Reimagining Church Together!
E-NEWS  prior to June 21, 2020,
3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Congregational Church of Weston, UCC
www.westonucc.org                                781-899-5417
Dear Friends,

Thank you for the parade last Sunday. It was great fun to see everyone.

Today we are moving out of the parsonage. It has been a wonderful home for the past 30 months and a shelter in the storm of the past three months. 

But, of more value, have been the relationships that have welcomed us and that have been created in our ministry together. Our discernment for God's calling of this church, in this context, in this time and with this gathering of God's people has been a simultaneous experience of grief and hope.

You have made a bold choice to move into a collaborative relationship with Wellesley Village. May it enrich and strengthen the ministry of this church, in this context, in this time and with this gathering of God's people.

At the end of next week, Bob Feeny will move into the parsonage and the adventure will continue.

See you on Sunday!

Peace,
Richard & Jill Edens
Virtual Church
ONLINE WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY , June 21
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Last week's Moment for Mission

Daria at W ATCH CDC says:

"We could use any donations of used iPads or tablets for our ESL and GED students to keep up with their studies during the epidemic. We would appreciate it - even getting a few would be great!"
Did you miss last week's Service?
Last Sunday our text was from Paul’s letter to the Romans as he wrestles with why if we have been brought into a relationship of sharing in the glory of God, do we still suffer? Paul’s answer is that “suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us.” Faith is thus trusting — even or especially in suffering — that God’s love is steadfast and hope worthy. Hope will not disappoint.  

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Service June 14, 2020
Share Your Talents for Summer Worship
Summer Worship at WVC Online begins June 21st
Wellesley Village Church

Online Worship can be found at:

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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
Antiracism 101: Starting the Work Change Requires
 
Sunday, June 7th as we gathered around the sanctuary steps, united in the conviction that Black Lives Matter, we affirmed that the work of dismantling systemic racism, and ending state-sanctioned violence against black bodies requires our ongoing commitment to doing the work, and many of you have heard the call. Due to higher-than-anticipated enrollment, we are expanding our summer reading series to four sections.
 
We will discuss the aims of the series, review the schedule of readings, and prepare ourselves to begin this crucial work together.  Beginning the week following Sunday, June 14th, we will meet in four sections: 
Tuesdays 8:00-9:30am 
Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm 
Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm 
Thursdays 12:00-1:30pm 
 
If you have questions or would like more information, please email Pastoral Resident Bob Feeny at: bob@wellesleyvillagechurch.org .
CCW Calendar
June 21  Pentecost 3 Online Worship
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 viewed anytime 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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