Please submit schedule updates and event information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Parish in Lincoln
‘Question Box’ service: The First Parish in Lincoln will host a “question box” service on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m.in the church at 4 Bedford Road, Lincoln. In this service, the parishioners submit anonymous, spiritually-themed questions for the Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, FPL’s senior minister, to answer. Refreshments and hospitality will follow the service.
Afternoon of Old-Fashioned Games: The First Parish in Lincoln will hold an afternoon of old-fashioned games on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in the Parish House auditorium at 14 Bedford Road. This afternoon will be part of the activities for Lincoln’s Winter Carnival. An old-fashioned, battery-free family event, participants can play games from Candy Land to Charades, Jenga to Twister. There will be lots of prizes for all ages. Hot cocoa will be served. Rain or shine. For info, contact Mary Stechschulte at email@example.com.
Domestic Violence Awareness: The First Parish in Lincoln will host “Hidden in Plain Sight – Domestic Violence Awareness,” a series of three evening events designed to raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse in Lincoln and the surrounding communities. Among the speakers will be Lt. Sean Kennedy of the Lincoln Police Department. The program will be an opportunity to learn about local resources available to domestic violence survivors, as well as provide information for those who are interested in volunteering to help. Remaining classes will be held Feb. 21 and March 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Parish House at 14 Bedford Road in Lincoln. Ministerial Intern Terry Cummings will lead the program. The meetings are open to all and are free of charge. To register, contact Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday services: The First Parish in Lincoln holds worship services each Sunday at 10 a.m. All are welcome. The church is located at 4 Bedford Road, Lincoln. Child care is available for toddler and pre-K age children in the lower level of the Parish House, 14 Bedford Road, beginning at 9:45 a.m. Religious education registration for children ages 5 through eighth-grade is ongoing throughout the year. Interested families can pick up registration materials at the Parish House, or register at fplincoln.org under “education.”
St. Anne’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church
Worship schedule: St. Anne’s has three Sunday services — Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist with Choir at 10 a.m. and Still Your Soul, a rotating series of contemporary services, at 5 p.m. On Jan. 28, Still Your Soul will be a service of Choral Evensong with music from St. Anne’s Choir. All are welcome at St. Anne’s, located at 147 Concord Road, Lincoln. For information: http://stanneslincoln.org.
Evening meditation this fall at St. Anne’s: The church is hosting an evening mediation series, “Be Still, and Know.” The group will meet 7-8 p.m. Mondays. Cushions and chairs will be available for sitting, or feel free to bring a favorite. For information: http://stanneslincoln.org.
St. Julia Parish, Weston/Lincoln
St. Francis House Winter Clothing Collection: The parish will again hold a clothing drive early in January that will benefit the St. Francis House. All gently used coats, boots and items that can be worn during the winter months will be collected. Drop-off will be in the Parish Center Lobby. Donations are due by Jan. 29. See the bulletin for all the details.
Forming Disciples in Mission: A workshop in parish-based evangelization will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, in St. Julia Parish Center. The goal of the workshop is to assist parishes in developing a common language and skill set for the work of the New Evangelization. Stay tuned for details.
Save the date: Generations of Faith, Sunday, March 4.
Temple Shir Tikva
Early Learning Center enrollment: Temple Shir Tikva Early Learning Center, 141 Boston Post Road, Wayland is now enrolling and accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. Parents are invited to tour the facility, observe classes and learn more about the program. Schedule a tour by calling 508-358-4331 or sending an email to email@example.com. For information: shirtikva.org/education/early-learning-center. The school offers programs to children 18 months to 5 years old, with an emphasis on hands-on learning, as well as social emotional development. The TST Early Learning Center fosters a lifelong love of learning and celebration of each child’s natural sense of discovery and wonder. While the school is rooted in Jewish values, it provides a nurturing community where all families are welcome. Flexible extended day options are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in addition to a traditional preschool program of 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
Senior luncheon and Seniorcise: The monthly senior lunch at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church welcomes seniors from all surrounding communities. Lunch is held the second Tuesday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. A hot meal is catered by Flo’s Catering and desserts are prepared by the larger church community. A suggested donation of $6 is asked. The afternoon starts with a welcome from the Rev. Donald Larsen, followed by a reflection. After lunch there is entertainment of various forms, but most often music. To sign up for the next luncheon, call the church office at 978-443-8350. Seniorcise is a free low impact exercise program focusing on balance, toning and stretching. This group meets Monday and Wednesday 10-11 a.m. For more information, contact Karen LaCure at 978-443-8350 or just come to a class. St. John is located at 16 Great Road, Sudbury.
First Baptist Church of Weston
Adult classes: The First Baptist Church of Weston, 657 Boston Post Road, Weston, will hold adult Sunday School class at 9 a.m. Sundays. Sunday service at Weston United Methodist Church starts at 9:30 a.m. during the summer months. Additional Bible study and prayer is held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, with choir practice at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For information: 781-894-5243, fbweston.org.
First Parish, Concord
Buddhist meditation/dharma study groups: 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays and 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, 20 Lexington Road, Concord. Open to all regardless of previous experience with Buddhism. For information, call Don at: 781-820-8598.
First Parish of Sudbury Unitarian Universalist
Sunday worship: First Parish of Sudbury Unitarian Universalist hosts a 10 a.m. worship Sundays at 327 Concord Road, Sudbury. Worship will be followed by a fellowship hour in the parish hall. Guests may also attend AfterThoughts, a sermon discussion, after worship. Children 6 months to 4 years may play in the nursery. Children ages 4-6 are invited to the Spirit Play class, children still in grade school may join the Sing to the Power class and grades 7-8 may join the Breakfast Club. The high school youth group will meet at noon, after social hour. For information: 978-443-2043, fpsudbury.org.
Memorial Congregational Church
Wednesday worship: Memorial Congregational Church’s Wednesday evening worship service, The Well, begins at 7 p.m. in the parlor of the church, 26 Concord Road, Sudbury. The congregation will gather around a table to pray, discuss current issues through the Bible and conclude with shared communion. For information: mccsudbury.org, 978-443-3885.
Sunday worship: Memorial Congregational Church’s Sunday worship service begins at 10 a.m. at 26 Concord Road, Sudbury. Youth from pre-K to eighth grade stay with their family in worship for the first 15 minutes and are invited to leave worship after the children’s moment to go to Discovery Kingdom, where they use theater, art, cooking, games and more to further their understanding of the Bible. Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until the end of the service. For information: http://mccsudbury.org; 978-443-3885.
Our Lady of Fatima
Baptisms: All parents who are planning to have a child baptized should attend a Baptismal Preparation which are held at 10 a.m., the first Saturday of every month at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 160 Concord Road in Sudbury. Godparents are welcome to attend. Call 978-443-2647 to register.
First Saturday devotions: All are welcome to a special devotion to Our Lady of Fatima on the first Saturday of every month at 4:20 p.m., for a Rosary, confession, meditation and Communion either at the 5 p.m. Mass or at Sunday Mass. The purpose of these devotions is to follow Our Lady of Fatima’s request that on every First Saturday the church offers reparation to her Immaculate Heart. Our Lady of Fatima Church is at 160 Concord Road in Sudbury. Call 978-443-2627.
St. John Lutheran Church
Guests may join parish nurse Karen LaCure: At 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for an hourlong exercise class geared for seniors. While not limited to seniors, Adult Bible Study is held at 10 a.m. Thursday mornings and is led by the Rev. Donald Larsen. For information: 978-443-8350, stjohnsudbury.org.
Sunday worship: St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church’s regular worship schedule is at 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays at 16 Great Road, Sudbury. An education hour is held for all ages at 9:55 a.m. St. John is universally accessible and has a staffed nursery at its 8:45 a.m. service. For information: 978-443-8350, stjohnsudbury.org.
Sudbury United Methodist Church
Coffee and conversation: A group from Sudbury United Methodist Church meets for coffee and discussion of the coming Sunday’s scriptures from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays at Panera Bread, 21 Andrew Ave., Wayland. Newcomers are welcome.
Stephen Ministry: The Sudbury United Methodist Church has had a Stephen Ministry program since 1992 and has trained more than 50 lay people to be Christian caregivers to those in the congregation who have had concerns and needed a listening, nonjudgmental presence as they struggled with life’s changes. Presently, the church has 15 Stephen Ministers. The Stephen Ministry relationship is available to all community members. Call Pastor Joel Guillemette at 978-443-4351.
Weston United Methodist Church
Youth education: Christian education program for boys and girls ages 4 through senior high school is offered during Weston United Methodist Church’s Sunday church services, including Sunday school, at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is also provided for infants through age 3 during the service. Each Sunday, children are invited to worship with their families for the first 15 minutes of the worship service, then leave for Sunday School classes after the children’s story. The church is on Route 117 at the intersection of North Avenue and Conant Road in Weston. For information: 781-893-9595, westonunitedmethodist.org.