Weekly news & announcements
November 19, 2020
Join our "How Firm a Foundation" Appeal for 2021 Ingathering is November 22. Learn more here.
Parish Elections
It's time in the rhythm of parish life to choose nominees to be elected to leadership positions at the Annual Meeting on February 7, 2021. Click here to see the nomination form from the Election Committee. It is a challenging and exciting time to be the Body of Christ. Pray about saying yes! Nominations due by December 7.
We're missing someone... you!
Do you miss the warm embrace of our Sacred Spaces? There is a place waiting her for you here! We are looking for READERS and Broadcaster Vergers for our Sunday services. It is safe. We are in full compliance with Diocesan and CDC guidelines. Sign up here today.
"In 'n' Out" Eucharist - Next Sunday 11/29,11:30-12:30
With Diocesan approval we are offering “In n' Out” communion on November 29 and December 20. Register here.
Opportunities to Love our Neighbors
Giving Tree 2020
Transition House
50 $25 gift cards to Target (drop at Donna's house)

Shepherd House
50 Women's Winter Care Packages with gloves/mittens, scarf, hand/ body lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste and anything else (reusable bags welcome, drop at Donna's house)

For the children of Shepherd House - a blanket, stuffed animals, and $25 gift card to Target (drop at Donna's house).

Items due by December 13 at Donna's house. Please email Donna with questions.
Hand Warmer Drive

Christ Church is raising funds for hand warmers for the homeless community we serve at the MANNA Program at the Cathedral in Boston. A little money goes a long way. Make checks out to Christ Church note MANNA Hand Warmer Drive on memo line and send to the Church. Thank you!
Winter Hats Needed

Winter is coming and the Knitting Ministry is knitting winter hats for those in need. If you are a knitter and want to donate a handmade hat, you can drop it at the office.
Christmas Memorial Flowers
We are refreshing the Christmas Memorial Flower list this year to keep it vital and intentional. If you would like to remember someone, please complete this form by December 10.

Christmas Memorial Flowers offerings should be mailed to the Church with the memo "Christmas Memorial Flowers".
Get your greens! Stop by the Rosemary Street entrance to get greens to make your own Advent wreath. Thank you to Barbara Jones for the collecting the greens. We have extra blue tea lights as well.
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Mark your calendars for our Christmas Eve Service Watch Party on December 24 at 9 p.m.

Details to come.
Missed our Annual Advent Tree Lighting? Click play to watch the countdown.
Organ Notes: Genuine Music, a Picked Goose, and Mark Twain’s Organ
“When you want genuine music -- music that will come right home to you like a bad quarter, suffuse your system like strychnine whisky, go right through you like Brandreth's [purgative laxative] pills, ramify your whole constitution like the measles, and break out on your hide like the pin-feather pimples on a picked goose, -- when you want all this, just smash your piano, and invoke the glory-beaming banjo!”

So said Mark Twain in public. But, in private, Twain did not smash the piano—he owned one, and he was able to play any music he wanted.
Faith, Compassion, and Healing Our National Divides
Hear Michael Curry, our Presiding Bishop, in conversation with Dr. Russell Moore and Krista Tippiet about religion and depolarization. The event is sponsored by the GoldenRule2020 program, an initiative of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, at the University of Arizona. The webinar is tomorrow, Friday, 11/20 at 11 a.m. Sign up here.
Online Diocesan Convention highlights how "brave change" is embracing us in this pandemic year
Resolutions seeking to bring attention to the climate crisis and to confront racial injustice—one calling for repentance and groundwork toward reparations, and another focused on addressing neglect of historically Black churches in the diocese—were among the actions taken by the 235th annual Diocesan Convention, meeting online this year on Nov. 7.

Congregations and communities in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts offer their greetings and reaffirm our mission call to embrace brave change, in this video produced for our 235th annual Diocesan Convention, held online on Nov. 7, 2020. Christ Church is at roughly 1 minute.
The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, gives his annual address at the 235th annual Diocesan Convention, Nov. 7, 2020, via Zoom.
View all 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.