Aug 16, 2015 Announcements

PLEASE NOTE: We will be worshiping in the basement chapel for the rest of the summer. It is much cooler, and the intimacy of the space enhances our fellowship!

Guest Preacher – Rev. R. Ward Holder
We welcome the Rev. R. Ward Holder as our guest worship leader and preacher. R. Ward Holder is professor of theology at Saint Anselm College and a minister member of the Presbytery of Boston. He has written and edited several books, concentrating upon the Reformation, the interpretation of scripture, and political theology. He has served in many roles in the presbytery, including service on COM, Nominating, Council, Stewardship and Budget, and the Permanent Judicial Commission. In 2014, he was the honored to serve as the moderator of the presbytery. He is a long-time friend of Clarendon Hill!

Join us for Worship!
10:30 a.m., and for coffee and fellowship after the service. All are welcome!

Music Lens Boston – Free Summer Classical Music Program for Elementary Students
Corinne Auger and a friend, Didier Lucceus, both senior New England Conservatory Preparatory School students, are organizing a week-long summer music program, which will will be held at the church and will introduce elementary school children to classical music. Music Lens Boston is a non-religious summer music program for kids entering 2nd through 4th grade with no prior music experience required. The program is free. To register or for more information, visit the website ( or send email

The church is donating space and supporting the program, to be held the week of August 17th through the 21st, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. The program is free for all participants, but does need donor support to cover expenses and to support the kids’ future musical endeavors. Please consider visiting to support the power of music as “a primary instrument for the development of individuals and societies” (Abreu). There are also orange “pledge” forms that are available on the table inside the main door to the basement, if you would like to donate by cash or check (checks should be made out to Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church – please include Music Lens Boston in the memo line.) Thanks!

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, 3rd and 5th Monday evenings: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday afternoons: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Please note that 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: 508-801-7294 (cell)/617-625-4823 (office),


– – – Upcoming Events – – –

CHPC Bible Study
Bible study meets at Porter Square Panera Bread every other Wednesday. For details on dates, time, place, and more information, please contact Kevin. (

CHPC Fellowship event: Dave and Buster’s Woburn
Saturday, August 29th, 5:00 p.m. The venue is both a restaurant and a large arcade. People looking for fellowship can stay for dinner, and afterwards, those who want to can play games (Pac-man, arcade hoops, etc.) This is a family friendly establishment. Please contact Kevin ( for info or to RSVP. Also please let us know if you need a ride. We look forward spending time together!


– – – Deacons News – – –

Deacon Meeting
The next Deacons meeting will be on Sunday, October 4th, after coffee hour, in the Green Room.

Prayer Request Email
The Deacons are in the process of setting up an online prayer request list. This will be a closed group (to insure privacy.) If you would like to be a member of the group so that you can ask for prayers, and have others pray for you, please send an email to Ellen ( Once we have everything set up, we will share information about the group with the congregation, so that others can join.


– – – Community News – – –

Embracing Differences: Mending the Isms and Schisms

Here’s more information about the art show, curated by members of the congregation, as part of Clarendon Hill’s Learn to Talk Series, this coming fall. We encourage anyone who is interested to submit artwork for this show!
We want artists whose work speaks to: racism, sexism, LGTB,environment, homelessness, or poverty, and so much more!

DEADLINE:September 8, 2015
EXHIBITION DATES: October 4-31, 2015
LOCATION: Nave Gallery, 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA
CURATED BY: Claire Roll, Craig Milanesi

Is inequality the defining issue of our time? How does injustice show its face in our community? What impossible heights can we achieve as a society by embracing difference as strength? Racism, sexism and economic inequality are still systemic and deeply personal in America today, both influencing and influenced by global inequities. What does it take to mend the things that divide us? How do we let in the light?

The Nave Gallery seeks submissions that express an appreciation of the complexities of our differences, expose societies isms/schisms, and reflects the dreams for peace with justice in this world. We will consider works in the following media: painting, sculpture, photography, digital, mixed media, installation and performance.

For more information see:…/embracing-differences-mending-the…/

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