Please bring your prayers to worship on Sunday afternoons. Please direct all prayer network requests for immediate crises during the week to prayerchain(at)christchurchburlington(dot)org or to the CCP office by phone 802-862-1898.
Worship Planners meets most Tuesday afternoons in our space in the lower level of St. Paul's. If you have ideas for how we could enhance your worship life - in music, liturgy, themes to be explored in the context of worship - please attend our meetings or speak with one of us. For more information call 658-4169.
Each week we focus on a word or theme in our service, and invite anyone with a related photo to share it. This week’s word is “PRAYER” Please send photos on this theme to office(at)christchurchburlington(dot)org so that they may be shared.
This is JUMP Sunday, the day we receive our monthly offering for the Joint Urban Ministry Project. All cash offerings received today as well as any checks made payable to CCP - with JUMP in the memo - will be donated to this vital interfaith ministry. Thank you for your generosity in helping the people in our community who count on our support for the basic necessities of life.
In the face of the demonstrations of hate and violence we are witnessing as a nation, here’s an opportunity to take one small local step to say: “We will not let the voices of fear and hate prevail. We will stand with you, our LGBTQ family.” The parade will take place on Sunday, September 8, 2019. We’ll meet at the Hood Plant Parking lot on King at South Winooski at noon and will march up Church Street to Battery Park. That same afternoon, 9/8, Marjorie MacNeill will lead us in a Pride-focused service at the usual 4 pm time. Questions? Contact mbbarritt(at)yahoo(dot)com
We are pleased to announce our pulpit supply for the month of September:
September 1 -- Rev. Marjorie MacNeill
September 8 -- Rev. Marjorie MacNeill
September 15 --Rev. Marjorie MacNeill
September 22 -- Frank Sadowski
September 29 -- Rev. Marjorie MacNeill
Rev. Marjorie MacNeill is available to provide pastoral care at this time, as well as any of the deacons. Please contact the church office if you require contact information for any of these people.
THURSDAY SEPT 5 @ 7PM
UVM Interfaith Center (400 South Prospect, On UVM’s Redstone Campus, next to the blue water tower)
In 1969, a diverse group of people banded together to proclaim their power and stand their ground at the Stonewall Inn. Gather with Vermont’s greater LGBTQIA and ally communities to remember, celebrate, and empower our dignity and liberation. The Planning Committee for the service includes clergy and members from: UVM Interfaith Center, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Vermont Zen Center, The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Essex Center United Methodist Church, Temple Sinai, First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, College Street Congregational Church, The Society of St. Edmund, and First Congregational Church of Essex Junction. For more info visit https://go.uvm.edu/interfaithpride
Friday Night Movies at CCP
6:00 - 6:30PM: Potluck supper
6:30 – 9:00PM: Film & Discussion
Bring a friend and a dish to share.
September 13, 2020
Most of the CCP-ers who studied the book Tattoos on the Heart several years ago fell in love with the author, Gregory Boyle. Now we have an opportunity to see him on the big screen and fall in love all over again. Gregory Boyle is a white, Jesuit priest and charismatic visionary, who launched the most successful gang intervention and rehab program in the US. Affectionately called “G-Dog” by his homies, his remedy for what he calls “a global sense of failure” for at-risk kids is radical and simple: unconditional love. For three decades, his boundless compassion has turned around the lives of thousands of Latino, Asian and African-American gang members. Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles is powered by Fr. Boyle’s belief that “nothing stops a bullet like a job.” Homeboy Industries has a 70% success rate at redirecting kids away from gang life and swapping violence for community. His influence has been felt around the globe. Fr. Boyle is a unique individual: part Santa, part saint, part tiger and part pussycat. He gives us hope for the future at a time when hope is in short supply. The film won numerous film festival awards in its first year. Rotten Tomatoes: 100%. Running Time: 92min.
For those seeking ways to support immigrants in our community, please use the document below for a list of actions you can take right now.
For those who have been wondering how they can help those at the border, Marjorie MacNeill shared information about some possibilities.
• Send packages or online orders directly to the refugee shelter at: Catholic Community Services, 800 North Country Club Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716
• OR, donate through gofundme.com to “ CCS migrant shelter
• OR, send financial donations to: Catholic Community Services, 140 W. Speedway Blvd, Suite 130, Tucson, AZ 85705
Especially needed for the CCS Monastery Shelter in Tucson are: backpacks, travel blankets, new underwear for children and adults (size S/M) new socks for all ages, basic clothing for boys and girls, men’s tennis shoes, men’s belts, men’s pants ( size 28-32) and women’s leggings ( S/M).
Are you curious about meditation and interested in exploring it a bit? Or, are you familiar with meditation, and interested in practicing in a group? In either case, this group is for you!
We’ll meet on Fridays from 7:30-8:00 am, in our space at St. Paul's. Whether you have never meditated or have done so occasionally this is a time to learn or begin a spiritual practice that can bring real benefits to your life. All are welcome. For further information, contact Tom Barritt at 862-1336 or at tmbarritt(at)yahoo(dot)com.
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