Aug 2, 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!

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),


– – – 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. (

Summer Music Program – Classical Music for Elementary Students
Corinne Auger and a friend, Didier Lucceus, 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. ( The church is graciously donating space and supporting the program, to be held the week of August 17th. 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).


– – – Deacons News – – –

Deacon Meeting
The next Deacons meeting will be on Sunday, August 2nd, after coffee hour, in the Green Room.

Prayer Request Email
The Deacons like to start a prayer request list that would be located online. We would set up an email list for folks to send prayer requests. The people on the email list would receive the request, and pray for whatever concerns or celebrations arrive. If you would like to be on the email list so that you could pray, please send an email to Ellen ( Once we have collected email addresses, we will contact you with further information.


– – – Community News – – –

Embracing Differences: Mending the Isms and Schisms
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:

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