Since September, we have -
...enjoyed our new and good friend Adam Hearlson (Professor of Worship at Andover-Newton Theological School) to speak and celebrate communion.
…hosted "The Paige Farley Hackle Concert with James Montgomery”, co-hosted with Hackle Productions. World class music and celebration for great cause and 9-11 remembrance.
...confirmed dates for our trip to serve in Maine, July 12-18
...welcomed our new Office Manager, Kate Hilliker, and
...celebrated the launch of a new year together with Blue Ribbon Sunday (featuring Blue Ribbon BBQ, of course).
…launched, on "Beacon Sunday", a series of gatherings with the Council to discuss a Strategic Growth Plan, outlining how we grow as a “beacon of hope and courage”.
…voted to adopt the proposed 2015 budget for further reflection and conversation and to be approved by vote at the February Annual Meeting.
…"experienced the wild” with performing artist Tevyn East.
Here’s how you can jump in during the next few weeks:
Sunday, November 2
Community Compass with Sean Witty. Join Senior Minister Sean Witty for this informal time to learn more about how we are Seeking God Together. This is also the first step towards membership. 11:15a in Sean’s office.
November: Vision Desserts
We gather in homes at this time of the year to discuss our hopes and plans for partnering together as a community the following year, with emphasis on our financial needs. Want to be invited to a home? Send a request to info[at]fbcnewton[dot]org.
Sunday, November 23: Advent begins with Commitment Sunday
Commitment Sunday. We affirm the commitments we make in our lives on this Sunday as we commit a portion of our time, talents, and treasures to furthering Seeking God Together. We will also receive new members on this important day.
Saturday, December 6: 7pm Lighting Dedication.
We invite our neighbors and friends to dedicate the lighting of the "America Bell Tower" and the building to all those who are “beacons of hope and courage” in our midst and around the world.
Dates are confirmed for our trip to Maine, July 12-18. This trip will focus on students and their friends (grades 6-12) and will require a team of adults to lead. Email info[at]fbcnewton[dot]org to learn more. We will partner with H.O.M.E. (Homeworkers Organized for More Employment).
H.O.M.E.'s services include homeless shelters, transitional housing, day care, adult education, food banks, soup kitchens, and affordable home construction. H.O.M.E. also operates an organic farm, craft shops. and a cooperative craft store.