Reimagining Church Together!
E-NEWS   on June 4, 2020
Congregational Church of Weston, UCC
www.westonucc.org                                781-899-5417
 
The doctrine of the Trinity emerged as the good news of Jesus was being translated out of its Hebraic context and culture and into the contexts and cultures of many. For many people, the doctrine of the Trinity is esoteric, brass encrusted and dusty which then hides this energizing, dynamic, and relational way of understanding God.
Join us on Sunday as we celebrate God who can be known simultaneously as the lover, the beloved and the love and then ... this Sunday, June 7, for a Zoom communion service. Simply follow the link that will be sent to you on Sunday morning or by going to the church’s Facebook page and then … at 11 am this Sunday, May 17, join us for a zoom communion service (click on any of the links below).
 
ZOOM   COMMUNION SERVICE  on Sunday, 11am, June 7
Click here  Join Zoom Communion Service on June 7, 11am
 
When you zoom in at 11 am, you will want to have a cup (with juice or wine) and bread within reach. You may want to prepare yourself by preparing a space in advance, watch CCW’s worship between 10:30 and 11:00 and continue your time of worship by zooming into our communion service.
 
Peace,
Richard & Jill Edens

Virtual Church
ONLINE WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY , June 7, Trinity Sunday
Links will be sent with an email on Sunday morning . You can also access it through any of these channels:

Link thru the website www.westonucc.org  


Subscribe to the Congregational Church of Weston, UCC channel
Communion Service on Zoom!
Join us for Communion on Zoom at 11am.
Use this link to connect:

Bring a cup (with juice or wine) and bread.

If you haven’t had a chance to use Zoom yet,
  click here   for instructions provided by our UCC conference.
Did you miss last Sunday's Pentecost Service?

On Pentecost Sunday, the Congregational Church of Weston worshiped with the Wellesley Village Congregational Church. We see familiar faces and hear familiar voices as well as "meet" some new brothers and sisters.

Click here to view the Pentecost service
View Last Sunday's
Service May 31, 2020
An Invitation from Rev. Dr. Sarah Butter
BLACK LIVES MATTER
INVITATION FROM REV. DR. SARAH SARCHETT BUTTER, WVC Senior Pastor
The pastoral staff and I discussed with Council last night the desire to gather as people of faith who are firm in our conviction that Black Lives Matter, who protest police brutality and racial injustice, and who pray and work for a world of justice and joy for all.
 
We are working hard to balance the continuing need to keep safe physical distance between us with our need to gather in community for solidarity, to address issues of injustice and to find hope for transformation. To that end, we offer the following:

United in the conviction that Black Lives Matter, that police brutality and racial injustice must end, and that we are called to pray and work for justice and joy for all people:

You are invited to gather safely* in solidarity on the church lawn, sidewalks, church steps and driveway for music, thought and prayer.
Sunday, June 7, 2020 @ 4pm
Wellesley Village Church
 at Washington street between Central and Church streets.

Our partner Churches CCW and the Charles Street AME and all Wellesley congregations have been invited; all are welcome. The steeple bells will ring, and we will throw open the sanctuary windows to hear the organ play. A focused time of reflection and music will be led from the main steps at 4:15pm.

*Masks will be required and physical distance between family groups is expected. Please only come if you feel safe; we will attempt to arrange a live-stream on Facebook so those that need to be home can participate.
Updates
CHECKOUT OUR NEW WEBSITE: westonucc.org

You may remember that our website crashed in early March – the same week that the Covid quarantine began. While the two events were unrelated, it certainly complicated matters as we entered an online intense time of life!
 
We are back up. Thank you to Sharon Kuhn and Laura Pohl, web designer. There are a few items we are still working on – linking in a calendar program, for example – but we would love to hear from you about the website. Please send comments to office@westonucc.org .
 
Thank you.
TRANSITION
FROM Edenses in the office   TO Sharon Kuhn in the office

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NEW ADDRESS FOR JILL & RICHARD EDENS

In less than a month, Jill & Richard Edens will be moving from the parsonage to 154 Chestnut St, Unit 9, Lowell, MA 01852. Additionally, we will be retiring our @WestonUCC.org emails. Please begin using  jillredens@gmail.com  for Jill and  jrichardedens@gmail.com  for Richard.  Our cell phone numbers will continue to be our primary phone numbers: 919-357-3914 (Jill) and 919-357-3913 (Richard).
Book Study with Bob Feeny
Looking for summer reading? Join Pastoral Resident Bob Feeny for a series of book discussions focusing on racism, and specifically aimed at answering the question,  “what can I do about racism?”   
 
We will begin our series with  Robin Diangelo's White Fragility: Why It's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.   We will meet on Zoom from 4-5:30pm June 10 th , 17 th , and 24 th .
 
           Building on this discussion, we will read  I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness  by Austin Channing Brown in July.

           And, in August,  How to Be an Antiracist  by Ibram X. Kendi. 
 
Order your books now, and let’s get to work!  Join us for any or all of the books, and contact  bob@wellesleyvillagechurch.org  with any questions. 
CCW Calendar
June  7  TRINITY Sunday Online Worship
11am Zoom Communion and Fellowship Hour

June 14  Pentecost 2 Online Worship -  Bob Feeny to preach
June 21  Pentecost 3 Online Worship
June 28  Pentecost 4 Online Worship
             11am Zoom Farewell Gathering with Edenses 
 
July & August   Summer worship at Wellesley Village Congregational Church UCC
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