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Learning to Love Our Families

This daily devotional was written by teens from all over Massachusetts, to help us love better throughout Lent. This week we focus on learning to love our Families. March 20 “ First, be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5: 24 Here is a list of easy activities that you can do with your family during Lent that do not require electronics, and engage your spirit, mind and body! Going for a walk together Bike ride Change competitive games to cooperative games (ex: Instead of having your own money in Monopoly, share the wealth) Play the game Sorry, and each time you leave Start, meditate on an instance that needs apology until you get to Home. Color Tag (When the tagger is getting close, you can be “safe” by touching the ground [...]

By | 2017-03-08T09:09:24+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Lenten Devotionals, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learning to Love Our Neighbors

This daily devotional was written by teens from all over Massachusetts, to help us love better throughout Lent. This week we focus on learning to love our neighbors. March 18 By Greg Richane [Slow Down] ________ Immerse Yourself in your neighbor's context __________ Put yourself in a position to LISTEN _______ See specifics Share specifics ___________ Exchange words SHARE ENERGY

By | 2017-03-08T09:08:18+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Lenten Devotionals, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learning to Love Ourselves

This daily devotional was written by teens in Massachusetts to help us practice loving better throughout Lent. This week we focus on learning to love ourselves. March 12 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm him. Plans to give you a hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 Don’t ask yourself what the world needs ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go and do that because because what the world needs is people who have come alive.-Howard Washington Thurman

By | 2017-03-08T09:14:36+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Lenten Devotionals, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learning to Love Ourselves

This daily devotional was written by teens in Massachusetts to help us practice loving better throughout Lent. This week we focus on learning to love ourselves. March 11 “Love yourself first first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”-Lucille Ball   Physical exercises is a great form of self-care and a healthy way to de-stress and take time to listen to your inner voice. Take a walk, go for a jog, or go for a bike ride and enjoy the benefits of this practice--yes, practice, something that we need to do not just today but everyday.      

By | 2017-03-08T09:15:10+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Lenten Devotionals, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learning to Love Ourselves

This daily devotional was written by teens in Massachusetts to help us practice loving better throughout Lent. This week we focus on learning to love ourselves. March 10 Meditation is a great way of reconnecting with oneself and practice self-care. Deep breathing is a crucial part of meditation. Take 5 deep breaths and then sit and relax as you read this meditation.   Meditation Stardust…..the sprinkling of the universe's light into each of us. Imagine the feeling of glowing from the heart. Imagine knowing that you are connected to everything in the universe….and that you are perfect. Imagine it because that is who you are. Imagine it because when you live with Stardust, with light in your heart, you live in your greatness. Prayer My brilliant Image One day the sun admitted, I am just a shadow. I wish I could show you [...]

By | 2017-03-08T09:16:26+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Lenten Devotionals, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learning to Love Ourselves

This daily devotional was written by teens in Massachusetts to help us practice loving better throughout Lent. This week we focus on learning to love ourselves. March 9 When God made creation, God pronounced it good. And on the sixth day, when God created humanity, God pronounced it all very good.   The image above of God's creation was captured on a reflective walk and photo session. Take a walk, snap a picture, and be grateful for the wonderful life God has given each of us.

By | 2017-03-08T09:18:05+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Lenten Devotionals, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learning to Love Ourselves

This daily devotional was written by teens in Massachusetts to help us practice loving better throughout Lent. This week we focus on learning to love ourselves. March 8 “Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer We decided that eating healthy is a wonderful way of caring for oneself. Here is a delicious and nutritious recipe we think you will enjoy! Recipe for Basil Pesto Pasta with Roasted Vegetables   Ingredients 1 lb. of whole wheat penne pasta Homemade Basil Pesto 2 zucchini, sliced 2 yellow squash, sliced 1 red onion, cut into 1" cubes 15-20 mini bell peppers (assorted peppers), tops cut off 2 tablespoons of olive 1 teaspoon of salt ½ teaspoon of ground pepper Preheat oven to 400. Place zucchini, [...]

By | 2017-03-08T09:17:11+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Lenten Devotionals, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Re-Imagining Church 2017

Welcome to the Re-Imagining Church Information page!  We will collect information here to keep you informed about our work to create a stronger community and good work flows for the future.  To get started, you can download a pdf file with the latest look at our church re-organization at this link. re-imaging-church-organization You can see the basic structural idea in the image below.  Click on the link to read Pastor Todd's January newsletter article about next steps.  getting-organized-for-2017

By | 2017-01-18T20:14:56+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sermon: Zacchaeus and the Key to Salvation

by the Rev. Sarah Buteux November 3, 2013 Proper 27, Year C Luke 19:1-10   “When we see others as the enemy, we risk becoming what we hate. When we oppress others, we end up oppressing ourselves. All of our humanity is dependent upon recognizing the humanity in others.” ― Desmond Tutu   Our story for today is fairly brief, but it is packed with a whole lot of detail. We actually know more about Zacchaeus from these 10 short verses than we know about most of Jesus’ disciples from all four gospels.   For example, you probably can’t tell me a whole lot about Nathaniel or the other James or even the other Judas. In fact you might not even know that amongst Jesus’ disciples there were two named James and two named Judas. Did anybody know that? But [...]

By | 2017-01-18T20:14:57+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Sermons, Uncategorized, Worship|0 Comments

FY 2015/2016 Annual Report

Friends, Here is the annual report for Fiscal Year 2015/2016. I mistakenly left out the clerk's report, so you will find it as a separate attachment here, and at the end of the printed annual report. Many thanks to all of you that submitted reports, and assisted with everything else going on around the Annual Meeting, we couldn't have done it without you. Click here to read: 20152016-annual-report clerk-report    

By | 2016-09-16T15:28:53+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments