Important note from Michaela, Kevin, & Pam regarding Children's Church,
Youth Music, and
& All Youth Programs:

Last Sunday, Children's Church, Middle School Youth Group, and High School Youth Group all met outside at the church for our programs. It was glorious to be together! We are planning to continue meeting at the church for our weekly programs.

This week, we are expanding our in-person gatherings to include Youth Music and Confirmation. Both groups will meet inside the church on Wednesday evening (see below for more details).

As we meet together in new ways, we are all committed to following COVID safety guidelines and protocols including masks and social distancing. The church sexton is equipped with special cleaning tools and supplies to keep all our spaces clean and sanitized.
This Week

Wednesday, March 24

6:15 - 7:00pm Youth Music 
All youth in grades 6 - 12 are invited to participate. 
Meet at church, in Village Common!
Earlier this month, new guidelines from the DESE approved singing indoors - masked and socially distant. Following all guidelines, Youth Choir will rehearse inside.

7 - 8pm 2020 - 2021 Freshman Confirmation Class
Meet at church, in the sanctuary!

Sunday, March 28
Palm Sunday

10:00am Online Worship - Join us via the Wellesley Village Church Facebook page or YouTube page. Links are available on the Church website and in the church enews.

11:00am  Zoom Coffee Hour (meets immediately after worship)
Link available on the Church website.

11:30am - 12:30pm Children's Church Palm Parade
Meet at the church! In good weather, we will meet outside at the driveway entrance / cemetery and in inclement weather, we will meet inside the church in Village Common. We will follow COVID safety protocols including masks and social distancing. When meeting outside, children should dress warmly as we will be outside the whole time. They may bring a kid's camp style chair or towel to sit on as the ground could be cold.

11:30am - 12:30pm Middle School Youth Group (MSYG) 
Meet at the church! In good weather, we will meet outside in the cloister garden and in inclement weather, we will meet inside the church sanctuary. We will follow COVID safety protocols including masks and social distancing. When meeting outside, bring a lawn chair to sit in and dress warmly (bring a blanket or a sleeping bag too).

6-7:15pm High School Youth Group (HSYG)
Meets at the church! In good weather, we will meet outside in the cloister gardenand in inclement weather, we will meet inside the church sanctuary. We will follow COVID safety protocols including masks and social distancing. When meeting outside, bring a lawn chair to sit in and dress warmly (bring a blanket or a sleeping bag too).

7:30 pm Village Church Parents Group (VCPG) via Zoom
Please join us for conversation and support -- how are we all faring after over a year of navigating through this pandemic? As we approach Easter and begin spring, we see some hopeful signs, including the return to in-person school and vaccine appointments. Come share your struggles and your hopes. All parents welcome!

Contact Caroline Johnson Hodge (cejh47@gmail.com) for the Zoom link and/or to be added to our email list
Lily Flower Delivery Help Needed 

Help make someone's day a little brighter 
by delivering a lily plant to a 
church member.

We are looking for lots of families to pick up a plant at church and deliver it to a member of our church who we think could use some Easter Joy!

More details to follow. Possible delivery date range is April 1 - 4.

Please email Michaela if your family will deliver a lily.

30 Good Minutes ~ Lenten Online Gatherings
Open to all!

Are you yearning to make time for prayer, meditation, and just being
Are you looking to deepen your spiritual practice during Lent, but not sure where to start? Throughout Lent, we invite you to carve out 30 Good Minutes, and join us for powerful, intimate gatherings of scripture, mediation, and prayer. Come to one or come every week; come dressed for work or come in your pajamas. Just come, as you are.

Zoom Links:

Wednesdays 10:00am Led by Sarah Butter and Michaela McDonald

Wednesdays 7:00pm Led by Bob Feeny and Sean Patrick Coady

Wednesdays 8:30pm Led by Pam Emslie and Diane Seaborn
In Lent, Christians often choose a practice that will help them draw closer to God and to Jesus.  This Lenten practice is about living faith as a family, gathering together to read scripture and to discuss questions. In this journey, may you grow closer together as a family and may you grow in faith and love.

Family Life Calendar

Wednesday, March 24
6:15 - 7pm. Youth Music
7-8pm 2020 - 2021 Freshman Confirmation Class

Sunday, March 28 - Palm Sunday
10am on-line worship 
11:00am Zoom coffee hour
11:30am - 12:00pm Children's Church - Palm Parade
11:30am - 12:30pm Middle School Youth Group
6-7pm HSYG
7:30 Village Church Parents Group (VCPG) via Zoom

Wednesday, March 31
6:15 - 7pm Youth Music
7-8pm 2020 - 2021 Freshman Confirmation Class

Sunday, April 4 - Easter Sunday
10am on-line worship 
11:00am Zoom coffee hour
No Family Life programs
12 - 1pm all church Fellowship including Easter Egg Hunt

Wednesday, April 7
6:15 - 7pm. Youth Music
7-8pm 2020 - 2021 Freshman Confirmation Class

Sunday, April 11
10am on-line worship 
11:00am Zoom coffee hour
11:30am - 12:00pm Children's Church
11:30am - 12:30pm Middle School Youth Group
6-7pm HSYG

Wednesday, April 14
6:15 - 7pm. Youth Music
7-8pm 2020 - 2021 Freshman Confirmation Class

Sunday, April 18
10am on-line worship 
11:00am Zoom coffee hour
No Family Life Programming

Wednesday, April 21
No Youth Music
No Freshman Confirmation Class

Sunday, April 25
10am on-line worship 
11:00am Zoom coffee hour
11:30am - 12:00pm Children's Church
11:30am - 12:30pm Middle School Youth Group
6-7pm HSYG

Wednesday, April 28
6:15 - 7pm. Youth Music
7-8pm 2020 - 2021 Freshman Confirmation Class
At this time, our church building is closed, but we are offering online opportunities to worship together and to (Zoom) meet together.
See the Church enews and website for details.