Your Weekly Link – News and Updates 12/6/2013

Weekly Link 12-6-13

Small & Mighty

Small changes can be a lever for big transformations.  Often-overlooked actions, people and practices can have incredible power in our world and in our lives.  Through the Advent season, we’d like to share stories – both ancient and modern, from many cultures – in which the power of a single step, a single person, a single action had a major impact.

This Week in Worship

Sunday, December 8, 2013
10:30am WORSHIP

“Small Change”
Rev. Parisa Parsa
with music by Emma Jean Moulton and the Meetinghouse Choir

It is a season of awe and wonder, of miracles too big to name in a single story. It is also a season of distraction and distress, of hubbub and hullabaloo that can keep us from being grounded in the place from which we most want to celebrate, and to grow. How might we visit that place more often, and let it lead our lives?

Are you a parent of a teen who could use some extra support? Please contact Rev. Parisa to discuss some upcoming possibilities here at church. or 617-698-6329 x102

Religious Exploration

Sunday, December 8, 2013
Children’s Church Sunday

All Children are invited to attend Children’s Church this morning.
Ages up to 4 years old are welcomed in the nursery.
Youth Chat will meet in the youth room upstairs.
Classes begin promptly at 10:30.

Calling all Shepherds, Innkeepers, Manger Animals, and Wise People…of all ages

It’s December, and you know what that means? PAGEANT TIME!

Would you or your child like to take part in our annual Christmas Pageant? We’d love to have you!

Rehearsals will be December 15 and 22 from 12-1pm in the Meetinghouse, Pageant is on Christmas Eve at the 5pm service.

Sign up HERE.

News & Announcements

Friday night December 6, from 6:30 to 8:30
Third annual family craft night.

If you are attending the event, please bring a dessert to share.

Do you hear those old sleigh bells jingling? Do you long for a simpler time?

We can’t turn back the clock but we can gather in community to share a simple meal, express our creativity through crafts and share a jolly good time as the holiday season beckons us.

holidayWe will have a number of craft activities for young and the young at heart. You can learn a new skill, share one you love or just sit and enjoy the merriment.

We will have a light supper available with some delicious soups, pastas and chilies. Time to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones.

We might tell some stories and sing some songs. Can you sing? Will you sing along with us? Most importantly we have an opportunity to join together and share our spark.

Please come one and all.

Handcrafting JusticeSaturday, December 7th

Handcrafting Justice Fair-Trade Sale, 9am- 1pm

Also Sunday, December 8th from 11:30am – 1pm.

Handcrafting Justice is an international project that empowers woman in the developing world to lift themselves out of poverty through the creation of unique handmade goods. Sale features 100% Fair Trade products from Africa, Asia, & Latin America: toys, Home Décor, Pottery, Cards & Gifts, Bags, Purses & Indigenous Art.

Saturday December 7th – Membership Breakfast

While doing your shopping, enjoy some time for fellowship and brunch hosted by the Membership Committee.

Christmas Tree Pick Up

Pick up your grade A1 premium Fraser Fir Christmas trees. Please remember to bring a check if you did not prepay.

Milton Residence Fund Holiday Gift Project – Sign Up during Handcrafting Justice Fair

Presents still needed for Milton Children. Sign up Saturday, December 7 from 9 – 1 during the Handcrafting Justice Event.
Come shop and help two events be successful

-Ruth Heiden and Beth Gray-Nix

Meditation Wednesday evenings

Have you been wanting to try meditation but could not find the time? Would you like some quiet time for prayer and reflection during the busy holiday season? Join us in the children’s church Wednesday evenings from 7:00-7:30pm and see how restorative a quiet 30 minutes can be. Questions? Contact Tracey Robinson:

Lotsa handsA Lotsa Helping Hands

For Steve Weiser

There has been a Lotsa Helping Hands website set up to support Steve Weiser

Click on the link, or paste it in, then: use the ‘Join this Community’ link to fill out the form which is a Request to Join the Community. Once you’ve done this, you will receive an email stating that you are ‘Pending Member’.

On this site you will be able to sign up to help Steve with different needs as well as see updates and pictures. Your help is greatly appreciated, thank you!

GiftsRemember Milton Residence Fund Holiday Gift Project – Drop off Gifts Sunday, December 8

All presents/gift cards should be dropped of on Sunday, December 8. Please place in the back pews of the Meetinghouse. For questions please contact Ruth Heiden at:

KikiKiki’s Corner

We are looking for a few people to hang our Christmas wreaths on the Meetinghouse, Children’s Church and Parish Hall. Please let me know if you can help either Saturday or Sunday (December 8 or 9) at

We have updated the Church Directory. Several hard copies are available. Next edition will likely be early in 2014. There is a master copy on the Information Table. Please check that your information is up-to-date.

Newcomers – Save the Dates – Sundays January 26 and February 9. New Member Class will be offered.

Worship, 10:30am in the Meetinghouse
Meetinghouse Choir Rehearsal, 8:45am in the Parish Hall
Silent Prayer & Meditation, 9:00am in the Children’s Church

Please consider volunteering for important Sunday worship positions like ushering, hosting social hour, providing flowers for worship, and lighting the chalice.