Lunchtime Study Series at Temple Anshe Amunim

“Gospel Truth” (The Rabbi, The Priest, The Reverend and The Pastor)

Three Sessions of study at Temple Anshe Amunim

Starting on June 28, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

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Get Ready for the Rhubarb Festival!

Rhubarb-Logo_alt.jpgThe Return of the Church on the Hill Rhubarb Breakfast

On Saturday, June 10th, Lenox will once again be rich with rhubarb, prepared in more ways than you have likely imagined! Church on the Hill will reprise our Rhubarb Repast. Bring your neighbors and friends and family to enjoy a scrumptious, rhubarb-infused breakfast. 

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Mark your calendar - Berkshire Association Meeting

The Berkshire Association of 
The Massachusetts Conference of 
The United Church of Christ

invites you to its Annual Meeting

Sunday, 21 May 2017 | 3:00 PM

for the purpose of conducting the following business:

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One Great Hour of Sharing: "You Are Here"

The Annual UCC Offering for One Great Hour of Sharing will be collected this Sunday, March 26 during worship service.

OGHS enables the United Church of Christ to reach people and communities affected by disaster, displacement or poverty. With your help, it provides assistance to families and communities around the world, helping them to become stronger, healthier and better equipped to address hardships and catastrophes. 

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Lenox Preschool News!

The preschoolers have been very busy raising money for the Syrian refugees through St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Pittsfield!

One of our summer camp families is from Syria, and the mom also happens to be an amazing chef. Fadia felt the need to help the people in her homeland through her gift of cooking. This fall, Fadia began cooking amazing Syrian and Lebanese delicacies in her kitchen, and delivering them to people at their homes. She needed to find a way to do this on a larger scale, and so the "Eat to Feed" fundraiser was born. 

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Religious Roundtable with Pastor John

On Sunday, 22 January, the Religious Roundtable featured Pastor John being interviewed by the Rev. Liz Goodman of Monterey UCC. 

The Religious Roundtable is a 1/2 hour conversation hosted by the Southern Berkshire Clergy Association each Sunday morning. It is broadcast on WSBS 860AM and streamed on www.wsbs.com. Pastor Liz and Pastor John covered plenty of ground in their 30 minutes, including his work in human rights and AIDS ministries, his studies in preaching, and the meaning of "goodbye," or "God be with you." Hope you enjoy listening!

 

 

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Four Freedoms March, January 7th

4freedoms.jpgThe 4 Freedoms March on January 7th is an excellent opportunity to gather as community united, marching for freedom of speech and religion, freedom from fear and want, against bigotry and prejudice. The March and Rally is planned for January 7, a day after the 75th Anniversary of FDR's landmark speech in 1941 first stating the Four Freedoms to the 77th Congress.
 

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Deacons' Doings in December

The Diaconate met on December 15th at the Powells' home. Agenda items included: 

Plans for Christmas Eve service are all in order and we look forward to this joyous celebration. Candle lights, brass ensemble, and special soloist our own Quentin Chin.

Discussion on Communion Serving: intinction is easier for some with hand difficulties; in the pew service is easier for those with walking concerns. For now, we will continue to offer both on alternating basis.

Epiphany Sunday (8 January 2017) our guest soloist will be our friend Jack Brown.

See you ALL in church!

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Good Work at the Christian Center

Church on the Hill's moderator, Ellen Merritt, is executive director of the Christian Center in Pittsfield. Take a few minutes to watch this wonderful video that shows their heart-filled mission. 

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"What Do You See?" - Third Sunday of Advent

If you were looking for someone wielding not a winnowing fork but a magic wand, to cure all disease — to stop all war — to prevent the innocent from suffering — you might have the same doubt that John did. You might be asking Jesus: “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?”

A sermon for the third week of Advent by Pastor John A. Nelson

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