Weekly news & announcements
October 29, 2020 TIME CHANGE: FALL BACK ONE HOUR
Join our “How Firm a Foundation”, the Annual Appeal for 2021, and be a living stone in our mission to love God and neighbor.
We are deeply grateful for your place in this wonderful parish. Thank you for your generous support.
Parish Elections are Coming

It's time in the annual rhythm of parish life to choose nominees to be elected to leadership positions at the Annual Meeting February of 2021. Click here to see the invitation for nominations 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.
"In & Out" Communion

In addition, with Diocesan approval we are offering “In and Out” communion on November 15 & 29 and December 20. Details to come.
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Easily Search-able eBlasts
Starting this week and going forward, the subjects of the eBlasts will be the same each week. Hopefully this will make the eBlasts easily searcha-acble in your inbox.

The Thursday eBlast subject will be "Christ Church weekly eBlast".

The Friday will continue to be "Sunday, DATE worship links and materials".

We will send a new email Sunday mornings with the subject "Christ Church Zoom coffee hour link". Please note the Zoom link and access code continue to be the same, so any Zoom coffee hour link will link you to the coffee hour.
Diocesan Election Online Prayer Vigils - starting Monday Nov. 2
Our Cathedral is coordinating an online prayer vigil on Election Eve, Monday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m., in collaboration with congregations who would like to pray together for our nation. Christ Church is taking part. Bishop Alan M. Gates will offer a welcome and blessing. Additionally, online prayer gatherings will be offered at 7 p.m. on the evenings of Nov. 3 (Christ Church is hosting!) 4, 5 & 6. All are welcome!  Click here to receive the Zoom link.
Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing and Wholeness - THIS SUNDAY at 4 p.m. Learn more here.
Take the "With Malice Toward None" pledge. Learn more here.

Sign up for A Season of Prayer: For an Election, beginning 10/27 continuing until 11/4.

Read "Love your neighbor": A pre-election reflection from Bishop Harris & Bishop Gates by clicking here.
Taizé Evening Prayer - Sunday, November 8
Join us online or IN PERSON for an Advent Taizé Evening Prayer ushering in the extended Advent season. Dozens of candles and icons set the scene in the dimly lit church. The worship of Taizé is marked by simplicity, consisting of repetitive singing and periods of silent meditation of the assembled community. Learn more and register to attend in person here.
The Great Organ Showdown in Boston Music Hall
by Linnea Wren
1881 was a momentous year in both Tombstone, Arizona and Boston, Massachusetts. In that year, the Earp brothers faced off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in the shootout at the O.K. Corral. In the same year, Henry Lee Higginson founded the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). Three years later Boston Music Hall was the scene of a showdown....
Giving Tree
We will again be providing $25 gift cards to Target for the women at Transition House. Cards can be purchased AND activated on Target.com. Cards can then be dropped to Donna’s house (email her for address). We collected 50 gift cards last year—they can use as many as we can send. Another option is to make a donation directly to Transition House, note that you are donating as part of the “Christ Church Giving Tree.” Their website is http://transitionhouse.org/. You may also mail a check to them at: Transition House, PO Box 392016, Cambridge, MA 02139 and write “Christ Church Giving Tree” on the memo. We can also purchase the gift cards for you if you would like to pay using cash.
 
Give Back Opportunities
MANNA Monday Lunch Program
The MANNA Monday Lunch Program needs two people to donate 25 bananas each for Sunday, November 8. Please email Emilie Hitron to sign up.
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 the memo line, send to 1132 Highland Ave. 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. Please email Bea with questions.
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Christ Church Videos

Watch past services on our Facebook Sunday Services" playlist or on our Youtube channel. View bulletins and eBlasts or read Nick's sermons here.
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Please sign up here or email Nick with questions.
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.