Concert and Craft Fair!! Saturday December 1st!!

Children’s Concert and

Winter Arts & Crafts Event

 

Please join

 

Clarendon Hill Church and Tufts Enchanted A Cappella group

for our annual community event for children and their families.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

FREE a cappella concert

FREE winter themed arts & crafts

FREE refreshments

 

Saturday December 1st, 2018

1pm to 4pm

 

Concert is at 1pm in the Sanctuary

followed by Arts & Crafts activities in the basement.

 

Where:

Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church

155 Powder House Boulevard

Somerville, MA 02144

 

Parking:

West Somerville Neighborhood School’s parking lot on Raymond Street.

Also, the resident street parking restriction is lifted for this event.

Facebook Pages:

Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church

Tufts Enchanted A Cappella

Reformation Sunday — October 28th — All Welcome!

Child Care and Children’s Program every Sunday

 Sermon:  “Living Toward a Vision”

On this Reformation Sunday, we will explore some aspects of our vocation as people of God, beloved by God.  The story of Bar-Timaeus is an incredibly important story in the Gospel as Jesus heads toward Jerusalem; a miracle that is about more than regaining his sight.

Scripture:  Mark 10:46-52

They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.” So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.” Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

Children’s Sabbath Sunday

“Children’s Sabbath”

Sunday, October 21st

10:30 a.m.

 

Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church (155 Powderhouse Blvd) will participate in the national observance of the Children’s Sabbath, sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund.  The focus of this year’s observance is:

 

“Realizing Dr. King’s Vision for Every Child:

Lives of Hope, Not Despair”

 

** We will have special participation in the service by our children!!

** We will honor Gale Morano for her longtime commitment to working with children.  Gale has recently retired as the Director of the Open Center (located in our building since the early 1970s), and has been Director for most of the years since its founding!

** We also invite donations of Homeless Children Backpacks, to be given as part of our participation in the Nave Gallery’s annual Wrap Around Sale (sale of knit goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition).

For this donation, you can either (1) put together a whole backpack for a child, filled with anything you think might be useful for a child to have in going to school (pencils, paper, lunchbox, water bottle, healthy non-perishable snacks, etc.)  or (2) bring items that could go into a backpack or (3) a backpack!!

[NOTE:  Childcare available during the service]

 For more information on this special day celebrated across the United States, please visit:

https://www.childrensdefense.org/programs/faith-based/childrens-sabbath-celebration/

For further information about the service, please contact Rev. Fairfax at pastor@clarendonhillchurch.org

Second Annual Worship and the Arts Sunday

Second Annual Worship and the Arts Sunday!!

Come this Sunday for a special service focusing on the relationship between holy worship, our faith and the arts.   We welcome a special speaker as we highlight our church’s continuing sense of mission and ministry to and with the arts — an essential and beautiful way of centering on God’s continuing creation with us and our world.

Guest Preacher/Speaker:  Professor Jim Zingarelli (B.F.A. Pratt Institute, M.A. Trinity College, Ct., Nicoli Botteghe Artistici di Scultura, Cararra, Italy) is a painter and sculptor who has been teaching art for 38 years and is currently Professor of Art at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts.  He has also taught at The Salzburg Institute, Salzburg, Austria as well as The Orvieto Semester, Italy and The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center in West Rutland, Vermont. His work has been exhibited at The Kingston Gallery (Boston), The Andrea Marquit Gallery (Boston), Pepper Gallery (Boston), Vorpal Gallery (NY), Dartmouth College, Yale University, Berklee College of Music, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Attleboro Museum. He resides and works in Amesbury, Massachusetts.…

Scripture:   Matthew 10:7“As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The realm of heaven has come near.'”

Sermon:     “As You Are Going: Art, Faith, & Process”.
The main scripture passage will be taken from Matthew 10:7, but there are a few other supporting passages from Matthew that I also hope to use. I’ll focus on the place of our faith and work as being ever “in the midst of”.  As artists, we explore and evolve any given work without exactly know what it will become, where it will be seen, who will ultimately see it and perhaps even invest in it.   Our faith walk is much like this, as we are instructed by Jesus, “As you are going…”. It’s  a process: our lives unfold, we encounter God’s presence, we encounter others, we learn more about this world we live in, we serve all three.  Our faith, like our work is dynamic.

Second Annual Worship and the Arts Sunday!!

Second Annual Worship and the Arts Sunday!!

Come this Sunday for a special service focusing on the relationship between holy worship, our faith and the arts.   We welcome a special speaker as we highlight our church’s continuing sense of mission and ministry to and with the arts — an essential and beautiful way of centering on God’s continuing creation with us and our world.

Guest Preacher/Speaker:  Professor Jim Zingarelli (B.F.A. Pratt Institute, M.A. Trinity College, Ct., Nicoli Botteghe Artistici di Scultura, Cararra, Italy) is a painter and sculptor who has been teaching art for 38 years and is currently Professor of Art at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts.  He has also taught at The Salzburg Institute, Salzburg, Austria as well as The Orvieto Semester, Italy and The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center in West Rutland, Vermont. His work has been exhibited at The Kingston Gallery (Boston), The Andrea Marquit Gallery (Boston), Pepper Gallery (Boston), Vorpal Gallery (NY), Dartmouth College, Yale University, Berklee College of Music, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Attleboro Museum. He resides and works in Amesbury, Massachusetts.…

Scripture:   Matthew 10:7

“As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The realm of heaven has come near.'”

Sermon:     “As You Are Going: Art, Faith, & Process”.
The main scripture passage will be taken from Matthew 10:7, but there are a few other supporting passages from Matthew that I also hope to use. I’ll focus on the place of our faith and work as being ever “in the midst of”.  As artists, we explore and evolve any given work without exactly know what it will become, where it will be seen, who will ultimately see it and perhaps even invest in it.   Our faith walk is much like this, as we are instructed by Jesus, “As you are going…”. It’s  a process: our lives unfold, we encounter God’s presence, we encounter others, we learn more about this world we live in, we serve all three.  Our faith, like our work is dynamic.

Second Annual Worship and the Arts Sunday

Second Annual Worship and the Arts Sunday!!

Come this Sunday for a special service focusing on the relationship between holy worship, our faith and the arts.   We welcome a special speaker as we highlight our church’s continuing sense of mission and ministry to and with the arts — an essential and beautiful way of centering on God’s continuing creation with us and our world.

Guest Preacher/Speaker:  Professor Jim Zingarelli (B.F.A. Pratt Institute, M.A. Trinity College, Ct., Nicoli Botteghe Artistici di Scultura, Cararra, Italy) is a painter and sculptor who has been teaching art for 38 years and is currently Professor of Art at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts.  He has also taught at The Salzburg Institute, Salzburg, Austria as well as The Orvieto Semester, Italy and The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center in West Rutland, Vermont. His work has been exhibited at The Kingston Gallery (Boston), The Andrea Marquit Gallery (Boston), Pepper Gallery (Boston), Vorpal Gallery (NY), Dartmouth College, Yale University, Berklee College of Music, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Attleboro Museum. He resides and works in Amesbury, Massachusetts.…

Scripture:   Matthew 10:7“As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The realm of heaven has come near.'”Sermon:     “As You Are Going: Art, Faith, & Process”.
The main scripture passage will be taken from Matthew 10:7, but there are a few other supporting passages from Matthew that I also hope to use. I’ll focus on the place of our faith and work as being ever “in the midst of”.  As artists, we explore and evolve any given work without exactly know what it will become, where it will be seen, who will ultimately see it and perhaps even invest in it.   Our faith walk is much like this, as we are instructed by Jesus, “As you are going…”. It’s  a process: our lives unfold, we encounter God’s presence, we encounter others, we learn more about this world we live in, we serve all three.  Our faith, like our work is dynamic.

Eco-Justice Sunday

Come join us for worship this Sunday!

We will be joined by Dr. Francis Situma, a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and an environmental law specialist on faculty at the University of Nairobi, Kenya.   He is an old friend of our faith community, and will be preaching on “Environmental Stewardship”.  All are welcome to attend!!

 

Concert

Parking available on street (relaxed parking; no permit required) and at West Somerville Neighborhood School (Raymond Street entrance)

 

2017 — CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE!!

JOIN US FOR OUR FAMILY FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE!!

4:00 P.M.

APPLE CIDER AND LOTS OF GOODIES FOLLOWING THE SERVICE

IN THE NAVE GALLERY

WRAP-AROUND SALE FOR SOMERVILLE HOMELESS COALITION IN THE NAVE

(FOR THOSE “VERY” LAST MINUTE GIFTS!!)

CLARENDON HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

A PROGRESSIVE AND WELCOMING CONGREGATION!!

COME WORSHIP WITH US!!

Worship and the Arts

This Sunday our own Claire Roll will be our featured speaker/preacher during the morning worship service.  As our Artist-in-Residence, and as a way of highlighting and supporting our congregation’s longstanding commitment to the arts, she will be giving our first annual Worship and the Arts Presentation for us.

It is also the Children’s Sabbath Day (begun by the national Children’s Defense Fund), so our children will be presenting an art project as part of our worship experience.


Please join us for worship on Sunday morning at 10:30 and for refreshments and fellowship after the service.

All our welcome to attend!!!   God bless you!!!