Nov 02, 2013 Announcements

Nave Music Series: Improvise, Hypothesize and Otherwise
Friday, November 1st at 8:00 p.m.: Nave Music Series: Improvise, Hypothesize and Otherwise: An exploration of new music and performance. Featuring Joe Burgio and Paul Kafka-Gibbons, dance; Ricochet (Steve Norton, reeds and misc., Noell Dorsey, voice), Tom Plsek and Randy Pingree trombone duo, Lee Todd Lacks, poetry,Tom Swafford, violin and Steve Norton,celeste. Special guests: David Pate, saxophonist from Tampa, FL, and two time national champion and Croquet Hall of Famer Bob Kroeger. For more info, see

Nave Music Series: “In the Jerusalem Hills”
Saturday, November 2nd at 8:00 p.m: Nave Music Series: “In the Jerusalem Hills” features voice, movement, cymbals, flute and synth sounds with Leah Hennessy, Melissa Huser, Matt Samolis and Peter GumaskasFor more info, see

November 1st is All Saints Day in the Christian calendar, and we will celebrate this occasion at our Sunday worship service on November 3rd.   At this service, I invite you to bring photos or other mementos of friends or family members who have passed away but were (and maybe still are) important to your life.   We will place these photos/mementos in the sanctuary and say a blessing for their lives.  If you feel so inclined, please place a card with an indication of who the person is and their relationship to  you.  The person you wish to have remembered and celebrated need not have passed away recently, but rather is anyone who was special to you in your personal and/or faith development — in other words, a saint of some sort for you.       Blessings upon you this week!    Rev. Allen

Sermon:   Sight and Insight
1st Lesson:   Ephesians 1:15-23
2nd Lesson:   Luke 19:1-10
In preparing one’s mind and heart for this week’s sermon, it is good to note the phrase Paul uses in Ephesians about the “eyes of the heart.”  This phrase was a cultural way in the Greek world for connecting emotions and understanding — they were not separate things.   Interestingly, there is a connection with the story of Zaccheus in Luke, when the scripture tells us he “could not see Jesus”, and then later when it says he “stood up” and revealed his new identity before Jesus and the crowd.   What happened to Zaccheus?  Note the context when he says this to Jesus (imagine all these people crowding his courtyard and house and him providing a dinner for all of the followers of Jesus).  What insights about the work of Christ have been key in your own life?

Join us for worship, which includes Communion, on Sunday, October 3rd at 10:30 a.m. and for coffee and fellowship after the service.

We have a date for the installation service of Rev. Fairfax, so mark your calendars! The service will be at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary on Sunday, November 3rd, with a reception to follow. Please contact Ellen at if you would like to help with food, decorations, set up or any other aspect of the reception. The installation service marks the official beginning of Allen’s ministry with us. It will include members of the Presbytery of Boston, as well as those who have been important to Allen in his faith journey and his pastoral career. All are welcome and we hope you will join us!

On Monday, November 4th at 7:30 p.m., the Session will meet.

CHPC Men’s Bible Study
The new CHPC Men’s Bible Study  takes place every second Wednesday at Panera’s Bread at Porter Square. Our next meeting is on November 6th at 6:30 p.m. Please contact Kevin, Josh, Solimar or Pierre for more details.

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

Attention all Knitters, Crocheters, and Stitch-makers!
The Nave Gallery is seeking knitted, crocheted, and sewn donations of gloves, hats, bags, blankets, decorative pieces, etc., for the 6th annual Wrap Around, our sale of affordable handmade goods to benefit theSomerville Homeless Coalition (SHC). Last year we raised almost $3,000 for SHC. Can we hit $5,000 this year? Please include your name and contact info with your donation so that we can thank you, and a list the materials used (e.g. wool, cotton, etc.).

Donations can be dropped off from October 26-Nov 8 at:
Nave Gallery, 155 Powderhouse Blvd, Somerville
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville
Blue Cloud Gallery, 713 Broadway Ave, Somerville
Magpie, 416 Highland Ave, Somerville
SCATV, 90 Union Square, Somerville

Looking for a knitting/crocheting circle to join? Check out Knit & Sip Crochet Soirees, our twice-monthly meetup group, for some conversation and craft.

If you have any questions, contact Tori Costa at tori [dot] costa [at] Items not sold during the sale will be donated to the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

‘A Thanksgiving for Veterans’ dinner and concert!
Saturday, November 9th, 6-10pm – 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   More information and to share the event with friends, go to:

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 – exploring the theme of Wrap Around.  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 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 18th.

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