Informal Communion 9 A.M. Traditional Worship Service 11 A.M.
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Informal Communion 9 A.M.
Traditional Worship Service 11 A.M.
Message from Rev. Herb Taylor
Hello from Herb,
What an amazing weekend we had within our church – a celebration of our mission and
ministry we share together. On this past Saturday a group from the church went up to Lewiston,
Maine, one of the poorest cities in New England, and helped the Calvary UMC there on a variety
of projects. It was a shining example of the outreach our church is dedicated to and how we are
looking to build relationships (third time we have gone to help Calvary UMC) that make a
difference in the lives of others and in our lives as well. Check out the photos in the email newsletter!
Then we had a fantastic Stewardship Sunday where we rejoiced in the ways that giving is
the common thread that knits us together in our ministry we share at Harvard-Epworth. We are
well on our way to our goal of 110 pledging units for 2020. We thank all who have pledged
and look forward to others who, through their pledges, will help us surpass our goal. If you have
not yet pledged, please make your pledge soon so we can include yours with all the others as we
plan for 2020. Please bring in your pledge this Sunday. Send in your pledge card or go to our website (www.harvardepworthchurch.org/giving/stewardship) and fill
out a confidential form which will go to our financial secretary. Remember, when we reach
our goal for pledges, a generous donor will give an additional $2,500 to our ministry, and, for each
new pledge, a generous donor will give an additional gift of $100 to our ministry.
After church we had a wonderful community luncheon. Afterwards, a group from the church
went to help pack meals that will be distributed to those in need. We, along with others within the
Harvard community, helped pack 35,000 meals on Sunday afternoon that will provide nourishment for
people locally and in Haiti. This was just another example of the giving nature of people of
Harvard-Epworth who make a difference in our community and beyond. See photos in the email newsletter!
Of course, I wish I could tell you all the ways your pledge to our ministry makes a
difference in people’s lives – about literally thousands who are impacted by our outreach, about
people in the support groups our church hosts who thank me for its abundant hospitality, about
parents who tell me about how important the church is to their son or daughter who attends
university here, about people searching for community who find it here, about the people who have
been marginalized who thank me for how our church opens its doors and hearts to them, and about
so much more. I wish you all could see and hear for one day what your giving means in the lives
of people all around us, and around the world. Thank you for your commitment to our ministry.
See you in church.
Grace and peace,
Rev. Herb Taylor
1555 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
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