UPCOMING oPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT, SERVE & ACT
Bible Study: Exploring the Old Testament
Begins Tuesday September 19, 8:30-9:30 am, Parlor and on Zoom
Do you have questions about the Bible? Do you wonder who wrote it and why? Would you like to learn more about the stories of our faith? If so, Tuesday morning Bible Study may be just what you are looking for. Join us as we embark on an exploration of the Old Testament using the Exploring the Bible Series written by Rev. Ann Robertson. This accessible, introductory study welcomes all. No previous study or biblical literacy is needed. Come explore with us! If you are interested, please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Study: Women in the Word
Begins Thursday, September 28, 7-8:30 p.m. (in person and online)
Are you interested in learning more about the women in the Bible? Do you wonder how their stories have impacted our lives of faith, culture, and understandings of femininity and sexuality? If so, Thursday evening Bible Study may be just what you are looking for! Come explore the stories of women in the scriptures, from creation to Revelation, using a study designed by first-year pastoral resident Megan Strouse. No previous study or biblical literacy is necessary. If you are interested in joining, please reach out to: email@example.com.
Fall Fellowship Supper Groups
Now that spring is upon us, the Community Ministry begins planning our Fall Fellowship Supper Groups program. These small dinner group gatherings give us the opportunity to meet new friends, connect in meaningful ways, and gain insight into the workings and spirit of our church community. We hope that you will join us as we look forward to new friendships and laughter this fall. Please use the link below to learn more and sign up by September 22. Feel free to contact Natalie Colbert if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can sign up here >
All-Church Service Project: Diaper & Lunch Bag Drive for A Place to Turn
Bring donations on or before Sunday, Sept. 24.
We are working with our partner organization, A Place to Turn, to hold two drives, both ending on our final Welcome Sunday, September 24. We are collecting diapers of all sizes, baby wipes, and baby shampoo, and for our lunch bag drive, we are collecting fruit cups, small packs of pretzels, small packs of cookies, and small lunch bags. You can drop these items off at the baskets in Village Common until September 24, when folks of all ages are invited to decorate and pack up the lunch boxes as a way of making God’s love real for our neighbors!
If you would like to donate money to purchase supplies, or volunteer to shop or drive our donations to A Place to Turn in Natick the week of the 24th, please be in touch with Rev. Martha at email@example.com.
Village Table ~ A Food Program
Inspired to help in the face of a growing pandemic-fueled need, we mobilized a small army of volunteers, led by one of our members who is a culinary professional, to create the Village Table. Each week, armed with herbs, tomatoes and bounty from the Village Garden, we leverage our industrial kitchen to cook high-quality, nutritious meals. These meals are then blessed, individually packaged, and delivered to those in need, including the “Community Fridges” in Boston. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Empty Nesters + Walking Group
We are a group of singles and couples (not just empty nesters), who gather weekly, weather permitting, for a walk in various locations, currently at the beautiful Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesley. Won’t you join us? Email at Christina.email@example.com to receive a weekly email for location details and confirmation or cancellation, pending weather.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Calling all knitters and crocheters! You are invited to join in a special ministry to create prayer shawls and baptismal blankets. This is a rewarding way to use your creative hands, as well as help the church be ready when needs that arise. All materials and patterns will be provided and help given as needed. Please contact Bobbie Hayes (781-400-1333) for more information. Fall
First Tuesday of the month we connect via Zoom when they resume in September.
Please email Rev. Stacy Swain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Village Church Parents Group (VCPG)
Starts Sunday, Sept. 24, 7 -8:30pm, Parlor
We are a group of Village Church parents walking in faith together, gathering for conversation and support. Contact Caroline Johnson Hodge email@example.com or Pam Stazesky firstname.lastname@example.org.
Village Church Dads Group meet monthly on the third Tuesday at 7pm when they resume in September.
Village Church Men’s Book Group
Saturday, Sept. 23, 9-11am, Parlor and on Zoom
The group will discuss Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson.
Please email John Snyder at email@example.com or Bob Glowacky at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Would you like to enhance your online worship experience with a
copy of our New Century Hymnal for home use?
“Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above”
Music is one way we connect as a Christian community through time and space. Whether you worship with us online regularly or occasionally, we understand the importance of having the hymnal to hold in your hands just like those in our sanctuary. This can serve as a physical reminder that, while singing, we are one together.
If you’d like to receive a copy of this hymnal for home use, please let Christine Toppin know so that she can make arrangements to get a copy to you. Email Christine at: email@example.com.