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Make Donations to Share the Warmth
Share the Warmth, a joint project of Ashfield Congregational and St John's Episcopal, collects & distributes gently worn, warm clothing & blankets for residents of the Hilltowns in need. If you have donations of winter clothing or blankets in good condition, you may leave them in the narthex of St John's Episcopal Church at any time. Donations will be distributed on alternate Tuesdays during the Hilltown Churches Food Pantry distributions.
From Rev. David Jones's sermon November 20, 2022
"As we look ahead to a feast, among family and friends and neighbors, with bright eyes for the future and heavy hearts for what has passed; with thanksgiving for all that the Creator gives us, and mourning for all that some men have stolen, let’s resolve to go the right way; let’s let our gentleness be known ... The gentleness of a child’s first cries. The gentleness of fond memories for those you will acutely miss this week. The gentleness of our songs, and of our hopes that all people one day be cared for and cherished as children forever to the God who made them... And may we all know that the God Who Is Love is always near."
ADULT ED ON RACIAL JUSTICE
IN PERSON & ZOOM WORSHIP
First Congregational Church continues in-person Sunday services at 10AM, masks optional. Sunday Zoom service available at this link. Meeting ID: 873 3090 6123
Eleventh Hour Bell Ringing for Climate Change
Congregants from the Congregational Church and St John's Episcopal Church and friends gather and ring their bells for eleven minutes on the eleventh day of each month at 11AM, joining with religious groups across the country and beyond to express our hope and determination that together we can act boldly to address the climate crisis, now in its eleventh hour.
Come join us Friday, November 11.
Creating Community, Welcoming All