November, 2019 Newsletter


Upcoming events for November


We Shall Remain

November 13th at 7pm

First Church Natick Vestry

Join us for a viewing of the first episode of an American Experience series called ‘After the Mayflower’. This episode tells the story of the days following the landing of pale-skinned foreigners and of their relationship with the Wampanoag natives. As we approach the 400th anniversary of these events, it seems to be time to acknowledge the ugly truth of the colonization of this land.

 


History Night: Preserving Our Past with Natick Historian Steve Evers

Saturday, November 16th at 7 PM

First Church Natick Vestry

Natick has been around since 1651. That is a long time! So many lives have been lived in this place that has always been buzzing with activity from abolition rallies and the underground railroad to manufacturing shoes and baseballs. Learn more about the amazing stories that have shaped our town and enjoy some refreshments and conversation with those who live here now. 

We will be joined by Steve Evers who will introduce us to some of  Natick’s Historical Assets, including historic homes, parks, burial grounds and other sites. He’ll talk about how they are being preserved through government and private efforts and look ahead at sites that are threatened.  Steve Evers has been a 40 year member of the Natick Historical Commission, Board Member of the Natick Historical Society, an architect by profession, a local history buff and our church historian!  Adults only.

 


Special Guest Preacher on November 17

Dr. Donique McIntosh, Racial Justice Team leader for the Southern New England Conference


We welcome to our pulpit on November 17th, Dr. Donique McIntosh who is the new Racial Justice Team leader for the Southern New England Conference.  Dr. McIntrosh is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Fisk University and went on to earn a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt Divinity School, and a doctorate in social justice education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  She believes "the Church is uniquely positioned to speak and do the work of love-centered justice particularly at this point in our nation's history,” and though she feels the burden of the moment, she is also excited about the work that we'll do together to build a more just world.” Her calling to advocate for social justice has led her to colleges, non-profits, national conferences, state legislative offices, and the White House. We welcome her to ministry with us.

 

Thanksgiving Ingathering

Bring your donations to worship

Sunday, November 17th!

The Natick Service Council will again distribute more than 150 Thanksgiving baskets to local families in need. Help us gather perishable and other items NSC needs for the baskets that make the Thanksgiving meal feel like a bounty of God’s goodness! Bring your donations to worship. We need: Squash, potatoes, stuffing mix, onions, cranberry sauce and gravy in a jar.
 


Metrowest Immigrant Solidarity Network presents: Singing in Solidarity

Sunday, November 17, 4:00 – 6:00 PM 

Greater Framingham Community Church, 44 Franklin St, Framingham

 

Music from many faiths and cultures. The event features local musicians and performers who are joining together for a celebration of community and solidarity with our neighbors.

 

The event is free but all are encouraged to give generously to our free will offering. All proceeds benefit the Metrowest Immigrant Solidarity Network fund. This fund supports immigrants who need legal or bail assistance and families who are in crisis. 

 
Checks can be made to: Metrowest Worker Center with “Neighbor Fund” on memo line mail to PO Box 409, Framingham MA 01704
 
Contribute online at: fundrazr.com/campaigns/misnneighborfund