THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON: A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR OUR BROTHER NEWELL HENDRICKS:
The Covenant community is invited to a Memorial Service for Newell on Sunday, May 24th at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary at Covenant. There will be a reception following the service in Bates Hall. You are invited to bring a photo or another item that reflects Newell's life and spirit to the service to place on an altar during the service. You can collect the photo or item to take back home with you at the end of the service. A reception will follow the service in Bates Hall and childcare will be provided.
PENTECOST WORSHIP AND BLESSING THE HERB GARDEN THIS SUNDAY MORNING: Pentecost is a joyful and exciting day in our church calendar when we celebrate the Holy Spirit's presence amongst and within us! On this day, you are invited to wear red. We will end our service outside with a blessing of the shared herb garden between Covenant and the Women's Lunch Place. Children are most especially invited to join us this Sunday (as always!) as they will help lead us in the outside-procession at the end of the service!
TRAFFIC ADVISORY IN BOSTON THIS SUNDAY:Please click here to read an important announcement regarding street closures in Boston this Sunday.
SPRING RECYCLING DRIVE STARTS THIS SUNDAY, MAY 24! Do you have any old computers, broken appliances, or cell phones from the stone ages? Did you know that tossing electronics into the landfill can leech dangerous toxins into our earth? Covenant is holding a recycling drive to collect these items to get them safely out of your hair. Bring your slow, clunky, and wired technology from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s to church between Sunday, May 24 and June 14th for Covenant's Spring Recycling Drive! Items will be collected in Bates Hall (close to the door leading into the Food Pantry/back alley. For questions or more information, please contact Hope Seggelink at YAV@cotcbos.org.
A NEW DATE FOR THE COVENANT CABARET
Please note that this year's Covenant Cabaret has been re-scheduled to
Saturday, June 20th at 6:30 pm. This is a special and fun opportunity for the community to share music, stories, skits, and laughter all while raising funds to support the upcoming delegation of Nicaraguans to Covenant! A free-will donation will be collected but the event is free and open to all! Please contact Tom Handel if you would like to perform at this year's Cabaret! email@example.com
REV. ROB MARK IS AWAY on a combination of the Eco-Stewards Program in Montana and vacation from May 26-June 12, and will be away from email and cell coverage for most of this time. For pastoral care related items, please be in touch with Julie Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 201-953-1089 up until June 7, or be in touch with our Deacons by email@example.com, or contact the office for more contacts at 617-266-7480.
BIBLE STUDY 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., Second Floor, Williams Library.
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
WE WILL WELCOME STUDENTS FROM CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 31: We are excited to welcome college student musicians from Chapman University in Orange, CA! Chapman students will be visiting us as part of a northeastern tour and they will be providing special music throughout the morning's service. At 1 pm, they will perform a free concert in our Sanctuary.
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! The Nicaraguan Delegation is planned for Wednesday, September 16- Tuesday, September 29.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NICARAGUAN DELEGATION ON SUNDAY, JUNE 7: Members of our Nicaragua Companions group have been busily and excitedly preparing to welcome a group from our Nicaraguan sister community to Covenant in September. The entire congregation is invited to a special Adult Education session on Sunday, June 7 from 12:00- 1:00 pm to learn more about the delegation, to share ideas, and to start preparing to welcome our sisters and brothers! For more information on the delegation, please speak with any member of the delegation planning team: Tim Groves, Julie Rogers, Diane Lauber, Alicia Bull, Mocky Day, and Debbie Howland.
A COVENANT CONCERT "FOR FUN" ON JUNE 6! Cambridge Chamber Singers perform at Church of the Covenant on Sat. June 6, at 8:00 PM. Titled "For Fun", the concert features songs written by Gilbert & Sullivan & Cole Porter, a vocal version (a la Swingle Singers) of the orchestral overture to Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, and Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. The concert will also promote the Boston Covenant Preservation Project and its mission of preserving the historic church building. Tim and Betsy Groves, who will sing in the concert say, " If the performance is anywhere near as fun as the rehearsals have been, you do not want to miss this! " Tickets are available at cambridgemadrigalsingers.org or at the door.
"CHURCH OF THE COVENANT DIVESTS AND BEARS WITNESS": Click here to read an article written by Patrick Cage of the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC about Covenant's process of becoming 100% fossil-free, including a great interview with our own Rev. Rob! http://www.macucc.org/blogdetail/1037220