Guest Preacher: Kelsey Rice Bogdan
On this coming Sunday, June 26th, our guest preacher will be Kelsey Rice Bogdan. Kelsey Rice Bogdan was recently appointed as the new executive director of Life Together, a strategic ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts through which emerging young adult leaders reside together in intentional community while serving 10-month social justice fellowships in Boston, Lawrence and Fall River. The program is an affiliate of the national Episcopal Service Corps.
Kelsey is currently the moderator for the Presbytery of Boston and is a board member for Boston Food Justice Young Adult Volunteers, serving on its development committee. A ruling elder at First Presbyterian Church in Brookline, Kelsey is well-known to many of us, having served as a field education student at Clarendon Hill from 2008-2009 while studying at Harvard Divinity School.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and English literature from Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., and a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School. Kelsey is a good friend of our church and we welcome her to the pulpit.
This week we will be celebrating the graduation of two of our members during coffee hour. Please join the Deacons as we congratulate Corinne Auger and Claire Roll!
Pastor Allen Regular Office Hours
He will be in the church office during the following times unless called away:
Mondays and Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
1st and 3rd Monday evenings: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday afternoons: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Rev. Fairfax is generally available for pastoral concerns or other church business at most other times as well, so don’t hesitate to contact him outside of these office hours.
Please drop by the church or contact him in our Contact Page
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Mission at the Eastward (MATE) 2016
There will be a young and enthusiastic group of folks from the Presbytery of Boston who will participate in MATE’s North Parish Housing Ministry work camp this summer, in and around Farmington, ME. If you have home improvement skills – wonderful! If you don’t, but are energetic and willing to get your hands dirty to help those whose homes need improvement, even better! This year’s camp will run from Sunday, July 31st through Friday, August 5th. You can come for a day, or a few days, or the whole week. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Ellen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Do You Have a Prayer Request?
We, as a congregation, have always felt that our time during the service for sharing celebrations and concerns is one of the most important pieces of our community. But often, those celebrations and concerns come in the midst of our busy lives. We may really need to have someone praying for us on a Wednesday night- and maybe by the time Sunday morning comes, that prayer request is no longer on our minds. Or maybe, for whatever reason, we don’t feel comfortable announcing our prayer request aloud during the service. The Deacons begin to think about this a while ago, and we have decided to begin a try a few things to help with these issues.
If you would like to have the Deacons and others in the congregation pray for you, you have two ways to ask for prayers: We now have an online prayer request list. You may email any prayer request, at any time, to email@example.com. This is a private list. If you’d like to help the Deacons pray for others, please send an email to Ellen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Perhaps you don’t have email. Or you are visiting our congregation, but have an important prayer request you need to share. So, in the back of the sanctuary, we have set up a prayer request box, with prayer request cards that you can fill out and leave in the box. The Deacons will monitor the box, and share those prayer requests also.
We hope you find these helpful. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to give us feedback, feel free to email the deacons at email@example.com. Thank you!