Compassionate Knitting

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All are welcome—yarn, needles, and instruction available if you need it.  Compassionate Knitting meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Knitters of any skill level are welcome--in fact, if you don't knit and would like to learn, patient teachers are always on hand.  Beautiful yarn and needles have been donated, so bring your willing spirit and join us for an evening of knitting and conversation. Any questions? Email Rose at rosedeboer@gmail.com.

Who:     Any junior high or high school student—and their interested friends. Plus, we welcome knitters of all ages to come as well. Something warm and wonderful happens when knitters—and those soon-to-be-knitters—join forces.

What:     Knitting gifts of love for those in need

Times:     Second Tuesdays of every month, 7:00–8:15 p.m.

Where:     The Chapel (upstairs at PCiS)

How:     “I don’t know how to knit. Now what?” Come anyway. Needles, yarn, and instructions will beprovided. A little practice—you’ll be on your way.

Note from Rose:     Please email a quick RSVP to me at rosedeboer@gmail.com so that I can have enough yarn and knitting needles on hand. Friends are welcome, just let me know how many so I can plan. (It’s really fun to knit with friends!) 

If you’re coming to work on your own projects, no need to RSVP. Bring your projects and join us.

Download PDF flyer here.



PCIS Book Group

PCIS Book Group. DATE CHANGE. The Book Club will meet Friday, March 2, at 7:30 pm in the Chapel.  The book to be discussed will be Misquoting Jesus by Bart D. Ehrman. For almost 1,500 years, the New Testament manuscripts were copied by hand - and mistakes and intentional changes about in the competing manuscript versions. Religious and biblical scholar Bart Ehrman makes the provocative case that many of our widely held beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and the divine origins of the Bible itself are the results of both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes.  In this compelling and fascinating book, Ehrman shows where and why changes were made in our earliest surviving manuscripts, explaining for the first time how the many variations of our cherished biblical stories came to be, and why only certain versions of the stories qualify for publications in the Bible we read today.  Leader:  Linda Smith. 

On March 23 we will discuss Amish Grace, How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy, Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt and David L. Weaver-Zerche, on March 23.  Leader: Jean Olson.


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Artists Group

If you’re an amateur artist, or would like to become one, consider coming to the Artists Group, which meets most Mondays during the school year from 7:00–9:00pm. Please check the online calendar for current information. We just gather to support one another in experimenting, creating and improving our artwork, whatever the media or style. Contact the church office (978-443-9151) for more information, or just join us in the Fellowship Hall.


Bon Appetit! 

We are starting a new small group and welcome you to join us. Our initial event was a huge success and we are looking for a volunteer to host our next event on March 10. Each month we will highlight a new theme, format, or culinary expertise that centers around the appreciation of food and fellowship outside the church.  We will collect RSVPs through evite (invitation sent through email) to manage logistics, and advertise upcoming events in our weekly e-blast and Sunday bulletin.  This small group is intended to encourage community outreach and we welcome friends and neighbors.  Everyone should receive an initial evite invitation to participate.  Each month, simply reply yes/no based on your availability.  If you have any questions, or wish to volunteer to holt please contact either Christine Clark at christineclark_us@yahoo.com or Andy Roosa at raroosa@gmail.com.