Nov 10, 2013 Announcements

A Thanksgiving for Veterans Dinner and Concert
Saturday, November 9th, 6-10pm – ‘A Thanksgiving for Veterans’ dinner and concert!  Please join us for an evening of entertainment, to give thanks for our veterans and to support the work of two important local organizations – the Somerville Homeless Coalition and the Volunteers of America’s new Massachusetts Bay Veteran’s Center opening in Somerville. CHPC and the Nave Gallery are co-sponsoring this public event that is FREE for veterans and their families.  For all others, tickets will be available at the door, with a suggested donation of $20 for dinner and the concert (or $10 for either dinner or the concert). Dinner will be available from 6-7:30pm and the concert will kick off at 8pm, featuring music by Lenny Solomon and The Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band.  If you would like to volunteer to help with set up or during the event or if you have any questions, please contact Ruth Allen at  For more information and to share the event with friends, go to:

Sermon:   “This and That” 

Scripture:   Luke 20:27-38

This scripture is often used as Jesus saying something about eternal life — and maybe it is about that, but it is also about something deeper I think.   More importantly for us, however, may be what Jesus is saying about the Presence of God breaking into this life and into all the relationships that we make in this life.  What does it mean to say the Presence of God is breaking into this earthly reality?  How are our relationships transformed?

Join us for worship on Sunday, November 10th at 10:30 a.m. and for coffee and fellowship after the service.

Coming soon:  Advent Meditations Booklets!  
Every year we look forward to reading the meditations written by members and friends of the church as they reflect on the daily scriptures during Advent.  More information to follow.

The Horizons Bible Study 
The Horizons Bible Study group will meet in the home of a member on Friday, November 15th at 3:30 p.m. (the event was postponed from November 8th.)  For more information, please contact Salam (

Nave Gallery Music Series: The New England Tuba Quartet
Saturday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. Nave Gallery Music Series: The New England Tuba Quartet is performing music of Renaissance through to today at The Nave Gallery in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Douglas Ruby – euphonium
Travis Anderson – euphonium
Bill Gray – tuba
Nick Cotton – tuba

Suggested donation for this event is $10 or $5 with purchase of a handmade knitted/crocheted/sewn article from the Wrap Around Project. Sales from the Wrap Around Project support the Somerville Homeless Coalition.
For more info, see

Prayer Group
There will be a prayer meeting in the Green Room right after coffee hour on Sunday, November 17th. Jesus said, ‘When two or three are gathered in my name, I am there.” Bring your prayers about whatever joys or concerns you may have on your mind and in your heart. All are welcome.

The Outreach Committee 
will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 18th.

Men’s Bible Study 
Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30 p.m. at Panera Bread at Porter Square.  Please contact Kevin, Josh, Solimar or Pierre for more details.

We will once again be sponsoring a family for Christmas,
purchasing presents for them.  Look for the mini-tree in the back of the sanctuary in mid-November, which will have slips of paper with gift suggestions.  For more information, contact Ellen (

Decorating Church for Christmas
On Sunday, December 1st, after coffee hour, we will decorate the church for Christmas.  Save the date and look for more details to follow.

Nave Gallery Music Series: New Music of Viola D’Amore
Thursday, December 5th, 7:30 p.m. : Nave Gallery Music Series: New Music of Viola D’Amore.  Marco Fusi and Davide Ianni.  World premiere of a new work by Davide Ianni.  U.S. premieres: “un uori con dentro un dentro (2013) by Clara Iannotta.  “Cinque notturni da braccio” (2013) by Federico Gardella.

Session Meeting
7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 9th.

Advent Fellowship Potluck
Please join us on Saturday,  December 14 for a trip to Zoolights at the Stone Zoo followed by a potluck dinner. Zoolights is a winter wonderland of tree lined paths decorated with holiday lights. In addition to being able to see some of the animals of the Yukon Creek section of the zoo, there is also Santa’s Castle, along with fairy tale characters and dancing plush animals.
Tickets cost $7.00 for non-members and $6.00 for zoonewengland members. Children under 2 years old are free. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the zoo. It is recommended to avoid long lines buying tickets online.

We will meet at the Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA at 5pm. After enjoying Zoolights we will travel to the home of church members for the potluck portion of the evening. Feel free to attend one or both parts of the evening. For those who are attending the potluck only please meet us at the home of church members  at 6:30pm and bring a main dish or appetizer. For those attending Zoolights first, please bring a dessert or item like a salad that will be ok sitting in a car.  For more information, or if you would like to carpool, please call Ruth at See you there!
Sunday, December 22nd:  During worship we will collect the Christmas Joy Offering.  We’ll tell you more about the offering on the Sundays in December leading up to the 22nd.

Christmas Eve service in the sanctuary at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24th.


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