MEETINGS THIS SUNDAY: Lots of our committees and groups will be gathering this Sunday before and after church. Here is a full list:
- 9:00 am: Retreat Planning Group: Worship/Rituals, J. Black Room
- 9:15 am: Bible Study, Williams Library
- 12:30 pm: Worship and Music/CYCE Joint Meeting, J. Black Room
- 12:30 pm: Deacons Meeting, Williams Library
- Food Faith Fellowship Young Adults outing to Spectacle Island
FAREWELL TO HOPE SEGGELINK: This Sunday we will celebrate the wonderful work and presence of our Young Adult Volunteer, Hope. Join us after worship for a reception in her honor in Bates Hall and please consider bringing a snack to share!
BIBLE STUDY THIS SUNDAY: Join us in from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., no advanced preparation or knowledge required - stimulating discussion guaranteed! Second Floor, Williams Library.
DURING THE SUMMER WE WILL USE ONE STANDARD BULLETIN (except on communion Sundays): Hymns and other announcements will be shared during the service. Please help us save paper and return your bulletin to the back of the sanctuary following the conclusion of worship! Details about each Sunday's worship service and worship participants will be shared through this weekly "This Week at Covenant" e-mail newsletter.
NURSERY CARE FOR CHILDREN: Nursery Care is provided by our wonderful caregivers downstairs off of Bates Hall. Please ask an usher for directions if you need help finding it.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS CHANGE: Please note that our weekly church office hours have now changed to Tuesday-Thursday, 9-5 pm. The church office will always be closed on Mondays and no staff will be reachable. On Fridays, Rob and Julie can be contacted. But our Church Administrator/ Building Manager Brian Reardon's hours have changed, so he will be reachable Tuesday to Thursday each week.
SAVE THE DATE! ALL CHURCH RETREAT AND DELEGATION FROM NICARAGUA:
This year's all church retreat will take place on Saturday, September 19 at Edwards House in Framingham (the headquarters of the Massachusetts UCC and the beautiful site of last fall's retreat!). In addition to a fun day in a beautiful location, this will be a particularly special retreat because we will have delegates from our Nicaraguan sister community joining us!
Please note some important additional components to this year's retreat:
There will also be an opportunity to join the Nicaraguan delegation for a shared dinner on Friday, September 18 in Framingham as well.
Consider staying in the evening of Saturday, September 19 for a fun music and dance-filled evening with your church family at Edwards House!
A REPORT-BACK FROM THE UCC GENERAL SYNOD ON AUGUST 16: On August 16, Barbara Darling and Julie Rogers will host an Adult Ed session after worship to report news and experiences for the 30th General Synod of the United Church of Christ held in Cleveland this June. Worship that Sunday will also include prayers and elements experienced at the Synod gathering.