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Week of May 30, 2021
THE RECONCILED
Christians should be the most joyful people in the world! The reason and the result of their joy all stems from their life in Christ! A life that was offered by God who has reconciled us to Himself through Christ, not counting our trespasses against us. (2nd Cor. 5: 18)

We who are the reconciled are loved, forgiven and saved. We live in the world but we are not of the world. We live each day by His grace and in His favor. We walk in the light and not in the darkness.

Our joy comes from the truth and knowledge that we were once in a state of eternal condemnation, separated from God because of our transgressions (sins) against God. But God’s deep love and mercy for us made it possible for us to be redeemed from the curse of sin.

God’s ministry of reconciliation is our saving grace. Our acceptance of this truth, allows us to have lasting joy and peace within us. Our joy cannot be tarnished or taken away by the trials, sufferings, hurts and pain life will throw our way.

We the reconciled are full of joy, for we have an eternal home prepared for us in heaven where there will be no more mourning, crying or pain!

Rejoice. Again I say rejoice! Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to God who gave us the ministry of reconciliation!

In love,
Bro. Craigwell
Elders
Leon Cort
Mark Craigwell
Martin Samuel
Minister
Mark Craigwell

Assistant Minister
Denver Simmons
Deacons
Raleigh Gallington
Anthony Johnson
Gregory Johnson
Carlfred Malcolm
Albert Martin, Jr.
Walter Maxwell
Richard Meuse
Barry Person
Jason Reid
James Wade, Sr.
News & Notes
Love Offering: There will be a love offering on Sunday, May 30th for a sister in Honduras who is facing medical challenges. Offerings can be made by check payable to Church of Christ in Roxbury or by using the e-giving link https://churchofchristinroxbury.org/e-giving. If using the e-giving link, please also send an email with the subject line “Love Offering” to the church email at cocroxbury@gmail.com or to Bro. Gallington at mrcg13@hotmail.com, to ensure that your offering is properly allocated.
In-Person Worship: Please see announcement below under Worship Service Schedule for detailed information regarding in-person worship on Sunday mornings.


Please note that there is a new link each week.
Links from previous weeks will not work.
Bro. John Kurpiel, minister for the Lawrence congregation, hosts an international radio program, “Soul Food,” on Mondays and Tuesdays from 11AM until 3PM. The program airs on Ignite Radio Broadcast via Mixlr, an interactive internet radio platform. Use the link below to tune in to listen, or to participate in the conversation. Always free to listen. https://mixlr.com/ignite-radio-broadcast
TextAlertz: If you are signed up to receive church text blasts via textalertz, but have stopped receiving the blasts, please email Sis. Gallington at ggallington@gmail.com so she can troubleshoot the issue.

Please keep us updated: Please keep us apprised of any changes to your address, phone number and email address so that we can maintain an accurate database of member information. Please notify Sis Nagarajah at enagarajah@gmail.com or Sis Gallington at ggallington@gmail.com of any changes to your contact information.

Don't Miss Out! Please scroll through the entire e-bulletin each week to be certain not to miss any important announcements or links. Many items are repeated each week, but there are also new announcements that you'll miss if you don't scroll through the entire bulletin.

See the following sections for new/updated announcements.
  • Worship & Class Schedule - Links to Services & Classes; link to worship attendance registration form
  • Latest on COVID-19
  • Vaccine available for ages 12 and up. Walk in appointments available at many clinics
  • Massachusetts has dropped all COVID restrictions, with some exceptions.
  • Current and Upcoming Events -
  • Tuesday Food Box Distribution
  • June Community Outreach
  • Youth & Family Ministry
  • Scholarship Opportunities for High School Seniors and College Students

Midweek Bible Study
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
The Fragrance of Our Ministry
via freeconferencecall.com
(Click image at left to join the class online, or see remote class schedule below for dial-in info)
Student Recognitions
Worship Service Schedule
COVID Safety Protocols to Continue

As we continue to meet at the church building for worship on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m., we will continue the mask, social distance and temperature scan requirements previously put in place for attendance at in-person worship and classes until further notice.
 
Although state restrictions have been lifted, we will continue to require that all attendees at our in-person worship services and classes comply with the following:

  • sign up to attend in advance to facilitate seating and contact tracing (link below);
  • wear masks (covering nose and mouth, NO VENTED MASKS);
  • maintain social distance (6ft); and  
  • submit to temperature scans (fever free) to enter the building. 
 
We are aware that not all members have been vaccinated and this requires that we continue the same safety protocols to keep ALL members safe – vaccinated and unvaccinated. Thank you for your continued cooperation.
We will continue to livestream the worship service on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. on our YouTube channel for those who are unable to attend in person. See below for link to our YouTube channel.

If you will be attending worship in person, please arrive at the building by 10:30 a.m. All attendees must be seated in the auditorium by 10:45 a.m. so that the livestream can begin promptly at 11:00.

Those who do not have internet access to complete the form online can contact Sis. Craigwell at 617-980-7830 or Sis. Gallington at 617-922-5987. By signing up to attend worship in person, you are agreeing to follow all COVID protocols that have been put in place for the safety of all. All attendees will have their temperatures scanned (touchless) upon entry into the building. Facemasks covering the nose and mouth must be worn by all attendees while on church property, both inside and outside. Vented masks are not allowed. All attendees must sanitize hands before entering the auditorium. We ask that all attendees bring their communion with them, but we will have supplies on hand if you forget.

To assist us with conducting the service in a decent, orderly and safe manner, we ask that you please not come to the building if you have not been added to the list of attendees. If you have been added to the list and find that you cannot attend, please let Sis. Craigwell or Sis. Gallington know right away so that your spot can be given to someone who can attend. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.

Use this link to sign up to attend on Sunday, June 6, 2021

Giving: We encourage members to continue using e-giving via the Paypal link on the church website, or to mail their offerings to the church building. There will be a one-week delay in processing offerings brought to in-person worship services. Use the following link to access e-giving:
 
Use the link below to join us for our worship livestream on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. 
Current & Upcoming Events
Click here to donate funds via the congregation's e-giving link. To earmark your donation for Community Outreach, please let Bro. Gallington know via email with the subject line "Community Service Donation" at cocroxbury@gmail.com so that he can properly allocate the funds to Community Outreach.
Latest on COVID-19
Massachusetts has lifted all COVID restrictions regarding masking, social distancing, and occupancy limits for most indoor and outdoor activities. The CDC recommends that those who have not been vaccinated continue to mask and adhere to social distancing recommendations. Businesses and organizations can, however still require COVID protocols at their venues, and the protocols are still in place on public and private transportation and in all medical facilities.

All Massachusetts residents ages 12 and up are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and many facilities have walk-in hours. Use the link below if you need assistance scheduling an appointment or locating a facility.
Remote Class/Meeting Schedule
Tender Lambs & Pure in Heart Sunday Morning Bible Class
Sundays 10-10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Click here to join class via Zoom or dial in using one of the numbers below under Children's Sunday Morning Bible Classes
Children's Sunday Morning Bible Classes
Sundays 10 -10:45 a.mm. via Zoom

Students and teachers will access their “classrooms” via the following Zoom link: Click here to join class via Zoom

Meeting ID: 861 5908 0656
Passcode: 733792

If you prefer to dial in, use one of the numbers below:
+13017158592,,86159080656# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,86159080656# US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 861 5908 0656

NOTE: Peacemakers children’s class will meet via a separate Zoom link as follows:
  • The Peacemakers class, taught by Sis. Pam Alexander and Sis. Caroline Myers will continue their Saturday meetings via the Zoom link they are currently using (contact Sis. Pam Alexander for connection information).
Tuesday Evening Prayer Meeting

Join us Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. via freeconferencecall.com for our weekly prayer meeting conducted by Bro. Tony Johnson by dialing 319-527-2774, access code 708846#, or connect online at join.freeconferencecall.com/caroljohnson.
Wednesday Night Dial-In Bible Study
Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
Dial in number: 978-990-5000
Access Code: 261232#

Or join the class online at
Mid-Week Youth Bible Study
Wednesdays 7-7:30 p.m. via Zoom


Women's Saturday Prayer Meeting
Join us for prayer on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. via freeconferencecall.com

Dial-in:  701-802-5069; Access code 3730930#
REMINDER: Please remember to mute your phone or computer when joining any of the above conference calls to avoid interrupting the class or service you are entering, particularly if you are joining the call after the event has started.
Prayer Requests
Couples Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Ladies Take Note
Mature in Heart Ministry
Men Take Note
No announcements at this time.
New England Lectureship
Retention Ministry
Support Groups
Young Adult Ministry (YAM)
Youth & Family Ministry
Click here or anywhere in the announcement above for application and detailed instructions.
Calendar: June 2021
Meetings & Events
6/1- Food Box Distribution, Time TBA
6/8- Food Box Distribution, Time TBA
6/15- Food Box Distribution, Time TBA
6/26 - Community Outreach, 10am
6/22 - Food Box Distribution, Time TBA
6/27- Roxbury 4th Sunday Ladies' Class, 5:00pm via teleconference (details above)
6/29 - Food Box Distribution, Time TBA
Ministry Meetings - Please contact your ministry coordinator for remote meeting schedules.
Weekly Events - ALL SERVICES, CLASSES, & MEETINGS NORMALLY HELD AT THE CHURCH BUILDING ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, except as noted below:
  • Sunday Bible Class (all ages) See above for connection info and times for individual classes.
  • Sunday Worship Service 11:00 am in person and via livestream on YouTube. See above for details.
  • Evening Worship Service, 5pm (1st Sunday of the month)
  • Spiritual Development Class 5pm (2nd Sunday of the month)
  • Men's/Women's Classes, 5pm (4th Sunday of the month)
  • Young Adult Ministry (2nd Sunday of the month at 6pm) VIA ZOOM
  • Mature in Heart Women's Prayer (Tuesdays @ 10:30am) VIA TELECONFERENCE (connection info above)
  • Prayer Meeting (Tuesdays @ 7pm) VIA TELECONFERENCE (connection info above)
  • Mid-Week Bible Study (Wednesdays @ 6:30pm) VIA TELECONFERENCE (connection info above)
  • Congregational Song Practice, 3rd Wed. 6:30pm
  • Mature in Heart Quilting (Thursdays 10:30-12)
  • Healing Hearts (Thursdays @6:15pm) VIA ZOOM
  • Choral Group Rehearsal (Thursdays @ 7pm)
  • Couple's Ministry (Fridays @ 7 pm)
  • Women's Prayer (Saturdays 9:30am) VIA TELECONFERENCE (Connection info above)
  • Ministers/Elders/Deacons Wives Meeting, (3rd Saturday @10 am) VIA TELECONFERENCE
  • Women's Saturday Bible Study (4th Saturday @ 10:30am)
Plan of Salvation
Church of Christ in Roxbury
81 Walnut Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-442-5826