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BREATHE

 

Conversations with Hope

In the heat of the day and the times, take a moment.  Stop.  Breathe.  Take two minutes for yourself.  Take two minutes with God.  

Silence is a friend who claims us, cools the heat and slows the pace, 
God it is who speaks and names us, knows our being touches base,
Making space within our thinking, lifting shades to show the sun,
Raising courage when we are shrinking, finding scope for faith begun.

- From Come and Find the Quiet Center by Shirley Erena Murray

Thank you, Barb, for the reminder.

Breathing with you,

Signature - Hope

The Rev. Dr. Hope N. Luckie

Minister

TOGETHER
YOUTUBE: Click on Sunday at 9:55AM for Worship!
ZOOM: Click on Sunday at 9:55AM For Worship!
Sunday Worship by Phone.  Please call 1-646-558-8656 and when prompted use meeting ID: 417 082 250.

Pastoral Coverage for the month of July will be provided by the Rev. Gary Richard at Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church.  He may be reached by cell phone at: 508-797-7700 or by email at grs1155@aol.com.


Spring Cleaning from Bernadette: If you're anything like me you've been spring cleaning, reorganizing and downsizing.  I'll have the cleanest apartment in the state when this is all over!  I have been filling my car with books, craft supplies, kitchen ware and all types of "jewels" to donate to our Crawford Holiday Fair 2020!  Since I'll be chairperson of the White Elephant sale again, I'm asking you to think of Crawford as you clean out those closets and cabinets.  Although we cannot accept merchandise at this time,  please set aside donations that you can bring as soon as the quarantine is lifted. Please save your treasures for Crawford.  As I always say...The 2020 White Elephant won't be the same without you!  God bless you.  I miss you all. And don't worry, I have several ideas for excursions when this is over. 

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ADULT STUDY
Grateful: An Adult Study …Wondering about the subversive practice of gratitude from Jesus' time until today?  A clear follow up to Colin Simson’s study, this will connect our practice of gratitude to the upside down political pronouncement it was in Jesus' time and how to this day, practicing gratitude is counter-cultural.  If you would like to phone in: 929-436-2886 and Meeting ID: 441-114-9782 
Password: CMUMC34

 
 Grateful, The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks  by Diana Butler Bass.  
 
The books are available on the covered porch by the front door. 

Please join us- everyone is welcome!

For More Information: www.crawfordmethodist.org
Click On Sunday at 8:55AM for Class
This Week's Music Meditation Moment
My Jesus
My Savior
No there is none like you
All of my days
I want to praise the wonders of your mighty lov
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Shout to the Lord, all the earth let us sing! All the earth...what does that mean to you? That means all of us! If the mountains bow down and the sea roar at the sound of Jesus' name, who are we not to realize how amazing God is!? We know that we have the promise of God and that all things work together for good for those that love the one above. When I was a child, my Father would wake us up in the morning and we would sing to God in the early morning while we were still half asleep. We never missed a Saturday at church, and we never missed our Friday evening prayers and singing with family. When I look back at my childhood I am in awe of how disciplined my parents were in their faith and how they NEVER failed to miss their "appointment" with God, not even when they had 7 crazy kids around them. There is NO God like Jehovah! I pray that you remember your spiritual practice, and always look up even when everything may seem like it is looking down. 

Music Minister-Leslie Tracey
We Appreciate Your Faithfulness-To Give Online Click Here
A gift opens the way
and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.
Proverbs 18:6 | NIV

Staying Connected through Prayer

For both Tuesday and Thursday Morning Prayer: 
CLICK HERE FOR NEW PRAYER LINK

Password: 5u9GAs

Please hold in prayer … The following are people who are either in our community or whose names have been shared by people in our community.  Whether we know their need or not, God knows.  Please pray for each one as you are able.

The Upper Room: Booklets for July are available at the front porch of the church for pickup. Be blessed!
CRAWFORD IN COMMUNITY: JOY

Thanks everybody for your continued support of Dwelling Place through Crawford.  Thanks to your help, we provided 36 meals to homeless and other folks in need of a meal up at the Dwelling Place in Woburn.   

The Dwelling Place is a free dinner program operating at the Woburn United Methodist Church, at 523 Main Street in Woburn.  Crawford helps out on the fourth Monday of each month (so the next is July 27).  In the past few months we have been purchasing ready-made food, packaging it, and distributing it. 
Each meal has a cost of about $10.

If you would like to participate with a contribution, mail a check payable to Crawford and note "The Dwelling Place" on the check. Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church, 34 Dix Street, Winchester, MA 01890.  

If you would like to help personally with Crawford's effort in July, please contact Keiko Weaver.

There is also a general signup-genius link that includes more information about the Dwelling Place along with the opportunity to help distribute food on any of the nights they provide it.  Note that the signup genius link we included in the email a few weeks ago seemed to have an error, so if you did try that and could not reach Dwelling Place signup page, please try again!  
 

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT THE DWELLING PLACE!

Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church, 34 Dix St, has opened the first and only Micro Pantry in Winchester.

During the pandemic, the Church has been collecting food for the Council of Social Concern food pantry serving Woburn and Winchester and for any resident or family who needs help. Food is available to anyone in boxes at the front door and parking lot door at the church.

2019 statistics indicate that approximately one in six Americans experience food insecurity. With the Covid-19 crisis, that percentage has most likely sharply increased.  It became apparent over the past few months that there are more people in Winchester who do need food assistance than we imagine. In response, Crawford set up the Micro Pantry. It is on church property next to the driveway off 34 Dix Street. The pantry is stocked with non-perishable food. 

Anyone in the community who would like to generously donate non-perishable food is encouraged to do so. Come by and take a look…and, while there, put some non-perishable food in the pantry for your neighbors in need. If the pantry is overflowing, just leave the food under the pantry or in the boxes on the front steps of the church and church members will assure that it goes to those who need it. And…anyone…we stress…anyone…who needs food to help make ends meet is welcome to freely take whatever they need from the pantry.

Brian Rogers
Thank you for all of your submissions! If you would like to brighten the lives of our community with snippets of joy from your week, please send to Leslie at crawfordumcsocial@gmail.com by Thursday 10AM!
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