All new items will be listed first in each section and preceded by three asterisks (***).
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Congregational Administrator on Leave
Julia Terry, our congregational Administrator, will be working remotely from Alaska until late August. Office hours will be covered by Luz Carrazola. All communications to the church should go through the church email: email@example.com. All materials for the weekly newsletter must be sent to the church email by Wednesday at 8 pm or they will not be included.
***Pledge Drive: Important news!***
Please note that pledges for this year must be into the office by this Saturday, June 30th, which is the end of our fiscal year.
***This Sunday, July 1st, at First Church***
Join us at Summer Services with Janna Frohlich, preaching a sermon titled “The Church Soloist.” We will meet in the Parish Hall.
SAVE THE DATE – UPCOMING EVENTS
***Next Sunday, July 8th***
Join us with guest preacher, Rev. Marshall Hawkins.
Summer Services Schedule
Please note the following dates and the guest preachers we will be welcoming to First Church Summer Services. For sermon titles and bios, visit our website at http://www.firstchurchjp.org/
|7/8||Rev. Marshall Hawkins|
|8/19||Margaret Suby & David Dorney|
|9/2||Alice Kociemba/ Rev. Terry Burke|
Please visit our calendar online at:
WAYS TO CONNECT OR CONTRIBUTE
*** Office News***
Rev. Burke will be away on vacation from Thursday the 28 – July 14th (Happy Bastille Day!). Rev. Marshall Hawkins will be on call for pastoral emergencies.
Book Sale Times Two!
Time: Thursday July 5 6-8 PM on the front lawn, to coincide with First Thursday, weather permitting. Therefore, I need a few volunteers to help me move some tables, set up and sell. If interested, please contact Monroe Heyman.
Free 250 Minute Cell Phones
Free Cell phones are available to people over 65 who are on Masshealth, Medicaid, or LIHEAP, or certain other assistance programs. Two applications are posted on the bulletin board. You may find them online at www.assurancewireless.com. Their address is Assurance Wireless, PO Box 686, Parsippany, NJ 07054-9992
Please, church friends, change your email password if you have not recently done so. Also, delete addresses from unused accounts. Several church people have recently (unknowingly) sent spam from their accounts (that is, their accounts have been hacked). Since so many of us have each other in our address books, we can help each other out!
ONGOING CHURCH HAPPENINGS
Did you know that you can rent the Parish Hall or a smaller space for a celebration, group meeting or other event?? Contact Monroe Heyman for more details.
Yoga at First Church
Join us throughout the year for Monday for Evening Yoga (6:45 – 8:15 pm) for 90 minutes of stretching, flexing and core strengthening (suggested donation: $15). For you early birds who want to wake up your body while the earth is waking up, try the slow-flow class Thursday mornings, 7:30 to 8:15 (suggested donation: $10). Please try to be on time, out of respect for other attendees. Some mats and props will be available to borrow. Bring a friend! For any questions about yoga, contact Margaret. All donations go to the work of First Church in our community.
When submitting items for the weekly newsletter, please limit them to 250 words or less. If you have a special event that may need more space, please check in with Julia (Firstchjp@aol.com) for special parameters. If you would like your announcement included in the weekly newsletter, please send them in by Wednesday evening at 8 pm. Announcements will run for no longer than 3 weeks, unless there are specific date parameters. You may resubmit your item after it has run for the allotted time.
Regular office hours are currently 9 am to 1 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays. You may contact the church administrator, Julia, by emailing Firstchjp@aol.com.
Julia Terry, Congregational Administrator
First Church in Jamaica Plain UU
6 Eliot Street
P.O. Box 300186
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130