In 1 Peter 2:9, the author describes Jesus’ followers as “a peculiar people,” meaning that we are called to be God’s own particular folks – but also that we’re called to be a little weird! In this series we’ll take a look at how God invites us to choose attitudes and actions that are at odds with the culture around us – and how the challenge of living up to such peculiarity can enrich our lives and our church in incredible ways.
Spotlight: Beer & Hymn Sing
Beer and Hymns, born in the UK in 2006 and now world-wide, is a casual gathering of people who like to sing the great hymns of the church, both old and new, with a beer, a glass of wine, hard cider, or soft drink in hand—and, on this evening, to benefit a great cause. Whether the songs are familiar or new, whether you attend church or not, you are welcome! No preaching, just a good old-fashioned sing-a-long with piano led by the talented Andy Hart, plus a brief “intermission” to learn more about the great work of Arlington EATS.
There is a suggested donation of $10 per person for those over 10. Children are welcome. Bring a snack or appetizer to share!
Please RSVP no later than noon on Monday, October 14 by calling the church office or by email to email@example.com so we can get an accurate count for drinks.
All proceeds will benefit Arlington EATS which works to eliminate food insecurity by providing nutritious and culturally appropriate food in a respectful and compassionate manner to any Arlington resident in need. They run the Arlington EATS Market (food pantry) and make sure Arlington students have healthy, nutritious food over vacations and weekends.
Spotlight: Welcome to our new CE Director!
Elizabeth Foster is from Chicago, but has fallen in love with Boston. She was formerly Director of Religious Education at First Church Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist as well as at the UU Society of Wellesley Hills, and has prior experience in nonprofit development. She feels called to UCC theology and practice and is very excited to join the PACC community and UCC tradition.
Meet Pastor Leah
The Reverend Leah Lyman Waldron is our pastor at Park Avenue. Leah’s vision for the church is pastoral care that helps people feel God’s loving presence, preaching that makes scripture come alive and illustrates how we might live out God’s call in our daily lives, and equipping the faith community to discern how the Spirit is calling us to make God’s love tangible in this world. Read more about Leah, and join us every Sunday morning at 10am for worship together.