Archives for June 2017

Community and Float Building = Grand Prize!

Many thanks to the scores of people of all ages who contributed in countless ways to the Grand Prize-winning Christ Church float. Over two dozen parishioners marched (including some four legged ones). The viewers along the route, particularly the kids, loved the float and its singing, moving parts. The whole building process over the past few weeks was a joyful one that deepened bonds in the Christ Church community and showed our love for the town of Needham.
Special thanks to the team of Nardin Baker, Dave Carnahan, Rich Gatto, Dusty Hecker, Tim Lysaght, and Stefano Migliuolo who planned and executed through the final weeks and days of float construction. And a very special thanks to Nardin Baker for creating an exciting float idea and design … and to Tim Lysaght for presiding over its faithful execution.

Participate in B-SAFE Summer Camp

Join members of Christ Church as we participate in the B-Safe Camp Program for Boston youth. We need volunteers to help prepare and serve lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, July 5 and 6. On Friday, July 7, we have planned a field trip to Plimouth Plantation and the children will have a brown-bag lunch on the picnic grounds. Volunteers will help make bagged lunches and have the opportunity to join the field trip. If you would like to volunteer your time or make a financial contribution, please call or email the office (781-444-1469 or

Summer Worship Schedule Begins June 18

Beginning Sunday, June 18, we will be holding one service at 9 a.m. in the air-conditioned Chapel. This summer schedule will continue until Sunday, September 10, which starts our new program year.

We will also be holding outdoor services on the patio on July 30 and August 27, from 5 to 5:30 p.m. We welcome members and visitors to come as they are – straight from the ball field or beach. The patio is behind the church on Rosemary Street

Office Hours for the summer will be Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The office will be closed on Fridays.

Longwood Opera Hosts Free Performance

Longwood Opera will usher in the 2017 season at Christ Church on Sunday, June 18, at 2:30 p.m. with a free performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Yeomen of the Guard”, in collaboration with the New England Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

Longwood Opera’s summer season begins on July 11 and will run every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. through August 29. Concerts will be held in the air-conditioned chapel. In the fall, Longwood Opera will present Humperdinck’s “Hansel & Gretel,” fully staged and in English. Tickets for all performances are available online at or at the door. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.