The Chimes
Church Hill United Methodist Church
11 Church Street, Norwell, MA 02061 / (781) 826-4763 / www.chumcnorwell.org
Pastor: Rev. Nicholas Perez

Sunday Service 10:00 am
COFFEE HOUSE


Our Annual Meeting will be this Sunday, January 23rd in the Fellowship Hall immediately after worship. Copies of the Annual Report will be available at the meeting and a light lunch will be served.

It is important to have as many members as possible join us for this meeting. We have the new budget to review and other important items to discuss about the year ahead. Please plan on joining us on Sunday. 
THE WEEKLY WORD...

“[Jesus] stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.’
…Then he began to say to them, ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’”
(Luke 4:16-19, 21, NRSV)

Dear Church Hill Faith Family,

Compassionate embrace of those persons who were relegated to the margins of society was a hallmark of Jesus’ earthly ministry. To those who were rejected by the world, Jesus extended to them grace. He safeguarded their inherent dignity as beloved children of God. He healed them of disease of body, mind, and spirit. The mission of Jesus was a mission centered on the needs of the poor, the oppressed, the sick, the prisoner. If it isn’t good news to the least of these, it isn’t the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The question which each of us must answer is: “are we willing to make Jesus’ mission our own?”. Are we willing to sacrifice some of our comfort and privilege to lift up those who the world has dragged down? Are we willing to put our good reputation at risk to stand in solidarity with those who have been scorned or ignored by society? Thankfully, God does not expect us to make Jesus’ mission our own through sheer force of will. The same Spirit which empowered Jesus in His earthly ministry empowers us and gives us the strength we need to follow Jesus’ example in making the love of God real for the least of these.

In Christ,
Pastor Nicholas
SERVICE UPDATES
In response to the concerning speed at which the Omicron variant is spreading within Massachusetts and across the country, we will not celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion in January and February
Thank you for your cooperation, patience, and understanding.
CITY REACH 2022
Please drop off all clothing and toiletry donations
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am – 1 pm, by February 11, 2022
at Church Hill United Methodist Church
located at 11Church St. (corner of River St.), Norwell
or at the Council on Aging located at 293 Pine St., Norwell. 
Please call Mark Kingston at (781) 264-7366 or Leann Cavicchi at (508) 776-5010
if you have any questions.
Thank you for your generous support.

Click on the link below to see the full list of items needed and
to learn more about our support of this important mission.
PRAYERS & PRAISE