Compassionate Knitting

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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 do join us! Non-knitters are welcome to enjoy fellowship and conversation. If you have questions, contact Rose DeBoer at

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 Youth Room (Class Room area 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 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..

PCIS Book Group

PCIS Book Club – Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. In April, Torli Krua, who is co-director of the Greater Boston Refugee Ministry, will lead us in a discussion of The Alternative by Mauricio Miller. Miller has both lived and observed the failings embodied in our attitudes toward the poor and the flaws in systems meant to help people in poverty. He merges heart and soul with system thinking to yield a prescription featuring the real math, trust relationships, and courage that can change "us vs. them" to "upward together", and put American families in the driver's seat to build their futures. If you have questions, contact Cat Crow at

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Bon Appetit! 

Venezuelan Cuisine & Immigration Discussion Saturday, April 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Keith and Debbie Johnson's Home. 

Join us for a unique Spring food event. The Bon Appétit team has arranged that Open Kitchens, a Somerville business, will send us a chef who will cook the traditional Venezuelan meal called Pabellon Criollo on April 27. They will also provide a conversation curator who will prompt a meaningful discussion about the challenges faced by immigrants and refugees. This gathering will be at the home of Keith and Debbie Johnson from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. You can take advantage of Early Bird Pricing (10% less) if you sign up before Tuesday, April 16 at 11:59 p.m. If you are interested, you can register and pay for your seat online using the link that was in Friday’s e-blast, or copy this link into your URL field: If you have questions, contact Debbie Johnson at: or Andy Roosa at