June 2019 Parish News

PARISH NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Jueun will be leaving us to attend Eastman School of Music. Her last Sunday is May 26th. On Saturday, June 8th from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM we will have a goodbye party for her and a concert! Jueun will play some pieces for us. It will also be an opportunity to thank her for working with us. Please let Rachael know if you plan to attend by e-mailing rachael@cos-milton.org.
  • On Sunday, June 9th, 11:00 AM, join us for the Here Comes the Sun Cookout at COS! Please bring a potluck dish to share.

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  • Thursday, June 27th, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Forbes Museum, What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?  Every summer, Mass Humanities coordinates public readings of Frederick Douglass’s famous Fourth of July address, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” This year, the Forbes Museum is partnering with Courageous Conversations, Mass Humanities and Celebrate Milton!. Join us as community members of all ages take turns reading parts of the speech until they’ve read all of it. Sign up and RSVP.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
  • ECM builds relationships and collective power across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for racial and economic justice as the expression of God’s transforming love. ECM’s upcoming annual celebration will take place on Tuesday, June 11th from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the George Sherman Union at Boston University 775 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215RSVP here. If you would like to attend, please e-mail rachael@cos-milton.org.

May 2019 Parish News

PARISH NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
  • For Bible Study, join us Wed, May 15st from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PMPrepare Exodus 2 – 6:27. 
  • On Sunday, May 19 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at St. Michael’s Upper Parish Hall, join us for Love Matters, a fundraising party sponsored by Life Together. The time will include drinks, appetizers, and a short program celebrating the richness and diversity of our community. Come, celebrate, and find hope in our work together for a transformed world. If you are attending, please RSVP to wuj@diomassintern.org.

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School to Prison Pipeline – Youth Panel

  • When? Wednesday, May 16th, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Where? First Congregational Church, 495 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
  • Topic:  Join Courageous Conversations Towards Racial Justice in an event with youth minister and advocate, Carrington Moore, who will speak about the realities of the School-to-Prison Pipeline. This event also highlights the voices and perspectives of youth directly affected by the School-to-Prison Pipeline. RSVP here.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
  • ”Historical Storytelling Related to Race and Difference,” a free afternoon of activities and dialogue relating to race, will be held Sunday, May 19,at St. Stephen’s Memorial Episcopal Church in Lynn, from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  Karen Groce-Horan, co-founder of Courageous Conversations toward Racial Justice, and social justice advocate Betsy Disharoon, will be facilitating. Light refreshments will be served. Register here.

April 2019 Parish News

PARISH NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, April 27th at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street)
  • “PB & J”: Youth Jamboree with the Presiding Bishop, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Join for pizza and special conversation program with Bishop Curry for middle and high school youth and their adult mentors.  Register in advance here.
  • Ministry Fair, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul will host community gathering space and a Ministry Fair showcasing the good work of ministry programs across the diocese.
  • “Way of Love” Rally5:00 PM – 6:00 PM in the Boston Common: Gather and be inspired, challenged and blessed as Bishop Curry proclaims the transforming power of walking the “Way of Love” with Jesus.
Sunday, April 28 at the Grace Church (133 School Street) in New Bedford
  • “Our Episcopal ‘Big Tent’: How Big Is It?” 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM:: How well does the Episcopal Church measure up to its “big tent” ideal? This event features a panel discussion with Bishop Curry, Bishop Barbara C. Harris and House of Deputies Vice President Byron Rushing. Seating is first come, first served. Reception follows.

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Service Project: Blessing Bags

  • When? Friday, April 19, from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Where? Parkway United Methodist Church, 158 Blue Hills Parkway, Milton, MA 02186
  • Topic: Join Courageous Conversations in a service project to assemble Blessing Bags. Each Blessing Bag contains personal care items for unhoused individuals. Click here to donate or RSVP.

Guest Speaker Byron Rushing

  • When? Wednesday, April 24th, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Where? Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
  • Topic:  Formerly a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Byron Rushing will present on “51 Years After MLK Jr.’s Assassination: Commemorating A Man and the Movement.” Click here to RSVP.

May Event

  • When? Wednesday, May 16th, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Where? First Congregational Church, 495 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
  • Topic:  Please save the date. More information to follow.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
  • United Ways Boston is hosting a community baby shower for 200 mothers.  Items requested are new or gently used baby clothes, maternity clothes, new educational toys, new children’s books (multilingual appreciated), and more  Drop off donations at 453 Adams St. Church office T, W or Th 9:30 AM – 3 PM or in the donation barrel across the street at top of church steps.  Donations accepted through April 9th.
  • Sponsored by Milton Immigrant and Refugee Protection, as well as Milton for Peace, there will be a screening of the film Icebox at 7:00 PM, Sunday, April 7th at First Congregational Church located at 495 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA. This event will also feature guest speaker Christopher Escobedo Hart, an attorney whose practice includes representing immigrants. This event has a suggested donation of $5, but all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

March 2019 Parish News

PARISH NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Interested in hosting Coffee Hour during the months of April or May? Sign up here! Two people can partner for a Coffee Hour Sunday, but if you prefer working alone, you may sign up for both slots.
  • Interested in teaching Sunday school during the months of April or May? E-mail wuj@diomassintern.org for available lesson plans prepared for you to teach according to your teaching style.
  • Our Lenten series will be on Wednesdays from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM from March 13th to April 10th.
  • Bible Study will return on Wed, May 1st from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PMThe text is Exodus 2 – 6:27. Even if you cannot finish the entire text, please join us.
  • Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is visiting Boston! Join us for the following:
Saturday, April 27th at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street)
  • “PB & J”: Youth Jamboree with the Presiding Bishop, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Join for pizza and special conversation program with Bishop Curry for middle and high school youth and their adult mentors.  Register in advance here.
  • Ministry Fair, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul will host community gathering space and a Ministry Fair showcasing the good work of ministry programs across the diocese.
  • “Way of Love” Rally5:00 PM – 6:00 PM in the Boston Common: Gather and be inspired, challenged and blessed as Bishop Curry proclaims the transforming power of walking the “Way of Love” with Jesus.
Sunday, April 28 at the Grace Church (133 School Street) in New Bedford
  • “Our Episcopal ‘Big Tent’: How Big Is It?” 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM:: How well does the Episcopal Church measure up to its “big tent” ideal? This event features a panel discussion with Bishop Curry, Bishop Barbara C. Harris and House of Deputies Vice President Byron Rushing. Seating is first come, first served. Reception follows.

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS TOWARDS RACIAL JUSTICE NEWS

Service Project: Blessing Bags

  • When? Friday, April 19, from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Where? Parkway United Methodist Church, 158 Blue Hills Parkway, Milton, MA 02186
  • Topic: Join Courageous Conversations in a service project to assemble Blessing Bags. Each Blessing Bag contains personal care items for unhoused individuals. Click here to donate or RSVP.

Guest Speaker Byron Rushing

  • When? Wednesday, April 24th, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Where? Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
  • Topic:  Formerly a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Byron Rushing will present on “51 Years After MLK Jr.’s Assassination: Commemorating A Man and the Movement.” Click here to RSVP.

May Event

  • When? Wednesday, May 16th, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Where? First Congregational Church, 495 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
  • Topic:  Please save the date. More information to follow.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
  • United Ways Boston is hosting a community baby shower for 200 mothers.  Items requested are new or gently used baby clothes, maternity clothes, new educational toys, new children’s books (multilingual appreciated), and more  Drop off donations at 453 Adams St. Church office T, W or Th 9:30 AM – 3 PM or in the donation barrel across the street at top of church steps.  Donations accepted through April 9th.
  • Sponsored by Milton Immigrant and Refugee Protection, as well as Milton for Peace, there will be a screening of the film Icebox at 7:00 PM, Sunday, April 7th at First Congregational Church located at 495 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA. This event will also feature guest speaker Christopher Escobedo Hart, an attorney whose practice includes representing immigrants. This event has a suggested donation of $5, but all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

February 2019 Parish News

PARISH NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Shrove Tuesday (March 5th) at St. Michael’s
5:30 PM: Burning palm fronds for ashes
6:00 PM: Pancake Supper
7:00 PM: Talent Show (If you would like to participate in the Talent Show, please e-mail rachael@cos-milton.org)

Ash Wednesday (March 6)
7:00 AM: Imposition of Ashes at Church of Our Saviour
12:00 PM: Imposition of Ashes at St Michael’s
7:30 PM: Imposition of Ashes and Communion at Church of the Holy Spirit

 

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS TOWARDS RACIAL JUSTICE NEWS

  • Courageous Conversations now has a website, where you are invited to leave questions, comments, and feedback.

History of the School to Prison Pipeline

  • When? Monday, March 18th, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Where? Church of Christ, 330 Edge Hill Road, Milton, MA 02186
  • Topic: Join us for an event to learn more about the history of the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Click here to RSVP.

Service Project: Blessing Bags

  • When? Friday, April 19, from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Where? Parkway United Methodist Church, 158 Blue Hills Parkway, Milton, MA 02186
  • Topic: Join Courageous Conversations in a service project to assemble Blessing Bags. Each Blessing Bag contains personal care items for unhoused individuals. Click here to donate or RSVP.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
  • The Mystic Chorale will be performing a concert of traditional and contemporary gospel on Saturday, March 2nd at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 3rd at 3:30 PM located at Converse Hall, Tremont Temple, 88 Tremont Street, Boston. 

January 2019 Parish News

PARISH NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
  • On Sunday, January 27th, Church of Our Saviour will have the Annual Meeting. There will be a potluck, so please bring a dish to share. In addition, Girl Scouts will be selling cookies on this day.
  • Please e-mail wuj@diomassintern.org or Rev. Rachael at rachael@cos-milton.org with any names that you would like to be added to our Parish Prayer List.
  • On Wed, January 9th, Bible Study will be held from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Please arrive with your Bible and complete reading Genesis 25:19 – 36:43.
  • On Wed, January 23rd, Bible Study will be held from at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. The text is Genesis 37:1 – 50:26, the Story of Joseph (the rest of Genesis).
  • On Wed, February 6th, Bible Study will be held from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. The text is Genesis 47 – Exodus 1.

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS TOWARDS RACIAL JUSTICE NEWS

  • Courageous Conversations now has a website, where you are invited to leave questions, comments, and feedback.
  • Tuesday, January 1st, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Church of Our Saviour, 453 Adams St, Milton, MA 02186. New Year Drumming Circle. You are invited to join the New Year Drumming Circle. There will be a potluck meal.
  • Monday, January 21st, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Concord Baptist Church, 180 Blue Hill Avenue, Milton, Massachusetts 02186, Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Milton Interfaith Clergy Association invites you to participate in the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
  • Sunday, February 10th from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Parkway United Methodist Church, 158 Blue Hills Parkway, Milton, MA 02186. Save the Date. Join us to build new knowledge and engage in discussions on the School to Prison Pipeline. There will be a potluck dinner – You are encouraged, but not required, to bring food to share.
  • Monday, March 18th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Church of Christ, 330 Edge Hill Road, Milton, MA 02186. Save the Date. Save the Date for our March Courageous Conversations Event.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
  • On Sat, Jan 26th, between 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, you are invited to the event “South End Artists In Their Studios,” where you can view paintings created by Michael Eder. The studio is located on 59 Wareham Street, Boston, MA 02118.
  • 2019 Quincy Lunar New Year Festival Sunday will be on February 10, 2019 at North Quincy High School from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The event has free admission and free parking.

December 2018 Parish News

PARISH NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
  • On December 12th, 2018, Bible Study will be held from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Please arrive with your Bible and complete reading Genesis 11:10 – 25:18. Even if you can’t finish the entire reading, we still welcome you to participate!
  • On December 9th, Church of Our Saviour will have a Christmas Party from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
  • On December 24th, Church of Our Saviour will have Christmas Eve Service beginning at 3:30 PM.

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  • Save the Date: Film Screening and Discussion of a Tim Wise documentary on Tuesday, December 11th, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 112 Randolph Ave, Milton, MA 02186. To RSVP, please click this link.
  • Tuesday, January 1st, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Church of Our Saviour, 453 Adams St, Milton, MA 02186. New Year Drumming Circle. You are invited to join the New Year Drumming Circle. There will be a potluck meal.
  • Monday, January 21st, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Concord Baptist Church, 180 Blue Hill Avenue, Milton, Massachusetts 02186, Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Milton Interfaith Clergy Association invites you to participate in the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

November 2018 Parish News

PARISH NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
  • On Wednesday, November 28th, Bible Study will be held from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Please arrive with your Bible and complete reading Genesis 1 – 11:9. Even if you can’t finish the entire reading, we still welcome you to participate!
  • Rev. Rachael, along with our delegates, Ann Hunt and Rebecca Fuller, were in attendance at the 233rd Annual Convention.
  • Church of Our Saviour will host an informal conversation about ballot questions on this upcoming Sunday Coffee Hour, November 4th.
  • Time: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Location: First Parish UU, 535 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA : Our Volunteer of the Year is Conevery Bolton Valencius! Conevery works with the fabulous Girl Scouts of Troop 65472. She tells stories with kids at Sunday School and has served as Co-Warden of our parish. She is President of the Board of Directors of Ummeed Child Development Fund, supporting children with disabilities in Mumbai, India, and is on the Board of Directors of Boston Chinese Dance.
  • Our goal this year is to give away $10,000 in grants to organizations that reflect the passion and work of COS parishoners and our shared local mission. If you are a parishoner that wishes to request a grant donation, please contact wuj@diomassintern.org to fill out the Outreach Request Form.
  • On December 9th, Church of Our Saviour will have a Christmas Party from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
  • On December 24th, Church of Our Saviour will host Christmas Eve Service.
COMMUNITY NEWS
  • In the aftermath of the attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburg, the Milton Interfaith Clergy Association invites, indeed calls, all in our community to gather in witness and solidarity with our Jewish neighbors on Saturday, November 3rd at 11:45 AM at Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills.

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS TOWARDS RACIAL JUSTICE NEWS

  • Save the Date: Film Screening and Discussion of a Tim Wise documentary on Tuesday, December 11th, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 112 Randolph Ave, Milton, MA 02186. To RSVP, please click this link.
  • Tuesday, January 1st, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Church of Our Saviour, 453 Adams St, Milton, MA 02186. New Year Drumming Circle. You are invited to join the New Year Drumming Circle. There will be a potluck meal.
  • Monday, January 21st, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Concord Baptist Church, 180 Blue Hill Avenue, Milton, Massachusetts 02186, Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Milton Interfaith Clergy Association invites you to participate in the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

DIOCESAN NEWS

  • Middle School Retreat begins on Friday, Nov 16, 2018, 7:00 PM and will end on Sun, Nov 18, 2018, 12:30 PM, located at Barbara C. Harris Camp. Come enjoy the midwinter beauty at the Barbara C. Harris Camp, and meet young people and adults from all over the diocese! We will have small group workshops, indoor and outdoor games, worship that gets you both moving and thinking, a live band, and above all, time away from the stress of everyday life, so that we can pay a little more attention to the Spirit of God!

 

October 2018 Parish News

PARISH NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Blessing of the Animals: On Sunday, October 7th, to reflect on the kind deeds of St. Francis of Assisi, you are welcome to bring your pets, pictures of animals, or stuffed animals to be blessed.
  • On Sunday, October 21st, MaryAnn, Ann, and Monique will provide the sermon. Their sermon will be related to healthcare. During Coffee Hour, our guest will be Susan MacIsaac, RN, MSN, from the Declaring Directives Initiative as she presents the importance of declaring a health care proxy.
  • Girl Scout Troop 65472 will be hosting their annual Juliette Gordon Low Coffee Hour on October 28th , to honor the founder of Girl Scouts, thank the parish for hosting the Troop, and introduce themselves and their recent projects.
  • Church of Our Saviour will host an informal conversation about ballot questions on this upcoming Sunday Coffee Hour, November 4th.
  • Our goal this year is to give away $10,000 in grants to organizations that reflect the passion and work of COS parishoners and our shared local mission. If you are a parishoner that wishes to request a grant donation, please contact wuj@diomassintern.org to fill out the Outreach Request Form.
COMMUNITY NEWS
  • In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, DOVE is holding three vigils in remembrance of those who lost their lives in incidents of domestic violence in Massachusetts this year. Vigils are free and open to the public. We hope you will join us to honor those lost and to show support for those who are currently struggling in abusive relationships. Date: Thursday, October 25th at 6:00 PM Location: Parkway United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall, 158 Blue Hills Parkway, Milton, MA 02186

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  • Monday, November 19th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Milton High School (25 Gile Rd., Milton). Conversation with Debby Irving, the author of Waking Up White. Order here for a copy of her book. To RSVP, please click this link
  • Save the Date: Film Screening and Discussion of a Tim Wise documentary on Tuesday, December 11th, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 112 Randolph Ave, Milton, MA 02186. To RSVP, please click this link.
  • Tuesday, January 1st, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Church of Our Saviour, 453 Adams St, Milton, MA 02186. New Year Drumming Circle. You are invited to join the New Year Drumming Circle. There will be a potluck meal.
  • Monday, January 21st, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Concord Baptist Church, 180 Blue Hill Avenue, Milton, Massachusetts 02186, Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Milton Interfaith Clergy Association invites you to participate in the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

DIOCESAN NEWS

  • The 233rd Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of MA is Saturday, November 3rd. The following topics will be addressed: The Church’s Response to the Opiod Crisis The Use of Fair Trade Coffee at All Church Events, Supporting Gender Identity Antidiscrimination Laws in Massachusetts, Planting a Paris Grove: A Resolution in Support of Creation Care Seeking, and Immigrant Justice through Accompaniment, Advocacy and Direct Action
  • Middle School Retreat begins on Friday, Nov 16, 2018, 7:00 PM and will end on Sun, Nov 18, 2018, 12:30 PM, located at Barbara C. Harris Camp. Come enjoy the midwinter beauty at the Barbara C. Harris Camp, and meet young people and adults from all over the diocese! We will have small group workshops, indoor and outdoor games, worship that gets you both moving and thinking, a live band, and above all, time away from the stress of everyday life, so that we can pay a little more attention to the Spirit of God!

 

September 2018 Parish News

PARISH NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Please join us for our Welcome Back Sunday Cookout! Since this is a potluck lunch, please bring food to share. This is also our new Life Together Fellow’s first day with us.
  • This Middle School Retreat begins on Fri, Nov 16, 2018, 7:00 PM and will end on Sun, Nov 18, 2018, 12:30 PM, located at Barbara C. Harris Camp. Come enjoy the midwinter beauty at the Barbara C. Harris Camp, and meet young people and adults from all over the diocese!
  • Please join on Sunday, Sept. 23rd after Sunday worship for Acolyte Training!
COMMUNITY NEWS
  • MMNC – Our Neponset Community Celebration: On Saturday, September 29th, please join the MMNC at the Our Neponset Community Celebration from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. This event is located at the Neponset Greetway, between Mattapan Square and Central Avenue at the Harvest Bridge and Ryan Playground. The rain date is Saturday, October 6th from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • On Sunday, Sept 30th from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Celebrate Milton will feature local businesses, non-profit organizations, musical entertainment, bounce houses for the kids, and great food!

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS TOWARDS RACIAL JUSTICE NEWS

  • Thursday, September 6th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Church of Christ, 330 Edge Hill Rd., Milton. Bystander Intervention Training. This is a deeper exploration of taking constructive action toward everyday bigotry, public harassment, and obliviousness.
  • Saturday, October 13th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, First Parish Milton (535 Canton Ave, Milton). Workshop with artist, activist and musician, Soyinka Rahim, on articulating our journey with race and racism through story telling, music and user friendly embodiment exercises. To RSVP, please click this link.
  • Monday, November 19th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Milton High School (25 Gile Rd., Milton). Conversation with Debby Irving, the author of Waking Up White. Order here for a copy of her book. To RSVP, please click this link

DIOCESAN NEWS

  • Next Diocesan Council meeting is Saturday, Sept. 8th at Trinity Church in Concord
  • Registration is open for Middle School Retreat: Nov. 16-18 at Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center
  • Diocesan community to celebrate new ministry and installation of ninth cathedral dean Amy McCreath: Sept. 29