A Word From the Pastor
The warm weather of summer is upon us, and it is wonderful to feel the sunshine and enjoy daylight until past eight. It also tends to be the time when we are enjoying some relaxing and traveling to use those much-anticipated days of vacation. As a church we are also in those moments of taking everything slower and a little more relaxed for the summer. This newsletter will be the only one for the summer, and we are phasing into updates and planning. There will be a lot of projects going on during the summer months, especially repairs to our building that have been needed.
During the month of July, we will be repairing the stained-glass windows that are on either side of the sanctuary. The construction on that will begin in mid-July and last for a few weeks. We will also be making some updates to the bathrooms. All the toilets will be replaced, and the bathrooms will be getting a new coat of paint. It is all to ensure that we are creating the best space for our church now and into the future. We undertake these repairs so that this building might continue to be the best witness to the care that we have for the community of Christ that uses this building.
There will also be several events that will focus on building our fellowship together. We will be welcoming Rev. Jackie Dove to worship on July 14, with our Second Sunday Lunch following service. Jackie began her journey to serving as clergy out of the community at First UMC, and it is a pleasure to welcome her here to close out her journey as she retires. We are also looking to take a trip to see a PawSox game together on August 3. If you are interested, please let the Sara in the Church Office know. Information about travel and ticket prices will be coming soon. You can finish out the summer with a harvest celebration. Our community garden is and has been a prominent piece of the church for many years. Perhaps you have a plot or perhaps you just want to see what is growing. Join us for a tour of the garden and a lunch made from the fruits of the garden on August 24 at 1:00PM in fellowship hall.
We may be enjoying a slower pace and some sunny weather, but there is a lot of planning and preparation going on here at First UMC. We hope that you can join us and let us know if you have any ideas for projects that you would like to see happen!