SPRING WORK DAY
Saturday, May 19. 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Please grab your work gloves and can-do attitude and join us for our annual Spring Work Day. We need help indoors and outdoors to clean up and make minor repairs. Many hands are needed to get the job done. It’s a fun way to get to know others in the congregation. For information please contact Martha Welsh 978-460-3145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 19 from 6 to 9pm.
So… everyone has a favorite book or movie - what's yours? Chances are that it references some sort of food. That is the theme of our next Bon Appetit event. Please bring a beverage, and dish of something inspired by your favorite book or movie. This month's hosts are Jane Dossett and Linda Smith. We will meet at the Smiths. We will collect RSVPs through evite (invitation sent through email) to manage logistics. This small group is intended to encourage community outreach and we welcome friends and neighbors. If you have any questions, wish to volunteer to host or wish to be removed from the email list please contact either Christine Clark at email@example.com or Andy Roosa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 1, 7:30 pm
We will be offering a Service of Healing and Wholeness for anyone who desires prayer for healing from any physical, mental, or emotional concern. There will be prayers, songs, scripture reading and meditation, Communion, and for those who desire, an anointing with oil. Even if you are unfamiliar with healing services, you are invited to come. Scripture instructs us to pray for healing from God, and to anoint the sick with oil. We trust that God has compassion for us in every circumstance. This service is open to anyone.
June Term Classes, Sundays, June 3-24. For the month of June, the session's education team is offering four education choices. Sign up for the June term classes of your choice on the sign-up sheets outside the Fellowship Hall. Classes are for middle school age and up. Child care will be available in the nursery.
“The Lord’s Supper” with Jean Olson -This study will examine the scriptural and theological background of the Lord’s Supper to further our understanding of this sacrament. We will discuss the similarities and differences between Passover celebrations and the Lord’s Supper, the earliest theological understanding of this sacrament, the Directory for Worship, and the comparison to Baptism.
"Women and Men in the Church" with Kelsey Woodruff - Have you ever wondered why some churches like ours empower both women and men in leadership positions like pastor, elder, and deacon, while other churches don't? In this class we will study the biblical passages and theological arguments that support egalitarian ministry. Meets June 3, 10, and 24.
“Survey of the Old Testament” with Matt Crane - A four week class that will focus attention on the following dimensions of Old Testament study: 1) Why the Old Testament matters...a lot!, 2) The Journey of the People of Israel through the Old Testament, 3) The Hebrew Language, and 4) The New Testament in the Old Testament.
June 10, July 8, August 12. This summer, on the second Sunday of the month, we will have guest speakers connected with the church's mission work during the worship service. After service, we'll share a meal together! Join us after church for potluck lunches. Sign up to bring a dish on the list in the foyer.