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Upcoming Events in May and June

Special Music Program for Choirs and Percussion, Dan Foote, Drummer, Sunday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. Service

Walk for Hunger, Sunday, May 4 “Team Turtle” i.e., Anne Rippy Turtle and John Turtle, will be joining others from St. Mary’s for their 17th year. Donations in support of this important cause are most welcome, before and after the event.

St. Mary’s Outreach Committee Meeting, Monday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. Elisabeth Comer is hosting the committee meeting at her home, 32 Chestnut Street, Wellesley (781-772-2220.) Anyone interested in outreach at St. Mary’s is invited to attend. At the meeting, outreach opportunities will be reviewed and disbursement decisions (current pool is approximately $2,400) will be made. By way of background, this committee meets and disburses funds semi-annually. In addition, other outreach funds, otherwise disbursed, include $2,000 from the Barbara Robinson Fund, which is restricted to educational purposes, and the proceeds from the Foods ‘N Fancies Bazaar (approximately $10,000) which have already been disbursed by the Women of St. Mary’s for 2007.

The Reverend Kathy McAdams, Ecclesia Ministries, to Preach, Lead Adult Forum on Sunday, May 18

By way of background, McAdams writes:

“We very much enjoyed having groups from your congregation visit Common Cathedral last April. It is relationships with congregations like yours that help us continue our vital ministry with the poorest people of Boston. We hope that your visits were valuable to your Confirmation or Outreach program, or simply to raise the consciousness and compassion of your congregation about the many and complex causes of homelessness. [It is my hope that we] strengthen this partnership begun by our two congregations, and continue Ecclesia’s many programs for people experiencing homelessness, as well as our educational/formational offerings to housed congregations.”

Junior Choir Step-up Sunday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. service; Babson Night program at 6:00 p.m. Babson Night is an annual program for religious institutions in the Wellesley area. The Grace Night Babson Fund for Religious Education sponsors this program which is held at the Knight Auditorium at Babson College. Young people representing the churches and temples in the area each give a brief presentation (song, skit or story) that is based on a Scripture text. The program begins and ends with hymns accompanied by the large Wurlitzer theater organ housed in the auditorium. Institutions receive a monetary gift from the Babson Fund for their participation. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Annual Celebration of Music on Sunday, June 1 at 11:15 a.m. Musicians of all ages are invited to perform at the program which will be held in the Parish Hall. A brunch will be served followed by the music. If you are willing to perform please speak to Kirsten Johnson.

Annual Church Picnic and Recognition of Acolytes on Sunday, June 15 We plan to recognize our wonderful, dedicated team of acolytes during the 10:00 a.m. service. All acolytes are asked to attend. Following the service, St. Mary’s annual picnic will be held in the churchyard. All are invited to attend; guests are encouraged. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the parish hall.

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