Aug 30, 2015 Announcements

PLEASE NOTE: We will be worshiping in the sanctuary again, beginning this coming Sunday, August 30th

Sermon: “Dirty Hands or Dirty Mouth”
Scripture: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

The Tufts Focus Program
We are hosting 4 groups of incoming 1st year students in our church basement until next Tuesday (40 students). They will be doing various service projects in the local area as they get to know one another and begin their educational time at Tufts. The nice soft chairs we have down there are already being appreciated by them! Let us keep them in prayer as they begin this important part of their lives.

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

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),


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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. (


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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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