A Welcome from our Minister – The Reverend Anne Robertson
Come Worship with Us
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Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church of Winchester, MA is a Christ-centered and inclusive community. We open wide our doors to all people who long to be a part of a vital congregation. Click to learn more about us.
First Sunday Blessing Services
Come for the Blessings
Our next outdoor Blessing Service will be on November 1, Blessing of the Saints. Not the canonized saints of the Church, but the saints of Crawford’s past and yours. We’ll remember those who have shaped our lives in deep and beautiful ways, both personally and as a church. Did you know that the small maple trees planted around the church were each planted for one of Crawford’s own saints? We’ll have the names up so you can go to each tree and remember. We’ll tell stories. We will also consecrate our 2021 pledges and share in the sacrament of Holy Communion. Please wear a mask, bring a chair and your own communion elements. If the weather looks iffy, bring rain gear. Childcare will be provided on the playground, although the service will be child-friendly and children are welcome to attend.
At 10:00 am on that Sunday there will be a live stream of the service on our Facebook page for those who prefer to join us online. That will take the place of the “live” Zoom worship which will continue on the other Sundays of the month. The Blessing Service will also be recorded so you can watch the highlights later on our YouTube channel.
If you haven’t already, please sign up to let us know you’re coming.
What’s Going On
Our annual Church Conference has been set for the morning of Saturday, October 24. The Church Conference will begin at 11:00 am and go until 12:30 pm. It will be a virtual meeting. Contact the Church Office for the Zoom details. All members of Crawford are encouraged to attend!
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