W O R S H I P
In-person worship has resumed Sundays at 9:30 at Charlemont Federated Church.
Join us! Care has been taken to adjust seat spacing and to open windows and doors to increase ventilation and air flow. Come a bit early to get situated. We invite those who have have masks to be seated inside the sanctuary. Those without masks and those who are not vaccinated are invited to sit and listen from under the tent or from their cars (via radio signal). As restrictions and guidelines change over the next few weeks and months, we will post updates.
C H U R C H N E W S
Charlemont Federated Church calls Julia Khan as settled pastor.
Julia has a Master of Divinity (MDiv) in Pastoral Ministry and Theology from Union Theological Seminary and is a graduate of University of Southern California with a BA in Sociology. With a strong theological background, she brings fresh ideas that speak to the challenges of daily life. She believes in the rights of all people and has a strong counseling background, which includes working for Soldier On as Chaplain for homeless veterans, and being Minister for Spiritual Formation at St. Mark’s Church in New York City. Most recently, she was Interim Summer Minister at Westhampton Congregational United Church of Christ in Massachusetts. Julia joins Charlemont Federated Church August 23, 2021. Welcome Julia!
S T A Y I N T O U C H
Church news will continue to be shared during in-person Sunday morning announcements, through the Clarion (newsletter) on the website and via email. [subscribe] to email to keep in touch (we will no longer be sending the Sunday worship via email). We invite you to join us again in-person as we worship together. If you have questions, you are encouraged to leave a message on the church answering machine (413) 339-4294. As we begin to step into an in-person life after having been apart, we ask you to reach out to us and stay connected in any way you are able.
Please note, we will transition to other building usage over the next several weeks. Stay tuned; we are in a period of transition as we seek to provide a safe environment for all who gather in our space.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
The Charlemont Federated Church is affiliated with the United Church of Christ
As progressive and open Christians, we remember the life of Jesus Christ and the call towards living as best we can in God’s love, seeking peace and justice for all of creation. We draw from the traditions of our faith and allow God’s Word to unfold in ever-new ways through scripture, prayer, music, preaching and our interactions with one another. Our doors are open to the larger community and the world. You are invited to bring your own spiritual gifts to our faith community, a place with “theological elbow room.” You are invited to share in the journey with us.
Charlemont Federated Church is of this world and in this world, celebrating life and fully engaged in responding to the joys, sorrows, challenges and spiritual and physical needs of our own community and beyond.
Good Neighbors Food Pantry continues to serve our community with a drive-through pick-up food distribution. Notices regarding distribution are posted in online events and on the lawn sandwich board in front of the church.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.
Church phone: 413-339-4294