Sean and Brooke Harris, congregants of the Church of Christ Congregational in Goshen, are shown with their two-month old son, Finnegan, following the church's Sweetheart Sweater Sunday service on Sunday.
Congregants were encouraged to wear their warmest sweaters to church and to bring unused sweaters for donation to the Community Soup Kitchen of Torrington. With the temperature a frigid 6 below zero at the start of the 10 a.m. service, wearing a warm sweater was a good idea. The church also turned down its thermostat by 2 degrees to conserve energy in a show of support for action on climate change.
Organizers of Sweetheart Sweater Sunday were Janet Hooper, Lynn Fulkerson and Susan Strand.
Finnegan Harris received the prize for best children's sweater. It was made by his late great-grandmother, Marjorie Wadhams.
Below, the Rev. Joseph Tobin, the church's interim pastor, preaches in his sweater. Meghan Beeman, left, and Rachel Roe earned prizes for their sweaters, as did Patrick Corey and youngsters Nathan Corey and Lauren Krhla. BZ photos
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