Oct 26, 2013 Announcements

Nave Music Series:  Jazz pianist Angelica Sanchez and guitarist

Saturday, October 26th at 8:00 p.m.:  Nave Music Series:  Jazz pianist Angelica Sanchez and guitarist Omar Tamez, with special guest Jorrit Dykstra.  Suggested donation $15.  For more info, see:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1406889966207073/.

Sunday Worship

Sermon:   “Making ‘I’ Contact”

Luke 18:9-14;   Isaiah 1:10-18

In preparing for this week’s readings, it is good to know that the traditional way to pray in the Jewish temple was to stand with one’s head and eyes looking up to God with hands raised – which is what the Pharisee is doing – and doing it in a public way.   Who was he talking to?  Notice the body language of the tax collector!   Where was he standing?   Who was the tax collector talking to?  Similar to last week’s gospel lesson, this passage is also about prayer, but it is also about making connections, and it is the lesson preparing us for the real-life encounter in Luke 19 between Jesus and Zaccheus (next week’s gospel story).

Join us for worship on Sunday, October 27th at 10:30 a.m. and for coffee and fellowship after the service.

the 6th annual Wrap Around

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 the Somerville 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] gmail.com. Items not sold during the sale will be donated to the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

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  https://www.facebook.com/events/1406889966207073/.

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 Gumaskas. For more info, see https://www.facebook.com/events/1406889966207073/.

The Installation Service of Rev. Fairfax

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 ellends1313@gmail.com 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!

Session Meeting

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.

The 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.(salamlebbos@hotmail.com)

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. 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 ruth.rhoads.allen@gmail.com   More information and to share the event with friends, go to: http://navegallery.org/wp/a-thanksgiving-for-veterans/

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 http://navegallery.org/wp/the-new-england-tuba-quartet-concert/.

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.

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