Archives for July 2018

Men: Hunker Down at Cuttyhunk

Men of Christ Church, mark your calendars: this year’s sojourn to Cuttyhunk Island off the coast of Massachusetts will take place Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 23. Activities will include fishing for the wily striped bass as well as hiking, sailing, reading, napping … and praying. There is an early option to sail (from Woods Hole) or ferry (from New Bedford) in on Thursday, Sept. 20. Here’s the full schedule:

Thursday, September 20 (optional day)

  • Morning or afternoon ferry from New Bedford to Cuttyhunk or
  • Morning sail from Woods Hole on Steve Peck’s sailboat Lotus II

Friday, September 21

  • Morning or afternoon ferry from New Bedford to Cuttyhunk
  • 5:00pm Welcome reception, raw and grilled oysters and dinner

Saturday, September 22

  • Explore Cuttyhunk Island — read, hike, sail, nap, fish

Sunday, September 23

  • 9:00am Morning service
  • 10:30am Sail back to Woods Hole or
  • 3:00pm Ferry to New Bedford

Please contact Mike Niden ASAP to RSVP (!


Celebrate Mr. Rogers

Children’s television host Fred Rogers will be the topic of discussion at a potluck supper at Christ Church on Sunday, August 26. Many parishioners have seen the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor, which was released 50 years after his program first aired in 1968.  The movie explores the impact Mr. Rogers had way beyond the neighborhood, as he found gentle ways to help children participate in the transformation of American culture in a period of rapid social change. Many of us found it moving, and have indicated a desire to discuss its impact on us with others … so, to that end, please join us for a potluck supper and facilitated discussion at the church after the 5:30 pm service on August 26.

Christ Church Welcomes Ken Cook

Christ Church Needham warmly welcomes its new Facilities Manager, Ken Cook of Quincy. In this role, Ken works with parishioners to keep the church user-friendly, efficient and structurally sound. He also supports the many partners whose use of our facility helps make 1132 Highland Avenue a vibrant center of community life beyond the parish.

Born and brought up in Massachusetts, Ken recently downsized from his home of many years in Braintree and moved to Quincy with his wife and dog. He is the proud father of two grown sons and six awesome grandchildren.

Ken worked many years as a self-employed builder/carpenter, completing projects all over the South Shore. He then went on to become a Facility Manager at a property on Beacon Hill, at Hellenic College and at senior housing on the South Shore and West Roxbury. Ken and his wife are active members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in North Quincy.

Welcome, Ken!