary and enjoy. Please remember to wear masks for the safety Continue reading “Community Holiday Concert at Congregational Church of Easton”

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