Sept 20, 2015 Announcements

Sermon:”Embraced by Christ”
Scripture: Mark 9:30-37; 10:13-16

Join us for Worship at 10:30 a.m., and for coffee and fellowship after the service. All are welcome!

Pastor Allen Regular Office Hours
He will be in the church office during the following times unless called away:
Mondays and Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
1st, 3rd and 5th Monday evenings: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday afternoons: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Please note that Rev. Fairfax is generally available for pastoral concerns or other church business at most other times as well, so don’t hesitate to contact him outside of these office hours. Please drop by the church or contact him: 508-801-7294 (cell)/617-625-4823 (office),


– – – Upcoming Events – – –

CHPC Bible Study
Bible study meets at Porter Square Panera Bread every other Wednesday. For details on dates, time, place, and more information, please contact Kevin. (

Prayer Group Meeting
Sunday, September 20th: We will meet in the Green Room after coffee hour. 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 to attend.

Fellowship Event: Apple Picking
Our next fellowship event will be apple picking, with a tentative date of Saturday, October 3rd. Everyone is invited! Save the date, and look for details to follow.

World Communion Sunday
On Sunday, October 4th, we will celebrate World Communion Sunday. The collection of the Peace and Global Witness Offering (formerly know as the Peacemaking Offering) takes place on that day also. The scripture for this year’s offering is from Ephesians 6:23: “Peace be to the WHOLE community, and love with faith.” Gifts to the 2015 offering will support Syrian refugees, specifically, for the children to resume their education in camps in Lebanon. Please give as generously as you are able.

Deacons’ Meeting
The Deacons will meet on Sunday, October 4th, after coffee hour in the Green Room.

Session Meeting
On Wednesday, October 14th, the Session will meet at 7:30 p.m., in the Green Room.


– – – Deacons News – – –

Deacon Meeting
The next Deacons meeting will be on Sunday, October 4th, after coffee hour, in the Green Room.

Prayer Request Email
The Deacons are in the process of setting up an online prayer request list. This will be a closed group (to insure privacy.) If you would like to be a member of the group so that you can ask for prayers, and have others pray for you, please send an email to Ellen ( Once we have everything set up, we will share information about the group with the congregation, so that others can join.


– – – Community News – – –

The Cuatro Puntos concert, “From Damascus to Kabul” 
Sunday, September 27th at 3:00 pm in the sanctuary, as the second concert of the Nave Gallery Music series for this fall. The members of the group are musical diplomats, having spent time this summer developing a music school for orphaned girls in Afghanistan. They are highly accomplished musicians, and they will be featuring a world premiere of Gullistan-e Nur “The Rosegarden of Light” by British composer Sadie Harrison, performed on traditional Afghan instruments with string quartet. For more information on this group and their mission, see and/or


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