May We Forever Stand
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

May We Forever Stand

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Greater Framingham Community Church
44 Franklin St, Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: (508) 626-2118

All are invited to attend this ecumenical worship service for the praise of God and the celebration of the Black Church. Bishop Claude Alexander has served as the Senior Pastor of The Park Church in Charlotte, North Carolina for the past 27 years, with degrees from Morehouse College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Gordon Conwell Theological School.

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Plymouth Church Fall Fair
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Plymouth Church Fall Fair

On Saturday, September 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., The Plymouth Church in Framingham is excited to invite the entire community to its annual Fall Fair, a beloved autumn tradition in MetroWest.

This event boasts something for everyone: a huge “White Elephant” tag sale, an Old-Fashioned Country Store with homemade jams, fudge and candies, themed gift baskets, handmade gifts, crafts shop, costume shop, books for all ages, Christmas crafts and decorations, and a variety of fun activities for kids, including a FREE Slide and Bounce House, plus balloon art and a free magic show featuring local talent JoJo the Magician. And there’s plenty to eat including a cookie walk, bake sale, luncheonette, hot dog stand, and popcorn booth. You won’t want to miss out on this fun-for-all-ages community event! Admission is free, and all areas of the Fair are handicapped-accessible, except the tag sale (down one flight of stairs).

Since, in recent years, The Plymouth Church has donated 25% of Fair profits to Church World Service, the Fair has been an opportunity for the community to join in making a significant donation to local and global disaster relief, while finding surprise treasures, sharing yummy treats, and bagging some great bargains.

Want to help spread the word? Download and print our Fall Fair 2019 flyer and post it around town. Your neighbors will thank you!

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Super Saturday
Oct
5
8:00 AM08:00

Super Saturday

Keefe Regional Technical High School, Framingham, MA
971 Concord St, Framingham, MA

Each spring and fall, the Massachusetts Conference holds a Super Saturday event - a full day of skill-building, networking, and discussing best practices. Each event offers numerous workshops, a keynote address, worship, a marketplace of vendors and ideas, and an opportunity for church leaders, both clergy and lay, to network with one another. This year, featuring Bishop Dwaye Royster.

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Being Mortal & Five Wishes: Talking about Death
Oct
15
to Oct 23

Being Mortal & Five Wishes: Talking about Death

Tuesdays, October 15 & 22, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 16 & 23, 7:00 p.m.

What does it mean to live well knowing we all eventually die? Death and serious illness is an easy conversation to avoid, but an important one we have. We will discuss Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal (also, a PBS Documentary) and explore the end of life planning resource Five Wishes.

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Movie Night: The Lorax
Oct
19
4:00 PM16:00

Movie Night: The Lorax

This movie was based on The Lorax, written by Dr. Seuss, in 1971. The movie explores the themes of creation care and justice. All families and children are invited. Please come, enjoy the film, and open the doors in your home to discussion and action. [“Movie Night” takes place in the Youth Room.]

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Racial Justice Training — Level 1
Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Racial Justice Training — Level 1

“From Tolerance to Unity” is facilitated by trained racial justice facilitators from the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ. This training seeks to create a common language around racism, to unmask racism in our lives, and to encourage long-term engagement in racial justice ministry. We are driven to view racism as a spiritual issue, and not a common endeavor. The training will be limited to 25 participants and open to all.

Learn more about our denominations Racial Justice ministry. And about “From Tolerance to Unity.”

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Intro to American Sign Language
Oct
27
to Nov 24

Intro to American Sign Language

After worship on Sundays, October 27 through November 24

We are excited to offer ASL classes again this year! Looking to polish up your skills? Want to learn for the first time? This is the perfect opportunity for everyone to get together and learn basic ASL vocabulary, church signs, and dialogue. It is fun and interactive! No previous knowledge needed. It will be taught by Katie McCarthy and Erin McCarthy.

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Creation Care Workshop with Fred Small
Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

Creation Care Workshop with Fred Small

Parish Hall

The Rev. Fred Small is co-chair of Religious Witness for the Earth, a national interfaith network dedicated to public witness on environmental issues, especially global climate change.

After graduating from Yale with a degree in American studies and the University of Michigan with degrees in law and natural resources, Small worked as a staff attorney for the Conservation Law Foundation. He left CLF to tour internationally as a folksinger and songwriter, releasing seven albums over two decades. He earned an M.Div. from Harvard in 1999.

In March 2007, Small was one of the lead organizers of the Interfaith Walk for Climate Rescue from Northampton to Boston, Massachusetts. In July 2007, Grist magazine named him one of fifteen Green Religious Leaders worldwide.

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