Weekly news & announcements
December 30, 2021
January 9 Info Session for Racial Justice Study
Our parish’s Racial Justice Initiative group is partnering with St. Paul’s Natick to offer a 10-session program on race and racism. Developed by the national Episcopal Church, Sacred
Ground is a film- and readings-based
dialogue series of small group meetings. Participants are invited to “walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.” Along the way, we build the beloved community that Jesus calls us to create.
Our own Rector Nick participated in the program last year and found it powerful. All are invited and welcome! If interested, please plan to attend the Zoom information session on Sunday, January 9, at 7:00 PM. To receive the Zoom link, contact Bob Keener or Cynthia Anderson.
Annual Giving Campaign
In Joy and Hope
Download, print, fill out, and snail mail your EOG card OR save time and a stamp and make your estimate of giving online. You don't need a Realm account, just your email address.
Thank you to all who have submitted their EOG (Estimate of Giving) so far! As of December 17, 82 households have turned in EOGs totaling $240,410. Last year, we gratefully received the generosity of 110 households who turned in EOGs totaling $339,910 for 2021.

Members of the Stewardship Team will be soon begin reaching out to invite yet-to-be givers to participate in this life-giving way to express our commitment to loving God and neighbor as Jesus teaches.
The Giving Tree
Thank you to the CCN Community for your generous outpouring of support for this year's Giving Tree! Click on the image to enlarge the picture.
Parish Elections
The time of year has come to invite the congregation to choose lay leadership at Christ Church. Positions to be filled by election at the Annual Meeting on February 6, 2022 include 1 Warden for a 2 year term; 4 Vestry members with 3-year terms; a Clerk; and 2 Delegates to the Diocesan Convention and Charles River Deanery. Click here to see more information and the ballot.
voting_people.jpg
annual meeting word abstract in letterpress wood type against grunge wooden background
CCN Annual Meeting is on February 6
The CCN Annual Meeting presenting reports for 2021 is Sunday, February 6 immediately following a single 10am service. Whether the meeting will in person, hybrid, or virtual is yet to be determined. Ministry leader reports are due to Ali on Friday, January 7. Ministry leaders should have received an email with the details. If not, please contact Ali in the office. 
MANNA MONDAY LUNCH PROGRAM SIGN-UP FOR 2022

Sign up to make, bake or buy food for the MANNA Monday Lunch Program from January-June 2022 by clicking here. Call or email Joanna if Sign Up Genius, gives you a headache (617-633-4466 orjojostarr4@aol.com).
Calling All Knitters!
The Knitting Ministry is in need of knitted winter hats for the homeless community of MANNA. The hats will be delivered in early January. Help keep someone warm this winter by knitting a hat! The next meetings are at 10am on Monday, January 10. Please email Bea with any questions.
Bon Voyage to Pam Next Sunday, January 9
Sunday, January 9 will be Music Director Pam Goody’s last service with us. Please join us for the service and stay for coffee hour in celebration of Pam after. As is traditional, we will be collecting a purse to present Pam.

Please mail checks to the office with "Pam Purse" in the memo line or give online and select fund "Pam Purse". Read the announcement here.
Singing Rooster Coffee Available to Purchase
The Haiti Committee still has a few bags of DECAF Singing Rooster coffee available. The price is $10 per bag; proceeds benefit the school/community music program in Lazile. If you'd like to buy some, please contact Heidi Fieldston. Thanks to all for your support!
Church School Epiphany Party: Save the Date January 23
The Church School is preparing to again shine Christ’s light! Celebrate with us on Sunday, January 23 at Church (time TBD).
Friday, 12/31 - 9am-2pm
Monday, 1/3/22 - Church closed in honor of New Year's Day
Tuesday, 1/4-Friday 1/7 - Office open 9am-2pm
We Need You: Ministry Opportunities at CCN
Join Choir! Email Pam to learn more.
Coffee Hour Hosts Needed! Email Debby to host a coffee hour.
Help run worship. Sign up here.
Beyond the Parish
Loving our Neighbors
Temple Beth Shalom is coordinating hands-on help for a recently re-located Afghan family, with more potentially to come. To learn more about Errands for Afghans, email Rabbi Julie Bressler.
 
To love our neighbors in the tornado stricken South and Midwest through Episcopal Relief and Development, click here.
Christmas Message from Bishop Curry
Watch the Christmas message from Presiding Bishop Curry here.
SIGN UP FOR MANNA MONDAY LUNCH PROGRAM HERE.
If you or someone in your family is in the hospital or in need of pastoral care, please call the church office so that our clergy or the Pastoral Response Ministry team may be notified and tend to the need.
The office number is (781) 444-1469, and you can reach Nick at ext. 113.