Archives for June 2019

Relax into Summer Schedule

Our summer schedule begins June 16 and continues until the Sunday after Labor Day.

Come as you are and join us on Sundays for worship:

  • 9 a.m. – Traditional service with Eucharist, in the Chapel, and
  • 5:30 p.m. – “Simple Sunday service” with Eucharist, in the Chapel.

Informal potluck gatherings:  On June 30 and July 28, stay after the 5:30 p.m. service for an informal potluck dinner (6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.).

Music: We have opportunities for you to select your favorite hymns  for a service on a specific Sunday, while helping us fund our pianist to accompany the service. We need a total of $100 per week. Please contact Pam Goody at for details and to arrange your selection.



Honor Refugees Among Us … June 20

The bishops of the Diocese of Massachusetts invite all to gather to share stories and enjoy delicious foods from around the world at a free dinner event, “Honoring Refugees Among Us: Share a Meal, Share a Story,” to take place on World Refugee Day, Thursday, June 20, 5 p.m., at the Church of the Holy Spirit (525 River Street) in Mattapan.

Refugees and immigrants, and those who are working or desiring to work in alliance with them in advocacy, are particularly welcome.

The program will include not only presentations addressing matters of interest to refugees and immigrants but also will highlight cross-cultural sharing and lay plans for next steps in networking.  All are welcome.

RSVP by June 17 to .


View New Exhibit in Art Gallery

Feel like taking a ride? The Community Art Gallery at Christ Church is featuring a vibrant solo exhibit by artist Marne Rizika, titled “Earth Movers: Paintings, Drawings and Prints”. All members of the Needham community are welcome to stop in to view the exhibit during the following hours: Mon – Thurs 9-1;  Sun 9-11.

Marne’s fabulously bold and bright tractor paintings evoke another place and time, with long summer days outside in the fields. Her work has been shown throughout the Northeast and beyond. With a strong interest in architecture, construction, mechanical objects, and the transformation and reinvention of landscapes, Marne dedicated 8 years to on-site sketching at the Big Dig in Boston, the largest public highway project in U.S. history. Her work will be exhibited at Christ Church through the end of July, and a portion of the proceeds from sales will go toward the restoration of the church organ.