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    Islam: The First Steps

    Posted on January 2, 2019 by in Adult Ed, Community, Latest News, Spire link

    March 3, 11:30 AM (after Worship) The Adult Faith Exploration Ministry will begin a series about the three religions that share Abraham as an ancestor—Christianity, Judaism and Islam. We begin with an introduction to Islam through video addressing history, beliefs and practices. This first step is designed as an overview. It is our hope that it will create […]

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  • Ripley Chapel Q&A Session

    Posted on December 31, 2018 by in Latest News

    As the new year 2019 begins we will be moving quickly towards beginning the renovations of Ripley Chapel! There will be an opportunity to gather after worship on Sunday, January 6 for a question and answer session about the process. On Sunday, January 13 the Ripley Chapel Working Group will request formal approval from the […]

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  • Join Us for Worship This Sunday (Dec 30)

    Posted on December 28, 2018 by in Latest News, Worship

    Come join us for worship this Sunday at 10 AM. We are still within the 12 days of Christmas so we’ll sing a few more Christmas Carols, reflect on the beginning of Jesus’ life as he is dedicated in the temple as an infant and prepare ourselves for the coming new year. We hope you […]

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  • Join Us for Worship This Sunday at 10 Am (Dec 23)

    Posted on December 21, 2018 by in Latest News, Worship

    Join us for the last Sunday in Advent when we light the Candle of Love, sing Advent carols, and reflect upon the remarkable encounter between Mary and Elizabeth as they prepare to give birth to John and Jesus. The choir and the bell choir will both offer musical pieces to buoy our preparations for Christmas […]

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  • Special Christmas Offering

    Posted on December 20, 2018 by in Community, Latest News, Outreach

    “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”  Matthew 25:35 Dear Members of the Congregation:             The Outreach Ministry has determined this year to grant our Special Advent Offering to Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Boston’s foremost agency providing […]

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  • Join Us Christmas Eve

    Posted on December 18, 2018 by in Latest News, Worship

    Family Candle Lighting & PageantMonday, Dec. 24, 5:00 PM A festive worship service where the children present the story of Christ’s birth, carols are sung, and together we light candles of peace and hope to brighten the darkness and welcome Christmas. “Joy to the World, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her king!” Candlelight WorshipMonday, […]

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  • Ding dong merrily on high, church bells will be ringing!

    Posted on December 17, 2018 by in Latest News, Worship

    Have you ever wanted to ring an English Handbell? An opportunity is just around the corner: on December 23, at the conclusion of the worship service, the Carilloneers will be hosting a “Handbell Meet and Greet,” a Bell Petting Zoo of sorts! All ages are invited to come up after the service and ring the bells. […]

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  • Centering Prayer Sunday, Dec. 16 9:15 AM

    Posted on December 12, 2018 by in Health and Wellness, Latest News, Spiritual Practice

    Stop amidst the quickening pace of the season. Centering Prayer preparing us to receive the gift of God’s presence. The Guided Session is open to those curious about Centering Prayer as well as those developing a daily practice. Held in the Palmer Room. Babysitting is available.  

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  • The Story of the Wolf of Gubbio and St. Francis of Assisi

    Posted on December 11, 2018 by in Adult Ed, Latest News, Small Groups

    In 1980, Pope John Paul II declared Francis of Assisi the patron saint of ecology.   In contrast to humankind as having dominion over creation, “Francis taught that God created human beings as stewards for the rest of God’s creatures, and for the earth and the elements that sustain us all.”  To clarify further, Francis did not see […]

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  • Second Wednesday Bible Study

    Posted on December 10, 2018 by in Adult Ed, Latest News, Small Groups

    This Wednesday, December 12, we will gather in the Health Ministry office. This month we will be reading the traditional texts of a Lessons and Carols service. As always, we focus more on faith and understanding than on knowledge of the scriptures. Our hope is to think and talk about what God is telling us through the text. We […]

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