Weekly news & announcements
May 13, 2021
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Sponsor a Week of Service Music
This is your chance to support a Sunday worship service with our favorite pianist, Steve Sussman, will be here to play prelude music, an Offertory selection and a postlude. Sponsor a week in memory of a loved one. Give yourself a birthday gift of music. Or an anniversary present. Honor someone. It is a delightful and meaningful way to commemorate a special occasion. Give the gift of music!
Sign up for the week you'd like to hear Steve's fabulous musical selections. The cost of a week is $100, payments can be mailed or made online (select fund: Summer Music). Call or email the office with questions. Thank you for your support.
Regathering has begun!
Last Sunday was the first time we've worshipped in-person in over a year. It was a lovely, meaningful morning in our Sanctuary Garden. Thank you to all who came. We look forward to worshipping with you in-person this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in the Memorial Garden. View the overarching in-person schedule here.

Special thanks to Bill Hagar for documenting this!
Women's Gathering on May 25
Join the women of Christ Church for the next Women's Gathering on Tuesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. Location TBD, but the back patio at Heath Pizzeria is in the running. Please email or call Donna (617-584-2939) to RSVP.
A Holy Hike to get out of the house! Wednesday, May 19 at 3:30pm
Let's be together outside for a walk in God's good earth. Join us next Wednesday, May 19 at 3:30pm. Meet at the Needham Town Forest. Please sign up so that we have a sense of the numbers.
Calling the Men of Christ Church to Cuttyhunk 2021
Get your fishing rods ready.
Get your oyster chops ready.
Get your relaxation books ready.
Get your hiking boots ready.
And save the date for the 2021 Cuttyhunk Weekend 9/16-9/19.

Email or call Tim Lysaght and Michael Niden (781-801-2151) to RSVP.
Share Your Graduation With Us!
Send Donna your spring graduations - high school, college, professional certification, or graduate program. We will celebrate these milestones in our upcoming issue of The Visitor. Please send by May 24.
Forward Day by Day
We received copies of Forward Day by Day. This little booklet offers daily inspirational meditations reflecting on a specific Bible passage, chosen from the daily lectionary readings as listed in the Revised Common Lectionary or the Daily Office from the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer. The meditations are rich in substance and offer a wide range of witness and experiences. Each month’s meditation is written by a different author. To view a Forward Day by Day daily meditation, click here.

If you would like a copy mailed to your home, please be in touch with Ali in the parish office. First come, first served.
Beyond the Parish
What to Do, What to Say? Domestic Violence Worship
Needham’s Domestic Violence Action Committee (DVAC) invites you to join them for a skill building workshop on how to support survivors of domestic violence via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19 from 10:00-11:30 AM. As friends, family, and neighbors, we all have the potential to play a unique role in supporting survivors of domestic violence. This 90 minute training will review warning signs and patterns of abusive relationships, identify available resources, and develop the skills of friends, family, and neighbors to support loved ones in their lives. Click on the image to learn more or sign up for the workshop here.
Presiding Bishop Curry's statement on the violence in the Land of the Holy One
In the Name of the God of all creation, the violence must stop, regardless of where it comes from and to whom it is directed." Read the statement here.
Lunch Equity Project at Needham Community Council
There are people in our community who are struggling to put food on their table each and every day. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way you could donate to someone who really needs it? You can help feed our hungry Needham neighbors by clicking here.
View Regathering Team and COVID-19 Updates 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.