Sept 15, 2013 Announcement

Fellowship – Great Brook Farm in Carlisle

The Clarendon Hill outreach committee is planning a family-friendly get-together at Great Brook Farm in Carlisle on Saturday, September 14 from 1 to 4 pm and we’d love for you to join us!

A group of us went last year and had a great time picnicking and seeing the sights (which includes an active dairy farm, barn tours, hiking trails, and an ice cream stand). For more information and directions, see their website: The only charge is a $2-per-car parking fee (not including any ice cream or other treats). Bring yourself, any friends who’d like to join you and a picnic lunch if you’d like (they have picnic tables). We will also have ride-shares leaving Clarendon Hill at 12:30 and returning about 4:00 pm.

Please RSVP to to let us know if you can join us for our first fellowship event this fall!

Upcoming Sunday Worship

Please join us for worship on Sunday, September 15th at 10:30 a.m. and for refreshments and fellowship after the service.  The scripture reading from the Epistles is Ephesians 2: 1-10 and from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 15, verses 1-10.  The title of Rev. Fairfax’s sermon is “Relentless Grace”.

Prayer Meeting

There will be a prayer meeting after coffee hour on Sunday, September 22nd in the Green Room. 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.

Fellowship – Dead Sea Scrolls at Boston’s Museum of Science 

Dead Sea Scrolls at Boston’s Museum of Science – Sunday, September 29th, 12:30-4pm Interested in learning more about the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known texts of the Bible? They are currently on display at the Museum of Science, a traveling exhibit created by the Israel Antiquities Authority. This is a chance for each of us to consider the texts and their context. More info at Cost for members of our group is $10 per person. Note: Tickets are timed and need to be purchased in advance, so we need an accurate count of the numbers coming by September 15th. Carpooling is available! Please let Ruth know your interest or contact her at 617-571-3621 or email

World Communion Sunday

On Sunday, October 6th, we will celebrate Communion with other Christians around the world on World Communion Sunday. We will also collect the Peacemaking Offering. This year’s verse for the offering is from 2 Thessalonians 3:16 “…Peace in all times in all ways.” During the next few weeks, the Mission Focus time in the service will show how your gifts to the offering are used in a variety of peacemaking efforts at all levels of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

String Theory Benefit Concert

Come hear Clarendon Hill’s Jennifer Herzig play with her group, String Theory, as they perform a benefit concert, along with Hanna’s Hearts of Hope. All net proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Foundation (Massachusetts and R.I.)  The 2:00 p.m. concert on Sunday, October 6th, in the church sanctuary, will be followed by a silent auction and a reception.  Tickets for adults are $12.00 in advance ($15.00 at the door) and $5.00 for kids. For advance tickets, please go to

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