July 12, 2015 Announcements

PLEASE NOTE: We will be worshiping in the basement chapel this Sunday, due to renovation work being done near the sanctuary.

Sermon: “New Words”
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14
I want to explore this week what it means that we are part of the Creation story, energized by God’s grace. As our individual stories connect to the larger story culminating in the “fullness of time,” how do we begin to see God’s providential power at work in the big story, and how do we contribute to the story of the church?

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

Meeting for “Learn to Talk” Series
There will be a brief meeting to discuss plans for the fall “Learn to Talk” series after church on Sunday, the 12th, beginning at 12:15 p.m. If you have ideas, suggestions, or are interested in participating in the this project, but can’t attend the meeting, please contact Craig. (craze@mit.edu)

Confirmation: On Sunday, July 19th
Clarendon Hill Church will celebrate the confirmation of Corinne Auger and Ben Moser. Corinne and Ben have been an integral part of our faith community their whole lives! It is right and proper and joyful that we come together this week to support and witness their faith declarations in their journey with a loving and gracious God. They have been a true blessing to our faith community, so let us bless them on this time of great joy.

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), pastor@clarendonhillchurch.org.


– – – 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. (kevin.sungwon@gmail.com)

Fellowship Event – Kimball Farm
Ice Cream and ??? Join us for our next fellowship event, to be held on Saturday, July 25th (rain date: Saturday, August 1st) at Kimball Farm in Westford, MA (http://kimballfarm.com/westford/) Parking is free! In addition choosing from over 50 flavors of ice cream, you can try your hand at bumper boats, batting cages, a 9 hole golf course, a driving range or two different miniature golf courses. How about getting some great seafood, or browsing the country store, or checking out the farm animals? We’ll meet at 1:00 p.m., to start our adventure! If you need a ride, or want more information, please contact Ellen (ellends1313@gmail.com). All are welcome!


– – – Deacons News – – –

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 (ellends1313@gmail.com). 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: http://navegallery.org/wp/embracing-differences-mending-the-isms-and-schisms-cfe/

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