Advent Market spreads seasonal sparkle, supports nonprofits

The Mission Committee brought back the Advent Market on Sunday, December 11, 2022, filling the Great Hall with seasonal items and eager shoppers. The event, chaired by member Holly Grieb, raised $4,500+ for Family Promise Metrowest, Newton Food Pantry, Rosie’s Place, Church World Service, City Mission Boston, Heifer International, and a school in San Juan …

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Tech team adds upgrades, moves to back of sanctuary

Dedicated techie and attorney Misha Hill has purchased new technology for the sanctuary and moved his operations from center left to back right. He continues to broadcast most Sunday services on YouTube. According to Misha, “The new purchases are the desk itself, carpentry by David Nauss to modify the pew to accommodate it, and wiring …

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Love takes center stage on third Sunday in Advent

Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob…who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry.” Psalm 146 The Reverend Ken Baily discussed three types of love and the symbolism of the third …

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Hong family members light candles on second Sunday in Advent

The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. Isaiah 11:6 Members Kessely and Gabe Hong lit Advent candles for the Sunday, December 4, 2022, service. The second week of Advent is the …

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Christmas Carol Sing brightens season

Enthusiastic carolers gathered in the sanctuary on Sunday, December 4, 2022, to sing selected Christmas tunes. Thank you to Parker Mace, guitarist and confirmand; Yevgenia Semeina, organist; and Jan Zimmerman, interim music director, for providing musical accompaniment and vocal support! The event included a display of items to be sold or raffled off at the …

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gingerbread house in front of church sanctuary

Gingerbread house raffle will be highlight of Advent Market

A spectacular gingerbread house baked, constructed, and designed by NHCC member Michael Grieb will be featured at the Advent Market on Sunday, December 11, 2022. The house includes battery-powered lighting, clear windows, exterior detailing, and 15 fondant characters. Michael is a creative marketeer who has been building gingerbread houses for about six years. He quickly …

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CE: Preparing the way this Christmas season

Pause, wonder, listen, and be transformed Amidst the voices of materialism, commercialism, and sentimentality that speak so loudly during this season, church school leaders offer the voice of God spoken through prophets and gospel writers. Many of us long to hear of God’s shalom and to celebrate the birth of Emmanuel. Join us as our …

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