Weekly news & announcements
January 20, 2022
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Deadline to Sign up for Sacred Ground is this Sunday, Jan 23
Even if you missed the info session you can still sign up for Sacred Ground, the film-based dialogue series on race and faith. The deadline is this Sunday, January 23.

To reserve your spot, or ask questions, send email to Bob Keener or Cynthia Anderson.
It's Time for Valentine's Care Packages
It's time for Valentine's Care Packages for our college and military kids. More than ever, this is a great time to show that Christ Church is thinking about them, and that God loves them!
You can help
  • We need your help reaching Church families with students away at school or the military. If you know of any 2021 graduates, or church family in the military, send us a note with their information. 
  • Donate store bought food, individually wrapped. Gum, candy, chips, granola bars, fruit snacks, cookies, brownies, hot cocoa, (2 dozen of any item)
  • Contact Kim or Ginny to arrange a drop off, or you can drop off to the Church office. 
  • If you prefer to make a monetary donation, send a check to Kim Rutherford 28 Lincoln Street Dedham MA 02026 or Venmo @Kim-Rutherford-9 (this is helpful as we will purchase snacks and pay for postage)
  • Valentines Cards. Are there kids out there that would like to make some cards? A few home made cards will be sent with each care package.
  • We are collecting until February 7th. 
We appreciate the support! 
Kim Rutherford(617-710-7153) and
Ginny Yerardi (617-285-4914)
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Epiphany Party\on SUnday, January 30 after Church
Join us immediately after Church on Sunday, January 30 for a special short Epiphany Party! There will be Epiphany-focused crafts and activities, ending with a speedy prayer service. In the spirit of Epiphany, we invite you to bring a gift for Baby Jesus, in the form of a book or financial donation for Storytime Crafts, an organization collecting books for underserved children, newly relocated to Christ Church. Learn more about them here. We will party in the Upper Parish Hall and close in the main sanctuary. This will be fun for any age, 3 to 83! So do bring the whole family. Masks will be mandatory the entire time, and there will be no eating, to make it safe for everyone.
"Circles of Caring" Now Forming
Do you like making phone calls? Do you long to connect with other members of the community? Are you looking for a way to engage in ministry at Christ Church without having to leave the comfort of your home? If so, we invite you to consider joining our new “Circles of Caring” ministry. The goal of this ministry is to ensure that every member of the Christ Church community receives regular check-ins from the parish, if desired. Calls will be made quarterly by a ministry team member to a small group of (no more than 10) parishioners. This team will meet periodically for training, support and to communicate any needs from the parish to the Pastoral Response Ministry (PRM) team for follow up. If this sounds like a ministry for you, or if you have any questions, please let Nick now by emailing him at nick@ccneedham.org.
Welcome Rachael Murray as Alto Section
Rachael is a classically trained alto singer with a life long passion for choral singing. She has performed in a number of esteemed vocal ensembles and venues in and around Boston, and beyond, including Fenway Park, Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, and Spirit of Boston. Her repertoire spans several languages and genres of music including folk, pop, world, theatrical, and contemporary. She serves as Board Member and alto in the Nightingale Vocal Ensemble. Rachael holds a degree in voice and songwriting from the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. She is currently a graduate student at the historic Longy School of Music in Cambridge earning her Masters in Music degree focusing on music education. 
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CCN Annual Meeting is on February 6
The CCN Annual Meeting, reviewing 2021 and looking ahead to 2022, is Sunday, February 6, 2022 immediately following a single 10am service, which will be only a virtual service.  
Parish Elections on February 6, 2022
We have had a number of parishioners come forward to serve as Vestry members. Thank you! We continue to look for a Clerk (1 year term) a Warden (2 year term) and 2 Delegates to the Diocesan Convention and Charles River Deanery (1 year term). Click here to see more information and the ballot.
Guest Preacher Next Sunday, January 30
The Very Rev. Amy McCreath will join us at worship next Sunday, January 30 as preacher at both the 8:15am and 10am services.
We Need You: Ministry Opportunities at CCN
Join Choir! Email Charles to learn more.
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Beyond the Parish
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Leaning into Challenging Conversations
Building Empathy through Books and Conversation
Help Us Improve the Health of Our Community at BID- Needham Hospital!
Attend a Community Listening Session Beth Israel Lahey Health and its member hospitals are conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment to better understand the most pressing health-related issues impacting the people living and working in the communities we serve. Please join us to hear key themes from our assessment, share your perspective, and discuss potential solutions. Learn more by clicking 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.