St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

Easthampton, MA

News of the Week (NOW) 7/30/2020

A Note from Deacon Jason
Dear friends,
I am pleased to announce that we will be bringing the program Sacred Ground to Saint Philips “Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith.  Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society.  This series is open to all, and especially designed to help white people talk with other white people.  Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.” https://episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground

There are some introductory videos on the Sacred Ground website homepage at the link above.

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Nightly Compline
One of the purposes of Compline is to close down the day and prepare ourselves for rest, but it is also a part of the larger purpose of having a book of common prayer. Read More
Cancelled until Fall
THANK YOU for Maintaining Our Financial Health
During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Please continue to honor and maintain your financial pledge, while we are not able to be in church together.  You can mail your weekly pledge directly to St. Philip’s at 128 Main Street, Easthampton, MA 01027, attention Joe Bianca, OR you can now pay your pledge or other donations securely online here: https://tithe.ly/give?c=1332157.
Thank you again and God bless you all,
The Finance Committee
During the Covid-19 Pandemic
SUPPORT OF THE EASTHAMPTON COMMUNITY CENTER
The need for food aid continues to grow in our region, as more families become victims of the economic fallout associated with the pandemic.  The center continues to provide food aid to several hundred families and senior citizens as well as distributing a “Kids Bag” to every child every week.  Read More
GOODBYE TO LAURA SMITH
 We are sad to say goodbye to Laura, our parish administrator, who has accepted ONE full-time position with full benefits.  She will be the administrative assistant to the Director of the Westfield Athenaeum which is across the street from her home.  We wish her well in her new position although we are sad to see her go!  She will be in the office from 1-5pm on Thurs., July 30 and next week Wed., Aug. 5th and her last day on Thurs. Aug. 6th. Thank you for your patience as we look to fill her position.  If you’d like to send her a note her address is:
Laura Smith
7 Holland Ave. Apt. A
Westfield, MA  01085