Weekly news & announcements
May 6, 2021
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Morning Prayer Rite I in the Memorial Garden This Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
Join us IN-PERSON this Sunday, May 9 at 8:30 a.m. for Morning Prayer Rite I in the Memorial Garden. Please bring your own chair and prayer book (there will be some prayer books on hand to loan).

This is weather permitting. An email confirming or cancelling service will be sent by 8 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Summer is Coming!!!
This summer offers us an opportunity to worship in person in the main Sanctuary. Guidelines are still in place for our safety with regard to how many people can sit in the space. There will still be no singing indoors. But, we will have music! Our favorite pianist, Steve Sussman, will be here to play prelude music, an Offertory selection and a postlude.
Regathering Begins This Weekend
By God’s grace, our time in the wilderness may be coming to an end!
Your Vestry, Regathering Team, and Worship and Arts Team have approved an experimental time of in person, outdoor worship starting on THIS SUNDAY May 9, Mother’s Day. We have also initiated the Diocesan process necessary to begin in person, indoor worship starting June 13. The overarching schedule is given here.

Thank you for your patience, as we seek to regather safely.
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.
Holy Hike, Batman! May 19
Mark your calendars--looking to get yourself (or your kids!) out of the house? Gather with other Christ Church families for a hike in God’s beautiful earth as she blooms for spring on Wednesday, May 19 at 3:30pm. Meet at the Needham Town Forest across from the dump. Sign up here so we know the age ranges to set up the proper distance and activities. Email Alyssa Kence with questions.
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.
Solar Panel Update
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 past solar updates here.
Beyond the Parish
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.