Current News

Thank you for making the 52nd Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival a smashing success! To the nearly 4,000 of you who were in the audience, and to those of you who were in the cast, part of the backstage crew, served at the reception, sang or played an instrument, danced, ushered, performed in the Lord Mayor’s Street Show, tended the animals, built the set, or baked cookies, we send our love and appreciation.

Now as members of Asylum Hill Congregational Church, we return to our weekly gatherings to study and learn together, to be inspired by more great music and engage in courageous conversations about what inspires us, what troubles us and what brings us together in this turbulent 21st century world. And we will be back next year for the 53rd time, and we hope to see all of you once again. In the meantime, we invite you to join us again soon for one of our other music and arts events such as the Arts and Spirituality Retreat on February 15-16, the Winner’s Recital of the 10th Annual Chopin International Piano Competition on March 10, or the next Music for Humanity Concert, featuring the Jazz Samaritan Alliance, on March 23. There are many opportunities to connect in this vibrant community: a retreat with Dr. Allen Hilton on February 2, an all-church Valentine’s card-making event, prayer groups, Sunday forums, and much more! To learn more about any of these opportunities, check out the event calendar on our website,,  or call 860.525.5696.

Happy New Year,
Jack Pott, Boar’s Head Director and Producer
Linda Fazio and Jim Grigsby, Co-Chairs of the Festival Committee

Thank you to each and every member of the church who responded to the call for cookies for this year’s Boar’s Head Festival. Just after Christmas, we were lacking in our supply. Thanks to your generosity and efforts, the kitchen counters were filled with enough cookies for all the receptions. Many Boar’s Head Festival guests commented that year after year, AHCC provides an outstanding reception, notably featuring the delicious assortment of cookies (including our gluten free goodies, which were particularly appreciated). Cookie container with names are on the table next to the stage in Drew Hall.

Thank you!
Carol Pinkston and Lorrie Kellogg