Scenes From Our Last Evening Service (As We Know It)
“The Community at Taize was started in the South of France during the Second World War as a “mustard seed” of peace, bringing diverging peoples, nationalities, languages, and faith traditions together in reconciliation to experience the presence of God through sung prayer, word, and silence. It is in this tradition that we have gathered, ourselves a community of differing traditions and understandings, differing backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and resources, a mustard seed community that has grown and changed beyond what we could have imagined.
We pray not knowing what the future holds for us at this hour of 5:30 on a Sunday evening, but we pray that we might know God here and now and that God will meet us where we are, where two or three are gathered.” – Jeanne Lucas
You can read more here, the letter from our pastors and moderator, about our decision to end the evening service as we know it, and envision our needs as a congregation, going forward.
Our makeGOOD Capital Campaign
To learn more about our Furnace Project and the makeGOOD campaign, click here.
Listen to Reverend Traci Blackmon’s Sermon!
On April 12, Hope Central Church hosted the Rev. Traci Blackmon on behalf of the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC. The Word from Pastor Traci was an incredible moment for our congregation, in our work for racial justice. You can hear her sermon here.
Ministry of Justice and Compassion
To continue our Lenten work of moving from fear to love, visit our Resources for our Lenten Work of Racial Justice page.
Also, click here to read musings about our church’s ministry for social justice and repair of the world. You can also access the blog from our Blog page, where there are other wonderful blogs to follow.
Check out the calendar for upcoming MJC sponsored events. Details of each event are displayed when you click on the event.
Rosie’s Place Drive
The Ministry of Justice and Compassion has an ongoing Rosie’s Place drive to collect items for the poor and homeless women who depend on Rosie’s Place for emergency shelter, for a safe place to take a warm shower, and for seasonal clothing. The following items can be left in the Rosie’s Place box in the church:
• Travel-sized Toiletries (like those from hotels)
• Twin Sheets/Pillow Cases for the emergency shelter
- July 12, 2015 10:30 amThe Ordination of Nina Swift
- September 13, 2015 12:00 pmMakeGood Lunchon