November & December Events 2019
Mission Hub Service of Lament and Healing
from Racism & Xenophobia
On Sunday, November 17 Roxbury/Dorchester Power in Community will be hosting a Service of Lament and Healing at St. Mary's, 14 Cushing Avenue in Dorchester. It is an opportunity for our communities to come together in prayer, music and reflection as we grapple with the effects of racism and xenophobia in our society. The service will begin at 3:00 p.m.
On Thursdays from 5:30-7 through December 19 we are hosting a class for people preparing for the U.S. Naturalization Test. It is a lively group with students of many different levels who come together to support each other through the process. Volunteers from our Mission Hub congregations as well as from the community help lead the class. Supper is served. All are welcome!
Meet the Canon for Immigration & Multicultural Ministries
The Rev. Canon Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa, ThD. will be joining us for worship on Sunday, November 24. Jean Baptiste is the diocesan Canon for Immigration and Multicultural Ministries. He will be preaching the service and will also meet with the vestry.
Each year we host a Thanksgiving feast for the students and families in our afterschool program. This year's celebration will be Tuesday, November 26 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. We anticipate feeding about 100 people. The menu features turkey, rice and peas, macaroni and cheese, green beans, rolls, cranberry sauce, sweet potato pie and apple pie. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve the meal. Donations are greatly appreciated.
Mission Hub Evensong
The season of Advent begins Sunday, December 1. To inaugurate the season we will join together with the other parishes in our Mission Hub for an Advent Choral Evensong. The service is scheduled for Sunday December 1 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Cyprian's Church 1073 Tremont Street, Roxbury. If you are interested in singing in the choir you are invited to rehearsals at St. Cyprian's on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Mission Hub Survey
The Mission Hub is currently working with a consultant to evaluate our progress and to help us develop a mission statement and vision to be used as we seek funding for continuing the work of the hub once diocesan funding ends next fall. We are asking for everyone's participation in a brief survey to get your feedback about the work of the hub as you have experienced it. The survey is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HYZQ65G. Please take a few moments to complete it. We will have computers available on Sundays after the service for the next few Sundays if you need access to a computer. There will also be a limited number of printed copies, but it would be preferable to have them done online. Thank you for you cooperation.
Black Nativity Event
We are very excited that this year to be attending The Black Nativity as a Mission Hub. We will be going to the 3:30 matinee performance on Saturday, December 7. We are purchasing a block of tickets at the $35 level. For seniors 65 and older, the mission hub will be underwriting $10 of the cost. We need to receive your reservation form and payment no later than Sunday, December 1. The form will be available on our website (www.saintaugustinesaintmartin.org) or at the church by this Sunday. Before the performance we will be gathering together at our church for lunch at 1:00 p.m. then carpooling and/or taking the "T" to the Emerson Paramount Center in Downtown Crossing.
Church of St Augustine and St. Martin is sponsoring a 50/50 raffle as a fundraising event. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a book of five. The proceeds will be divided between the church and the winner. The winner's name will be drawn during lunch on Saturday, December 7.
Christmas Eve Service
Please join us on Tuesday, December 24 for our annual celebration of the Festival Mass of the Nativity. We will begin at 10:00 p.m. with Christmas carols. The mass will follow at 10:15. Following the service please stay after for a few minutes for refreshments.
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