This Sunday We Celebrate Christine Hogan's Ministries at UCC Medfield
Join us in Fellowship Hall after the 9:30 am service as we celebrate Christine Hogan and the musical gifts she has shared with us over the last 2 years.
New Member Classes - This Sunday, January 21 from 12:30 pm - 2pm
Amilia's Light Movie and Discussion Event - Thursday, January 25 at 7 pm
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
Amilia's Light invites everyone to a viewing of segments of the film "A Path Appears," followed by an open discussion of the issues and opportunities raised in the film. Email Michelle Lurhmann with questions or RSVP here. Meeting will be held in the Great Room at UCC Medfield.
Pizza and Game Night - Friday, January 26 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Looking for something easy and entertaining to do on a cold Friday night? Join us in Fellowship Hall for a fun evening of pizza and board games! All are welcome - bring friends! We will have games for all ages. Please sign up to bring a salad or dessert and don't forget your family's favorite board game. Follow this link to sign up!
Next Date for Soup to Go - Saturday, January 27
We will be preparing a hearty lunch in our kitchen at UCC, bringing it to Boston and serving at the day center at the Woods Mullen shelter. Please join us to help cook a meal, serve at the shelter and play games with guests. Follow this link for details and to sign up . Children are encouraged to make cards, which will be served with the meals.
UCC Annual Meeting - Sunday, January 28 at 10:30 am
The Annual Meeting is very important to the life of our congregation and is where big decisions are discussed and finalized. Plan to attend Sunday, January 28 at 10:30 am in the Great Room, following the one worship service at 9:30 am in the Sanctuary. Because of the Annual Meeting there will be no coffee hour or praise service. . Read the 2018 Warrant.
Faith on Tap - Rescheduled for Wednesday, January 31 at 7 pm
Meeting at 101 Main Street (Yates’ residence). All men in the church are invited to join us for fellowship, conversation and a beverage of your choice. Bring a friend! Please note, Faith on Tap will not be meeting in February.
Old Testament Teaching - Wednesday, January 31 from 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Cathy Chung will share her insights learned during her first semester in seminary in this one-night session “Connecting the Dots in the Old Testament for a clearer picture of God's ongoing redemptive plan revealed.” All are welcome!
New Life Furniture Bank - This Saturday, February 3
More volunteers are needed for the UCC Medfield Volunteer Saturday at New Life Furniture Bank. Saturday volunteers are critical to New Life’s operation, and there are openings for up to 12 people to volunteer. Learn more and sign up today. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Wendy Greaves at 617-909-6067.
2018 Women's Ministry Retreat "Blessed are they..." -
Friday, March 2 - Sunday, March 4
Please join us for our annual Women’s Retreat in Bolton, MA at the International Hotel. We are excited to welcome Wendy Cohen and Gayle Kendall back as our speakers. They will lead us through a discovery of the Beatitudes and reflections of how we are blessed and how to be a blessing to others. All registration forms, with payment, are due by Sunday, January 28. Looking forward to another wonderful weekend filled with faith, joy, fellowship, and laughter. We hope you can join us. The Retreat Team: Jackie Collins, Nicole Lewis, Rosemary Cunningham, Alexandra Compton, and Pastor Karen.
Join a Group and Get Connected!
2018 Adult Bible Studies and Community Groups are starting up again. Follow these links for dates, times and discussion topics: Bible Studies and Community Groups.
Thank you very much for your generosity in December. We are in the process of creating a final giving report for 2017. The 2018 annual budget will be reviewed at the upcoming annual meeting. Your pledges fund the ministries that are represented in the budget. Thank you to all of you who have submitted a pledge. If you have not made a pledge for 2018, please prayerfully consider doing so and make the submtion as soon as you can.
A Message From The Stewardship Team
The Stewardship Ministry Team invites you to make a financial pledge for 2018 if you have not already done so. Pledge cards and collection boxes are available in the lobby. Please reach out to the Stewardship Team Chair Brian Erickson with questions. Thank you!
“Our Church Family” Photographs
Help us update our family tree in the Lower Nelson hallway by the classrooms with your family’s Christmas card or a recent family photo. Drop off in the basket in the Office.
Coffee Hour Teams Looking For Volunteers
You can make a big difference in others lives by hosting coffee hour. Fellowship with one another after the service on Sunday mornings deepens our relationships at UCC Medfield in a big way. Talking is easier when you are breaking bread (or cookies) together, and shows our interest and commitment to one another. You are invited to participate in this important ministry and become a coffee hour host after the 9:30 am or 11 am services. Some folks sign up for once a month and others do so less frequently. It is really easy, there are lots of people to show you the ropes, and you will get much more than you give! Contact Pastor Karen with questions. Sign up for the 9:30 am Coffee Hour Team or Sign up for the 11 am Coffee Hour Team.
The Medfield Food Cupboard - January/February Update
This month the Medfield Food Cupboard is looking for donations of cookies/crackers, tuna (solid white preferred), peanut butter, jelly, canned chicken, canned fruit, rice, kid friendly cereal, juice (large and boxes.) Thanks to the community's generosity, we are currently fully stocked on soup. Please place your donations in the baskets located in the corner of the Lobby marked for the Food Cupboard. Next distribution dates are January 18 and February 1 and 15. The Food Cupboard is always looking for volunteers to help sort and distribute the donations. Check out their website at www.medfieldfoodcupboard.org.
2018 at a glance
January 21 Children's Church
First New Member Class from
12:30 pm - 2 pm
January 25 Amilia's Light Event at 7 pm
January 26 Pizza and Game Night
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in Fellowship Hall
January 27 Soup to Go
January 28 Annual Meeting (one worship
service at 9:30 am in the Sanctuary)
Second New Member Class from
3:30 pm - 5 pm
January 31 Faith on Tap
February 9 - 10 30-Hour Famine
February 11 New Member Sunday
February 13 Pancakes with a Purpose
February 14 Ash Wednesday
March 2 - 4 Women's Retreat
March 11 Children's Church
March 29 Maundy Thursday
1st educated Communion for
March 30 Good Friday
April 1 Easter Sunday
April 8 Confirmation Sunday
May 13 Kindergarten Bible Presentation at the 9:30 am service
May 20 Children's Church
June 3 Last Day of Regular Sunday School
June 10 5th Grade Crossing Over Ceremony
at the 9:30 am service
Start of Summer Sunday School
All Church Picnic