News Archive

The articles below are selected news highlights. See the Newsletters page for current and past issues of our monthly newsletter The Visitor.

“The Dawn of Chorus” – An Advent Devotional for CCN

God’s marvelous creation of birds draws us into the expectation of Advent and longing for Christmas. Here’s the Advent devotional with instructions for your printer; here’s the sheet of ornaments. Advent starts this Sunday, November 27.

Donate to The Giving Tree

This year, we continue our annual tradition of The Giving Tree, where we give gifts to the Shepherd House and Transition House. It is one of the ways we can love our neighbors, as Jesus teaches. The items we are collecting are listed below.
Please drop your donations at Donna’s or Alyssa’s houses in Needham by Sunday, December 11. Please email Donna or Alyssa to arrange drop off at their houses. If needed, items can be dropped at the Church office (email Ali to arrange drop off).
  • 50 $25 Target Gift Cards
  • 50 Women’s Bags
    • Large reusable shopping bag filled with:
      • warm hat
      • mittens/gloves
      • scarf
      • toothbrush AND toothpaste,
      • shampoo and condition
      • body lotion/hand cream
      • chapstick/lipgloss/lipstick
      • any additional items of your choice!
  • 30 Children’s Cozy Throw Blanket & $25 Target Gift Card
    • Please put them in holiday gift bag.
    • Feel free to add a book or other small item of your choice.
Thank you for helping make the holidays bright and living out God’s love of neighbor!

November 20, 2022: The Last Sunday after Pentecost

November 20, 2022: The Last Sunday after Pentecost

We are an inclusive, family-oriented, and multi-generational parish. Find your place at Christ Church and grow in heart, mind and spirit. Join us for worship and connection on Sundays: 8:15am Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Chapel and 10am Holy Eucharist Rite II with choir in the Main Sanctuary and streaming online (Facebook and our website).  

 

Join the Community Art Gallery for an Art Reception this Sunday, Nov 20 at 11:30am and meet the artist of our current show, Yvonne Unger

Stop by the Community Art Gallery before or after service, or on a weekday to explore the newest watercolor exhibit by Yvonne L. Unger. Meet the artist at an art reception THIS Sunday, November 20 during coffee hour, beginning at 11:30am.
From the artist… “The images I paint, be they realistic or abstract, are inspired by what I think of as “everyday nature”, those small observations of the natural world that occur in the midst of my daily activities. It is my hope to encourage the viewer to appreciate nature wherever they may find it, allowing it to further enrich their lives.” A portion of the proceeds from the sale of paintings goes to support Riverside Community Care’s activities at the Elliot Clubhouse located here in Needham.

Hot off the Presses – The Visitor: Advent/Christmas 2022

Hot off the presses – The Visitor: Advent/Christmas 2022! Thank you to our publisher extraordinaire Donna Vello, editor Harding Ounanian, and all the Ministry Heads who submitted articles!

November 13, 2022: The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

November 13, 2022: The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

We are an inclusive, family-oriented, and multi-generational parish. Find your place at Christ Church and grow in heart, mind and spirit. Join us for worship and connection on Sundays: 8:15am Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Chapel and 10am Holy Eucharist Rite II with choir in the Main Sanctuary and streaming online (Facebook and our website).  

 

Now Hiring: Lead Church School Teacher

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH in NEEDHAM, MA IS HIRING A LEAD CHURCH SCHOOL TEACHER!

Come join our team as we help our young people love God and neighbor as Jesus teaches.

The Job: With the supervision of the Rector, the primary role of the Lead Church School Teacher will be working with the children of our parish and their families, including teaching Church School every other Sunday morning. Other responsibilities are administrative, including communicating & connecting with the parish at large about Church school programming, and supporting & designing activities for children at both Church School and Parish-wide events. The successful candidate will be part of a collegial team of volunteer teachers and on-site staff comprised of the Manager of Parish Operations, Minister of Music, Facilities Manager, and Assisting Sexton.

The Person: Our ideal candidate is a thoughtful Christian of any tradition who can lead and teach in an inclusive Episcopal church with integrity; a Christian who loves learning and loves all the questions that children ask; a good communicator (in person and in emails) with a sense of humor and flexibility; someone who enjoys being around children and young people and has some experience working with them outside the home. Technical skills required: Google Suite, MS Office Suite, comfort with Constant Contact or similar email program.

The Hours and Pay: This is a salaried position August through June (no work in July), 10 hours/week, including 2 Sundays a month. The distribution of hours through the Church year is flexible. The position pays $11,750 per year, which is $25/hour. The role does not require attendance on Christmas Eve or Christmas but does require attendance on Easter Sunday morning.

Other Requirements: Once hired, employees get CORI and SORI background checks every three years according to Diocesan policies and will undergo online training modules as part of the diocese-wide Safe Church program.

Our Parish: We are a warm and inclusive, family-oriented, multi-generational Episcopal parish in Needham, MA. Our worship services are central to our spiritual life. Through worship, education, outreach, and pastoral care, we seek to love God and neighbor as Jesus teaches. www.ccneedham.org

For more information and to apply: Email your resume and a few sentences introducing yourself to our Rector, Nick Morris-Kliment nick@ccneedham.org

 

Christ Episcopal Church is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law.

 

 

November 6, 2022: The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, All Saints’ Day, and Annual Appeal Ingathering

November 6, 2022: The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, All Saints’ Day, and Annual Appeal Ingathering

We are an inclusive, family-oriented, and multi-generational parish. Find your place at Christ Church and grow in heart, mind and spirit. Join us for worship and connection on Sundays: 8:15am Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Chapel and 10am Holy Eucharist Rite II with choir in the Main Sanctuary and streaming online (Facebook and our website).  

 

Grateful Hearts Reaching Out – Annual Appeal for 2023

Grateful Hearts Reaching Out, the Stewardship Appeal for 2023 begins Sunday, October 2, and continues until November 6, All Saints’ Sunday.

Read more the appeal letter here. View the FAQs here. Complete your FIT online here or print this PDF of the FIT card, complete it and mail it back to the office. Please let the office (781-444-1469) would like forms and return envelopes mailed to you.

We invite you to reach out from your grateful heart to support the mission and ministry of our parish—to love God and neighbor as Jesus teaches.

October 30, 2022: The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

October 30, 2022: The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

We are an inclusive, family-oriented, and multi-generational parish. Find your place at Christ Church and grow in heart, mind and spirit. Join us for worship and connection on Sundays: 8:15am Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Chapel and 10am Holy Eucharist Rite II with choir in the Main Sanctuary and streaming online (Facebook and our website).