The Chimes
Church Hill United Methodist Church
11 Church Street, Norwell, MA 02061 / (781) 826-4763 /
Pastor: Rev. Junsang Lee
Dear Church Hill Family,

This week we will celebrate Thanksgiving Sunday. How can we spend Thanksgiving within God? I will preach on Deuteronomy 26:1-11, sharing how the Israelites celebrated their first Thanksgiving with God. I hope that we can find the meaning of Thanksgiving through our Sunday service.

There are a lot of things happening in our church right now. We are collecting donation items for CityReach 2021. We are working together for the Snowflake Festival and there are other giving opportunities among us (White socks, Heifer International). While these can make our lives busier, I also believe that this is how we share our blessings with our neighbors.

Even though we are not able to celebrate Thanksgiving in person with each other, I believe that we are celebrating it in a more meaningful way. Thank for being faithful in serving God and loving neighbors.

In Christ,

City Reach is not primarily about the clothes and other items we bring (the "stuff"), but more about the interaction between the youth and the unhoused leaders. But the "stuff" is still vitally important to folks who need winter coats, heavy clothes and new socks. The unhoused community is already asking about it. Due to COVID City Reach with the youth is not going to happen,

However, on December 11th and 12th there is going to be a collaboration between MANNA (Many Angels Needed Now and Always) and Common Cathedral to have a different version of City Reach. They are asking churches to collect the items listed below which will be sorted by the unhoused leaders, and then given to the unhoused community. 

  • Coats
  • Socks 
  • Sweatshirts/Sweaters
  • Pants 
  • Hats/gloves 
  • Handwarmers 
  • Blankets/sleeping bags

We are asking that all clothing items be men’s since we see 80% men and even the women prefer men’s clothing due to its functional nature. Clothes should be clean and free of rips, tears and stains. They should be in a condition that you would wear.

Dunkin Donuts gift cards ("Dignity Cards") will also be collected to be distributed as a meal, a warm place to eat, and use of the facilities are so important to the unhoused community. You can either drop off gift cards or make a donation for the gift cards to be purchased.

The office at the Fellowship center is open every Tuesday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. If you are available on Tuesday, please stop by Fellowship center and drop your donations off in the church office. If Tuesday is not working for you, please reach out to Mark Kingston (, 781-264-7366) or Chuck Frary (, so that they can arrange a time for you. Donations can also be dropped off at the Norwell Council on Aging, but please call first to be sure someone is available to take in your donation. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE BAGS OF DONATED ITEMS OR GIFT CARDS/CHECKS OUTSIDE EITHER LOCATION!

All donations should be dropped off no later than Sunday, December 6th

Thank you all for working together to continue this important outreach mission!
Dear Church Hill Family,

It is our tradition at Church Hill to provide our paid church staff, which at present consists of Pastor Jun and organist, Dan Spahn, with a cash gift at Christmastime.

If you would like to donate towards this gift, please send a check with the words “Staff Gifts” in the memo section of the check to:
Church Hill UMC
Attn: Deb Bailey
11 Church St.
Norwell, MA 02061
Thank you for considering a gift for our pastor and organist who have worked hard all year to provide us with wonderful Sunday worship services.
All the best for the holiday season,
Jerry Titus
Chair - SPRC