Be careful:  If you come here, you will grow!

A note from the Rev. Michael A. Bullock

Dear Folks:

The focus of this week’s article is to update you about where we as a parish church are in terms of the prospects of re-opening in this pandemic context.

The first thing to say is by way of reminder: namely, we are an “episcopal” church.  Episcopas is the Greek term for “bishop”.  As an “episcopal” church, we are a church overseen by “bishops”, as opposed to being an independent or congregational organization.  I mention this because the Episcopal bishops of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have been in concert with one another in responding the Covid-19 pandemic.  All Episcopalians in Massachusetts have received the same guidance and direction in terms of our church’s position and response to the pandemic. Read More

Update on Parish Administrator Position

A four person committee made up of Ann Truehart, Bonnie Katusich, Brian Dillon, and Fr. Bullock have been hard at work preparing to post the position of parish administrator.  We have a clear job description and an approximate timeline.  Stay tuned for updates!

Worship

TO JOIN ZOOM SERVICE AND COFFEE HOUR ON SUNDAY
at 10 am

CLICK HERE FOR SUNDAY BULLETIN

 

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

Scripture study

Scripture study will return to Sunday mornings in the Fall!  See you there?

 

At the July, 2020 Vestry meeting the mid-year financial report was approved.  Thank you Treasurer Joe and the finance committee for your hard work!  Read the report here
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
If you have articles for the NOW, Bonnie Katusich will be the editor and mailperson during the interim. Please email or contact Bonnie for any articles or announcements before 5 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.  bkatusich@wrsdeaf.org