Weekly news & announcements
December 3, 2020
View Regathering Team and COVID-19 Updates here.
Thank you for being a Living Stone
Thank you to the 73 households who have pledged so far to "How Firm a Foundation" for 2021. You are living stones! We blessed these symbols of your generosity this past Sunday and gave thanks to God for you and your faithfulness. Pledge online or print, fill in, and mail a pledge card to the Church.
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".
Women's Winter Gift Bags
Thank you to those who have signed up for the Giving Tree. We still need 35 Women's Winter Gift Bags filled with: warm hat, mittens or gloves, toothbrush & toothpaste, body lotion or hand cream, etc. Sign up here today.
Parish Elections - Nominations due on Monday
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.
Bananas for MANNA
The next MANNA Monday Lunch Program drop off is Sunday, December 13. We need two volunteers to bring 25 bananas each. Please email Emilie to sign up.

Advent and Christmas Worship Opportunities
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Christmas Eve Service

Mark your calendars for our Zoom Christmas Eve Service Watch Party on December 24 at 8:45 p.m. for Lessons and Carols and 9 p.m. for Festive Choral Eucharist. Details to come.
Christmas Day Service

Join us for a Simple Said Christmas Day Service on December 25 at 9 a.m. on Zoom. Link and bulletin to come.
Space for Jesus: An Online Quiet Advent Day

On December 12, from 10 a.m. - noon, join the Rev. Margaret Bullit-Jonas for a time of preparation for making room of Jesus in our minds and hearts. Click the image for more information.
Pageant 2020: The Movie

Get a costume Sunday, December 6, 11.30-12.30; come ready to film outside Saturday, December 12, 1.30pm. Information and signup here. NOTE: WGBH is coming to film us for a story on Pageants during COVID-tide! Thanks to Virginia Carnahan, Jennifer Lockhart, and Nancy Sterling for producing the pageant this year.

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 3,775 KwH of electricity last month and has saved the Church about $3,980 so far this year. See all past updates here.
At My Neighbor's Table: What Would Our Communities Look Like if We Valued Essential Workers?
Join an interfaith conversation on how we can bring ourselves closer to being more inclusive communities on Sunday, December 13 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Join our "How Firm a Foundation" Appeal for 2021
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.