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 welcomes 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 joined Charlemont Federated Church August of 2021. Welcome Julia!
S T A Y I N T O U C H
Visit Julia: drop-in office hours are Thursdays from 2-4 pm.
- Church news will 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 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, as we transition to other building usage, stay-tuned. We are in a period of transition as we seek to provide a safe environment for all who gather in our space.
ADVENT: Spiritual Journeys
Beginning Wednesday, December 1 at 5:30pm, Pastor Julia will lead an Advent small group entitled, Spiritual Journeys: An Advent Exploration. Come begin an exploration of the breadth and depth of spirituality, and how such a path may intersect with your own journey. We will gather in the Social Room at CFC utilizing our COVID safe practices of masks, air filtration and social distancing.
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 food distribution from 4 to 5:30 on the third Tuesday each month at Charlemont Federated Church. Beginning in November, we have returned to indoor food distributions that will be managed in a way to ensure physical distancing and as minimal contact with others as is possible (to stay safe). Masks are required and vaccination for Covid -19 is very strongly encouraged.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.
Church phone: 413-339-4294