UPCOMING oPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT, SERVE & ACT
Lenten Book Reflection Groups
This Lent, as we consider what it means to “Passionately care about God’s Creation” (WVC Mission statement), you are invited to a Congregation wide book study of “Speak with the Earth and It Will Teach You” by Daniel Cooperrider, a former WVC Pastoral Resident. with weekly reflection groups:
- Sundays 10 AM – 11 AM, Parlor & Zoom
- Sundays 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Parlor & Zoom
- Wednesdays 10 AM – 11 AM, Parlor & Zoom (full)
- Wednesdays 1 PM – 2 PM, Parlor & Zoom
- Wednesdays 5:30 PM – 7 PM, Parlor
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
First Sunday of each month
In the welcome given at the start of worship, we hear words that celebrate the presence of all who gather. We hear words that affirm how each of us matters. We matter to the church, and we matter to God. That is worth celebrating and we will do so with song and cake immediately following 10am Worship at the start of fellowship hour the first Sunday of each month. Please email Rev. Stacy at: email@example.com the week before and/or write your name on the poster in Village Common Sunday morning so that we can celebrate the gift that you are!
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.firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a weekly email for location details and confirmation or cancellation, pending weather.
First Tuesday of the month
Seniors connect via Zoom.
Please email Rev. Stacy Swain at email@example.com.
Labyrinth Walking – Wednesday Mornings 8:30-12:00
Want to catch your breath mid-week? Need a time of replenishment? You are invited into the peace of the chapel to walk the Labyrinth. Come and find rest and renewal.
Take Your Lunch Break with Us!
You are invited to “LUNCH BUNCH”
Thursdays (Second Thursday of the month) 12:00-1:00
Let’s start the New Year with conversation and connection over lunch. Bring your lunch. Beverages and dessert provided. Come every month or come when you can. Bring a friend. Wider community members welcome. More information – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Village Church Parents Group (VCPG)
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 Moms
We are a “come when you can” kind of group, welcoming moms of all ages for monthly gatherings, usually in someone’s home for wine, dessert and conversation. It is a great way to meet other moms from our church. Contact: email@example.com if you have questions.
Village Church Dads meet monthly on the third Tuesday
March 19th at 7:00 PM – Location TBD
April 9th at 7:00 PM – Location TBD
May 21st at 7:00 PM – Location TBD
June 18th at 7:00 PM – Location TBD
Village Church Men’s Book Group
One Saturday each month, 9-11am, Parlor and on Zoom
We choose a book to read and gather to discuss monthly. To learn more please email John Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Glowacky at email@example.com.
Want to stay informed about ways to connect, serve and act?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.