On Thanksgiving Day, a young man from Haiti walked out of an airplane terminal at Logan Airport into the welcoming arms of a group of volunteers. MSL (we prefer to use a recent immigrant’s initials to preserve their privacy) was sponsored to come here under a new USCIS program that vets Haitians seeking to come […]
Rev. Will Burhans October 10, 2023 In the story of our Savior’s birth, at the beginning of his days, his parents fled to Egypt because of a massacre of Jewish children at the hands of Rome. To tell the story, Matthew quotes from Jeremiah referencing another massacre in an earlier century: “A voice is heard […]
Stepping Stones and Junior Forum will be commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. with a special lesson and joint service project on Sunday morning. Forum will meet at 7:30 PM for their own service project and a much needed study break.
This week, we celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s faith-based activism, justice, and hope. Our Scripture for this service will focus on Isaiah 42:1-7 and Matthew 3:13-17 through the themes of belovedness, calling, and inherent dignity/divinity. Pastoral Resident Maeve Hammond will preach and lead us in a meditation from the […]
Hello, FCCW Community! We are blessed to be back together with you again as we begin the new program year. The Financial Resources Ministry is looking to make sure you receive updates and emails from us that do more than just ask for money (😊) so here it goes: The Financial Resources Ministry has a […]
Here’s a note from one of the ministers at the Church of the Epiphany that we thought we would pass along. Through the Alexanders our church has been more connected to the resettlement efforts of the Refugee Immigrant Ministry out of Melrose (RIM) but this effort is an important one too. Please let us know if […]
This Sunday, June 19th 2022, marks 156 years since the origin of the Juneteenth holiday on June 19 1866. And it is only the second year that Juneteenth is recognized as a Federal holiday. Perhaps like many white Americans you are not acquainted with Juneteenth’s significance to our nation’s past and our present. Perhaps you […]
A group of members and friends of our church are in week three of a four- week sacred conversation exploring the UCC curriculum on White Privilege. As a white resident of Winchester or a nearby suburb, thinking about being white or having white privilege is likely not something you do. In our conversations, we are […]