Page updated 28 February 2021
Lenten Study Groups:
- Women’s Bible Study – Thursdays at 9:30 am [Zoom Link]
- Monday Evening Study Group – Mondays at 7:30 pm [Zoom Link]
COVID-19 Vaccine & Imagining What Comes Next:
We have just gotten used to worshipping online, managing zoom, and understanding COVID-19 safety protocols–and now the vaccine is beginning to roll out. If there is any space left in our brains, we are beginning to wonder what the return to worshipping in person might look like. Pandemics, it is said, end with a whimper rather than a bang. What will all this mean for our churches?
Join Rev. Meagan Manas, Pastor of the Clinton Presbyterian Church in Clinton, MA, and her colleague Sean McHugh, RN for a webinar on the vaccine and imagining a return to gathering in person on Wednesday, March 3 from 11-12. Meagan and Sean work for an organization called MassSupport Network that is providing support in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Sean and Meagan will present the science of the vaccine and how it will impact the risk of gathering in person, and help us think about a values-based process for “re-gathering.” You can register in advance for this meeting here.
People Helping People Food Drive:
On Saturday March 6, 9 -11 am, we will be holding a drive-up food drive for the Burlington Food Pantry at the church (335 Cambridge Street). Drive up, pop your trunk and someone will take your bag. Items specifically needed are:
Bags of rice, bags or boxes of mashed potatoes, broth, cans of ready to serve soup, pasta sauce, 2 lb bags of sugar or flour, canned tomatoes, mayo, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, coffee, tea, hot chocolate,100% juice (no glass containers), breakfast foods, jelly (no peanut butter), vegetable oil, liquid dish soap, bars of soap (individually wrapped), toilet paper (individually wrapped),tissue boxes, toothbrushes, toothpaste and shampoo.
Burlington Youth & Family Services:
is offering a series of FREE webinars; “A Mental Health Survival Guide in the Time of COVID.” The topics are: Supporting Your Online/Hybrid Learner – Middle School Edition” (2/24); Let’s Talk About the “A” Word: A Conversation About Anxiety” (3/2); “Nurturing Parents for a Healthier Family Life” (3/9); and “Teen Depression and Suicide: What A Parent Should Know” (3/16). All upcoming workshops are from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
will be the 4th Sunday of each month following Sunday morning worship. Next Youth Check-in is February 28. We will share “Rose, Bud, Thorns”, play a game, and share a prayer. Check out New England Glow for other opportunities for youth gatherings each Sunday.
Family Faith Formation
We will continue using Illustrated Ministry resources for faith formation throughout the season of Lent. This week we explore Luke 2:41-52. Find some time this week to read and reflect on a time when Jesus got “lost”, do an activity and color a picture.
New England Glow Youth Ministry