Reimagining Church Together!
Worship Invitation, June 28, 2020
Congregational Church of Weston, UCC
www.westonucc.org                                 781-899-5417

Dear Friends,
 
Join us for online worship this Sunday, June 28, 2020, the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost.  Zen Kuriyama with Ruthanne Larsen Brown, Hannah Brown , Cathy Liddell , and Paul and Jessica Schendel are our choir this morning.  William Paquin will again be offering a guitar piece.    Dooseon Woo is opening worship with a Japanese composition and sending us out with Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag Jessica Schendel is this week’s Deacon.

This Sunday concludes our worship leadership with the Congregational Church of Weston as it is transitioning to Bob Feeny, our Pastoral Resident, who will be offering the Pastoral Prayer and Benediction this morning. Stitching together all the video clips you will see is the editing work of Sharon Kuhn who will also be assuming additional administrative tasks as CCW transitions into a deeper collaboration with Wellesley Village.
 
We greatly appreciate the 32 months that we shared with you in the ministry of the Congregational Church of Weston. Our prayer is for God’s continuing blessings on this ministry and fellowship. There is a Zoom Farewell at 11am on Sunday, June 28, that will permit us all to express our gratitude for this time together. Hope to see you on Sunday morning at 11am.  The link is in the article below.
 
Peace,
Richard & Jill Edens

Virtual Church
ONLINE WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY , June 28
JUNE 28, 11am: A ZOOM FAREWELL

The Moderators and Church Council invite you to Zoom Farewell ( https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88946942751 ) for the Edenses. You are invited to zoom in to a congregational gathering at 11am on Sunday morning, June 28. The Edenses will have led their final online worship service with the Congregational Church of Weston that morning. You are invited to worship online at 10:30 as we will begin the Zoom Farewell with a brief liturgical service of farewell right after the online worship ends. The Congregation, the Moderators, and the Pastors will all have speaking parts. There will be a shared screen on Zoom with the litany. Then there will be time to visit with each other and speak our farewells.
 
On Sunday, June 28 at 11am , please click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88946942751 to enter CCW’s Zoom Farewell .
Updates
Welcome Artemis Brewer!

Announcing the arrival of Charlotte Brewer's daughter, born this week!


Artemis Brewer arrived 5 weeks early at 9:06 a.m. on June 25, 2020. She was 6lbs, 3 oz and is very healthy aside from being pre-term. She's staying at the special care nursery for a couple of weeks to make sure that she's fully ready before she goes home, but we'll be visiting her often and she's such a joy to us.
Love,
Charlotte
  NEW ADDRESS AND NEXT CHAPTER FOR
JILL & RICHARD EDENS

In a week, 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 email addresses. 
 
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).
 
We will move again in September to Westwood to be the Interim Co-Pastors at First Parish Westwood, United Church, as they seek a new settled pastor. Forever ago, in February, we met with Rev. Wendy VanderHart and she asked if we would be willing to consider other interim positions. We told her that our time with CCW had been nourishing and if the situation were right; yes, we would consider other positions. 
 
Remember the old saying, “We plan, God laughs.”  We told Wendy that any future positions would have to be on the other side of September as we were going to be in Scotland visiting my sister in September. Little did we know! A few days later Wendy announced she was leaving and, of course, the pandemic arrived a week after that. So, two weeks ago, we were surprised to hear from the Westwood congregation but in the small world of the UCC, we discovered connections we did not know we had. Last week we officially accepted their offer to be their Interim Co-Pastors beginning in September. And, thus, we called our movers with a change in plans. Can you hear the laughter?
 
Seriously, we are honored to serve. And are grateful to CCW for showing us that it was possible to be in ministry and be involved grandparents as well.
Summer Worship at WVC Online began June 21st
Wellesley Village Church

Online Worship can be found at:

or on Facebook:
The Musical Offering
An invitation to you from Associate Director of Music, Ed Broms
 
Friends,
 
I am pleased to invite members of the congregation and beyond who would care to share an offering of their talents in worship services coming up over the summer. I am hoping to feature weekly musical (and other artistic) offerings from our illustrious and industrious community at the Offering time of the services – remotely for now. (The Musical Offering idea is named after the famous work of Bach.)

I will be creating a roster of those interested. To take part, please fill out this Musical Offering Form or contact the Associate Director of Music, Ed Broms, at  Ed@wellesleyvillagechurch.org  
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?”   
 
Building on June’s discussion of White Fragility , 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 us get to work!  Join us for any or all of the books, and contact  bob@wellesleyvillagechurch.org  with any questions. 
CCW Calendar
June 28  Pentecost 4 Online Worship
             11am Zoom Farewell Gathering with Edenses 

July & August   Sundays, 9am - Summer worship with Wellesley Village Congregational Church
During July and August, the Wellesley online worship “premieres” at 9 am. It can be viewed any time after that but it premieres at 9am which means pastors and staff are available via chat during the service. 

Sept 13 Pentecost 15 Worship CCW Resumes
Cathy Liddell will be CCW’s liaison to an advisory committee at Wellesley that is discerning how to live and worship in a time of pandemic.

Jan 9 “Let’s Talk” with the Rev. Mariama White Hammond
This conversation with the Rev. Mariama White Hammond on the social justice ramifications of climate change had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tragically the pandemic has only underscored the relevancy of this conversation. Why are black and brown people disproportionately displaced and affected by climate change and what can be done?  More information to come.
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