Weekly news & announcements
February 10, 2022
Thank you to those serving this weekend!
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Lector: Amy Sweeney
Usher: Pete Lyons and Rosemarie Rappold-Davis
Digital Verger: Tim Lysaght
Altar Guild: Barbara Brailey, Marcia Mather, and Betsy Amsbary
Youth Group Fundraiser for Buddy Dog
The Youth Group would appreciate your support on our first fundraiser this year! We have chosen to collect items for Buddy Dog, an animal shelter in Sudbury, MA. Please click on this link to see a list of items Buddy Dog is requesting, or stop by the church and see the posters around the Upper Parish Hall. There is a table to drop off items, labeled with a sign! If you would prefer someone to pick things up for you, please email Katie Lysaght and we will make arrangements. Any donations are due February 20th. Many thanks for your help!
Community Art Gallery Latest Exhibit
The Community Art Gallery's newest exhibit was installed this week. Stop to view the beautiful collect of handmade quilts by artist Susan McCraw. Visit our website to read her artist statement and for a sneak peak.

Susan is donating 20% of the purchase price of any art work sold form this exhibit to Christ Episcopal Church in honor of Pam Goody, the long-time Director of Music, now retired.
Welcome Guest Musician, Karen Burciaga
On Sunday morning at the 10 a.m. service, we welcome guest musician, Karen Burciaga. Ms. Burciaga is a versatile string player who performs throughout New England. As an early music specialist on baroque violin, viola, and viola da gamba she has appeared with numerous period ensembles. As a modern violinist, she frequently plays for weddings, church services and other events.  Karen holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Music in Early Music Performance from the Longy School of Music.
Rector's Discretionary Fund
Years ago, the Vestry established a Rector’s Discretionary Fund, the funds from which “to be applied to such pious and charitable uses as the Rector shall determine.” (Canons of the Episcopal Church) This money is spent largely on rent, utility bills, food cards, childcare, and other basics for those in need. Recently, disbursements provided several days safe, temporary lodging for a homeless single mother of twin infants until a permanent placement was made, as well as support for the Needham Youth and Family Services Crisis Fund. Parishioners, as well as non-parishioners, are afforded the strictest confidence. Other causes are periodically supported as well—for example, gifts to organizations in honor of Church School teachers. The operative words here are "pious and charitable." The account is subject to the regular Parish Audit by an outside auditor. It is supported by generous parishioners, gifts in memory or in honor of loved ones, honoraria from weddings, baptisms, and occasional funerals. The account is currently low. If you are moved to contribute, please write a check out to Christ Church Rector’s Discretionary Fund. Thank you for your generosity.
MANNNA Monday Lunch Program
The MANNA Monday Lunch Program is
seeking volunteers to help supply food to the program on the second Sunday of each month. We meet in the Church/Library parking lot on Highland Ave. to drop off the food. Please sign up here for what you can bring. Email Joanna Starr or Ingrid Melvin.
We Need You: Ministry Opportunities at CCN
Join Choir! Email Charles to learn more.
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Beyond the Parish
Family Storytime This Sunday 2/13 4-5
Join Equal Justice in Needham for Families this Sunday, February 13 at 5pm for a their virtual Storytime featuring A Day of Surprises by Aurelie Catherine Cormie.
Sign up online 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.