Porchfest: Saturday, June 8

Porchfest: Saturday, June 8

Join us this Saturday, June 8, for Winchester Porchfest!  Crawford Memorial UMC is happy to be one of many venues around town, hosting musical groups during this fun, family-friendly tradition in Winchester.  Our lineup includes:

1:30 pm – Randall Kromm

3:00 pm – Stroke of Luck

4:30 pm – Windshield Cowboys

In the case of inclement weather, check the Porchfest website. They will post a message at 9:00 am Saturday with further instructions.

Peace w/Justice Sunday, 5/26

Peace w/Justice Sunday, 5/26

Peace with Justice Sunday is one of our denomination’s six special Sunday’s. Peace with Justice Sunday encourages United Methodists to participate in transforming the world and challenging injustice by calling on our leaders and elected officials to prioritize policies that support communities and reflect God’s economy of abundance and grace.

If you’d like to contribute to this special offering, you can give by cash or check in the offering plate on Sunday morning. If you’re not able to join us on Sunday morning, you cangive online or set up monthly giving at UMC.org/SSGive.

Half of the gifts from the Peace with Justice Sunday special offering stay with local ministries in this conference, and half support the work of Church and Society globally. Learn more here.

UMC General Conference

UMC General Conference

The postponed 2020 General Conference of the United Methodist church was successfully held April 23-May 3, 2024,  in Raleigh, NC.  Pastor Anne Robertson summarized many of the decisions made there in a sermon she delivered on Sunday, May 5 (read her sermon here)  In addition, United Methodist Communications produced this video that includes brief interviews with conference delegates and information about the worship, work, and fellowship that happened at this year’s conference.

 

 

Personal Care Packages

Personal Care Packages

Over the winter we collected blankets and pillows for the refugees being homed at Logan Airport before being moved into shelters. They are transported daily by Massport to local churches and shelters to shower, but they need to bring with them toiletries which are not readily available. Our children and youth are now making care packages for as many of these people as possible. We delivered 200 care packages at the end of April, and have extended our collection of travel sized toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes & toothpaste, etc.) and personal products (tampons & pads, diapers, baby food, etc.) through the month of May.  If you have items to contribute, please bring them to church with you and leave them in the bin in our lobby. If you have any questions or would like to drop off outside of regular church hours, please contact us via the contact page on our website.

Dress for Success

Dress for Success

Dress for Success‘ mission is to “empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.” This April we will collect gently used, nearly-new professional attire for their clients. Look for clothing racks outside of Gifford Hall, where you can hang your donations. (There will also be bins for shoes, handbags, etc.)  If you have any questions about the collection or what Dress for Success does, contact us in the church office or via our contact page.

Last Hope K-9 Returns

Last Hope K-9 Returns

Last Hope K-9 is a non-profit all-breed dog rescue based in Massachusetts. They save abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs from high-kill shelters in Central Arkansas and beyond. The dogs are fostered by families here in Massachusetts until they can be adopted through individual inquiries or events like the ones Crawford has hosted over the years. Learn more about the adoption process at lasthopek9.org. If you’re interested in adopting, get your application in right away, and meet the dogs awaiting their furever homes at Crawford on Saturday, April 6, between noon and 2:00pm.