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Sunday Service

10 am Service Followed by Fellowship Time
The first Sunday of every month join us for our Communion Service
Our Service this Sunday will be upstairs in Emerson Hall
Please use the entrance on Federal Street.

This Week at Tabernacle

A Message from the Pastor


Dear Members and Friends,

 This Lenten journey promises to be slightly different than others.  We continue to worship in Emerson Hall and I suspect our beautiful worship center created each week by Betsey and Ed Bennett will bring enrichment and add artistic beauty to our journey.  Vickie Dawson accepted the invitation to make us new banners for Emerson Hall carrying out the Lenten theme.  How blessed we are to have such willing and talented members in our community.

 Because the medical community has warned that the flu epidemic has still not reached its peak and some folks weren’t happy about our waving instead of shaking hands during the Passing of the Peace, the Deacons have taken the suggestion of some of you to suspend passing the peace during lent.

 Our Christian Education Action Group has been researching new ways to approach church school education with our smaller numbers.  They will be introducing some inter-generational type classes using Godly Play and other creative learning approaches.  In the meantime, along with the Deacons, CEAG has decided to discontinue the Children’s Time during worship.

 In general, I’ve only heard positive feedback about our worship experiences in Emerson Hall.  The Deacons and I are always interested in what you have to say whether it be positive or constructive criticism.

 It’s how we make progress on our way to improve our community life together so please don’t be afraid to let us know what you think of these changes, deletions or additions to our usual way of doing things!

See you in church,

Reverend Joe




Reverend Joe’s Calendar 


Tuesday, February 20th: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 21st: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday,  February  22nd  : 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Church Calendar 

Monday, February 19th, 2018

President’s Day

Office is closed

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

7:00 p.m. Council Meeting

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

12:00 noon Gems meeting at the Village Tavern in the Mall

7: 00 p.m. Bible Study

8:00 p.m. AA Meeting

Thursday, February 22nd , 2018

7:00 p.m. Music Committee Meeting

8:00 p.m. AA Meeting

 Friday, February  23rd , 2018

6:30 p.m. AA Meeting

Sunday, February 25th,2018

10:00 a.m. Worship Service  upstairs  in Emerson Hall

11:00 a.m. Fellowship Time in the Bigelow Room

11:15 a.m.  Annual Meeting and Pot-Luck Luncheon








 Information, Invitations and Announcements

Deacon for the Month of February  is Sarah Davin.

The Lighting of the steeple for the month of February is provided by Chuck Parthum in loving memory of his wife, Mary C. Parthum.

 Steeple Lighting Opportunities are available for 2018.  Please contact the office if you are interested in lighting our steeple to remember a loved one, or to honor a special event.   The cost is $150.00 for the month.   Call or email the office to reserve your month.

Sign up sheets for volunteers for the Life bridge dinners are in the Bigelow room. We cook and serve dinner on the 4th Monday of every month. We need cooks and servers.  If you are able to volunteer, or if you have any questions please call Jean Karam ( 978 741 2179).

Volunteers Needed.  We are looking for Ushers, Coffee Pourers and Readers for our Sunday services.  Also, we welcome any one who may want to share their musical talents with us during the Offertory.  Sign-up sheets are in the Bigelow, or you may call the office.