Christ Church Quarterly n ews a n d V i ews o f C h r i s t C h u r c h E p i sc o p a l • W a l t h a m , MA
Dear People of Christ Church,
There is something that feels kind of fitting in writing to you on the theme of history on the eve of my first sabbatical. I’ve been with you for seven years, now, and if the church experts are right, taking a sabbatical is one of the best things we can do to lay groundwork for even stronger work together moving forward. It used to be that if someone was thinking of leaving a parish he or she took a sabbatical to organize a search; now, it’s more the opposite, where this time of Sabbath and reflection only creates more energy to go forward. The typical rectorate in the Episcopal Church is about six years, so I am very thankful to have been with you this long and to have plans to be around for a while. There is something a little intimidating, but also kind of reassuring, about stepping up into the pulpit each Sunday and thinking about all those [men] who’ve climbed those three short steps before me. Frederic Fales, the first rector of the parish, for whom our halls are named (and who actually donated the pulpit itself ) was the founding priest in 1849 and served all the way to his death in 1899. What would he think of me? What would I think of him? What did he preach about slavery, or the civil war? Did he think women should even be able to vote, not to mention be ordained? Maybe it’s best not to think too hard about it… Either way, his legacy still stands, as one day, ours will. Whatever the shape of his ministry day to day (without email or phone), to nurture the growth of any congregation for 50 years, there must have been a great deal of love. In his piece in these pages, Jose talks about how the past is still alive because of its relation with the present; Frederic Fales lives on in his pulpit in the same way that Helene Innes will live on in the bench we are dedicating to her, offering a comfortable place to just “be” in the same way she embodied such friendliness and hospitality. As the title of a Utah Phillips and Ani DiFranco album puts it, “The past didn’t go anywhere.” The past hasn’t gone anywhere, it’s true, and we interact most notably with it in the form of liturgy. One of the reasons we’ve kept to the “Rite One” historic language at our 8:30 service during Advent and Lent is that it seems important to preserve that heritage, the desire to offer “ourselves, our souls and bodies” at the altar in just those words. The whole form of the liturgy, of course, is taken from Christian practice almost 2000 years ago: take, eat, break, share. And, participating in Christ, it’s the same meal. There is a certain unity in knowing that, whatever he would have thought about the contemporary church, my predecessor Frederic and I can still communicate with God in some of the same language. Whatever else separates us over time or culture, our faith is still one of the most important things about us. Peace, Sara+
Reverend Sara with a portrait of Frederic Fales, Christ Church Waltham’s first rector.
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The Pipe Organ at Christ Church by David Collins Real pipe organs are becoming increasingly rare, as churches and other institutions are forced by budgetary restrictions to opt for the less expensive and easier to maintain electronic organ. Of course any organ expert (or even novice) will tell you that there is simply no comparison between electronic and pipe organs. Whereas electronic organs are mass produced in factories to create generic sounds, each pipe organ is unique and is designed specifically for a certain listening space. PipeOrgans.com describes the difference as “analogous to the difference of monophonic sounds compared to stereophonic sounds multiplied many, many times over.” The organ at Christ Church Waltham was designed and built by Cole and Woodberry in 1898 – the same time that the church itself was built. Cole and Woodberry were organ builders that operated in the Boston area from 1870 to around 1924. Horatio Parker, who was the organist at Trinity Church in Boston at that time, approved the specifications for the organ. Although recognized as a fine composer himself, Parker is best remembered as the teacher of Charles Ives, one of America’s greatest composers. In 1925 the chancel of Christ Church was completed revised with the wood panels and present altar. At that time the organ was also renovated, this time by Hook and Hastings, a company that operated in the Boston area from 1827 to 1935. In its day, Hook and Hastings was considered the premier organ building company in America. Focus on
The Morel Organ Company, based in Arlington, Massachusetts, completed the last renovations to the organ in 1981. The church spent more than $18,000 on this work, opening up several of the wooden panels to increase sound projection, and adding entirely new stops to the organ’s sound repertoire. Thomas Murray, an internationally renowned American organist who was the music director at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston at the time, gave the organ dedication recital on September 27, 1981. Murray himself described the newly refurbished organ as a “most adequate [instrument] for the support of hearty congregational singing and artistic accompaniment of the choir…” The original organ built by Cole and Woodberry probably cost around $1,500. Compare that to today, when (according to the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America) a new organ for a small to medium sized church will cost anywhere from $200,000 to $850,000! Our pipe organ is not a large one in the grand scheme of things: it is comprised of 1,734 pipes and two manuals (keyboards). The largest pipe organ in Boston (and the eighth largest in the world), the organ at the First Church of Christ, Scientist houses 13,483 pipes and four manuals. I hope this short history of our pipe organ at Christ Church will enhance your appreciation of the instrument itself and increase your knowledge of its value to the church.
History and Time by José Borrás Not too long ago, I saw a film titled Midnight in Paris, in which an aspiring writer visiting that great city each midnight is transported to the Paris of the 1920’s. Inside that world, he manages to have conversations with Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Dali and Buñuel among many others. He learns from them and grows as an artist by being open to their contributions in the fields where they excelled. Of course when he returns to the present reality in the morning, those close to him scoff and begin to question his sanity. In my thinking the Past is a paradox for it does not exist any longer as a Past but only as a Present. The Past exists to the extent that it is remembered and its lessons are alive to us here in the Present. The Past was the Present for the generation that lived it. And it becomes as real a part of our Present in as much as we keep it alive by remembering, recalling it, living its Truths. As long as those contributions, lessons of that Past created by people like Socrates, Plato, Paul, Augustine, Teresa of Avila, Beethoven, Dante, Dostoevsky, 2
when we forget to keep it a living Part of our Present. When the Past ceases to be integrated it slowly fades, disappears out of our memory and with it we lose the great lessons it offered and we lose contact with the giant minds that reside in it. Modern American society and culture, falsely claims that the Past no longer has anything to teach us as it can not compare with our “glorious” modernity. As a human culture we are becoming a ship adrift in the seas by the little respect and value we place on the Past. But it is the accumulated knowledge and lessons of the Past that act as the rudder that gives stability of navigation to our Present. We have to become like the young man of the movie, who had such a reverence and connection with the Past that to him it was as real as what he experienced any day. Especially for us, how are we to live here in our present, unless we rescue Jesus and His teachings from that so called distant past and make it as contemporaneous to our today as He was to the generation among which He lived.
Dorothy Day and others are alive in our daily thinking and behavior, then that Past can be as much Present to us as it was to them. Our infancy, our maturing years, even yesterday, are all very real, a part of our Present because we carry them so alive in us. It is hard for me to explain it but I know that both my parents are no longer in this world but I also know that they did not cease to exist. Their memory, thoughts, deeds, teachings are such a part of me and my Present that in a way they are as alive today as they were ever in my life, the difference being that they are in another “state.” I cannot have actual physical contact with them, but I know that someday I too will go across and resume with them. It is that understanding that allowed me to walk in the Parthenon and feel the presence of the great thinkers of Greek Civilization strolling by me, to talk with Kierkegaard in reading his works, to walk the Coliseum and feel the strength of Faith of those martyrs and their Testament to their Beliefs. The Past only starts to fade and dissolve
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Postcard of Christ Church wtih postmark of 1914
History and the Now by Mike Balulescu History was the reason I agreed to help lead our capital campaign last fall. Given our church’s importance as a landmark on Main Street and as a benchmark in Waltham’s past, I was excited to do my part to help preserve our parish’s building. I wanted to make sure that our church’s stones, woodwork, beams, and glass all received the care and attention they deserve. I also wanted to make sure that the city’s enthusiasm for Christ Church through the Community Preservation Act was matched by our own enthusiasm and energy as a faith community. The way I saw it, history is our story, and history would be the centerpiece of the capital campaign. Indeed, history was the driving force of our fundraising. Everyone in our parish recognizes the importance of maintaining our building and strengthening our community, one that dates all the way back to 1848. And when I had conversations with parishioners about the specifics of the campaign, Christ Church’s historical significance was a main selling point. Restoring the luster of our fieldstone building and preserving the work of previous generations were important ideas behind pledges of support for the campaign. However, I did not anticipate how much my relationship with this building and this community would change through my work with the capital campaign. Up until last fall, I saw my role in our parish as a passive one; reporting the deeds of parishioners past, detailing the artists and craftsmen that contributed to our building, and preserving the stories of famous New Englanders that played a role in the creation of our parish and our community. My transition from amateur historian to capital campaign co-chair helped me to better understand my part as an active participant in Christ Church’s history. I was no longer reporting what others had done for the church; I was doing something for the church myself. In preparing wwww.ChristChurchWaltham.org
us for the future, I had become part of Christ Church’s history. Moreover, I came to realize that our capital campaign was less about preservation than about change. The distinction is important, because our work together, our commitment of time and treasure to this church and this community is not simply about preserving building materials or preserving our rituals and ministries. The capital campaign, and all of our work and worship, is about altering the course of Christ Church’s future. It is about changing the inevitable and impacting the way things have been and the way things are likely to be. To be sure, a good portion of our fundraising is intended to keep the building from deteriorating and ensuring that Christ Church stands as a symbol on Main Street for decades to come; but that act of “preserving” the church is every bit as much of a change to our community and our history as the work of Robert Treat Paine a century ago. Our change may not equal in fortune and grandeur what Paine’s wealth constructed here on Main Street, but our efforts are about more than merely freezing in stasis what has already been. We are agents of change for the future as much as anyone else in Christ Church’s history. And the changes we make are not limited to fundraising and construction. As we seek to revere and understand our parish’s rich and valuable history, let us not forget the important part of our story unfolding each week, during our Sunday worship and coffee hour, during our vestry meetings and choir practices, at Grandma’s Pantry and Diaper Depot, and with the humming of drills and machinery in the church building these next few years. What parishioners have accomplished in our church’s past is worth preserving and remembering, but I have come to understand that the changes we make together, now, are equally important and powerful as the changes of the past. 5
From the Archives by Pamela Hopkins As some of you know, this summer I began work on our Christ Church archives. I’ve been very lucky to meet with our current Parish Historian, Mike Balulescu, and our past Parish Historian, Julia Kerr. I’ve visited the Waltham Public Library’s Archives, and inventoried all the material related to Christ Church in their holdings, and I’ve begun the inventory of our own on-site records. What is an “archives” and what does an “archivist” do, you might wonder. The National Archives and Records Administration offers a very helpful definition: “An archives is a place where people can go to gather firsthand facts, data, and evidence from letters, reports, notes, memos, photographs, and other
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primary sources.” (http://www.archives. gov/about/info/whats-an-archives.html) But beyond thinking of the archives as simply an actual physical place, all the material collected there (“first hand facts, data, and evidence from letters, reports, notes, memos, photographs,” and more) is also referred to as the “archives.” An archivist collects, arranges, describes, preserves, and provides access to records of enduring value – all those primary sources (and more!) noted above. What does that mean for Christ Church? Well, it means that all our records from the past and into the future that detail and describe and serve as witness to the work and life of the parish will be collected together,
put into useable order, described for future users, preserved from the ravages of time, and made available to the parish, students, scholars, researchers, and future historians. I’ll be continuing with the survey of the collection and meeting with the Diocesan archivists, and creating a plan for all the rest of the work of description and preservation and so on this Fall. Exciting times! I hope that as the project continues that there will be opportunities to meet with anyone and everyone, from group to individual, to talk about our records and the work. I encourage anyone with questions or concerns to find me at Coffee Hour or drop me an email or give me a call. I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm with the parish!
Remembering Gene Burkart by José Borrás Longtime parishner and regular Quarterly contributor Gene Burkart died of cancer at home Saturday, August 18th surrounded by family. He was buried in the Memorial Garden at Christ Church Saturday, August 25th. His presence will be missed, especially in this space where he wrote for every issue of the quaterly since it started in 2010. My friend Gene Burkart not too long ago lent me a copy of El Camino who his friend and author Lee Hoinacki had signed in dedication. It is a most wonderful book about a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain along a path that believers and penitents have walked since the 8th Century. Life IS our Camino, a path each and every one of us must walk, at times in company but in its deepest sense walk in solitary reverence and contemplation. I was most fortunate that for a short and priceless moment I crossed path with Gene and traveled a short part of El Camino lost in conversation and exchanging ideas with him, and believe me the rest of my way will be richer for this encounter. Gene walked El Camino in complete honesty, simplicity and devotion. Like the author he too was able to be open to every nuance and wonder of the world around him, seeing beauty and purpose in things most of us would have missed to notice. He soaked the splendor and awe of the Creation that surrounded him and never stopped searching for the meaning of it all. Gene was selfless and would give freely of himself to other fellow travelers he met dealing with all with understanding, humility and compassion. He would engage you no matter what your point of view was and listen attentively in an attempt to make the experience 4
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Gene (in the middle) with the Waltham Concnered Citizens peace vigil this past August 6th, the 67th anniversary of Hiroshima.
one where both could learn and grow. While a very knowledgeable man, erudite and scholarly he had the uncanny ability to communicate in a very simple down to earth style, he would humanize and personalize it thus speaking at the common man level and you could not help as long as your heart and mind was open to be enriched by that contact. Gene will remain an inspiration to us all on how to walk El Camino. So to me it is not that my friend Gene passed away Saturday evening but that he reached the Heavenly Santiago the Compostela destination, he completed his Camino. I look forward to continuing my Camino, still talking with my friend Gene who continues to walk by my side as I struggle forward on my way to Santiago. I am a richer person, better person for having met this special fellow traveler. Nos vemos en Santiago mi amigo…
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Christianity For the Rest of Us by Sasha Killewald Earlier this summer I participated in the discussion group for Diana Butler Bass’ Christianity for the Rest of Us. Bass takes as her starting point the concern that American mainline Protestant churches are dwindling while evangelical denominations grow. In our arrogance, we might want to believe that mainline Protestantism is in decline because contemporary church-goers want the combination of Biblical literalism and theatre-style megachurch experience offered by some evangelical parishes. We might comfort ourselves with a sense of superiority – believing that there is nothing wrong with us, there are only those who are led elsewhere because of the narrowness of their own spiritual beliefs. But Bass challenges this sense of smugness, arguing that mainline Protestantism is in decline because it has become too arrogant and self-absorbed, too secular and spiritually cold. She criticizes mainline Protestantism for portraying salvation as simply being a good person and for focusing on social justice issues to the exclusion of spirituality. None of this means that concerns of equality and justice in the world should not be central to Christian identity. But it does suggest that, as a former priest of mine liked to say, the church is not just “a social organization with stained glass windows.” Bass’ purpose, though, is not primarily to criticize, but to offer hope and inspiration for those interested in building a vibrant mainline church. She takes us on a tour of thriving mainline parishes, discussing the traits and strategies of these communities that give them health and vigor. Frankly, I was prepared to hate it. I was prepared for Bass to tell me that the secret to a thriving mainline Protestant church was jazz music in the service and more modern language. There is some of that, but there are also examples of parishes who have embraced old prayer practices, such as walking the labyrinth, or who have added traditional liturgical elements to their worship, including the use of incense. There are chapters on the ways in which these parishes approach healing, hospitality, beauty, justice, and diversity, among other topics. I believe that what is most valuable in Christianity for the Rest of Us is not so much the examples of what these parishes do, but how they think about their community and mission. It is impossible to read Christianity for the Rest of Us without thinking about the implications of its stories for our own community at Christ Church. For me, the most compelling portion of the discussion revolved around the ways in which these thriving parishes practice discernment – asking themselves what God is calling the parish to do and calling us as individuals to do. Bass frames this as asking “God-centered” questions, rather than “I-centered” questions. This attitude of openness and listening for God’s voice I think can point the way to discovering what other practices we want to incorporate and how we want to understand ourselves as a community. One of the parishes described in the book has a year-long education class for newcomers. This appealed to me immediately. I love coursework, and I like studying the history and scripture of the Church. It was easy to think “Yes! THIS is what we need at Christ Church.” Of course, this reaction was exactly the perspective that Bass suggests is not conducive to a thriving community. My reaction came from responding to what I want from my parish, wwww.ChristChurchWaltham.org
not what God is calling Christ Church to be. But I do think that discernment should be a process that we embark on together as a parish. Our parish has made great strides in recent years – from uncertainty about whether its doors would remain open to attendance growth, expanded outreach ministries, and a successful capital campaign. We have much to be both proud of and thankful for in our community. Bass pushes us to remember, however, the words of the priest at one of the parishes she visits: “Transformation is the promise at the heart of the Christian life.” What would it look like for Christ Church to “thrive”? What would it look like if our ties to one another went beyond Sunday morning? What presence in the community are we called to? What would it take for the pews to be as full in August as they are in Advent? How might our relationship with St. Peter’s be deepened? How might our community do more to welcome those who come through our doors? Of course, discernment is an individual process as well as a communal one. Each of us has our own spiritual gifts, and we are all called to serve God, each other, and our community in different ways. Rev. Sara’s upcoming sabbatical provides us with the opportunity to reach beyond our comfortable habits of responsibilities in the parish to fill in the gaps during her absence. What would it look like if we continued some of those new responsibilities after her return? Lastly, discernment is, I think, not only about listening for God’s voice in how we can serve others, but listening for the ways in which God is encouraging us to grow spiritually and deepen our faith. For myself, I know that I get caught up in the doing and the thinking of church, sometimes at the expense of the feeling and being. I long for Bass’ description of theological reflection: “A way of seeing the world, of being able to imagine life in relationship to God’s story, of linking the intellectual content of faith to its everyday practice.” How can we avoid the temptation to see religion as just something we do on Sunday mornings? In what ways can we see our faith as more than just a moral framework helping us to do the right thing and providing us with social support? Of course, this process will look different for each of us. I recommend Christianity for the Rest of Us to anyone interested in thinking more about their personal or communal spiritual life, and I look forward to conversations about our development as individuals and a spiritual community. 3
Announcements Vestry Update
The summer tends to be a quieter time around the church. Services condense to one, people go on vacation, attendance drops a bit, and traditionally, the vestry takes July off from its monthly meetings. When we reconvened in August it was reassuring to see that everything was on track for tasks to be covered while Rev. Sara is away on Sabbatical. We said a prayer, that this be a time of growth and renewal, and wished her well. In the meantime, the vestry will continue to meet this fall carrying on business as usual. Planned for the fall are all the regular events such as the yard sale, the ministry fair, stewardship and education. We also said good bye to Matt, our Micah intern, and look forward to welcoming and working with Norm Faramelli, who will be filling in for Rev. Sara this fall. ~Michele Driscoll, Clerk
The Rev. Norm Faramelli, will take Sunday services when Sara is away. Norm and his wife Lucie (who started Grandma’s Pantry) have been friends of Christ Church for many years. In addition to serving parishes in the Boston and New York area, Norm worked for many years for Massport in transportation and environmental planning and was trained as a chemical engineer and worked in the petroleum industry. Norm was an adjunct professor of Christian ethics at Episcopal Divinity School and is newly retired from teaching theology, philosophy, and ethics at Boston University School of Theology. Among his wider church and community involvements, Norm has served on the board and as president of the Waltham Alliance to Create Housing (WATCH), and on the board and committees of Episcopal City Mission, the Mass Council of Churches (Ethics Advisory Board) and Refugee Immigration Ministry. Currently, he serves as President of the Massachusetts Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice. Nationally, he has been part of the Economic Justice Implementation Committee of the Episcopal Church and the Committee on Science, Technology and Faith of the Episcopal Church. You can reach Norm at the office at 781.891.6012. His home phone is in our regular parish directory and his email is email@example.com.
Rev. Sara’s sabbatical update As you may know, there is an extra month of sabbatical time that I’d planned to take in the spring/summer of 2013; there is a slight chance I may be able to go to Africa in December instead. Bishop Shaw is leading a trip to Uganda and Tanzania to visit some of the ministries our diocese has been involved with, in which case I’d be back December 18 instead of December 1 (so I’d take some of that time now instead of then). In any case, I’ll be sure to let you know in plenty of time! ~Rev. Sara
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BSAFE Thank You!
In July Christ Church partnered with St. Augustine for the fourth time as part of the BSAFE program. We provided home made chicken salad sandwiches for lunch on Wednesday and macaroni and cheese on Thursday. On Friday we had a field trip to Houghton’s Pond and grilled two hot dogs for lunch. I would like to thank everyone from church who helped out this year. I think our food prep went quicker than ever. In addition to those who volunteered their time, I want to thank those who made a donation. We received just under $500. I also want to thank, Costco and Trader Joe’s who have donated products to the cause each of the four years. I think that those who came to St. Augustine’s and Houghton’s Pond had a great time and if you haven’t participated in the past, you will think about getting involved next year.
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Annual Yard Sale Volunteers Needed Join us to set-up and clean-up for the annual yard sale! Arrive Saturday, Sept. 15th @ 8:30 a.m. to help bring out boxes and place items on tables. Clean-up helpers are needed at 2:15 p.m. to box up remaining items and bring in the tables. Drivers are needed to take boxes items to local charities. Anytime you can spare would be really appreciated as many hands make light work. Please contact Suzanne Hughes or phone 781.893.6093 if you have any questions.
New Group for 7-8th Graders This year we are starting a new group for 7-8th graders. This group will also meet approximately every other week (TBD) and will continue to discuss the readings from the Sunday service, as well as giving our kids a chance to reflect on their own lives and world events they want to bring up. Joining the rest of the Christ Church community in our ministries is also a goal. Our 4-6th graders continue to meet in the Youth Room on the top floor during the first part of the 10:30 service. During the approximately twice monthly class meetings we discuss the readings (especially the Gospel reading) and other events in the church. The 4-6th graders also take part in the annual Pageant during Advent and occasionally in one of our church ministries, such as helping to organize food from the annual post office food drive for Grandma’s Pantry.
Youth Confirmation Class Starts this Fall! Michele Driscoll will lead another round of the curriculum “Confirm not Conform” as preparation for our teen confirmation class. All youth who will be 15 by the spring (or thereabouts) are welcome to participate.
Bushels of Thanks Many thanks to the Waltham Farmers Market and Jane Solis for all the donations to Grandma’s Pantry (pictured right!).
Grass Cutting As you all may know, after a disagreement with the landscaping company it was decided that we would buy a lawn mower and cut the grass ourselves. Fortunately, we had plenty of volunteers so no one will have to mow the lawn more than twice this year. For that to continue we will need a few more volunteers next year. Because of the work of many volunteers the front of the church always looks beautiful. Thanks to everyone who helped with the grass and also to Marcia and her helpers for the beautiful flowers.
Diaper Depot Update We had a very busy summer with a great demand for diapers every month. Just in June we served 95 kids, 74 parents and distributed 2850 total diapers! Thank you to everyone who contributes diapers or money to buy the diapers. I need volunteers to shop for the diapers each month so it is not too much for one or two people. No one has to volunteer every month but any help would be greatly appreciated. You can fill out a slip and be reimbursed by the church. My email if email@example.com or call me at 781.891.6796. ~Cathy Hughes
Parish Prayer list Members of our parish community: Jim and Jeanne McDonald, Muriel Nurse, Andrea Shirley, Lucie Faramelli, Dot Smith Family and friends: Robert McCullough, brother of Sally Lobo recovering from a stroke Jeanette Finch, niece of Pam Hopkins Michael O’Brien, Father of Jim O’Brien Karl Clarke, Jen and Donna Fray, Bill Connors, Kelly Burke, Jen, Alice & Matt Nelson, and Lachance Family Family and friends of Sue Burkart Jeanne Starr, Mary Ryan, James Kelly, Sue McCallum, & Mary Ryan, Friends of Janet Corliss Richard & Karolyn Hagearty, Parents of Erin Jensen Michael German, Father of Jennifer Hobin Emery Maddocks, Father of Eric Hobin Bob and Jim MacStravic, Brothers of Marcia Luce Virginia, and Dale and Libby Shaw, Friends of Marcia Luce with chronic health issues Danielle Haché Morgan, Sister of Michelle Haché, recovering from brain tumor surgery Edward Stettner, Father of Victoria Sundgren and grandfather of Max Sundgren Fred and Fran Hartman, Family of Marjie Hartman Mary Kittredge, friend of Marjie Hartman
Outreach Updates: Grandma’s Pantry: The need is critical: our shelves are low! Please bring canned goods to church, especially tea, veggies of all kinds and cereal/ instant oatmeal. Open Friday mornings from 9-11, to Waltham seniors. Diaper Depot: Volunteers needed! See above. wwww.ChristChurchWaltham.org
Grandma’s Attic: Get ready for the September 15th Yard Sale! The Thrift Shop is currently collecting hangers with clips or children’s hangers. No other types of hangers are needed at this time. We also accept books, cd’s, dvd’s, small household items, lightly worn clothing and shoes. We re-open on the 3rd Saturday of the month again in the fall.
Hannaford gift cards: Please consider a donation of a gift card to Hannaford in the amount of $15. Checks may also be made out to Christ Church with “food assistance” in the memo line. These cards are made available to people who stop by the church looking for assistance buying food. Thank you!
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