This Week at Tabernacle


October 2nd, 2022


S.O.S.  Folks still needed to park cars.

Especially need help this Sunday, October 2

We are still in need of folks to man our Halloween Parking Fundraiser.  This is our largest fund raiser of the year, and we need the funds!

Since we know the city will be closing Washington St. over most weekend afternoons, we will be doing parking on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  The afternoon shifts will probably not happen.

Saturday’s shifts are 9 – 11 AM.  Three people is best for parking.

We desperately need folks for Saturday, October 8 in the morning.

All Sunday shifts are available to fill in with three persons.

Especially need help this Sunday, October 2.

Looking for folks on Sundays

October  2nd ,

October 16th

October 23rd

October 30th

Due to a new parking ordinance, we are unable to park cars after 6 PM, which means we will not be doing Friday night parking.  Boo!  this really cuts into our fund raising.

Thanks for helping with this valuable community activity.


Please contact Betsey Bennett(508-843-5780) if you could spare a few hours to help make this very important fund raiser a success!



This Sunday’s Service will be in the Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m.  Followed by the return of Fellowship time in the Bigelow Room!  Please join us!


For those of you that would rather join from home via zoom,  remember that it is Communion Sunday so be sure to have some bread and juice on hand.



A message from Reverend King…..

Dear Members and Friends,

Last Sunday we enjoyed a lovely service outside. The weather was perfect, Bob and Jen Strom provided wonderful folk music and the animals were a blessing to us all! This Sunday we will be celebrating World Communion Sunday which will include a special UCC Neighbors In Need Special Offering. Our denomination encourages congregations to collect 5 special offerings throughout the year, each one with a different focus and group of beneficiaries. For instance, the Neighbors In Need offering supports the UCC’s ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. Two thirds of the offering will be used by the Justice and Witness Ministry to provide grants to UCC churches and organizations which fund justice initiatives, advocacy and direct service projects. The other 30% goes to the UCC’s Council for American Indian Ministries which supports the 22 UCC congregations on reservations in the Midwest. A special envelope will be included in your bulletin on Sunday, please mark any gift you make clearly so we do not mistake it for your pledge to Tabernacle Church.  You may also contribute on line at out web site.  Just be sure to mark in the memo area that you contribution is for Neighbor s in Need.

Speaking of Stewardship, during the month of October we will begin our annual stewardship campaign. The theme this year is From Bread and Cup to Faith and Giving. From now through Thanksgiving Sunday, November 20th we will explore the many different ways we share our resources. As a way to help “prime your pump” I would encourage you to take some time in the next week or two to consider the following questions.

These are taken from a resource entitled, Philanthropic Autobiography, Stewardship 2022, UCC.

1.) What is your earliest memory of giving or receiving? (giving of any kind.)

2.) Are there any particular memories you have from your childhood around giving and receiving? What did you learn from your family about volunteering and giving of your financial resources? Did they teach you these things by actions or words, or both?

3.) What is the most meaningful or memorable gift you have ever received? What is the most meaningful or memorable gift you have ever given?

4.) There are some people whom we consider “generous” with their time, talent and or treasure. People who receive/d a great deal of pleasure and spiritual enrichment from giving. Name one or 2 people who modeled this kind of giving for you. What made or makes their giving so special?

5.) Is there a particular gift that you regret not giving? What are the specifics of that situation?

6.) How do you currently make decisions around the charitable giving you practice? You are asked by many groups and institutions for your time, talent and or treasure, how do you assess the gifts you make to each one?

7.) What gift have you given recently that provided you great joy? Why?

We hope you will join us in person or online to discuss some of your answers to these questions. We all have a lot to learn about what shapes our practices around giving! Let’s do some learning and growing in the months to come!


With great love and affection,

Rev. Elizabeth Ann King



Update from the Affordable Housing Group

The Affordable Housing Legal &  Finance group has been working through a Non-Disclosure Agreement with the North Shore CDC. This agreement, initiated by the NSCDC will allow us access to specific information required for the Legal and Finance group to fully evaluate the legal and financial documents received from NSCDC. We are pleased to have agreement on this document and it is anticipated it will be signed and in place in the next week or so. In the meantime, our Affordable Housing Consultant, Laurie Gould, will meet with NSCDC to get answers to a number of questions raised during the initial review of the legal and financial documents.  We will receive her feedback, re-group and then determine next steps. This has no doubt been a long and at times arduous journey, but we are pleased to be at this point and are looking forward to having the information needed to fully understand all aspects of this project and partnership.  We will keep you updated, but please feel free to reach out to any one of us if you have questions.


Beth Currier

Elizabeth King

Gary Santo



Need a Zoom Host!
The Zoom Team is looking for another person to be a Zoom host on Sunday mornings. Duties include preparing a PowerPoint or similar presentation containing the prayers, scripture readings, and hymn words. No Zoom experience is required but it would be a bonus. We will train you and have you “shadow” one of the current hosts to get a feel for how things flow.

Please contact Victoria Levasseur at if you are interested.

The Zoom Team


The Deacon for the month of October is Brenda Lewis


The Lighting of the Steeple for the month of September is provided by Amy Anderson Grover and Family in loving memory of
Dick and June Anderson and Richard and Patti Anderson.


Steeple Lighting opportunities… The month of October is still available.   The cost is 150.00
Email or call the office if you would like to light the steeple to remember a loved one or to celebrate a special event.



Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 World Communion Sunday
10:00 a.m. Worship Service with Communion in the Sanctuary and via zoom
11:00 a.m. Fellowship Time in the Bigelow Room

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
7:00 p.m. Bible Study via Zoom

Friday, October 7th, 2022
6:30 AA meeting downstairs dining room

Afternoon and Evening Magician using Emerson Hall and Downstairs Classrooms

Saturday, October 9th, 2022

All day and Evening Magician using Emerson Hall and Downstairs Classrooms

Halloween Parking

Sunday, October 9th, 2022

10:00 a.m. Worship Service in the Sanctuary and via zoom
11:00 a.m. Fellowship Time in the Bigelow Room

Afternoon and Evening Magician using Emerson Hall and Downstairs Classrooms

Halloween Parking


Bible Study tonight September 28th,



Luke 17:5-10

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. “Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here at once and take your place at the table’? Would you not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink’? Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, ‘We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!’”