At Mittineague Congregational Church... our vision is to bind ourselves together as followers of Jesus Christ in a united, welcoming and growing congregation seeking to know and serve God within our common life and the wider community. We live our vision through: Outreach to our community to our nation and to the ends of the earth. Our congregation is an active and growing body of Christ with many opportunities for participation and ministry. For more information about the United Church of Christ and the United Church of Christ Mass Conference, click on the links at the bottom of this page.
Meet Our New Pastor!
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Reverend Bart Cochran as our new Settled Pastor. An ordained minister since 2012, Rev. Cochran is originally from Amarillo, Texas. He completed his undergraduate studies at Marymount University and received his Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary. Rev. Cochran is experienced in pastoral care, is a strong leader, and helped his previous congregation experience growth in new membership, technology and youth ministry. He has served as pastor of Southwick Congregational Church for the past six years and is an active member in the UCC Conference, having served as Vice Moderator for the Hampden Association. Rev. Cochran and his wife, Valerie, have two grown sons.
References for Rev. Cochran are quick to compliment his desire for life-long learning, strength in collaboration, engaging sermons, and an ability to connect faith with daily life. Additionally, he has a passion for discovery, getting to know each member of the congregation and their appreciation of their own path of faith to a deeper connection with, and understanding of, God’s word. One of Rev. Cochran’s references summed him up well, saying, “Bart is a man of deep and abiding faith who exhibits confidence in the goodness of God and the relentless power of the Holy Spirit.”
Rev. Cochran looks forward to serving all members and friends of Mittineague Congregational Church. He will lead worship every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM and hopes to see you soon!
Need to Contact the Pastor? Rev. Cochran may be reached at the church Monday thru Thursday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 413-734-1290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Mittineague Congregational's Christian Education Director, Lauri Osip
Lauri, who hails from Hadley, Mass. comes to the church with experience and specialized training as a Christian Educator. She was the Church School Coordinator at First Congregational Church in Hadley for fifteen years, and has a certificate in Christian Education from the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ. She also holds a Bachelor of Science from UMass. She has worked to bring quality Christian formation to children, youth, and adults, in the past, and will focus on children and youth, in particular, in her new position. Feel free to stop by the church on Sundays following worship to visit with Lauri during Fellowship Hour or call the church at 413-734-1290, and leave Lauri a message.