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Edwards Church, United Church of Christ (UCC), Framingham, MA
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A Warm Welcome to You!

 

No matter who you are or where you are on your life’s journey,  you are welcome here!

 

Worship at Edwards Church:  Join us Sunday mornings at 10 am, and alternate Sunday evenings at 5:30 pm!

September 24 Blessing of the Animals Outdoor Service–10 am

Bring your beloved animal companions for a lively, joyous service! Featuring live music by our own bluegrass-folk group, On the Fence. A service for all ages and all creatures! We will welcome time-traveling guests from 12th century Italy and 20th century Kenya! Stay after for a casual “Picnic with our Pets.” We will receive a special offering to support the Tree for Life program of the Organization of African Instituted Churches, based in Kenya. We will gather in front of Edwards Hall.

 

October 1 World Communion Sunday–10 am

We will continue our fall theme, “Footsteps of the Faithful” with a focus on the story of the Feeding of the 5000.  In celebration of World Communion Sunday, our communion table will be filled with breads from all over the world! We will receive a special offering for Neighbors in Need.

October 1-Seeds of Grace Evening Worship–5:30 pm–“Amazing Grace–Part I”

Join us for our first ever “Seeds of Grace” Evening worship service, centered on the theme, “No Matter What.” Music by Willie Sordillo and friends. In the Susan P. Dickerman Hall.

 

October 8–10 am

This week our “Footsteps of the Faithful” will center on the journeys of people who step forward to help during disasters.  What inspires them? What sustains them? How can we claim our own role? Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark preaching

 

October 15–10 am

“Footsteps of the Faithful” continues with an exploration of the story of Mary and Martha.  How do we balance presence and action, service and reflection? Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark preaching.

October 15-Seeds of Grace Evening Worship–5:30 pm–“Amazing Grace–Part II”

Our second “Amazing Grace” service will center on the theme “Spilling Over.”

 

October 22–10 am

Among the faithful disciples in our history are the courageous leaders of the Protestant Reformation.  In this service, we will sing, hear and learn about some of the music of the Reformation. Led by Commissioned Minister of Music Rick Seaholm.

 

October 29-10 am

On the eve of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s “99 Theses,” which set into motion the Protestant Reformation, we will celebrate Reformation Sunday with an Intergenerational Service, led by Rev. Shane Montoya.

October 29-Seeds of Grace Evening Worship–5:30 pm–“Amazing Grace–Part II”

Our third “Amazing Grace” service will be Dinner Church! Join us for a simple meal and reflections on the theme “Room at the Table.”

 

 

 


Special Events

Blessing of the Animals–Sunday, Sept. 24 at 10 am. Join us for a lively, chaotic, joyous service with special guests from afar and special music by On the Fence.

 

Italian Take-Out Feast–Wednesday, October 18 at 12 noon We’ll try take-out Italian Food from a nearby restaurant!

 

Weekend of Spirit–Circles of Healing: Ourselves, Our Communities, Our World–Friday and Saturday, October 20+21. Open Spirit’s 7th Annual mini-retreat–affordable, local, welcoming! Click here for more information.

 

“Singing in Solidarity–A Multi-Faith, Multi-Cultural Concert”–Sunday, Nov. 5 at 4 pm at Greater Framingham Community Church. Join us for a concert to raise money for the “Neighbors Fund,” supporting immigrant families in crisis.

 

 

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Calendar of Events  There are many special events coming up.  Click here for our calendar, and click here for our latest newsletter.

Open Spirit: A Place of Hope, Health & Harmony is a Multi-faith Center for wholeness, community, and bridge building.  Click here for our website.