Weekly news & announcements
January 6, 2022
This Sunday, January 9, 7 PM: Learn about Sacred Ground
The Sacred Ground program is a chance to learn more of the history and impact of race in our country. Developed by the national Episcopal Church, the program is made up of film- and readings-based dialogues held in small group meetings (via Zoom). Participants will be parishioners and neighbors from Needham and Natick. 

Please plan to attend the Zoom information session this Sunday, January 9, at 7:00 PM. All are welcome! Invite a friend! To receive the Zoom link, contact Bob Keener or Cynthia Anderson.
Celebrate Pam This Sunday After Service
Join us this Sunday for a Coffee-Less Coffee Hour to celebrate Pam as she steps into her next chapter.

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.
Live-streaming Technical Difficulties
Our apologies for the technical difficulties as we train new Digital Vergers (DV). In the future, out of consideration for those who are in the building, we will start the worship on time, while our DVs troubleshoot the problem. We will try to send an email with a status update, but will absolutely post status updates on Facebook. Thank you for your patience. 

Past services, including services that encountered technical difficulties, are on our Youtube Channel. Watch last Sundays' service here.
Epiphany Celebration on Sunday, January 23
Join us the evening of January 23rd for a special short Epiphany Party! This will be one hour of 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 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.
Annual Meeting 2022 Warrant
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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.
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CCN Annual Meeting is on February 6
The CCN Annual Meeting presenting reports for 2021 is Sunday, February 6, 2022 immediately following a single 10am service. Whether the meeting will be 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. 

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).
Knitting Ministry In-Person Meetings Cancelled
The Knitting Ministry is cancelling in-person meetings until further notice. Please email Bea with questions.

Any finished hats should be delivered to the office before Friday so we can send them in with the MANNA folks on Sunday. Thank you!
Solar Panel Update
The solar system continues to generate savings for the Church and carbon-free energy for our power needs. The system generated more than 55,000 kwh during the course of 2021, saving the Church about $4,500 in 2021, freeing up much-needed funds for our core mission.
We Need You: Ministry Opportunities at CCN
Join Choir! Email Charles to learn more.
Help lead worship. Sign up here.
Beyond the Parish
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Bishop Curry Celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Washington Bishop Mariann Budde and other Episcopalians celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany in a livestreamed service at the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 in an event that also marked the anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Learn more 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.