Weekly news & announcements
April 8, 2021
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Easter Eggs Hunted!

Thanks to the Lyons, Kence, O'Connell and Carnahan families for setting up our Egg Hunt this year, and to other families for joining in the fun on a gorgeous Easter morning.

Alleluia, Christ is Risen and eggs are found! Alleluia!
TRIVIA! TONIGHT! 7pm!
Live out your Jeopardy fantasies and compete against friends at trivia TONIGHT 7-8:30 p.m.

Sign up here by 5pm!
B-LOVE Grocery Bags
We volunteered 25 bags of groceries for B-LOVE on May 6. Sign up here to donate a bag and view the shopping list here. 14 down, 11 to go! Thank you for your generosity. A great way to love our neighbors.
Solar Panel Savings
The solar system continues to generate savings for the Church and carbon-free energy for our power needs. The system generated about 6,535 KwH of electricity last month and has saved the Church about $1,061 so far this year. View all solar updates here.
Safe Church
As part of our commitment to foster healthy and sustainable ministry in our Congregations, the Diocese sponsors simple, on-line training modules to help us make sure the Church is a safe space for all. The modules are required for some (clergy, teachers, and staff, for example) others are strongly encouraged, all are invited. Contact Nick to learn more.
Watch Our Good Friday Service
Press play on the video to watch The Last Seven Words of Jesus on our Youtube Channel. Six members of our Parish crafted the meditations. Please note that the video is unlisted on our Youtube Channel and can only be viewed with the link.
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Beware of online phishing scams and impersonations
Online scams continue to target churches and church leaders. These scams are unlikely to stop, and there is nothing we can do to prevent them.  
Awareness and vigilance are our best defense.

A common tactic is to send e-mails or text messages that appear to be from a known organization or trusted church leader  They typically ask for urgent help or a favor, and at some stage request that the recipient buy and electronically send gift cards, make donations via money transfer or provide personal information.

Look before you leap, and then look again:  Be skeptical of unexpected e-mail or text message requests to send or spend money or provide urgent assistance.

Check the sender’s e-mail address for legitimacy before responding or opening any links or attachments.
Check out the minutes from the March 16, 2021 Vestry meeting.
Beyond the Parish
Episcopal Bishops of African Descent has issued an open letter for Holy Week speaking out against racism and anti-Asian violence
Click here to read the letter.
80th General Convention Reports
The reports for the 80th General Convention, commonly referred to as “Blue Book reports,” will be posted on the convention website starting in April.
Episcopal Church Year in the Life web series explores challenges of past year
A Year in the Life is a new web series from The Episcopal Church documenting how Episcopal churches, schools, and ministries have navigated a very contentious and difficult year. New episodes of A Year in the Life will be released every two weeks beginning on April 20. The trailer is available for viewing on The Episcopal Church website here, on Facebook here, and on Instagram TV @theepiscopalchurch.
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.