What better cure for the doldrums of January than to meet together in community? Yes, the lists of “things I’ll get to after the holidays” are long, and the demands on our time are many. Sometimes the cure for overwhelm and overwork can be time spent in good company. We hope you will join us for our Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 25, to learn together and be inspired!
Massachusetts Council of Churches
Saturday, January 25, 2020
10 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
Reservoir Church, 170 Rindge Ave., Cambridge MA
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We will begin our meeting with a report from Rev. Laura Everett, our Executive Director, outlining the work of the council over the past year, and looking toward the future. Does your organization need help thinking about setting and tracking goals? Join us for this conversation!
We will accept a budget for 2020 and new members of the Working Board—join us to celebrate as we also give thanks for the faithful service of Fr. Demetrios Tonias and Mr. Anthony Barsamian, as they rotate off the Working Board.
We will join in prayer from the Week of Prayer of Christian Unity
together, followed by time to connect with ecumenical partners, exploring new resources for story sharing and community building—are these skills you need in your own context? Join us and be equipped!
Finally, from 1-2:30, we will hear a culminating report from Jane Redmont, who has been serving this fall as Project Scholar on a research project in our archives, funded by a gift from Mass Humanities and the Mass Cultural Council.
For the past several months, Jane Redmont has been delving into our more than 50 boxes of archives and conducting interviews related to the history of the leadership of people of color, especially African Americans, in the MCC, especially during the decades of turbulent change from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Does your organization need to become better acquainted with its own history? Join us to discover some of Jane’s findings and insights and to join in community conversation!
Whether for connection, inspiration, resources or worship, we hope you will plan to join us on January 25! Please RSVP with this link by the end of the day Monday, January 20.